In the Foreign Languages Department, we offer the following languages you may choose to study:
Out of the 6.7 billion people in the world:
(Source: The CIA World Fact Book)
Those account for the top four languages spoken with Russian, French and German rounding out the top eleven in the world. However 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).
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, etc.?
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.
Dr. Chad Stebbins
Head,Institute of International Studies
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801