MyCore Second Language Goal

MyCore Second Language Goal

Bloomsburg University's Department of Languages and Cultures provides courses that lead students to the satisfaction of the MyCore General Education Second Language Goal (Goal 8).

In order to satisfy the Second Language Goal through our department, you must pass the second semester (102 level) course of any of the languages we offer (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish). Please note that Latin 102 is not offered every year.

While you are free to schedule a 101-level language course at your convenience, there are only two ways to schedule a language course at the 102 level:

The Language Placement Test assesses your proficiency in your second language, and will tell you which course you should schedule. Please note that a Language Placement Test score that places you into (or above) the third semester (203) level automatically satisfies your Second Language Goal. Placing into 203 or above earns you 2 GEPs for the Second Language Goal, but it does not earn you credits.

Finally, if you place above the 102 level on the Language Placement Test, you should contact me [cdonahue@bloomu.edu] so I can share with you some of the ways to take full advantage of your language study. Good placement on the Language Placement Test positions you well for completing a minor in your chosen second language. Who knows? If you truly enjoy your language study and want to maximize its usefulness to you, you might even look into adding a second language as a second major!