The program of the Language and Culture Studies department is firmly based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. These are the learning outcomes that guide our instruction:
Speaking: Students demonstrate proficiency in oral communication by engaging in conversations with others and making presentations in the target language.
Writing: Students demonstrate proficiency in written communication in the target language.
Reading and Listening: Students demonstrate proficiency in comprehending and interpreting written and oral content in the target language.
Culture: Students demonstrate awareness of sociohistorical and political realities of diverse countries, regions, and ethnic groups and critical thinking in discussing these realities.
Intercultural Communication: Students compare and contrast significant developments and traditions in their home culture with the cultures where the target language is spoken.