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Foreign Languages, Bachelor

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Bristol, RI, United States
When you learn a foreign language, you open up a world of job possibilities, from translator to educator to a career abroad. At RWU, you can major in one of five modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish), Latin American Studies or Classical Studies. 
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With television, telephone, E-mail and the advent of the World Wide Web, it only takes a split second to communicate with anyone from around the world. Where once there was isolation among nations, today we are interdependent as never before. With this increasing global contact, however, comes a need to be able to communicate effectively, and it is no understatement to say that foreign language is a key that can open up the world to you. Knowledge of a language unlocks great works of world literature, enlarges our awareness of other cultures and even enhances our understanding and appreciation of English.

At Roger Williams University, we offer degrees in five modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). In addition to Modern Language Studies RWU offers programs of study in Latin-American Studies and Classical Studies, as well as minors in 11 languages. Students may also pursue a dual major in Language and Secondary Education. Language courses are taught in the University's Global Heritage Hall and Language majors are usually found in the Robert F. Stoico /FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation World Languages Center, our state-of-the-art interactive language lab.

Proficiency in a second language is a huge asset for most any career, and foreign languages are ideal as second majors. Our students have opportunities for studying abroad, individualized trainings and advanced courses in language for specific fields including literacy and linguistics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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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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    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.

General Requirements

  • A completed Common Application
  • A $55 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcripts
  • A minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation is required
  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT or ACT submission for RWU students is optional for all students applying for admission except for Department of Education applicants. Rhode Island Department of Education requires applicants to the Department of Education to meet minimum test scores standards for teaching programs. Details for education program requirements are below.

Tuition Fee

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    32232 USD/year
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    32232 USD/year
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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