About Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages offers programs of study that reflect its desire to encourage both mastery of one or more foreign languages and an overall appreciation of the cultural contexts in which they occur. The Department serves the Core Program, Bachelor of Arts degree major and minor language candidates, students whose degree programs require studies in languages, and students who – for professional or personal reasons – wish to broaden their cultural background.
INCENTIVE POLICY: If a student places into a modern language course at the 211 level or higher and earns a B- or better, then he or she will receive credit for the previous course in the sequence. The course must be taken before the end of the student’s second year. This policy is not applicable to native speakers who were formally educated in the language through the high school level.
The study of French, German, Japanese, Spanish, or Spanish Education at Elizabethtown College unites practical training in language skills with an understanding of culture, history, and literature.
These goals are realized through:
A diverse curriculum with offerings in language, culture, conversation, reading, translation, literature, film, and business that fosters international and cross-cultural perspectives
Experiences in a foreign setting where students live alongside and learn from people from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds
Mentoring from professors that prepares students to be life-long learners and productive citizens, leaders, and professionals
We join the pragmatic virtues of a usable skill with the humanistic values of a liberal arts education for a learning journey that has the power to transform our students into global citizens, humanists, and productive professionals