Guten Tag! – Bonjour! – ¡Hola!
Do you want to know how to respond to these greetings and continue the conversations further? Expand your horizons in an innovative way by learning a new language through Liberty University’s conversational language courses powered by Rosetta Stone, the world’s leading language software provider.
With the guidance of a professor, you’ll have opportunities to study both a language and its culture. As part of these courses, you will have multiple opportunities to speak with native speakers trained to help you improve your conversational skills. Take these courses to prepare for your field of study, whether you are pursuing missions work, international business, medical assistance overseas or domestically, or just for the fun of communicating with people in a new language.
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Available Languages Through Liberty University’s Online Programs
Students can choose from the following 3 credit courses, which are taught by experienced bilingual professors:
Conversational French is offered in the 8-week format (powered by Cengage).
Language Testing International
At the conclusion of level 103, after students advance through each level of the conversational course program, they may take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview by computer (OPIc), given by Language Testing International (LTI). Based on their performance on the OPIc, LTI will issue an official certificate confirming the students’ level of proficiency at the end of their program.
Online Foreign Language Lab
Each of the conversational courses features opportunities to meet with native speakers through Liberty University’s Online Foreign Language Lab (OFLL). The OFLL aims to improve student comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Chinese, German, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL). The OFLL tutors are native speakers in your target language who enjoy engaging students in applied conversational practice and answering any questions they may have.
Each of the conversational courses features a curriculum that incorporates interactive language learning activities using the Rosetta Stone program. Language acquisition software allows students to practice their pronunciation while interacting with video and audio clips dealing with basic vocabulary and exposure to the culture.
Conversational German (CGRM)
“The supplemental materials were very valuable to my studies. Rosetta Stone was a great program and the added bonus of having the German Bible brought in made it a well-rounded, amazing learning experience.”
Conversational Spanish (CSPA)
“I travel to El Salvador…A LOT! That is my heartbeat behind wanting to learn Spanish. I am able to communicate online with them and luckily have translators when I visit the country, but nothing competes with a one-on-one relationship when you both speak the same language. Now more than ever I have a passion for the language and can’t wait to be fluent one day. I love Rosetta Stone and the complete immersion that it uses to teach you. I am constantly in contact with my friends in El Salvador so talking with them in their language helps me a lot. I was just there last month and my mission’s pastor and our translators told me I have SIGNIFICANTLY improved since earlier this year! (THANK YOU PROFESSOR KEITH!!!!!) God has a lot of doorways open for me multiculturally. Hopefully a long-term missions position in El Salvador eventually.”