World Languages

Graduation Requirement: Through Level III

The World Languages Department provides a challenging and comprehensive program. Five levels of study in French and Spanish are offered, from beginning courses to advanced studies. Focus is placed on the acquisition and application of skills needed to capably understand, read, write, and speak in the target language. The program complements the learning process by emphasizing diverse cultural aspects associated with the target language. Students are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge in a supportive and stimulating environment, where individual success and fortitude are recognized.

In order to accentuate perspective and awareness of the target language, the courses are infused with cultural topics and activities. Students are exposed to the views, habits, and traditions of others and make comparisons and connections to their own. Food, films, videos, music, and the Internet are used to give a tangible ethnic experience to the students.