Modern Languages & Literatures | CSULA

11/05/2010
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN JAPANESE
CSULA is pleased to announce that with support from the Japan Foundation, in Winter 2011 it will offer $300-$1000 per person tuition subsidies for primary or secondary school teachers of the Japanese language who need university credits or units toward renewing or receiving their teacher certification. Please click here for information about available courses. The application form can be downloaded by clicking here. The application form must be signed and sent by mail or fax to the contacting address listed in the form. The application deadline is December 1st, 2010.

11/25/2009 Effective Fall 2009
ML 396 & ML 403
ML 396 and ML 403, required courses for single subject credential students in French, Japanese, and Spanish, will not be offered next year (AY 2010-11). Those who need these courses should take them this year (ML 396 in Winter 2010 and ML 403 in Spring 2010).

ML 400
ML 400, a required course for all language majors, will be offered only in Spring quarter, starting next year. Those who are graduating before Spring 2011 should take it in Spring 2010.

SPANISH CREATIVE WRITING BA OPTION
Spanish Creative Writing BA Option is suspended until further notice.

THE SECOND FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR FRENCH MAJORS
French majors who entered the BA program in Fall 2009 or later are subject to the second foreign language requirement (1 year [12 quarter units] of college-level language studies other than English and French.

ML 450
All language majors who entered the BA program in Fall 2009 or later are subject to taking ML 450 during one of the last two quarters before graduation.

05/20/2008
MA SPANISH
TRANSITION FROM CONDITIONAL TO CLASSIFIED STATUS

Effective Fall 2007, all conditional courses must be satisfied with 3.0 GPA before students can be classified.  Consideration will be made under reasonable circumstances (e.g., only linguistics courses are left to be taken) to move prerequisites to corequisites, so that students could take 400-level elective courses on their program without being classified.
 

Effective Fall 2007
NEW LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
CHINESE AND JAPANESE BA PROGRAMS:

The Chinese and Japanese BA programs require one-year (12 quarter units) of first-year college level language studies other than English and the target language (the language in which you are majoring) before graduation.

FRENCH AND SPANISH MA PROGRAMS:
The French and Spanish MA programs require one-year (12 quarter units) of first-year college level language studies other than English and the target language (the language in which you are pursuing an MA degree) before advancement to candidacy (before completing the first 16 units of the courses on your MA program).

05/14/2007
To the students who plan to take ML 396:
ML 396 Early Field Experience in Language Teaching is a fieldwork course. In order to conduct your fieldwork, you need to have (1) a Certificate of Character and Identification Clearance and (2) TB skin test clearance. It takes long time to get a Certificate of Character and Identification Clearance. Therefore, please start the application process immediately if you plan to take ML 396 in Winter 2008. For more information, please read a webpage about ML 396 requirements.

01/08/2007
Summer Intensive Korean will be offered at Cal State LA in Summer 2007. This program is part of a strategic language initiative that is designed to provide selected students with the opportunity to study Korean language and culture over a multi-year period, and will include subsidized study abroad in South Korea for the 2007 participants and subsidized campus housing for the 2008 participants. For more information, please go to the page for Summer Intensive Korean.

05/29/2006
New Programs in French, Japanese, and Spanish will start from Summer 2006. Please click here to see the new program course requirements.
Note: If you entered the program before July 2006, and plan to get single subject credential, but have not taken ML496 as of June 2006, you must take ML 396.