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Topic: Modern Languages


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  Cornell College - Department of Classical and Modern Languages
The educational philosophy of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages is essentially humanistic: through the mastery of a language different from those in which students have been raised, it is expected that students be able to understand the culture and history of the people who speak that language.
Modern language classes are taught in a communicative approach and almost entirely in the target language.
The classical languages are taught with more emphasis on Grammar and reading skills; several communication type activities, however, such as role-playing, games and theater performance are also implemented in order to use both the analytical functions in the left brain as well as the psychomotor, intuitive and social skills in the right hemisphere.
www.cornellcollege.edu /languages   (338 words)

  
 ACI Modern Foreign Language Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Modern language courses are an excellent preparation, but not a substitute, for foreign study.
Students who elect a major or minor in modern languages are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study in a culture where their target language is dominant.
M L 444 Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice, and M L 445 ESL and Bilingual Methods are required for students pursuing teacher certification in Modern Languages.
www.albertson.edu /academics/languages/default.asp   (199 words)

  
 Modern Languages
Modern Foreign Languages: Complete, graded lesson packs suitable for both self-access and teacher led lessons in French and German for key stage 3, 4 and beyond; all come with worksheets, vocabulary lists, schemes of work, national curriculum levels and programmes of study where applicable.
Teaching Modern Languages: The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and a team of European colleges are seeking to develop new approaches to teaching languages.
Language Exchange: This website allows you to pick a language partner according to the language you want to speak, their age and the country where they live.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVlanguages.htm   (7145 words)

  
 SSC Foreign Languages: General FAQ
Many 'foreign' language departments have changed their name to "'modern languages department" (modern languages, as opposed to classical languages, such as Latin or Greek), or to "world languages department' (meaning that they teach major languages of the world).
Every language which extends beyond a small village where everybody knows each other, has a number of "varieties" associated with a region or with a group of people (such as social class) ("variety" is a neutral term that linguists sometimes use instead of "dialect").
For a language to have a standard variety is a good thing since it allows one to communicate more effectively with a wider range of people.
www.salemstate.edu /languages/gralfaq.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Modern Languages : Bentley
Studying a modern language is not a requirement for graduation from Bentley, but it can fulfill the humanities elective requirement, arts and sciences elective or unrestricted elective.
Modern languages faculty will assist in placing you at the appropriate level of language competency should you have questions.
Although studying a modern language at Bentley is not a requirement for graduation, it can fulfill the humanities elective requirement, arts and sciences elective, or unrestricted elective.
www.bentley.edu /languages   (455 words)

  
 MODERN LANGUAGES PROGRAM
C in the language of the concentration is accepted for graduation requirements for the major or minor in that language.
Modern Language majors are required to complete at least one regular semester in a college-approved study abroad program.
The German concentration of the Modern Language major requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours in German beyond GERM 202 and the completion of a minimum of three credit hours of work in a second language at the 202-level or higher.
www.longwood.edu /catalog/2000/modern_languages.htm   (919 words)

  
 Modern Languages
The Modern Languages Department is an integral part of the Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Its principal objectives are to develop fluency in the written and spoken language and to familiarize students with foreign languages, literature and culture.
Native speakers of the language in question and students who have studied a language in high school should go to the Modern Languages Department for a placement test.
www.bmcc.cuny.edu /languages   (179 words)

  
 Modern Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Graduate level courses in the Department of Modern Languages work to further increase the student's sophistication in spoken and written language skills and train him or her in the specialized techniques of literary study.
Depending on the language you wish to study, assistantships may or may not be available after this date.
May be selected from existing courses in language, culture and literature, depending on the needs of the individual participant, or courses in related areas such as anthropology, art history, English, history, linguistics, political science, and psychology.
www.k-state.edu /mlangs/grprogram.html   (1250 words)

  
 Modern World Languages - Bethel University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Department of Modern World Languages equips students to understand and communicate with people of other cultures so that students may pursue an active role in the world community of the 21st century.
Departmental goals are to prepare competent majors and minors in modern languages, cultures, and literatures and to prepare students to teach languages to others.
The department is committed to providing language and cultural training to non-majors to enhance their studies, Christian service, travel, and future professional growth.
cas.bethel.edu /dept/mw-languages   (205 words)

