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The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of North Alabama provides majors in Foreign Languages (concentrations in French and/or German) and Spanish. A minor is also available in French, German and/or Spanish. Six credit hours at the Introductory level in the same foreign language are required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees. 

  • University of North Alabama Student Selected for France’s TAPIF Program - FLORENCE, AL – Molly Ratliff, a recent University of North Alabama graduate with a degree in communications and a minor in French, has been selected to participate in France’s Teaching Assistantship Program, or TAPIF. Ratliff joins more than 1,000 applicants from the United States who will teach English in a variety of cities throughout France. The TAPIF program is part of the country’s Assistants de langue in France program that places 4,500 applicants from 60 countries each year so that they may teach 15 languages. 
  • The Department of Foreign Languages congratulates the following students:
    • Sidney Heinrich, Elena Utiupina, Cana Beth Waynick and James Wiegmann as the 2023-2024 recipients of the Foreign Languages Hufstedler Endowed Scholarship
    • Kali "Maddie" Davis, Jennifer Drake-Logan, Ted Herndon, Ethan Sowash and Claire Stone as the 2023 recipients of Education Abroad Scholarships.
    • Mary Filiatrault as a 2021-2022 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany
    • Brandon Ryan Blevins as a 2022-2023 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany
    • Ellie Thompson as a 2023-2024 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany
    • Ellie Thompson as the 2022 recipient of a two-week continuing education stay in Germany during summer 2022 through AATG:  "Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft"
    • Ellie Thompson as the 2022 recipient of the "Future K-12 German Teacher" award from Delta Phi Alpha
    • Sidney Heinrich won first prize in the national Delta Phi Alpha visual essay contest 2022
    • Ethan Sowash won the Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society study abroad scholarship; December 2022