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If you're majoring in foreign language, you're strongly encouraged to see your academic adviser at least once per semester to plan your class schedules and monitor your progress toward graduation.

Incoming freshmen who have previously studied the target language are expected to take a placement exam in the target language. Visit NIU Testing Services to learn more about the testing procedure and upcoming test dates.

Area Name Email Phone Office
Educator Licensure (director) Karen Lichtman klichtman@niu.edu 815-753-6443 WH 114
Educator Licensure (assistant director) Kathy Kuschman kkuschman@niu.edu 815-753-6449 WH 112
French John Bentley jbentley1@niu.edu 815-753-6451 WH 120
German Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz jpcooke@niu.edu 815-753-6448 WH 118
Japanese John Bentley jbentley1@niu.edu 815-753-6451 WH 120
Spanish (undergraduate) Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz spanishadvising@niu.edu or jpcooke@niu.edu 815-753-6448 WH 118
Spanish (graduate) Stephen Vilaseca spanishadvising@niu.edu or svilaseca@niu.edu 815-753-6463 WH 315