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Immerse Yourself

World Languages (Spanish, French, German)

Major • Minor

Extend your reach.

It’s a winning formula. Prepare for your larger world in extremely small classes. As a world languages major, you’ll have your professors’ full attention, close mentorship and expert career advice from day one.

Yes, you’ll learn to read, write, think, dream and solve the world’s great problems in another language. But as you explore your field (on our campus, in the Rome community and across the globe) you’ll also be developing critical thinking and communication skills and sharpening your analytical chops. You’ll become more open minded, intellectually agile, culturally aware and personally adaptive (habits of mind that play well in any corner of the world).

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Hands On

Gain professional teaching and leadership experience by working with Rome’s local immigrant community through an on-campus ESL program. Collect a paycheck while working for (and with) your professors on research, tutoring and grading.

World Languages FACULTY

Dr. Julee Tate
Professor of Spanish
Dr. Julee Tate

Dr. Julee Tate is a Professor of Spanish. She joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures in 2003, after completing a B.A. degree in Political Science and Spanish at Emory University and a Ph.D. in Spanish at Tulane University. Her area of specialization is twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American literature and culture. She is also interested in service learning and served as Faculty Director of the Berry College ESL Program from 2008 to 2013 and as Faculty Associate for the Bonner Center for Community Engagement from 2013 to 2019.

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Explore the World

Immerse yourself in your language of choice by spending a summer, semester or academic year of study and exploration abroad. Choose among more than 35 programs, including options in Austria, Germany, Morocco, France and Peru.

World Languages Courses

FRE 430
Masterpieces in French and Francophone Literature

Examine and analyze French literary masterpieces.

GER 406
German Film and Film Makers

Consider German film, with special attention to its literary and sociocultural context and to pertinent theories of photography and of cinematic narration.

SPA 430
Cultural Icons of the Hispanic World

Explore how major icons of the Hispanic world are understood and represented in literature, mythology and history, film, the plastic arts and popular culture.

World Languages LIVES

Emily Mather

Emily Mather ’21 re-thought her future when she became the childcare program director of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Berry, training and coordinating a team of volunteers teaching young language learners in the community. Emily envisions a long-term career working with individuals in marginalized and vulnerable communities. She is pursuing a graduate degree in Spanish and work as a teaching assistant at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Emily Mather

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