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Undergraduate Certificate World Language Pedagogy

In our World Language Pedagogy program at Portland State University, you will learn the basic skills necessary to teach a world language, including instructional strategies, curriculum planning and assessment, as well as the structure and culture of a world language.

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Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended

Paired with a practicum that offers you hands-on experience, you’ll be well-prepared to apply to PSU’s Graduate Teacher Education Program or a teacher licensure program in Oregon or other states.

Take the first step toward a rewarding career in teaching a world language in K-16 schools.

Our certificate familiarizes students who are proficient in a world language — majors, minors and heritage speakers — with the instructional methodology of teaching world languages. You’ll take courses in methods, linguistics and a content area, including literature, language and culture.


This World Language Pedagogy program at Portland State University helps meet the demand for world language teachers, as businesses and governments increasingly need graduates who are proficient in a world language in addition to English.You’ll be able to shorten your path to a teacher licensure program. By equipping you with the basic knowledge and initial hands-on experience, you’ll be readily eligible for the Graduate Teacher Education Program.

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Courses Included

  • Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • TESOL Methods
  • Advanced Arabic Grammar
  • French Phonetics and Phonology
  • German Linguistics
  • History of Italian Language