World Language Department Philosophy
Our world has become smaller due to expanded communications and increased global travel and business opportunities. As a society, we need to realize that knowledge of a second language and an understanding of other cultures are vital in today’s world. Students need to be prepared to become active citizens of the global community. Learning languages provides a valuable business and educational tool, practical advantages and the lifelong value of understanding a second language and its cultures.
Since students who learn a world language are college-bound, we believe in equipping them with the language skills necessary to succeed in intermediate or upper-level college courses or to fulfill their world language requirement by passing a proficiency test. Therefore, we recommend that a student take two to three years, preferably four years, of a language.
Department Learner Outcomes
Caroline Grabow, Department Chair, Spanish
Katy Eiden, Spanish
Erin El Amatoury, German and French
James Amstutz, Spanish
Jean Luc Roche, French
LJ You, Chinese