Program Objectives

For students

As a result of participation in the program, students will:

  • complete the discipline course successfully;
  • experience a deeper understanding of the materials read, heard and discussed through the foreign language;
  • gain increased confidence in their ability to use the foreign language;
  • use the foreign language more, particularly as a part of their academic life;
  • change gradually their world view as they gain a better understanding of their own culture and the culture(s) of the foreign language.

 

For “disciplinary” faculty participants

As a result of participation in the program, faculty participants from non-language disciplines will:

  • incorporate more use of foreign language into their teaching;
  • enrich their courses through the use of more foreign language materials;
  • gain increased confidence in their ability to use the foreign language;
  • forge cross-departmental links with other faculty participating in the program;
  • carry out program-related research leading to conference presentations and/or publications.

 

For foreign language faculty participants

As a result of participation in the program, foreign language faculty participants will:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of a non-language disciplinary area;
  • find new ways to incorporate authentic materials from different disciplines into language and literature courses;
  • forge cross-departmental links with other faculty participating in the program;
  • carry out program-related research leading to conference presentations and/or publications.

 

For departments

As a result of participation in the program, departments will:

  • enrich their course offerings through the use of foreign language materials;
  • provide an additional opportunity for faculty development to their members;
  • attract highly-motivated students to their courses;
  • forge cross-departmental links with other participating departments.

For the College

Through the FLAC program, the College will:

  • achieve better its mission with respect to global education and foreign language education;
  • serve as a model to other institutions in the field of foreign language education.