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Open the Door to Learning a New Language

In a world where international communication is instantaneous and our population consists of people from everywhere speaking many, many languages, we, as global citizens, need the insights that learning and speaking a foreign language bring. From borrowing a cup of sugar from our next-door neighbor to traveling faraway on business, we need to communicate in the language of our clients, our colleagues and our friends.

Language study appeals on both practical and idealistic levels. It is an intellectual stimulus that helps you develop critical thinking and creative skills while enhancing your marketability. So rather than asking yourself if you need to study a foreign language, ask yourself, which ones.


Modern Languages Websiite
Technical Contact and Content Responsible: Michele Martinisi, chair, 415.457.7348

Photos: Hands (top left) by Julia Freeman-Woolpert. Gondola (lower left) by Ellejustic. Japanese gate (lower middle) by Renato Simizu.