Online Language Placement Test
Do you have previous language experience? Click here to take our free online placement test! This will help you determine the ideal French, German, or Spanish course based on your language skills.
Northern students love to explore: Learn a new language! We also offer introductory classes in American Sign Language, Chinese, and Russian. Many of our language courses also count towards General Education requirements.
Visit our language tutors!
Starting the third week of the winter semester, we're offering virtual Zoom tutoring and in-person tutoring in the Language Resource Center located at 111i Harden Hall. For the Winter 2023 semester, we plan to offer tutoring in ASL, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
Click the Language Resource Center button below for the Winter 2023 tutoring schedule (TBD), a list of this semester's tutors, and helpful tutoring FAQs.
- Certification of Advanced Study in German
- Certification of Advanced Study in French
- Certification of Advanced Study in Spanish
- Certification of Basic Study in Chinese
- Certification of Basic Study in French
- Certification of Basic Study in German
What you'll do at NMU
Harness technology to see, hear and create multi-media in our Language Resource Center or on your NMU-issued notebook computer. Immerse yourself in novels, newspapers and magazines from around the world in our library. Join a language club and cook, dance and converse together. Study art, language and culture all over the world. Compete on campus in Spanish Day. Intern as an English teacher in France. Or just enjoy weekly food and fun at one of the “language tables” at a local restaurant. The opportunities for involvement and growth are as unlimited as your adventurous spirit!