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Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2582
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World Languages


At Morehead State University, we prefer the term “world languages” to “foreign languages,” because languages offer students new and exciting ways of perceiving the world. We offer majors in French, French Teaching, Spanish, and Spanish Teaching, and minors in French and Spanish. We also offer courses in other languages from time to time, including Chinese, Italian, German and Latin. We are committed to innovative teaching and to working closely with students to meet their needs in the classroom and beyond. We make a special effort to encourage our language students to study abroad, and to provide some financial support to help make that possible. 

Students can practice their language skills in the Mary Jo Netherton Foreign Language Laboratory, Breckinridge 211. You can call 606-783-5167 for further information about the lab..  The lab has computers with special software, including Rosetta Stone programs for Spanish, Portuguese, German and Chinese, along with other equipment. The students who staff the lab are majors and minors, and often can provide tutoring assistance as well as technical support. For hours of operation, consult the schedule posted on the door.

Students, faculty, and other members of the community participate in a wide range of activities related to languages, including:

• An annual World Language Showcase and Gala event, which draws high school students to MSU for a day filled with competitions and activities
• Cultural and recreational activities sponsored by our French club (Le Cercle Français) and our Spanish Club (Amigos Unidos)
• Honor societies for French (Pi Delta Phi) and Spanish (Sigma Delta Pi)
• International Week, several days of events every fall, involving not only language students, but International Studies students and faculty, international students, and members of the community.

[For more information on study abroad and other features of our world languages program, please see the links on the navigation bar.]

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