World Languages

The ability to communicate in a language other than one’s own enables students to grow academically and personally. Competence in communicating in languages in addition to English enriches learning and creates a new foundation for intellectual growth that is unique to language studies. Students are not only mastering another subject but also creating a new source of academic and personal enrichment. The student of music who studies Italian learns the language of many nineteenth-century operas; the student of science who studies German finds an opening to another community of scientists; the student of economics who studies Chinese comes to understand the full effects of globalization. In short, learning a language opens new doors and expands a student’s opportunities to learn.