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Foreign Language

Over the past century, the world has become more interdependent, and new technologies aid in collaboration with people all over the world. As relationships with countries grow, so does the need to speak a foreign language.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree at Motlow prepares you for transfer to a university and is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree.

You can choose between French or Spanish as the area of emphasis. The A.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. Upon transfer, students who earn the degree generally major in anthropology, business, communication, economics, English, foreign language, geography, history, humanities, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, or sociology.

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With a degree in Foreign Language, you can make up to $120k per year.

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Career Opportunities 

  • Interpreter ($33-69k/year) 
  • Human Resources ($45-63k/year) 
  • Financial Analyst ($47-68k/year) 
  • Travel Agent ($35-43k/year) 
  • Reporter ($42-65k/year) 
  • Real Estate Agent ($49-76k/year) 
  • Linguist ($46-120k/year) 

Foreign language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people. Analytical skills improve when students study a foreign language. Business skills plus foreign language skills makes you more valuable in the marketplace. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed.

The Foreign Language curriculum will aid you in expanding your ability to speak another language while also gaining a global perspective of the cultural origins and impacts. Focusing on foreign language studies will not only provide you with a much-needed skill, but can also increase your employability and community impact with the capacity to reach out to non-English-speaking groups.

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