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Foreign Language Certificate of Achievement

Student Studying Foreign LanguageThe Department of Foreign Languages offers a great variety of elective courses for students who wish to continue language study begun on the secondary level and who may need foreign language study for future graduate studies and professional needs. Some academic departments strongly encourage foreign language study for these purposes.

Students desiring first and second year foreign language study that develops skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing normally elect courses numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The Department also offers various courses of literature in translation and culture and civilization given in English for students who wish to fulfill humanities requirements or to include them among their free electives.

Students who study four semesters of a foreign language (French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish) at LIU Post may receive special diploma recognition in the form of transcript notation and a certificate to accompany the diploma.


  • Successfully complete 12 credits at LIU Post in one foreign language
  • Achieve a minimum grade of C in the target language courses*

*AP, Life Experience, Critical Languages and transfer credits are not applicable.

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Department of Foreign Languages  
Dr. Sheila Gunther, Chair;
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages 
LIU Post 
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2385
Fax: 516-299-2997