Modern Languages Degree Program

Meet our Modern Languages Faculty

Develop the advanced language skills and cultural awareness you need for a range of career paths with our Modern Languages major at Averett University. We offer a proficiency-based program that allows students to develop knowledge of both French and Spanish, building the speaking, listening, and writing skills necessary for success within areas such as international business, international journalism, non-profit organizations, and more. You will also be well-prepared for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.

This program includes a foreign study requirement. This exciting opportunity allows you to experience immersion in your chosen language and gain first-hand knowledge of its culture and society.

Courses in the Modern Languages Major

In the Modern Languages program, students choose one of the two languages as a primary area of study. Classes for the primary language include:

  • Conversation and Listening
  • Advanced Writing and Grammar
  • Introduction to Literature (Francophone or Hispanic)
  • French or Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • Advanced Language Study Abroad
  • Senior Seminar

For the secondary language, students aim to develop intermediate proficiency along with an appreciation of culture and literature. Courses include:

  • Conversation and Listening
  • Advanced Writing and Grammar
  • Introduction to Literature (Francophone or Hispanic)

Please note: We assume that applicants to the Modern Languages program have already taken courses in their chosen language at the high school level. Total beginners may apply for this program, but will need to work closely with faculty to ensure success.

For information on our Spanish and French Minors, see:

Minor in Spanish

Minor in French

Learn About Study Abroad!

For full details of the requirements for the Modern Languages program, please see our course catalog. To read admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

For more information about Averett University and our programs in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!