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Foreign language and literature is a branch of language arts that involves the study of languages other than one's native tongue. It concentrates on teaching people to communicate proficiently in their chosen language, develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as expand knowledge and promote appreciation and tolerance for other cultures. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at BYU-Idaho offers a major in Spanish Education and minors (both education and regular) in French, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. It also offers an education minor in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and a multilingual minor less commonly taught languages.
Students of foreign languages learn to communicate proficiently in their chosen language, develop cultural awareness and sensitivity. They learn to expand knowledge and promote appreciation and tolerance for other cultures.
Students of foreign languages are usually interested in developing cross-cultural knowledge and linguistic ability. They are patient, adaptable, tolerant, and seeking intellectual growth.
College of Language & Letters Academic Discovery Center
Location: Smith 269