Center for Language Studies
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
WELCOME, FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPEAKERS!
If you have studied and speak one of BYU’s 10 most widely taught foreign languages and would like to receive official recognition, you have found the right place!
The Language Certificate Program now provides two forms of foreign-language recognition:
- An official notation of your second language proficiency ("Advanced," "Mastery," or "Professional") printed on your BYU TRANSCRIPT. (Placed directly below your degree listing.)
- A BYU Language Certificate endorsing your completion of advanced coursework, and your ratings for the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) assessments for speaking and writing.
Both of these will make a meaningful addition to your resume as you begin your career and/or apply for graduate studies. Even if your foreign language skills aren't necessarily a part of your career plan, they will set you apart in any field.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This program is designed for three groups of people:
- Current BYU students seeking an undergraduate foreign language degree (major or minor) (You must finish assessments before graduation)
- Current BYU students seeking any undergraduate degree unrelated to a foreign language (such as Business, Engineering, Exercise Science, etc.) (You must finish assessments before graduation)
- BYU graduates from the classes of August 2008 through August 2010 who completed the required language courses as an undergraduate student at BYU (see Program Requirements)
WHICH LANGUAGES ARE ELIGIBLE?
At this time, our program covers the 10 most widely taught languages at BYU: