Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Students demonstrate proficiency in oral communication by engaging in conversations with others and making presentations in the target language.
  2. Students demonstrate proficiency in written communication in the target language.
  3. Students demonstrate proficiency in comprehending and interpreting written and oral texts in the target language.
  4. Students demonstrate awareness of historical and political realities of diverse countries, regions, and ethnic groups and critical thinking in discussing these realities.
  5. Students are able to compare and contrast significant historical and current developments and traditions in their home culture and in the cultures where the target language is spoken.
  6. Students demonstrate competency in the analysis of cultures and knowledge of cultural texts.