Intensive language courses are proficiency-oriented courses designed to achieve the maximum level of proficiency in a dynamic communicative environment. The class time is spent on a variety of fast-paced activities, focused especially on the development of speaking skills.

Why Take An Intensive Course?

Achieve an intermediate level of proficiency after only two semesters of study!

  • Proficiency-based intensive language courses are designed to get you to start speaking the language very quickly, by creating a mini-immersion environment in the classroom. Enjoy lots of personalized attention in a class shared with other equally motivated students.

Study language and culture in a dynamic and challenging environment!

  • Get plenty of exposure to authentic materials and media from the target language culture from day one. Engage in real-life situations on a daily basis and learn about cultural practices and products of the countries whose language you are studying.

Gain important skills for today’s globalized world!

  • Complete the language requirement in just two semesters, and then crown your study with a summer study abroad program. This way you can very easily minor or double-major in the foreign language and get a serious edge in your future search for employment.

What Is The Work Load For The Intensive Courses?

French, German, Italian and Spanish

  • 6 credit courses (FRE 110, FRE 210; GER 110, GER 210; ITA 110, ITA 210; SPA 110, SPA 210)

  • Classes meet four days a week for 75 minutes each day. The material in one intensive course covers two semesters of regular courses.

  • To maximize language learning, a robust online program will be used to support students throughout the semester.

  • The amount of time you will spend studying at home depends on your linguistic aptitude, self-discipline and your attitude toward studying. In order to be successful in an intensive course, you must study regularly and prepare for each class.

Chinese and Japanese

  • 8 credit courses (CHI 110 and CHI 210, JPN 110 and JPN 210)

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