Program Objectives

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

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

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

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

The college will:

  • Better achieve 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