The Wichitan

Skills-based courses removed from core curriculum

Kara McIntyre September 13, 2017

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...

Which foreign language should you study?

Which foreign language should you study?

Abby Jetton May 12, 2017

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...

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

Herbert McCullough April 18, 2017

¡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...

Language department to add Parseltongue

Caleb Martin April 5, 2017

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...

Jeffrey Oxford, chair of foreign languages

Knowing foreign language gives students competitive edge

The Wichitan October 8, 2014

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...

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