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Foreign Languages & Literature

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Contents

Language Programs
Spanish Major · Major-Teaching · Minor · Focus
French Major · Major-Teaching · Minor · Focus
German Major · Major-Teaching · Minor · Focus
Chinese Focus
Additional Info Teacher Candidate Requirements

Spanish Major

Requirements Hours
General Education 44
Intermediate Spanish* - Spanish 201 & 202 11
Advanced Spanish - Spanish 301, 302, 400 (400 normally taken during last semester) 11
Spanish Electives 300 - 400 Level 18
Electives 43
Totals: 124

French/German Major

Requirements Hours
General Education 44
FL 111 a,b, 201*, 202*, 301, 351*, 352*, 400a,b 25
Electives in 300 - 400 Level Courses 12
Electives 43
Totals: 124

Required Courses for Spanish Teacher Candidates

Requirements Hours
Intermediate Spanish - 201, 202 8
Advanced Spanish - 301, 302, 308, 400 15
Advanced Spanish Electives 300-400 level (Will normally include at least 2 courses in culture, 2 in literature; teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to take 311, 312, 351** and 352**) 15
FL 486 The Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages * (should be taken 1-2 semesters before student teaching) 3

Required Courses for French/German Teacher Candidates

Requirements Hours
FL 111 Introducation to Foreign Studies a (French) / b(German) 3
Intermediate French/German 201, 202 8
Advanced French/German 301, 351**, 352**, 400ab 14
Advanced French/German Electives 300-400 12
FL 486 The Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages * (should be taken 1-2 semesters before student teaching) 3

Additonal Requirements for all Teacher Candidates

Credit is earned for only those courses in which grades of C or better are earned. A "B" average in the major is required for certification.

Students who declare themselves as teacher candidates beginning fall 2005 must demonstrate Advanced-Low oral proficiency (ACTFL scale) in order to meet requirements for student teaching. In order to demonstrate Advanced-Low oral proficiency, teacher candidates obtain an Advanced Level Check certificate.

Teacher candidates who declared prior to fall 2005, must complete an interview with the Teacher Advisory Committee of the FL Dept. in order to be accepted for student teaching. Applications are due the 1st week of the semester prior to the semester in which the candidates plan to student teach.

For more information, contact:
Sherry Venturelli
Phone: (618) 650-3510
e-mail: sventur@siue.edu

Spanish Minor

Requirements Hours
Intermediate Spanish* - Spanish 201 & 202 8
Advanced Spanish Spanish 301 or 302 4
Spanish Electives 300 - 400 Level (One must be SPAN 311 or SPAN 312) 9

French/German Minor

Requirements Hours
FL 111 a,b, 201*, 202*, 301 21
Electives in 300 - 400 Level Courses 6

Spanish Focus

Requirements Hours
SP 101 & 102 8
SP 201 & 202 8
SP 301 4
SP 3xx 0r 4xx 3

Chinese Focus

Requirements Hours
CHIN 101 & 102 8
CHIN 201 & 202 8
FL 111d - Intro to Chinese culture 3
3xx or 4xx Chinese content 3

German Focus

Requirements Hours
GR 101 & 102 8
GR 201 & 202 8
GR 301 4
GR 3xx or 4xx 3

French Focus

Requirements Hours
FR 101 & 102 8
FR 201 & 202 8
FR 301 4
FR 3xx or 4xx 3