Choosing your foreign language for the CORE at JCU.

In general , the JCU core requires you to study two consecutive semesters of the same foreign language, at the level of placement. In all probability you have studied at least one foreign language in high school or at another educational institution before coming to JCU. Many students – and perhaps you are among them – want to choose to continue the same language to remain in their “comfort zone” – however, there are many excellent reasons for considering a switch to a new language:

Why not consider a new foreign language at JCU?  Here are some examples:

  • Get a fresh start!
  • All your fellow classmates will be at the same beginning level!
  • Exposure to your previous foreign language study makes learning the second foreign language much easier than the first!
  • A new and different language may end up being a more “useful” or “practical ” language for you, depending on your future career choices, and where you will choose to live.
  • The languages with fewer sections usually have much smaller class sizes.
Here are the languages you can study at JCU: 
Asian Languages:

Classical Languages

Germanic Languages

Romance Languages

Semitic Languages (Middle Eastern)

Slavic Languages