What is foreign language & literature?
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.
Why should I consider majoring in foreign language & literature?
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.
What interests and values are related to foreign language & literature?
Students of foreign languages are usually interested in developing cross-cultural knowledge and linguistic ability. They are patient, adaptable, tolerant, and seeking intellectual growth.
What career fields are related to foreign language & literature?
- American Indian & Native Languages
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Asian Languages & Literatures
- Classical/Ancient Languages/Literatures
- Communication Disorders Sciences/Services
- English Language, Literature & Letters
- English/Language Arts Teacher Education
- Foreign Languages Teacher Education
- Foreign Languages/Literatures/Linguistics
- French Language & Literature
- German Language & Literature
- International & Comparative Education
- Modern Greek Languages & Literature
- Near East & Semitic Languages & Literature
- Slavic Languages & Literatures
- Spanish Language & Literature
- Special Education & Teaching
- Speech & Rhetorical Studies
- Teaching English as a Second Language