Language is the basis of all communication and human interaction. By learning a second or subsequent language, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills for successful participation in the dynamic world of the 21st century. Communicating in another language expands students’ horizons as both national and global citizens.
Language and culture are interdependent. The study of another language develops in students the ability to move successfully across and within cultures, and in the process, to experience, value and embrace the diversity of humanity.
Contemporary research has shown that learning a language facilitates cognitive and intellectual development beyond the language classroom. It enhances creativity and develops more refined and sophisticated skills in analysis, negotiation and problem-solving.
Senior Courses offered by Languages Other Than English
Languages Beginners courses
Literacy skills are enhanced through the study of another language. As the use of language is a process of communication, students’ learning experiences offer opportunities to consolidate and extend their interpersonal skills. By engaging with various modes of communication, students develop effective skills in interacting, and understanding and producing texts.
Languages Continuers courses
Students who learn another language understand how languages work as systems. They become aware of the structure of that language through the analysis of patterns and can apply this knowledge to the learning of other languages. By making comparisons between and among languages, students strengthen their command of their first language.