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UMN Morris offers major and minor programs in FrenchGerman, and Spanish. UMN Morris also courses in American Sign Language (ASL), Anishinaabe, Dakota, English as a Second Language, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

As part of their General Education Requirements (GERs), UMN Morris students must demonstrate proficiency in a world language. You may do so by scoring well on a proficiency exam (offered in French, German, and Spanish) or by taking a minimum of two semesters of world language. Preparing for work in a world that relies increasingly upon the interdependence of different cultures, many Morris students opt to pursue world language study beyond the required level of proficiency and to pursue a course of study abroad.

If your Placement Exam Score indicates that you should enroll in a course that is only offered in the spring semester, consider taking the preceding course in the fall. College world language courses advance at a brisk pace, and you may find that a refresher is a springboard for your continued success. It is never a good idea to skip a semester of world language if you can avoid doing so.


American Sign Language Tim Poore
Anishinaabe Gabe Desrosiers
ESL Nancy Pederson
French Tammy Berberi
German Stephen Carey
Italian Viktor Berberi
Latin Lisa Bevevino
Portuguese Stacey Aronson
Spanish Stacey Aronson