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What: Santa Monica College will increase student interest and enrollment in the study of foreign languages, particularly among Career Technical Education students.

Who: The Modern Languages Department in collaboration with CTE Departments: Education/ECE, Business, Communication & Media Studies, and Nursing.

Why: This project is the next step in SMC' comprehensive Global Citizenship Initiative and directly supports one of five of SMC's institutional learning outcomes, stating that graduates will "respect the inter-relatedness of the global human environment, engage with diverse peoples, acknowledge the significance of their daily actions relative to broader issues and events."

How: Raise student, faculty, and community awareness of the ben0efits of second language acquisition to career development and job attainment.

Contact: Toni Trives​, Chair, Modern Languages

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Japan Summer 2020 Study Abroad Flyer August 2019.pdf

Argentina Study Abroad PPT August 2019.pptx

Argentina Spring 2020 Study Abroad Flyer August 2019.pdf

Tokyo Study Abroad Presentation August 2019.ppt


Recent Articles:

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market​

American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case for increasing foreign language learning capacity...​


​Resources for faculty are under development. Check back soon.

Revised: August 2019