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Welcome to Languages at Hope College!
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Hope College is committed to helping undergraduate students achieve communicative competence in a second language, as well as gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for other cultures. Learning a second language gives insight into the human experience of other peoples and contributes to intellectual development through enhanced cognitive and analytical skill. The DMCL helps to integrate these experiences with liberal arts into a world view which encompasses the historic Christian faith.
Since appreciation of other cultures and fluency in the use of another language is greatly enhanced by maximum immersion in the culture and constant challenge to use the language, the department offers many opportunities in which language students may participate:
All departmental faculty have traveled and studied abroad. Ten are natives of countries other than the United States.
Alumni of Hope have integrated their foreign language major or minor into a great variety of careers: