The Second Language Competency Certificate creates a focused program of study that enables students to achieve a useful level of competency in French, German, or Spanish and provides documentation of their language skills.  Students completing the certificate should be able to do the following:

  • converse in target language on a variety of subjects and be understood by native speakers,
  • comprehend authentic prose, fiction, and articles in the target language and apply critical thinking skills to readings,
  • write essays in the target language with complex sentences on various topics, and
  • possess an awareness of cultural values and beliefs of the world regions where the target language is spoken.

The courses required for the Second Language Competency Certificate fulfull the language requirement for most Bachelor's degrees at IU Southeast.

University Residency Requirement

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. Some departments may have additional Residency requirements.

Second Language Competency Residency Requirement

No additional Residency Requirement for the Second Language Competency Certificate.

Second Language Competency Certificate Requirements

Complete the following requirements for a minimum of 17 credit hours.  A minimum grade of B is required for each course in the certificate.

Certificate Course Requirements
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
100, 150, 200, & 250 Complete 14 credits of Basic and Intermediate French, German, or Spanish.  All 14 credits must be completed in the same language. 14 B
varies Take one additional 300-level course in the same language 3 B

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