over-all goals in the foreign language study are effective communication and cultural
understanding. Inherent in effective communication is the development of the four
basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. However, language
is more than simply a means of communication. It is also a window into the mind
and heart of the people. Language enables one to comprehend and assimilate the
character and culture of a foreign people, all their nuances of being and sense
of humor, their intellectual qualities, spirituality, and strengths and weakness
indeed their very soul.
It is, therefore, the conviction of the Foreign
Language Department that Christian education should pave the way to an association
with all peoples based on mutual understanding and genuine communication. In order
to assume the role of citizen of the world, the educated person must be equipped
with the knowledge and skills which will enable him or her to constructively interact
with people of other nationalities. Thus fortified, and individual will be enabled
to pursue the ideals of equality and unity, leading all peoples to understand
the Word of God.
Presently we offer study for four years in three languages,
namely French, Spanish and Latin.