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Foreign Language Department

Foreign Language Department has three special offerings in Spring Semester 2018!  

Service Learning in French (see the course Description)

Survey of French literature (see the course Description)

Spanish for Heritage or Fluent Speakers II (see the course Description)


Explore the world through our Foreign Language Department! Our professors have training in a foreign language and experience in Second Language Acquisition. All have world-class experience traveling to the countries that are represented in the different languages we teach. We provide courses on world cultures, film, and literature in translation that can be used to fulfill a foreign language requirement, area studies requirement, or a course elective. 

Language, culture, study abroad and service learning courses in the department meet general education requirements for the areas of Diversity and Culture and Humanities, Literature or Historical Perspectives. Courses in the American Sign Language Certificate meet general education requirements for the areas of Diversity and Culture and Social Sciences.

Department News

eLearning Tools Transform UC Blue Ash Spanish Courses

Brian Hunter, a UC Blue Ash instructor of Spanish, reinvented foreign language learning through the use of a hybrid teaching course method to teach Spanish.

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Professor’s Skills Translate

Professor’s Skills Translate Well at Home and Overseas

UC Blue Ash College professor, Debbie Page, is using her foreign language skills to make a difference close to home and half a world away.  Read more about this story

The German Connection 

Keeping our international theme going this month, here is more info about the relationship between the City of Blue Ash and Ilmenau, Germany – delegates from that city visited our campus earlier this month and spent time with students who are studying German.  Blue Ash and Ilmenau officially became Sister Cities in 2000; they are both progressive communities balancing residential and business development. .  Since becoming 'sisters,' delegates from each city have visited the other a total of 14 times, alternating the visits every year.  Some members of the UCBA team, including Debbie Page, chair of our Foreign Language Dept., have made the trip to Ilmenau.  Read more

Professor Debbie Page (left), Dean Cady Short-Thompson (center) and representatives from the City of Blue Ash were joined by delegates from the city of Ilmenau, Germany earlier this month at UC Blue Ash.

Merci Beaucoup –  About 20 people from Neuilly-Plaisance, France visited our college this week. They were here as part of the Sister City program with the City of Montgomery.  The group had a full list of activities all week, including an 'Education Day' where they visited local schools and spent half the day on our campus.  They took a tour of college, enjoyed presentations by our French students and faculty, and were treated to a lunch of Skyline, BBQ, Grippos Chips, and Graeters ice cream. The group was also excited to visit our bookstore and get UC swag to take home to France!  The visit was coordinated by Jody Ballah, Assistant Professor French. See more photos

Merci Beaucorp

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Foreign Language Lab

The Foreign Language Lab & Resource Center is ready to help you succeed. Work on your foreign language homework, brush up on your skills, or get personal tutoring in the Foreign Language Lab & Resource Center in 350 & 349 B Muntz Hall.

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Foreign Language Placement

All students who have had two or more years of a high school foreign language, or those who have prior knowledge of a foreign language, and who wish to continue studying the same language, must take the foreign language placement test prior to registering for a foreign language class.

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Contact Information

Muntz Hall • Room 350
Phone: (513) 745-5649
Fax: (513) 745-5771
Email: foreignlanguage@ucblueash.edu