World Languages at Aquinas College

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire proficiency in language and culture at the intermediate –high/advanced low level.
  2. Understand the theoretical principles of translation and interpretation and utilize translation tools effectively.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use specialized language in environments such as health and social sciences, business, legal studies, social services, education and community.

The Department of World Languages at Aquinas College promotes an understanding of and exchange with other cultures both within and outside the United States. Our integrated program of language learning incorporates all of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn to use the language in a communicative, interactive environment within the classroom. The Department also offers a variety of courses for advanced study in culture, literature, applied language for the professions, translation and interpretation. These courses are designed to enhance an understanding of the richness of the human experience over the centuries and across cultures, and prepare our students for graduate school and/ or the professional world.