Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
BSC students at Machu Picchu, Peru
Studying a foreign language opens doors to other cultures and other ways of thinking. In fact, it’s an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum. It’s also a stepping stone to your future, whether you’re headed into a career in diplomacy, international business, medicine, or service; a reading knowledge of other languages is also a frequent requirement for graduate work in many fields. At Birmingham-Southern, our goal is to broaden students’ perspective while preparing them for future success.
But there’s more to Modern Foreign Languages at BSC than what happens in the classroom:
Put your skills into practice during our unique January Exploration Term. Spend your time living with a family or doing service-learning in a foreign country; shadow interpreters at a local hospital; or meet with a professor to read newspapers from around the world. Or take a longer semester to study abroad or do an international internship so you can see what it’s like to “live the language.”
Take part in our Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum program, which offers one-semester-hour courses in Spanish for a range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry and history. FLAC courses may also be arranged in Chinese.
Practice your budding language skills with native speakers in BSC’s international community, or take advantage of non-English events and conversation tables around Birmingham.
Take advantage of our Language Lab, stocked with 25 computers loaded with software to help learn a foreign language.
Dr. Barbara Domcekova, chair
Department of Modern Foreign Languages
900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549028
Birmingham, AL 35254-9021