World Language Department Philosophy
The Department of World Languages strives to prepare students to be leaders in a global community. World Language courses guide students to broaden and shape their understanding of and openness to diverse cultures. Our goal, founded on Jesuit ideals, is for students to graduate ready to thrive in a multi-ethnic world. Learning another language is intellectually challenging, interdisciplinary, develops analytical thinking, and lifelong learning. Proficiency in another language is an essential asset to any career; students are encouraged to choose a language based on interest, college, and career potential. Four years of language study is highly recommended in order for students to realize the full impact of their language learning. Outside of academic courses, students have opportunities to take part in summer culture and immersion trips and host students from other countries. The Department of World Language provides dual-credit courses in French, Spanish, and Japanese at the 151 and 152 level, through Central Washington University's Cornerstone/College in the High School Program.
For department requirements and offerings please visit the course catalog.