The Bilingual Advantage

Course Description

This seminar explores the personal, professional, cognitive, and educational benefits of being bilingual. Students will participate in group projects to research how people think, talk, and write differently in different languages. Additionally, students will learn the crucial steps to learning a language. It is never too late to learn a new language or strengthen your skills in a non-English language; therefore, in this class, students will explore what they can do on their own to reinforce their language learning and how to use their bilingualism in different careers. This seminar also includes a community engagement element where we will visit different organizations that provide services to non-English speaking communities. Some organizations include Centro de La Raza, Casa Latina, and Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Are you ready to learn or strengthen a non-English language?

This course is for any student interested in learning more about bilingualism and language learning. Also, this course welcomes students in any discipline who want to explore how they can incorporate bilingual skills into their careers. 

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5 credits of Arts and Humanities coursework towards the Areas of Inquiry requirement.