World Languages & Cultures

Understanding Appreciating Languages Cultures

Culver students not only embrace global citizenship, but also gain a deeper understanding of the languages and cultures of others.

Our mission as the Department of World Languages & Cultures is to develop global citizens who are able to communicate effectively and empathize with all cultures.

World Languages & Cultures Instruction

  • Courses provide a foundation in language and culture in Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish – and all upper-level modern language classes are conducted primarily in the target language.
  • Students are active participants in their learning as they explore cultures and language using interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills. Teachers guide students throughout their journey toward proficiency by creating a constructivist, student-centered classroom that is infused with authentic sources.
  • The Honors Seminar expands student knowledge of a target language, its literature and culture through the completion of a research project under the guidance of an honors advisor.