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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Education Minor

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In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, the Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a teaching minor in French for certification through the State of Michigan. Students planning to teach a foreign language at the secondary level must meet all requirements of the Education Department upon being formally admitted to the Teacher Education program in addition to those of the language department (see the Education Department and Department of World Languages and Cultures websites).

Teacher candidates are required to pass an oral proficiency exam at the advanced low level prior to graduation. Study abroad for a minimum of eight weeks in a French-speaking country is strongly recommended to enhance the teacher candidate’s fluency in the language as well as further his/her chances of successfully passing the oral proficiency exam. If French education minors choose to study abroad, they are advised to take the oral proficiency exam directly after returning from their study abroad experience.

Requirements for the 20 credit French teaching minor are:

  • 4 credits of Teaching World Languages K-12 (EDUC 388  /EDUC 389  ). This course is considered pedagogy and is not part of the 20 credit minor.

4 credits of Linguistics

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