  
 Ancient & Modern Languages
Students majoring in a foreign language are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester studying abroad to provide another avenue for mastery of the language and a greater understanding of the culture.
By exploring the ideas and languages that continue to enrich and invigorate Western culture, participants in the program develop skills of analysis, reasoning, and communication that will benefit them in their personal and professional lives.
The foreign languages major does not require the same level of intensive study as a major in a specific language (French, German, and Spanish majors must take 22 hours of upper-level language courses), but it does provide students extensive knowledge of multiple languages and cultures.
www.centenary.edu /majors/languages   (1003 words)

  
 H-SC Academic Catalogue - Modern Languages Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The requirements for a major in French, German, or Spanish are 30 hours in the Language at the 300- and 400-level, 6 hours of which must be completed at an approved host institution in a foreign country in which the target language is spoken.
The foreign-language proficiency requirement is deemed met in a modern language when, in addition to an awareness of appropriate usage in specific cultural contexts, students achieve at a minimum the Intermediate level in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Emphasis is placed on improving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and on underscoring and explaining the differences in the conduct of public affairs in Hispanic cultures.
www.hsc.edu /academics/catalogue/course/modern_languages.html   (2692 words)

  
 Department of Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Northern Iowa prides itself on preparing students for teaching and non-teaching positions in today's world.
With courses in French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, students are given considerable orientation toward the target cultures, both by assuring the presence on campus of native speakers and by offering a series of overseas and on-campus study programs.
French, German, Spanish and Russian are the languages in which students can attain either a major or a minor.
www.uni.edu /modlangs   (176 words)

  
 Dept. of Modern Languages at WKU
The fuctional command of a second language and appropiate cultural insights are crucial for careers in education, international business, goverment, law, scientific investigation, nursing, social work, and tourism, among others.
Members of the Modern Languages faculty hold degrees from a broad spectrum of nationally and internationally known institutions.
Through coursework, experience abroad, and other cultural encounters, the Modern Languages Department cultivates communicative skills and cultural awareness that prepare students at Western Kentucky University to be more knowledgeable and sensitive citizens of the local, regional, and global communities.
www.wku.edu /modernlanguages   (245 words)

  
 Modern language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today.
Modern Foreign Languages (often abbreviated to MFL) is a compulsory component in the state education system in the United Kingdom.
At least one language (often French) is studied until the end of Key Stage 3.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_languages   (119 words)

  
 Modern Languages Fact Sheet
The Department of Modern Languages recognizes the vital need for college graduates to be able to speak and write effectively.
Many language students who do not yet have definite professional plans may find that their language interest lies within the traditional B. or the B. with intent to teach degree.
Because of the renewed interest in foreign language studies on the elementary, secondary and college level, the employment outlook for the best qualified students in the teaching profession is very good.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/ahss/modlang.shtml   (863 words)

  
 GCC: Modern Languages
The department provides courses to increase language proficiency, to analyze the literature of great writers, to explore history and civilization, and to illustrate the expanding role of language in the social, political, and commercial areas of today’s world.
Proficiencybased, our assessments rely on the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century drawn up by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; they are structured to measure our students’ communicative competence in a wide variety of situations and modalities.
Through our language, civilization, literature, and film courses, through the cultural events we organize, and through the many opportunities we provide for students to work in close collaboration with each other and with their instructors, we equip our graduates to become skilled participants in today’s increasingly complex and changing world.
www.gcc.edu /Modern_Languages.php   (421 words)

  
 St. Lawrence University: Modern Languages and Literature
Language courses are oriented toward achievement of oral and written proficiency.
Entering students who continue language study begun elsewhere are assigned to the ­appropriate course on the basis of their score on the SAT Subject Test and their high school record.
The minimum language proficiency is the completion of the intermediate level (104) and the minimum number of courses is six.
web.stlawu.edu /programs/modern_languages.html   (2041 words)

  
 UNK | Modern Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Department of Modern Languages plays a key role at UNK by preparing students for an increasingly global, multicultural society in which knowledge of other languages and cultures is an important asset.
Offering courses essential for a strong liberal arts education, Modern Languages is developing new ways to enhance the teaching and learning environment for students who will become successful teachers of foreign languages, translators and interpreters, and leaders in international business and education.
Committed to excellent teaching, faculty in the Department of Modern Languages are scholars who continue their intellectual development and use their expertise to enliven the students' learning experience.
www.unk.edu /acad/languages   (236 words)

