The Modern Languages Department offers introductory language skills in French and Japanese with multiples levels of Spanish: Introductory, Intermediate, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
The Modern Languages courses prepare students with communication skills in a second language and provide an understanding of the respective cultures of the target language. All of the modern languages courses provide instruction to develop proficiency skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The beginning level courses introduce basic grammar, vocabulary, communicative functions, and culture. The intermediate level courses continue development of proficiency skills through discussion of films, periodicals, and literary works to increase vocabulary, cultural awareness, and knowledge of linguistic variations.