Why Study Languages?

Language (grammar and rhetoric) comprises two-thirds of the trivium, the classical foundation of a well-rounded education. Language study opens the door to advanced study in the Arts & Sciences and prepares graduates for a rich personal and professional life in a diverse, interconnected world.

Research shows numerous academic, cognitive, and cultural benefits to learning a second language.

Advanced language skills and bilingualism are highly sought after on today’s hyper-competitive job market, where monolinguals will find it increasingly difficult to compete for top-level employment. Despite myths to the contrary, foreign-language majors are the top earners among liberal arts graduates.

As language educators, we want you to experience the transformative power of language study. You will discover new cultures, new modes of thinking, new ways of being yourself, and have a lot of fun along the way. Join us!