The goal of the Foreign Language Department is to provide students with a solid foundation in other languages and cultures in order to make them active members of a global society. Through world language study, students will develop sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritage of other groups and cultures and to their influence. The purpose is to prepare students to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.
Students completing courses in the Foreign Language Program will gradually achieve course appropriate outcomes in the four language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Upper level courses will also stress critical thinking, writing competence and critical appreciation of a language and culture.