Certificate in German

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    The certificate in German gives you an internationally recognized credential in a foreign language with fewer classes than a minor. Many of our students are able to test out of one or more of the required classes depending on their previous experience with the language.

    Certificate seekers are required to take an oral proficiency exam at the end of their studies. Though no minimal result is required, it does provide you with an internationally recognized rating.

    The certificate is focused explicitly on speaking and writing. For more in-depth language classes and courses that cover cultural, historical, and literature references, see the German minor.

    Study abroad opportunities are also available.

    Required Courses:

    • GRMN 101 
    • GRMN 102
    • GRMN 201
    • GRMN 220 and GRMN 230 (or approved elective)
    • Oral Proficiency Interview by computer (OPIc)—offered fall and spring semester on the IUP campus

    Download the Certificate in Foreign Languages Application