The World Languages Department believes that the best way to understand another culture is from the inside out. They proceed from the premise that if students learn a language well enough, they will start thinking differently—developing a profound internal understanding of self and other—and will be better able to understand their home culture as well. Emphasizing not only fundamental grammatical knowledge and practical fluency, but a desire to get out there and experience life elsewhere, our teachers use a wide array of methodologies that facilitate students’ progress in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing a foreign language. Our World Languages teachers strive to engage students in using the language for self-expression and communication and to provide insights into the culture. We encourage and expect students to use the language during class and to look for opportunities to practice it outside the classroom.
Our students are able to choose to study Spanish, French, or Mandarin.
To learn more about our current World Languages course offerings, choose World Languages from the department listing below.