The philosophy of the World Languages Department is to educate students who are linguistically and culturally prepared to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. The goal is to develop and maintain proficiency in at least one other language, modern or classical, as well as to develop further proficiency in the students’ first language.
“Through our efforts, guidance, and delivery of curricular objectives, each student will be able”:
- To use the target language effectively both in oral and written work.
- To comprehend spoken and written language.
- To develop an appreciation and greater understanding of the cultures of other countries.
- To acquire insight into a variety of ways of viewing the world.
- To acquire the ability to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways with users of other languages.