Completing the Minor in Modern Languages demonstrates an appreciation of foreign cultures and an interest in the world beyond. A minor in a foreign language (French, German, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish, or Thai) will enable students to acquire higher-level language skills and to perceive areas of their specialisation in a new light. These qualities provide extra dimensions for career opportunities in the private industry, the non-profit and government sectors, as well as for graduate school or academic careers. This minor also adds an important credential to CVs and can greatly improve employment prospects.
In our globalised world, having a good proficiency in one or more foreign languages is an advantage that more and more employers are recognising. Being multilingual is a great benefit to the nations' economic competitiveness, political success, and security.
The objective of this minor is to enable students to engage in more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture of the chosen language. This minor will give students a much deeper exposure to socio-cultural aspects associated with the people that speak the language of study.
To satisfy the requirements for a Minor in Modern Languages, students must complete at least five language courses for a total of at least 15 AUs. Only NTU undergraduate students are eligible to be awarded the Minor in Modern Languages.
The university has specific guidelines for students who want to register for the Minor in Modern Languages. Students have two options when registering for a minor:
1. Declare Intention to Pursue a Minor
2. File for the Award of Minors(s)
- Up to 6 AUs can be from credits obtained by attending approved language courses at a university or approved language institute in a country where that language is spoken/taught, provided these courses are matched to NTU language courses.
- Level 4 or higher in the main language of the minor is mandatory to fulfil the requirements for a Minor in Modern Languages.
- USP students can count 1 USP core or USP elective towards the Minor in Modern Languages, if the USP core or USP elective course is in the minor basket. The remaining 4 courses must be registered as UE or BDE.
- The Minor in Modern Languages currently applies only to the seven main languages listed above.
- Further NTU regulations and notes regarding minors can be found on the NTU webpage.
- Only NTU undergraduate students can be awarded the Minor in Modern Languages.
- Students following the ICC curriculum from 2021 onwards are to read the information on this website on Minors here.
For students on the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) Curriculum (full-time students admitted to Year 1 from AY2021-22, and full-time students admitted directly to Year 2 from AY2022-23): Up to 6 AUs of courses for the Minor can be non-letter graded i.e., may consist of credits transferred from Student Exchange programme, or courses with 'P' (Pass) or 'S' (Satisfactory) notations.