Modern Languages Department
Aspects of Taylor’s Modern Languages Curriculum
In some educational settings, a student may only be exposed to one accent. This, however, is not an issue at Taylor since more than one professor teaches each language, and there are students from several Latin American, European and African countries attending the University.
Programs or Facilities
- Language Media Studio: state-of-the-art studio equipped with audiotapes, videos, laser disc technology, live satellite with foreign programming and computers for both individual and class use.
Travel Study Opportunities
- Latin American Studies Program (one semester)
- Semester in Spain (through Trinity Christian College)
- Semester in France (through Bowling Green State University)
- Summer Study in Mexico and Ecuador
Departmental Integration of Faith and Learning
- The exploration of another culture enables students to accumulate knowledge of religions and religious practices of other cultures.
- Students study language usage of other cultures and how it affects peoples’ faith.
- Practical application is found in singing, praying and reading Scripture in the foreign language.
- Discussions in Spanish or French of cultural issues involve consideration of a Christian worldview.
Affiliation with Collegiate and/or Professional Organizations
- Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
- Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- American Association of Teachers of French
- American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
- North American Christian Foreign Language Association
- Chapter of French National Honor Society: Pi Delta Phi
- Modern Language Association