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The liberal arts foundation taught at Curry was really meaningful to what I do now. I remember that Curry wasn't the prototypical academic environment where you had a large class with lectures translated strictly from a textbook. Instead, there was real world language being communicated in a way that students could understand what the professional landscape was going to be like in three or four years.


Kieran Clarke, '84
Executive Vice President, Meredith Video Solutions
Major: Management




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Foreign Language and Culture

Language skills and cultural studies are essential for success in areas such as business, the arts, criminal justice, health and social services, national security, foreign affairs, and international trade and tourism.

Study of foreign language and culture also offers many other benefits. It strengthens language, memory, communication, and problem-solving skills and provides insights into our own language and culture. In addition, it expands our world view and helps develop an appreciation of cultural values, traditions, and artistic expression.

Chinese

Chinese is the most widely-spoken language on Earth. Studying Mandarin opens doors to one of the world's most ancient civilizations and today's most vibrant growing economies, offering tools for students with interests in business, society, politics, and culture to engage with the over one-fifth of the world's population that speaks Chinese across the globe.

French

Study of French enriches students by providing an opportunity to understand a major European civilization. Because literature, art, and music are used in teaching French, students will not only learn a language but also gain an appreciation for the culture of France. Since one-third of English vocabulary words are derived from French, students will also improve their English vocabulary.

Italian

Italian Cinema explores themes in Italian culture through the medium of film.

Spanish

Culture of Spain class at Curry College

Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, making it the third most widely used language in the world. More than 10% of the United States is of Spanish-speaking descent and that number is increasing rapidly. The ability to communicate in Spanish and understand the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world is growing in importance for a variety of professions.  (Pictured above:  Professor DiIuglio hosts tapas party for his Culture of Spain class)

See the course catalog for more information on foreign language classes.

Contact the Humanities (Foreign Languages) Department:
Paula Cabral
Faculty Building, Room 111
617-333-2143
pcabral@curry.edu

 
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