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 benefits of second language acquisition to career development and job attainment.
Toni Trives, Chair, Modern Languages
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...
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Revised: August 30, 2017