Since Fall 2014, language majors at West Chester University study within a new degree program: the Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures (BALC). This program may be completed with or without PA K-12 Certification, and it is offered within four languages: French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
The BALC major curriculum requires:
Our majors develop the highest level skills for bright future careers using their language. To aid students in their language studies, the department sponsors a grants and awards competition each Fall semester; most of the successful applicants use their award funds to travel abroad. Students are encouraged to participate in language clubs as well as honor societies, to serve as language tutors and to become involved in different service learning opportunities in the surrounding communities and the greater Chester County and Philadelphia areas.
Please see the individual languages listed on the department home page for more particulars regarding curriculum and activities: