Modern and Classical Languages
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
American Sign Language (ASL)
For complete information on ASL study and the application, please visit the ASL page.
Courses in the Arabic language are offered at the beginning (110, 120) and intermediate (215, 225) level. An expanding variety of cultural courses in English are regularly taught as well, including “Introduction to Arab Cultures” (190) and “The Modern Arabic Novel in Translation” (250). Arabic language and cultural study is an integral part of the interdisciplinary Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) minor and the MENA track in the International Studies major. Please see the Academic Bulletin for course listings in the Arabic section and the MENA minor page for related cultural offerings.
Allegheny College offers a minor in Chinese language and instruction in Chinese (in the original language and in translation); please see the “Chinese” section of this Bulletin for details. See also the “Chinese Studies” minor.
Allegheny College offers a minor in German and instruction in the German language; please see the “German” section of this Bulletin for details.
Allegheny College offers a minor in Latin and instruction in the Latin language; please see the “Latin” section of this Bulletin for details and Learning Outcomes. See also the “Classical Studies” minor.
Allegheny College offers a major and minor in Spanish and instruction in the Spanish language; please see the “Spanish” section of this Bulletin for details. See also the “Latin American and Caribbean Studies” minor.
Students interested in taking TESOL should contact instructor Jennifer Franz for more information.
To see the courses offered in this department or program, please use the “Course Search” link from the menu at the right of the Academic Bulletin.
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Students learning a foreign language are urged to spend a semester or preferably a year abroad. The College sponsors several distinct study-abroad programs that are open to all qualified Allegheny students and to which Allegheny financial aid may be applied; see the “Study Away” section of this Bulletin for details. The following study-away programs offer instruction in the languages and cultures taught in the Modern and Classical Languages department:
- Arabic: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morrocco; CIEE Middle East Studies Program in Amman, Jordan
- Chinese: CIEE programs in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai
- French: Boston University, Paris Internship Program, France; CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Rennes, France; Minnesota Studies in International Development Program in Dakar, Senegal
- German: University of Cologne, Germany
- Spanish: CIEE Study Center at FLACSO in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Minnesota Studies in International Development Area Studies and Field Placement Program in Quito, Ecuador; ITESM Campus, Querétaro, Mexico; CCCS Program in Seville, Spain