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Disability Services: Foreign Language Requirement

Albright College has a foreign language requirement and the following information from the Modern Foreign Language and Literature department explains its purpose.

“A liberal arts education is not complete without a familiarity with another language that serves as a gateway to another culture and history and provides a greater knowledge of the world in which we live. Undergraduate students should be introduced not only to practical experience in a second language but also to an understanding of another culture through the study of that culture’s language.

The foreign language requirement is part of the College's general education goal that you know the world more fully. Foreign language courses provide a foundation for more intensive exploration of international issues and other peoples and an understanding of the nature of responsible, engaged global citizenship. You gain the linguistic and intellectual benefits of learning a second language and begin to prepare for living as a citizen of an increasingly interdependent world.” 

Students who have further questions about the requirement and placement testing should go to the following webpage:  http://www.albright.edu/mfll/placement/placement_main.html

Students who are interested in going through the process to request a foreign language accommodation should read the policy statement and contact Yuriko Beaman at ybeaman@albright.edu

Please note that this accommodation decision is not just made through the Disability Services Office and the decision process will take more time than the standard accommodation process.

Students with disabilities who have not previously taken a language or who are concerned about completing a language should speak with the Director of Disability Services before scheduling language classes.

Contact Information:
Yuriko Beaman, M.S.
Director of Disability Services
Albright College
ybeaman@albright.edu
610-929-6639