Why is Taking a Language Course In Your First Semester Important?

The benefits of studying another language are numerous and varied. Language study improves analytical skills and focus, increases cognitive abilities across subjects, and improves mental flexibility and creativity. In today’s global market, the ability to communicate in more than one language is an asset that leads to increased career possibilities and richer life experiences. Finally, the study of a world language other than English is a central component in a liberal arts education – it leads to a fuller appreciation and understanding of one’s own language and culture as well as those of others, and increases general awareness and empathy for individuals and communities across the globe.

With class advising and registration just around the corner, we hope you consider taking a language course in your first semester.  As a reminder, optional academic advising will be available from July 8th – July 12th and July 15th – July 19th.  Course registration will begin on July 15th and end on July 19th.  To learn more about why taking a language course in your first semester is important, please click here.