LACC: LANGUAGES

  • French
    • French I
    • French II
    • French III/IV
  • German
    • German I
    • German II
  • Italian
    • Italian I
    • Italian II
  • Japanese
    • Japanese I
    • Japanese II
    • Japanese III
  • Spanish
    • Spanish I
    • Spanish II
    • Spanish III/IV

Philadelphia University also offers foreign language minors.

First and second-semester professional language courses are:

L341, L641 Professional Japanese I and II

L342, L642 Professional Spanish I and II

L343, L643 Professional French I and II

L345, L645 Professional German I and II

L346, L646 Professional Italian I and II
 

In first semester courses, the student gains a basic understanding of the language so that he or she may interact comfortably in a professional setting. Words, phrases and customs of particular interest to the professional person are learned.  The use of various media enhances classroom study with the student spending a minimum of two hours per week in the LACC. The student also participates in weekly conversation groups conducted by a native speaker or advanced student of the language.

Second semester courses are designed to provide the student with a deeper understanding of the language and culture through the continued use of learning resources employed in the first semester.

Prerequisite:  minimum grade of “C” in the first semester or three (3) years of prior language study.

Third and fourth semester professional language courses are:

L741  Professional Japanese  III

L742, L842 Professional Spanish III and IV

L743, L843 Professional French III and IV

Third semester courses are intended for the student who has completed the second semester or for the advanced student.  This level emphasizes how to interact properly in professional settings and illustrates how the misuse of language can result in cross-cultural misunderstanding.  Course materials include newspaper and magazines in the target language that expose the student to current issues in countries where the language is spoken.  These courses continue the use of interactive video and computer programs.  The Student spends a minimum of two hours per week in the LACC.

Prerequisite:  minimum grade of “C” in level two or four (4) years of prior language study.

Fourth semester courses are intended for the student who has completed the third semester or for the advanced student.  This level is the final segment of language study before study abroad and emphasizes the refinement of skills in oral proficiency, writing, reading, and listening comprehension.

Prerequisite:  minimum grade of “C” in level three.

Independent study in a foreign language (L959) is offered by individual appointment.