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Department of Modern Languages

Experience the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages — Spanish, French and German — and encounter the diverse cultures they represent through Palm Beach Atlantic University's Modern Language Department. 

Spanish Minor French Minor German Courses

Why Minor in a Modern Language? 

As a student in the Department of Modern Languages you will be able to combine your interest in languages, cultures, linguistics and literature with other fields of study across the university. 
 

Career Opportunities 

Become a unique and skilled communicator and critical thinker through gaining valuable language and cultural skills. You will learn how to use these skills domestically and internationally to find a rewarding career and to make a difference in the world. A few of the vast opportunities include: 
 
  • Travel and tourism
  • Computer and software services
  • Project management at a variety of national and international companies
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Social and health services or legal fields
  • Positions in the State Department and other areas of government

Prestigious Scholarships

Knowing a modern language will make you a stronger candidate for many prestigious scholarships such as: 
 
  • Fulbright and Fulbright Summer Institute: program at one of ten sites in the United Kingdom. Learn more about our Prestigious National Scholarship Program.
  • David L. Boren Scholarship: Study abroad in underrepresented countries; emphasis on national security/national interests;
  • Critical Language Scholarships: Comprehensive funding for overseas summer program focused on critical languages; 
  • DAAD Scholarship - German Academic Exchange Service: Funds various awards for study/research in Germany; 
  • Freeman - Asia: Funds study in East or Southeast Asia for students with financial need;
  • Gilman International Scholarship: Up to $5000 for study abroad for Pell Grant recipients;
  • Killam Fellowships Program: Study in Canada for one or two semesters;
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant: $1,000 to support study abroad in any country.

Learn from Expert Educators 

The Modern Language Department at PBA features faculty trained at renowned institutions worldwide who have the ability to bring a wide array of research and teaching interests to the classroom. Their work as scholars and educators has been recognized as keeping abreast with the most cutting-edge approaches in the study of world languages, cultures and literatures.
 
We care deeply about student success, and we make it our goal to provide you with an amazing experience that builds and integrates a meaningful set of learning activities in order to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling personal, civic, and professional life.
 
  • Mirela Garren, Associate Professor of French; Chair of Modern Languages Department 
  • Beate Rodewald, Associate Professor of English; German Instructor 

Want to learn more about PBA's foreign language department?

Contact Mirela Garren, Associate Professor of French; Chair of Modern Languages Department 

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Ready to start your academic journey? 

Apply to PBA  today and start your enriching experience that comes with learning new languages.

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The Spanish Minor 

The Spanish Minor is designed for students who want to learn the fundamentals of Spanish abilities in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. 

Prerequisite Courses for Spanish Minor - 6 Credit Hours*

* May be waived, in part or completely, based on prior course work or the results of a placement exam.


Required Courses for a Minor in Spanish - 12 Credit Hours


Elective Spanish Courses - 6 Credit Hours*

* 6 credit hours are to be taken after SPN 3323.

Please select 6 credit hours from the following list of approved Spanish electives.


Note:

Credit hours for courses waived do not have to be made up, but a minimum of 12 credit hours beyond the Intermediate Level must be completed at PBA.

Study Abroad Programs

Whether you spend an entire semester abroad, take part in a service trip taking your faith around the world or travel as part of an individual course, these are powerful experiences that can, and do, change lives forever. Learn more about our Study of Abroad programs.
 

Spanish Study Abroad Programs:

  • Chile - PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO 
  • Chile - UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ 
  • Costa Rica 
  • Peru 
  • Spain – UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA 
  • Spain - UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL MENÉNDEZ PELAYO-SEVILLA 
  • Spain - UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE 

Spanish Club - Café con leche

To unite Latinos at PBA in order to form a community rich in culture, faith and friendship. Forming a safe space for latin students to express themselves freely while also becoming more engaged with the university. Learn more about Campus Clubs

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The French Minor 

The French Minor is designed for students who want to learn the fundamentals of French abilities in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. 

18-24 Credit Hours*

* Required above FRN 1123 - Elementary French II

Prerequisite Courses for French Minor - 6 Credit Hours*

* May be waived, in part or completely, based on prior course work or the results of a placement exam.


Elective French Courses - 6 Credit Hours*

*6 credit hours are to be taken after FRN 3123

Please select 6 credit hours from the following list of approved French electives.


Note:

Credit hours for courses waived do not have to be made up, but a minimum of 12 credit hours beyond the Intermediate Level must be completed at PBA.

Study Abroad Programs

Whether you spend an entire semester abroad, take part in a service trip taking your faith around the world or travel as part of an individual course, these are powerful experiences that can, and do, change lives forever. Learn more about our Study of Abroad programs.
 

French Study Abroad Opportunities:

  • FRANCE – The French Catholic Institute of Paris 
  • FRANCE - American School of Business of Paris 
  • FRANCE - Sorbonne University of Paris 
  • Student testimonies 

Activities & Events

  • Trip to France 2019: Paris and NW France 
  • Trip to France 2023: Paris and the French Riviera 
  • Mardi Gras
  • French Halloween  
  • French Candlemas
  • French Cuisine at PBA 

Additional Information


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German Classes

German classes are designed for students who want to learn the fundamentals of German abilities in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. 

Study Abroad Programs

Whether you spend an entire semester abroad, take part in a service trip taking your faith around the world or travel as part of an individual course, these are powerful experiences that can, and do, change lives forever. Learn more about our Study of Abroad programs.
 

German Study Abroad Opportunities:

  • New Zealand 
  • Roehampton, UK 

Additional Information