  
 Home - School of Modern Languages - University of Newcastle upon Tyne
We are a multi-disciplinary School and offer language learning integrally linked with the study of the culture, history and society of a country.
The School is in the Top 10 for European Languages according to a recent Times Higher Education Supplement, and was ranked fifth in the 2003 Guardian's league table of University language departments.
Modern Languages were one of five schools in the university selected for inspection in the external Institutional Audit of 2005.
www.ncl.ac.uk /sml   (237 words)

  
 Santa Ana College: Degrees and Certificates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The associate degree curriculum in modern languages is designed to meet the needs of both the student who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution and the student who wishes to achieve basic conversational ability in the language.
A minimum of 13 units in the major language with completion of both courses numbered 201 and 202 are required.
Important: Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with a counselor or the Chair of the Modern Languages Department for specific information regarding the college of their choice.
www.sac.edu /degrees/sac/Modern_Languages.htm   (191 words)

  
 Modern Languages
This section is also likely to be of interest to students of other subjects whose degree Includes a language (such as European Studies or English and French Law) and to students who have a good knowledge of another language through their personal background even if they have never studied languages formally.
The primary skill you have gained on your course is your ability to communicate at a high level in another language, together with a knowledge of another country and its life and culture.
Teaching may involve teaching the language you have studied to speakers of English, in schools or in further/higher education, or teaching English to speakers of other languages.
www.kent.ac.uk /careers/modernlanguages.htm   (1716 words)

  
 Wabash College: Modern Languages & Literatures Crawfordsville, Indiana
The department of modern languages and literatures offers a program of courses with a twofold goal: to assure that the student becomes increasingly proficient in the language being studied and to inculcate a knowledge and appreciation of the culture and literature of the societies that express themselves in that language.
In the best liberal arts tradition, the study of a modern language helps the student grasp and appreciate cultural pluralism and be a citizen of the worldwide human community.
The department provides extensive opportunities for exposure to modern languages outside the classroom, including study abroad for even greater exposure.
www.wabash.edu /academics/modern_languages   (226 words)

  
 Department of Modern Languages - Murray State University
"Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone." - Emerson
The department of Modern Languages at Murray State offers majors and minors in French, German and Spanish.
Students who have previously studied a language (in high school or abroad) may receive up to 12 hours of college credit for their knowledge and begin at a more appropriate level, saving time and money.
www.murraystate.edu /chfa/ModernLanguages   (115 words)

  
 Department of Modern Languages | Home
Modern language students are equipped with skills and knowledge needed for immediate entry into career fields after graduation.
The Modern Languages Department offers concentrations in either French, German or Spanish, and a composite major involving the study of two languages, both of which lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as minors in French, German and Spanish.
The Department of Modern Languages sponsors and participates in a variety of activities including Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, and a variety of colloquia designed to assist students in language learning.
www.mscd.edu /~mdl   (536 words)

  
 Modern Languages
Not only do students learn modern languages through constant exposure to the target language, they can also immerse themselves in the nuances and cultural complexities of Spain, France and China through off-campus programs available during the Class III and Class II years.
The skills of writing, reading, listening and speaking are reinforced through fast-paced, interactive methodologies that allow students to move from a beginning level of modern language study through advanced topics in literature, in a manner akin to total immersion.
and professionals who are at once innovative and rigorous, the modern language department has forged a new role on campus.
www.milton.edu /academics/pages/lang.asp   (374 words)

  
 Ohio University Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University offers a complete series of courses leading to a bachelor's degree (with or without teaching certification) in French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
The diverse course offerings embrace all aspects of language, literature, and culture: reading, conversation, composition, language for business purposes (French, German, and Spanish), language for journalism majors (French and Spanish), civilization, phonetics, stylistics, dramatic performance, methods of language teaching, audiovisual techniques, film, and the opportunity for independent study including study abroad.
Almost all language classes are taught in the completely renovated and expanded Gordy Hall.
www.ohio.edu /modlang   (189 words)

  
 Home | Modern Languages Department, Carnegie Mellon University
The Department of Modern Languages offers students of every discipline a wide range of opportunities.
If you are interested in taking a placement test, please click on the "Do you need to take a foreign language placement test?" link in the Highlights section of this page.
Ushida graduated with her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and is currently a Japanese language instructor at the University of California-San Diego.
ml.hss.cmu.edu /ml   (411 words)

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