We believe that language is at the heart of the human experience and allows us to better relate to other peoples of the world through its study. The goals of our world language instruction are to enable students to communicate effectively in another language, to understand the cultures that support the language, to see connections between language study and other disciplines, and to appreciate what it means to live in a global community.
Communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say something to someone.
An ability to communicate in another language fosters an appreciation of cultural similarities and differences and an understanding of my place in the world.
Learning other languages and exploring their cultures enables an individual to interact within our global community and beyond the classroom.
Skills acquired in one language support, reinforce, and develop skills in other languages and disciplines.