General questions about language courses and opportunities at Georgia Tech can be discussed with  Mirla Gonzalez, assistant director of undergraduate studies, online and professional education. 

Students Wishing to Declare a Minor in One of Our Languages or Area Studies

Students interested in pursuing a language minor can contact the lower division coordinator in that language for more information (see list below). 

Students interested in one of the area studies minors should contact the advisor for that minor (see list below). To declare the minor, submit the change of minor form via DocuSign.

Students Wishing to Declare ALIS, GEML, or IAML Major

For ALIS, consult with Mirla Gonzalez.

For IAML, consult with Mirla Gonzalez and

For GEML, consult with Mirla Gonzalez and Davis Palubeski.

The change/addition of the undergraduate major form is available on the Registrar’s website. Be sure to complete the change of major form via DocuSign. A change of major will NOT be allowed during registration periods, so plan ahead!

Questions About Placement in Language Classes

In general, Modern Language courses follow this sequence: LANG 1001, LANG 1002, LANG 2001, LANG 2002, LANG 3XXX, LANG 4XXX. 

  • If you received AP or IB credit consult the catalog for the credit awarded by Georgia Tech and enroll in the next course in the sequence.
  • If you did not receive AP/IB credit, but studied the language in high school you must take the placement test to determine where you should begin your course of study. Please note, the placement test is only an indicator of your current level and is not used to award retroactive credit. 
  • If you are beginning the study of a language for the first time, enroll in 1001. 

If needing further information or placement help, consult with the appropriate division coordinator:

LanguageLower Division Coordinator (1/2XXX )Upper Division Program Director(3/4XXX)
ArabicNatalie KhazaalNatalie Khazaal
ChineseStephanie HoPaul Foster
FrenchSamba SyAndrea Jonsson
GermanKathrin KoppeHyoun-A Joo
JapaneseSatomi Suzuki-ChenowethKyoko Masuda
KoreanLee OhYongtaek Kim
RussianDina KhapaevaDina Khapaeva
SpanishDanielle GearyCecilia Montes-Alcalá
LinguisticsLeila Glass


Area Studies MinorsAdvisor
African StudiesChris Ippolito
International Business Language and CultureMirla Gonzalez
Latin American and LatinX StudiesMiguel Rosas Buendia
Middle Eastern and North African StudiesNatalie Khazaal


Questions About Registration 

Please visit the Registration Information page.

Scheduling an Advising Appointment 

Declared language majors can schedule an advising appointment with Mirla González via All other students should email to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.