Program Information

The Modern Languages area of study is a component of the Creativity and Culture program at Augustana. For more specific information on program requirements and courses, check the Augustana Faculty sections of the Academic Calendar.

Classroom scene from Augustana with Instructor Ingrid Urberg and 3 studentsStudents in Cuba on an immersion exchange, in a conga dance line

Extra-Curricular Language Activities on Campus

Students working in a small study groupNorwegian language students at Norwegian Lunch in the Forum

Weekly language lunches and language clubs provide students with opportunities to experience the languages and cultures in informal settings. Students taking modern languages courses have the opportunity to assist other students in their language learning by working in the language lab.

Learning Outcomes

Modern language courses and their potential immersion components / programs are designed to assist you in:

  • acquiring communicative competency in writing, speaking, oral comprehension, and reading in your target languages
  • developing enhanced intercultural awareness and understanding
  • developing broader perspectives which assist in breaking down cultural barriers
  • thinking critically about cultural stereotypes
  • learning through a broad range of enjoyable activities and methods
  • conducting research from the personal to societal levels
  • revisiting constructions of identity
  • building communities on campus and beyond
  • opening doors to other cultures and a wide variety of jobs. (Languages are keys to doors - many of which you don't even know about yet).

A young manAugustana students preparing to perform a play based on Old Norse mythology