Why should I learn another language?
What are the objectives of the Modern Language Department?
The objectives of the Modern Language Department are twofold:
Can I study abroad?
OCU offers opportunities to study abroad including:
The department has been successful in placing students in other foreign study and work programs. German students can obtain the internationally recognized "Certificate of German as a Foreign Language" on the OCU campus.
What about European Languages?
The traditional French, German and Spanish majors offer language skill classes on the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. We emphasize communicative fluency so you learn to understand, speak and write in your language area. You will also receive a solid background in cultural studies, enabling you to understand the history, traditions, and values of another culture. On the advanced level, you will be introduced to the richness of literature in the original language. Business related language courses are offered in all languages. The newest opportunities for cultural immersion are study abroad programs in Germany and Mexico.
What about Asian Languages?
Realizing the unparalleled employment opportunities for graduates with skills in Asian languages, OCU has implemented a minor in Chinese. You will receive thorough training which enables you to communicate on a functional level. You may also combine language study with the minor in Asian studies giving you a deeper insight into the philosophy and historical framework of non-western civilizations.