The first two years of language study are devoted to acquiring the fundamental skills of conversation, grammar, reading, and writing as well as an understanding of the culture. Each unit is designed so students can master specific skills and are able to ask and answer questions on specific topics in a foreign language. In the following years, the students learn additional phrases for conversation and continue to increase basic vocabulary skills. The advanced levels include more comprehensive oral responses, and the students examine more of the literature and culture of the country. Each year the goal of language learning is for the student to increase the ability to converse in and understand the language in both formal and informal situations. To enhance the student’s enjoyment of speaking, reading, and writing in the selected language, numerous supplementary materials are used.
Possible Career Objectives for the Student with Foreign Language Training