Tackle real-world problems

Take your foreign language studies a step further with our applied linguistics minor.

You’ll study how people acquire language, how best to teach it, how to translate in a culturally appropriate way and more-in a program that’s virtually unheard of at the undergraduate level.

This minor pairs perfectly with majors and minors in French, German, Italian and Spanish, or alongside courses in beginner-level Chinese. It helps integrate your study of language with another pursuit, such as business, communications, education and international relations.

You’ll apply what you know about language to real-world situations in such classes as:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Intercultural Communication
  • English Language Learners

Stand out in the job market

You’ll get hands-on education and experiences to propel you into the job market.

Immerse yourself in another language and culture when you study abroad for a semester — and gain an international internship experience.

Whether you’re eyeing a career in education, medicine, law or another exciting field, you’ll get the edge you need to navigate language boundaries and build human connections. This minor will help open doors to a career as a bilingual journalist or healthcare worker, translator, interpreter, international banker or financial manager, law enforcement officer or teacher.

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Languages, Literatures & Cultures

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Daryl Rodgers, department head