In our global environment, people of every nation must be able to see the world as others see it in order to communicate effectively and resolve critical issues. The study of foreign languages and cultures can help to provide understanding among nations and peoples.
The Department of Languages offers foreign language and culture courses in ESL, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish. Students benefit from a variety of experiences and resources, both inside and outside the classroom.. cultural trips, participation in campus cultural events, study abroad, and media bring them in contact with the language and cultures that they are studying. In addition, they have access to live or taped satellite broadcasts in the language that they are studying.
French students traveled to New York City to see Charles Aznavour's last American concert tour. While there, they visited the Statue of Liberty and made other "French Connections". Back to top of page
Participation in the Thiel World Organization's 7th annual culture show enabled students to show off some of their pronunciation and singing skills. Back to top of page
Spanish students have the opportunity to study in Guanajuato, Mexico in May. While there, they enjoy the city...
and they visit sites found in and around Querétaro...
pyramids, bullfight rings, cantinas...
Students in language and in culture classes often watch films and documentaries.
They make use of the CAN-8 Virtual Language Lab to practice listening and speaking skills.
They use technology to access, display and discuss foreign newspapers, literary texts and other items found on line.
Students can watch news and other foreign broadcasts from over 90 countries in the MIMC .