Roger Williams language students have a special understanding of diversity through the cultures they explore in class.
They also show future employers that they are disciplined, self-challenging, and are equipped with a specific job-related skill.
Language students also improve their communication skills in general, and have a clearer understanding of grammar and usage in English.
All students in the Department have experiential learning opportunities, and there are internships as well as intensive (short-term and semester) study abroad programs.
The needs of students are met in a variety of ways: there are courses taught in English, one-credit courses, a rich choice of double-majors, and courses cross-listed with other schools and majors.
With television, telephone, E-mail, and the advent of the World Wide Web, it only takes a split second to communicate with anyone from around the world. Where once there was isolation among nations, today we are interdependent as never before. With this increasing global contact, however, comes a need to be able to communicate effectively, and it is no understatement to say that foreign language is a key that can open up the world to you. Knowledge of a language unlocks great works of world literature, enlarges our awareness of other cultures, and even enhances our understanding and appreciation of English.
Students are assigned the appropriate course based upon placement testing and previous language study. In addition to classroom activities, students at all levels are also expected to utilize the Language Lab for further training. It is the expectation of the Department that all students who complete the program will use their language proficiency in their future careers or in graduate study.