Language, International Studies & Sign Language Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Language & Culture is, in accordance with the philosophy statement of the National Standards for Foreign Language education, to provide students with the tools to communicate successfully in a language other than English through the refinement of speaking, reading, listening and writing in order to succeed in a culturally diverse world. The department is dedicated to promote cross-cultural awareness, by developing a high degree of understanding and appreciation for other cultures in all students, as they compare and contrast these cultures to their own.

The members of the department of Language & Culture recognize their obligation to serve as advisors and mentors to language students, to actively participate in the life of the college and community and, to provide leadership in language teaching and learning through professional development.