General questions about language courses and opportunities at Georgia Tech can be discussed with Jesse Brannen, Academic Advisor for the School of Modern Languages.  These questions can include transfer credit for language courses credit via examination.

Please visit the Modern Languages Blog for announcements of programs and opportunities geared towards students interested in languages and cultures.

Questions About Placement in Language Classes

If you are beginning the study of any of our languages for the first time you may register for any open 1001 section of that course. If you have previously taken the language and/or are a heritage speaker, please take our online placement test, and then, if needing further information or placement help, consult with the appropriate division coordinator:

Language Language Lower Division (1/2XXX ) Coordinator Upper Divison (3/4XXX) Advisor
Arabic Dr. David Marcus Dr. David Marcus
Chinese Mr. Chao Li  Dr. Xiaoliang Li
French Dr. Lionel Gall Dr. Stephanie Boulard
German Ms. Angelika Oswalt Dr. Jan Uelzmann
Japanese Dr. Masato Kikuchi Dr. Masato Kikuchi
Korean Mr. Jonghyun Lee Mr. Jonghyun Lee
Persian Dr. Roya Mesbah  
Russian Dr. Tatiana Kozhanova Dr. Dina Khapaeva
Spanish Ms. Melissa Pilkington (SPAN 1001-2, SPAN 1101-2)
Ms. Delia Tyler (SPAN 2001-2)
Dr. Osvaldo Cleger
Linguistcs Dr. Kyoko Masuda  

Questions About Registration 

Please visit the Registration Information page.

Students Wishing to Declare a Minor in One of Our Languages

Please do the following:

  1. Download the minor declaration form
  2. Get your major advisor's signature
  3. Get the Modern Languages advisor's signature
  4. Hand in the form in the Registrar's office.

Note that minor declaration forms will NOT be approved during registration periods. Plan ahead!

Students Wishing to Change to or Add the ALIS, GEML or IAML Major

You should speak with Jesse Brannen (for ALIS), Jesse Brannen and Tony Gallego in ECON (for GEML) or Jesse Brannen and Stephanie Jackson (for IAML) before pursuing the change of major.  Changes of major will NOT be allowed during registration periods, so plan ahead!  

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

To schedule an advising appointment, please visit Georgia Tech's GradesFirst site