Since the fall of 2004, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has offered a Modified Foreign Language Program in Spanish. This program, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to meet the needs of at-risk foreign language students and help them to achieve their goal of successfully completing their study of a foreign language. Students are provided options and accommodations for their special needs while agreeing to a rigorous commitment to the program.
This program consists of a designated section of SPA 101 and SPA 203 (fall semester) and SPA 102 and SPA 204 (spring semester). We hope to expand the program and offer a section of each level per semester. Students will be able to complete their foreign language requirement by completing the modified sequence at the Intermediate level (SPA 203 and SPA 204).
The aim of the Modified Foreign Language Program is to help students reach their goals and meet their curricular demands. The objective of the program is multiple as it provides the student with more individualized instruction in the target language along with academic advising, monitoring of students’ progress and help to understand their specific language/learning problems.
This program will be available to:
The Modified Program in Spanish is designed to provide at-risk students in foreign languages with instructional support conducive to student success:
Registration in the Modified Foreign Language Program requires written permission from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students will need to send all necessary documentation to the MFL Program Coordinator.
In order to qualify for this program, students will be required to provide the following documentation:
Suggested dates for application are March 15 (fall semester) and October 15 (spring semester).
Students will be contacted to set up an appointment for an interview and to sign an “Agreement for Inclusion in the Modified Foreign Language Program in Spanish.” This document details for the student specific rules for attendance, class participation and general expectations. Agreement for Inclusion in the MFLP.
Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received. Students will continue to be considered until enrollment limits are met. The maximum enrollment in the Modified Foreign Language sequence is (15) students.
Eligible students should be aware that the Modified Foreign Language Sequence is only available in Spanish. Each one of the sequences (Elementary/Intermediate) will be taught by the same instructor.
|Controlled environment:||Maximum is 15 students
Homogeneous student population
Students screened by Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with assistance from the Office of Disability Service
|Instructors:||Specially trained instructors to teach the entire Elementary/Intermediate sequence|
|Tutors:||Free, mandatory tutoring by an assigned tutor|
|Agreement of enrollment:||Exemplary attendance
On-time arrival for class sessions
Full, positive participation in class activities
Utilization of tutoring services
Good communication with instructor
|Characteristics of class:||Multi-sensory approach
High degree of structure on class
Explicit instruction in pronunciation and grammar rules
Attention to affective issues
Extended time and/or separate setting for tests
Ms. Jackie Daughton, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Amy Williamsen, Department Head, email@example.com
Mr. Bruce Pomeroy, Director, Office of Accessibility Resources & Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
UNC-Greensboro 2321 MHRA Bldg. PO Box 26170,
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170