LANGUAGE STUDIES

Goals and Objectives

Goal: To develop in students a facility and proficiency in a foreign language.
Objectives: Students will develop proficiency in listening and reading comprehension, and in oral and written expression at a level established by national norms.

Goal: To develop in students an awareness and obedient response to the target culture.
Objectives: Students will (a) have a broad knowledge and appreciation of the target culture; (b) be able to discern and evaluate the values of another culture; and (c) demonstrate a cross-cultural sensitivity for people of different cultures.

Goal: To articulate and illustrate what makes up the creational structure and developmental dynamics of language.
Objectives: Students will be able to explain and illustrate in the target language (a) the systemic meanings of semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology; (b) how meaning is created by the interplay of these systems; and (c) how these systems change.

Goal: To integrate into the study of language and culture a religious orientation.
Objectives: Students will be expected to (a) explain how the cultural mandate defines their responsibility to other cultures; (b) articulate how God's covenant with his creation and his creatures affords confidence in meeting cultural responsibilities; (c) demonstrate a commitment to using their language skills and cross-cultural knowledge in service to the kingdom of Jesus Christ.