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Bilingualism and multilingualism are prized skills in the global marketplace, and the processes of learning and acquiring a language facilitate neural development and mental flexibility. Our advanced courses range from the scientific study of language to the integrative study of literature, helping our students to be better prepared for graduate/advanced studies and the job market.

Students in the World Languages Program learn to analyze texts, to write in a variety of modes and for different audiences, to conduct independent and collaborative research, and to understand domestic and global cultures through language study. The French and Spanish concentrations provide opportunities for students to study literature, linguistics, civilization & history, writing, translation, and interpretation.  Students also work closely with faculty on academic research. Those who are interested in teaching often follow the Secondary Teacher Certification path, which helps them to develop the content knowledge they need along with experience in the classroom.

The World Languages Placement Exam

Heritage or native speakers and students who have taken the language in high school should take the World Languages Placement Exam. The exam is administered by the Department of English and World Languages.

Contact Us

English & World Languages

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Suite E-227

706-737-1500

ewl@augusta.edu

Mailing Address: 1120 15th Street, AH-E227 Augusta, GA 30912

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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and a concentration in French

Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and a concentration in French with P-12 Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and a concentration in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and a concentration in Spanish with P-12 Teacher Certification

What can I do with a BA in World Languages?

The Spanish and French concentrations prepare students to analyze complex information, to write for a variety of audiences, and to conduct and present research. Our students regularly go on to graduate programs, med school, dental school, and law school. They also regularly go on to have successful careers in education, business, translation, interpretation, and broadcasting.

Internationalize your degree through

  • Language learning (Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Study Abroad (Spain and Greece)
  • Study Away (Miami)
  • Translation Studies, TESOL, Linguistics
  • Clubs (Club de Espanol, Le Cercle Francais, German Table)
  • Internships (Helms College, La Clinica Latina at MCG, Georgia Cancer Center, Columbia County GA Judicial Circuit)
  • Graduate courses in French and Spanish (MAT program)
  • Double majoring in French or Spanish
  • Minoring in a World Language and a certificate in TESOL or Linguistics

World Languages Faculty

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Dr. Liana Babayan

  • French/ Literature
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Dr. Giada Biasetti

  • Spanish/ Translation Studies
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Dr. Robert Bledsoe

  • German/ Literature
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Dr. Christopher Botero

  • Director of World Languages
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Dr. E. Nicole Meyer

  • French/ Literature
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Dr. Frank Otero Luque

  • Spanish/ Literature
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Dr. Jiayao Wang

  • Chinese/ Literature