• Bush Memorial Library South Side

    Modern Languages Resources

    Certificate of Proficiency

    The Modern Languages department offers the Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish, German, Chinese, and French to students who wish to acquire communication skills and cultural awareness for basic professional purposes. Earning the Certificate typically means taking two specific advanced language courses at Hamline and passing them with a grade of B- or better. Once the Certificate has been awarded, it becomes a permanent part of the student’s academic record.

    Placement Test

    Students are often unsure what level language class to register for.  This language placement exam is a diagnostic tool to help place you in one of the first 4 semesters of college-level language study at Hamline University. All students – especially 1st year and transfer students – must take the placement exam before registering for their first Hamline language class.   

    *The test takes 10-25 minutes on average.  

    *Test results are available on-line within a few minutes of taking the exam.??

    *The test results indicate clearly which appropriate level students should register for, including 1st (1110), 2nd (1120), 3rd (3210) and 4th (3220) semester language level.  Scores higher than 4th semester should register for an Advanced Communication, Composition, Conversation or Reading course. See Modern Languages Department web pages for course descriptions. 

    How To Take The Placement Test

    Go to: http://webcape.byuhtrsc.org/?acct=hamline

    Password: piper (Password is all lower case letters)

    Choose the appropriate language exam from the pull-down menu.

    NOTE: You do NOT have to enter an ID number when prompted.

    Amity Interns

    The Modern Languages department would not be the same without our Amity Interns. These are college-age native speakers from different parts of the world, like Paula (Uruguay) and Stefan (Germany), who come to Hamline to share their culture and language with our students. The Amity Interns have been a vital part of our programs, organizing film nights, directing the conversation labs, and giving cultural presentations. They are available to students as tutors for help with homework, with practicing for an oral presentation or reviewing for a quiz or exam.  Students often become friends with the Amity Interns (who have no grading responsibility) and are happy to visit them abroad. 

    The Language House

    A Language House is being offered at Hamline University for this academic year. There is one space available for students interested in different languages and cultures and an intensive exciting living experience. In residence with the students will be three Amity Interns (Spanish, French, and German). Activities may include ethnic dinners, movies, guest speakers, exchanges with area colleges and universities, and events for the larger campus community. 

    All students applying must be current Hamline students in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students with advanced class standing, completion of Intermediate language courses or their equivalent, and experience with or exposure to other cultures, study abroad, participation in organizations, or work experience.

    All application materials must be returned to Prof. Barbara Younoszai in GLC 235W no later than the last day of April. 

    Download the Language House application form.

  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in Modern Languages.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.