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
Sarah Wicklund, German and Spanish
Katy Eiden, Spanish
Liliana Orsi, Spanish
James Amstutz, Spanish
Jean Luc Roche, French
LJ You, Chinese
Feb 16, 2021