Youngstown State University has announced the launch of its reimagined foreign language program.

According to a press release, the reimagined program integrates the benefits of teacher-led instruction with online resources in order to provide students with a comprehensive language education in languages like Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Italian.

More languages may be added as needs are identified.

The program combines the expertise of YSU's faculty with the digital language learning program Rosetta Stone to offer students a multi-layered experience.

Students can work with their professors while having access to online lessons, immersive activities and one-on-one and small group tutoring opportunities with native language speakers.

"By leveraging both traditional instruction and cutting-edge technology, we are equipping students with the skills and cultural competency needed to thrive in today's interconnected world," said YSU Interim Provost Jennifer Pintar.

The program is a series of two three-credit courses that will meet foreign language requirements and offer students a conventional learning experience. The first classes in this program will be offered in the Fall 2024 semester.