We're here to help you plan your foreign language studies at NIU. We can assist you with:
- Getting placed into the correct foreign language class.
- Declaring a major or minor in world languages and cultures.
- Planning a path for educator licensure or graduate study.
Expect to meet with an adviser in our department at least once a semester. They'll help you set your class schedule and monitor your progress toward graduation.
If you're an incoming freshman who has previously studied a foreign language, you're expected to take a placement exam in that language. Visit Testing Services to learn more about the exam for Spanish. For other languages, contact Professor Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz at email@example.com.
We give credit for AP exams and the Seal of Biliteracy. Learn more about high school credits.
Declaring a Major or Minor
To declare a major or minor in world languages and cultures, contact Professor Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, director of undergraduate studies, at 815-753-6448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Licensure Advising
For guidance with educator licensure, contact Professor Karen Lichtman, director of teacher licensure, at 815-753-6443 or email@example.com.
For guidance with graduate studies, contact Professor Stephen Vilaseca, director of graduate studies, at 815-753-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.