Skills-based courses removed from core curriculum

On Aug. 18, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board denied the inclusion of all elementary and intermediate courses of French, German and Spanish into the core curriculum. They remain approved for the 2017-18 year, but will potentially be removed from the core in 2019. Other skills courses, … [Read more...]

Which foreign language should you study?

When studying a foreign language, students don't just learn the language. Students will learn about the culture and the geography of the area as well. It's a whole package and larger than just words. MSU currently offers three different foreign languages for students to study: French, Spanish, … [Read more...]

German Prof: ‘Learning a foreign language can make you smarter’

¡Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! All three words mean "hello" in Spanish, German and French, respectively. These are the literal and figurative introductions into taking a foreign language, which the Foreign Language Department emphasized in its Trilingual Café on April 10. “The Trilingual Café is our … [Read more...]

Language department to add Parseltongue

SATIRE Students are lining the halls and sidewalks of Bea Wood, like squatters on Black Friday outside a Best Buy, to register for the language department's newest course: Parseltongue. The line of more than 90 students formed at 5 a.m. the day after the fall 2017 class schedule was posted. Because … [Read more...]

Knowing foreign language gives students competitive edge

A liberal arts education undeniably has a politically-charged history. Although the term derives from the Latin word “liberalis” (meaning gentlemanlike, open-handed, or generous), the “artes liberales” were the core components of education in ancient Greece and focused on what they considered the … [Read more...]