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Modern & Classical Languages
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages believes that:
- At the heart of language learning is the ability to communicate, whether it be person to person, in writing, or through the reading of literature. Communication promotes understanding, tolerance, and respect for others.
- The process of learning to comprehend, speak, read, and write another language develops insight into the nature of language as well as connections to other disciplines.
- Learning another language prepares students to be citizens of the global community by developing an awareness and appreciation of other cultures.
- As students become immersed in learning other languages and their cultures, they begin to understand how others view the world. Language learning encourages students to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.
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