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College of Letters and Science World Languages Communicative Proficiency

Undergraduate Certificate

The World Languages Communicative Proficiency Certificate helps you further develop your proficiency level in one of the target languages taught in the Department of World Languages and Literatures and deepen your understanding of the cultures of the people who speak this language. It can enhance the general education of any student and allow those who have already studied their target language in K-12 to continue their linguistic adventure. Higher proficiency in any second language prepares you from a variety of disciplines to work more effectively with others in your future workplaces – whether those workplaces are in business, higher education, government, or non-profit agencies.

Consists of 12 credits.

Required Courses:

Preferred Course Sequence

Other Requirements

Global Seal of Biliteracy: Apply, test, and receive the certification from the Global Seal of Biliteracy and provide a copy of the certification to the Department of World Languages and Literatures.


Vera Klekovkina

  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of World Languages

Thomas Leek

  • Associate Professor of German

Renée Craig-Odders

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Basic Second Language Proficiency certificate director