Welcome to the World Languages Department

  • In the World Languages Department we offer three language programs: Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, and Spanish. To graduate our students are required to have at least one year of World Language study. However, most universities require a minimum of two to three years.  In all three language programs, our goal is to support our students in reaching communicative proficiency across the three communicative modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. Students will work with authentic materials and communicate in real life settings.  Cultural proficiency is an integral part of our program, so that students will be well prepared to compete in our global economy. Students will develop an understanding of the target culture, connect with other disciplines, and compare their native language and culture to those being studied.