Foreign Languages, German Concentration, B.S./B.A.

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Foreign Languages, German Concentration, B.S./B.A.

The German concentration in the Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages is offered through the College of Liberal Arts at MTSU.

The ability to speak and understand another language or languages opens countless doors and expands one's view of the world. Each of our concentrations offers multiple opportunities for immersive study abroad. German: The language of business across the European Union, German is on the same branch of the linguistic family tree as English, making German easier to learn in some respects. Long the language of some of the world's greatest minds — philosophers, scientists, authors — German has become the language of business throughout the European Union. Even better, since it exists on the same branch of the linguistic family tree as English, German shares many words with its cousin, making the Teutonic tongue easier to learn than most. Many doors are opened by learning this important language. A major in Foreign Languages with a German concentration consists of 39 semester hours (excluding 1010) and must include at least 20 hours of upper-division work. Before beginning the junior year, the student should file a degree plan with his or her advisor.

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Make those hours count

Make those hours count

If you took German in high school or have otherwise acquired a proficiency in the language, you may take a placement test to determine the appropriate course to enroll in. After successfully completing that course, you will receive credit for all lower-numbered courses — meaning that you might earn three to twelve extra course hours. The placement test is computerized and can be taken on a walk-in basis until the end of the registration/drop-add period. No grade is assigned for credit earned through advanced placement.

A fair exchange

A fair exchange

For more than a quarter of a century, MTSU's German program has conducted an exchange program with the Germersheim branch of Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, which specializes in the study of foreign languages and the training of language teachers, interpreters, and translators. Each year, MTSU sends up to four students to Germersheim for a semester or the entire academic year. Students receive 12 hours of upper level German for each semester.

News Briefs

Make those hours count

If you took German in high school or have otherwise acquired a proficiency in the language, you may take a placement test to determine the appropriate course to enroll in. After successfully completing that course, you will receive credit for all lower-numbered courses — meaning that you might earn three to twelve extra course hours. The placement test is computerized and can be taken on a walk-in basis until the end of the registration/drop-add period. No grade is assigned for credit earned through advanced placement.

A fair exchange

For more than a quarter of a century, MTSU's German program has conducted an exchange program with the Germersheim branch of Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, which specializes in the study of foreign languages and the training of language teachers, interpreters, and translators. Each year, MTSU sends up to four students to Germersheim for a semester or the entire academic year. Students receive 12 hours of upper level German for each semester.

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CAREERS

Germany is the European Union's #1 economy and the world's second-largest exporter. When you speak German, you're speaking the language of business for much of the industrialized world, which in turn means job opportunities abound for the focused, fluent speaker.
Examples include

  • Bilingual customer support
  • College professor
  • Court interpreter
  • Cultural attaché
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign service officer
  • High school teacher
  • International account manager
  • Interpreter
  • Proofreader
  • Study abroad program coordinator
  • Translator
  • Travel agent
  • Travel guide

REQUIREMENTS

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Teaching Licensure in French, German and Spanish

Teaching Licensure in a foreign language requires:

  1. the equivalent of a major in that language (Spanish, French, German)
  2. FL4500 Introduction to Teaching a Foreign Language
  3. a minor in Education

The Education courses are outlined on the Education website.

For information about a Master's Degree in Foreign language teaching: Master's of Arts in Teaching

For information about preparing for the Praxis World Language Exam, contact your language teacher, or click on the link below for your language:

  1. General information about Praxis
  2. French and Francophone Studies
  3. Spanish
  4. German

Find the German Studies Requirements HERE

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