World Languages and Cultures
Welcome to the online home of the World Languages and Cultures Program.
The mission of the Drake University World Languages and Cultures Program fully supports the mission of the broader University by fostering the development of globally responsible students. As such, the Program mentors students as they gain functional competence in a language other than English, develop cultural understanding, and become responsible global citizens. By emphasizing speaking skills, the program prepares students to study or live abroad, enhance professional development, and pursue personal interests.
For a detailed description of our program and how we work with students, we have provided our "About" page.
Current News Highlights from World Languages and Cultures
- Language Conversation Opportunities
- Certificate of Competence Recipients 2012
- Japanese Endorsement in 5-12 Education
- Former Drake student of Japanese, Monsicha Hoonsuwan, published in The Atlantic
- Clayton Mitchell presents at International Association for Language Learning Technology
- Breanna Thompson, student of Arabic, awarded prestigious Critical Language Scholarship
- World Languages and Cultures faculty to present at Iowa World Language Association Conference
- Student Alex Rajewski receives prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange fellowship
- World Languages and Cultures awards Certificate of Competence in Japanese Langauge and Culture
- Origami Bulldog folding at CelebrAsian by WLC students, faculty and staff
- Students of Japanese to lead Japanese language workshops for Des Moines community
- Professor Sofia Paredes to speak at Spanish in the US/Spanish in Contact with Other Languages Conference
- Professor Sazawa leads session at 21st Literacies for All Summer Institute