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French - German, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
In keeping with the aim of providing the skills needed to learn about a culture in depth, the French - German major at Western Washington University trains in two areas: language structure and literary analysis.


Language structure is taught both holistically and analytically. Holistic language learning is facilitated by modern methods and multimedia technology, as well as study abroad opportunities.

The French - German major at Western Washington University supports the analytical instruction of language skills courses, as well as a significant number of courses in Linguistics. Literary analysis is essential to a student's understanding of the highest achievements in aesthetic expression of a culture's values.

The department provides instruction in history and culture, as well as literary theory, with an end to enabling the student to gain access to the intellectual life in the culture. The department imparts skills to future foreign language teachers so that they may similarly enable high school students to begin the acquisition of foreign languages.

Why Consider a French - German Major?

The department provides students the skills to learn firsthand about major world societies. The department believes that the best way to understand a culture directly is through its language. The modern languages offered in the department are spoken natively by nearly two billion people. The multifaceted programs of the department provide an opening to the world through language, literature, culture and civilization. It is a meeting place for true diversity.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    90 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Grammar Review
  • Written Exposition 
  • Phonetics 
  • Elements De Stylistique 
  • La France: société et culture 
  • Civilisation et Culture du Canada Francophone 
  •  Culture and Conversation 
  • Introduction to French Literature 
  • High Intermediate German: Contexts & Culture 
  • Advanced German: Contexts & Cultures 
  • Civilization of Germany Through the Nineteenth Century 
  • German Civilization Today 
  • Introduction to German Literature

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              National students

              • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
              • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
              • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
              • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

              International students

              • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
              • $60 non-refundable application fee
              • Official academic credentials
              • Evidence of English language proficiency
              • Statement of Financial Responsibility

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                21801 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
              • National

                6387 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              • 10-18 credits per quarter

              Living costs for Bellingham

              • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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