It’s a small world. Open the door to global opportunities as you build your foreign language skills and gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.
At Towson, you will gain the linguistic capabilities needed to be a responsible citizen of the world. Study the language, literature and culture of a range of countries while developing your oral and written communication skills.
Our curriculum prepares you for language acquisition and written and oral proficiency that will serve you well throughout your life – from career-related language and cultural skills to preparing for teaching or graduate study to linguistic enrichment. Course work helps you to relate to people of different cultures and to communicate successfully in a variety of contexts.
In-person learning, web-enhanced courses and experiential learning through study abroad immersion, practicum, internships, and independent study opportunities reinforce the acquisition of new knowledge. Service learning and civic engagement are emphasized in the development of critical analysis, problem-solving, teamwork and effective oral and written communication skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.
Placement in a Foreign Language (Click on the box to take the exam)
Students of French, German, or Spanish who do not already have college credit for the language MUST take the Placement Exam before registering for a French, German, or Spanish class. On your first day of class, please take proof of your score to your instructor to verify that you are enrolled in the course that is right for you. It is the responsibility of each student to take the Placement Exam. We are currently in the process of expanding the exam to cover more languages. Click on the box for information on how to take the exam.