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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
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Foreign Languages


Faculty:

Department Chairperson:
Juan Carlos Martin

Professors:
A. Barbagallo
D. Valentini

Associate Professors:
J. Golden
C. Martin (Sabbatical, Fall 2014)
J. C. Martin
J. Martínez

Assistant Professors:
R. de Mattos
P. Mahoney
 

The Department offers majors in French and Spanish, as well as a major in Foreign Languages which allows students to combine two of the following foreign languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Department also offers minor programs in French, German, Italian Studies and Spanish.

Current technology, in the forms of audiovisual media and computer-assisted instruction, provides authentic language models and enhances learning.

Departmental Mission

The Department of Foreign Languages fulfills its mission by teaching foreign languages, cultures and literatures, by promoting cross-cultural understanding, and by presenting models of effective pedagogy. Members of the Department also serve the College and wider community in areas pertaining to foreign languages.

The study of foreign languages is an integral part of a liberal arts education. It gives students a means of breaking through the barrier of a single speech and culture pattern and provides an encounter with some of the world’s great literatures, cultural traditions, and social models. It is also invaluable for those seeking careers in business and commerce, civil service, education, international affairs, media, social services, law enforcement, and scholarly research.

Language Offerings

The Department offers courses at various levels in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Attic Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Italian, Latin and Spanish, which meet General Education requirements. Students are expected to develop and increase their proficiency in a foreign language, whether continuing one previously studied or beginning a new one. Proficiency entails communication, cultural understanding, connections with other areas of knowledge, comparisons on the nature of language and culture, and participation in multilingual communities.


Learning Outcomes

Majors in Foreign Languages (a combination of two languages) complete a program that follows the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) descriptors for language learners and will:

  1. reach the level of advanced mid in the primary language and intermediate high in the secondary language.
  2. demonstrate achievement across the following four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  3. effectively converse in the ACTFL three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
  4. spend a semester abroad in an approved program of study or in a Stonehill sponsored international internship.
     

Majors in French complete a program that follows the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) descriptors for language learners and will:

  1. reach the level of advanced high in the performance of this foreign language.
  2. demonstrate achievement across the following four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  3. effectively converse in the ACTFL three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
  4. spend a semester abroad in an approved program of study or in a Stonehill sponsored international internship.
     

Majors in Spanish complete a program of study that follows the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) descriptors for language learners and will:

  1. reach the level of advanced high in the performance of this foreign language.
  2. demonstrate achievement across the following four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  3. effectively converse in the ACTFL three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
  4. spend a semester abroad in an approved program of study or in a Stonehill sponsored international internship.

 

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