Modern Languages

All Majors & Minors

Language Curriculum

The Modern Language Department offers instruction for six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Learning Goals

Learning Goals are the knowledge and skills we expect students to acquire after taking a course or finishing a level. The content of the classes and the pedagogical approaches we choose to teach a particular course or level are based on the Learning Goals.

Though each language has its own set of challenges and characteristics, we can establish some general common learning goals for French, German, and Spanish. 

Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese have their own individual Learning Goals because they are very different among themselves and in comparison to French, German, and Spanish.