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Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish)


The Modern Languages Program at Rose State offers students basic conversation, elementary, and intermediate level instruction in French, German, Russian and Spanish. Students who successfully complete the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction should leave Rose State with an Intermediate Proficiency based on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Guidelines.

Rose State College offers Associate in Arts degrees in Modern Language in French, German and Spanish.

Why Learn a Language?

  • Earn higher standardized test scores.
  • Increase your reading skills in English.
  • Improve your ability in your native language.
  • Develop your ability to hypothesize in the sciences.
  • Open your mind to other cultures.
  • Find expanded job opportunities, advancement possibilities, and increased pay.
  • Complete elementary or intermediate language proficiency requirements for four-year institutions.

Program Goals & Objectives

The goal of the Modern Language Associate of Arts program is to provide students with the necessary courses to transfer to modern language baccalaureate degree programs. Specific objectives include providing students with the ability to:

  • Communicate orally and in writing at an intermediate level of proficiency.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures studied.
  • Reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through study of the language while recognizing the distinct viewpoints that are only available through the language and its cultures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language and cultures through comparisons of the language and cultures studied and their own language and cultures.
  • Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
  • Have a basic general foundation of English, history, government, science, math, and liberal arts appropriate for students transferring to a four-year institution.

Which Class Should I Take?

SPAN 1042 - Medical Spanish – This course emphasizes practical conversation relating to medical situations.

SPAN 1052 - Spanish for Law Enforcement - This course emphasizes practical conversation relating to law enforcement topics. Individuals associated with law enforcement including police, fire, and 911 personnel might be interested in this course.

1115/1225 - Elementary French, Spanish, or German – These are introductory courses in the languages that provide students a well-rounded experience in the language through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. 

2113/2223 - Intermediate French, Spanish, or German – At the intermediate level, students synthesize what they have learned at the elementary level while learning higher-level grammar to increase their ability to communicate orally and in writing.

SPAN 1261/2161 – Spanish Immersion I and II – This weekend class offers students the opportunity to use what they have learned in the classroom in an intensive immersion of the language. No English is spoken during the weekend filled with various activities designed to get students using the language.

Careers for Language Majors

Foreign Service
International Business
International Journalism
Interpretation & Translating Tourism

Language Lab and Cultural Resource Center 

Transfer Agreements

Rose State College and other Oklahoma colleges and universities have memorandums of understanding which identify course equivalencies between both institutions. These agreements aid transfer students.  Transfer Agreements webpage


Chris Shaneyfelt
Chris Shaneyfelt
Humanities Advisor Humanities Department
(405) 733-7999