We offer the following languages you may choose to study: Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Of the 6.7 billion people in the world 13.22% speak Chinese (Mandarin), 4.88% speak Spanish, and 4.68% speak English (Source: The CIA World Fact Book). Those account for the top three languages spoken with French and German rounding out the top eleven in the world. But those percentages account only for first language speakers. The number of those who speak English as a second language is expected to swell dramatically as schools across Asia are teaching English as early as Grade 1 (Source: Asia Times Online).
Will your career blossom with such competition flooding the job market?
At Missouri Southern, learning a foreign language is not simply a past time or hobby; it is a serious necessity in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Are you prepared for a future in which multi-lingual abilities are a must for international trading, government, technology, education, health and so on? Our department continually improves upon a world-class education by providing the technology, the literature, the outreach, the quality teaching and the enthusiasm to students of all types of cultural, educational and vocational backgrounds. With these readily available tools and some encouragement, students increase their job opportunities and improve their communications skills which are required no matter what career path they follow.
We invite everyone to gain knowledge and experience that will help them grow both personally and professionally.