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Modern Languages

Student Opportunities

Study Abroad

One year of study abroad required for most French and Spanish majors. Visit the Adventist Colleges Abroad website for more information.

Clubs, Honor Societies, and Activities

The department has a French Club, and also hosts quarterly pre-vespers programs for majors, as well as events for returning ACA students, and graduating seniors.

Student Employment

The department hires one to two student readers for French each year, one for German, one for Italian, and two to three for Spanish. Tutors for each language are recommended to the Teaching and Learning Center. The department looks for student employees who are highly proficient in the respective language, responsible, and competent. They are responsible for correcting and recording student work as well as other miscellaneous tasks as specified by their supervisor.

Modern Languages Awards

Major of the Year Award: The Modern languages faculty selects one senior per year (alternating between French and Spanish) who has demonstrated superior language proficiency, cultural knowledge, and has earned a high GPA in all foreign language classes completed.

Departmental Commendation Award (French, Spanish): The Modern languages faculty selects one junior or senior per year (one for each language) who has demonstrated superior language proficiency and cultural knowledge, and has earned a high GPA in all foreign language classes completed.

Employee of the Year Award: This award is given to a student who has provided high-quality work for the department and has distinguished themselves as being especially helpful, reliable, dedicated, and having a genuine caring about the department and its students.