“He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A German poet, novelist, playwright, a forefather of natural science, a diplomat, and a civil servant, Goethe read and wrote in Latin, Greek, French, Italian, English and Hebrew, as well as his native tongue. He was a celebrity by age 25.

We can’t all be Goethe.

But you can broaden your words and your world by embracing a new language and culture. You can learn basic language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, fundamentals of grammar, and so much more. You can learn how much you have in common with “foreign” languages and people.

You can learn to read the menu at that cool, ethnic restaurant.

Whatever you choose to do with your Foreign Language degree from Texarkana College, we can help you find a future with a fluent array of possibilities.

A background in foreign language can be a valuable asset in a variety of fields:

  • Bilingual / Multilingual Advertising and Marketing
  • Fashion
  • Hospitality
  • International Business
  • Clerical Work
  • Customer Service
  • Politics
  • Retail
  • Social Work
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Bilingual / Multilingual Telecommunications
  • Translation Services

To learn more, please contact us.

Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts
903-823-3369
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Associate of Arts – Concentration in Foreign Language

First Semester

Hours
FREN/SPAN 1300 Conversational French or Spanish or FREN/SPAN 2311 Intermediate French or Spanish I 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (core) 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
MATH (any core course) 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Hours
FREN/SPAN 1411 Beginning French or Spanish I 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing (core) 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking (core) 3
Total 16

Third Semester

Hours
FREN/SPAN 1412 Beginning French or Spanish II 4
Language, Philosophy & Culture (any core course) 3
Elective (college level) 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
Biology/Chemistry/Geology/Physics (core course, no lab) 3
Total 14

Fourth Semester

Hours
FREN/SPAN 2312 Intermediate French or Spanish II 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (core) 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
Biology/Chemistry/Geology/Physics (core course, no lab) 3
Total 15

Total Hours: 60 SCH

Foreign Language Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

FREN 1411 Beginning French I

A beginning level course which introduces students to fundamental language skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Study includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture of the French-speaking peoples. Two hours a week in laboratory practice required.

FREN 1412 Beginning French II

Continuation of French 1411 with emphasis on communication skills. Two hours a week in laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: French 1411, two units of high school French, or an appropriate score on placement test.

FREN 2311 Intermediate French I

An intermediate level course designed to improve the student’s language skills. Review of language structures, greater emphasis on conversation, vocabulary building, reading, guided composition and culture. Class conducted mostly in French. Prerequisite: French 1412, three units of high school French, or an appropriate score on placement test.

FREN 2312 Intermediate French II

Continuation of French 2311. More advanced study in oral and written expression, reading periodicals and literature. Prerequisite: French 2311

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

A beginning level course which introduces students to fundamental language skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Study includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples. Two hours a week in laboratory practice required.

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

Continuation of Spanish 1411 with emphasis on communication skills. Two hours a week in laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: Spanish 1411, two units of high school Spanish, or an appropriate score on placement test.

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

An intermediate level course designed to improve the student’s language skills. Review of language structures, greater emphasis on conversation, vocabulary building, reading, guided composition, and culture. Class conducted mostly in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 1412, three units of high school Spanish, or an appropriate score on placement test.

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of Spanish 2311. More advanced study in oral and written expression, reading periodicals and literature. Prerequisite: Spanish 2311.