Hey, I'm thinking about taking up a language but a bit nervous, I haven't studied a language for over 4 years now. And I'm having trouble deciding which language I would want to learn.
Though I would definately do it as a free standing module.
I would guess that you would be expected to speak the language in class as it is essential practice. Although you may be shy about speaking out in front of people it is a really good skill to have and will increase your confidence.