Why you should learn a foreign language
Learning a new language can bring you health, wealth, and happiness. To find out more, read BestColleges.com's article "Great Courses: Foreign Languages."
Foreign Language Oversight Committee
- Irina Dubinina (Chair), Russian
- Laura Brown, Portuguese
- Carl El-Tobgui, Arabic
- Hisae Fujiwara, Japanese
- Elena Gonzalez Ros, Spanish
- Hollie Harder, French
- Ellen Kellman, Yiddish
- Eun-Jo Lee, Korean
- Xiwen Lu, Chinese
- Vinodini Murugesan, English
- Ari Ofengenden, Hebrew
- Kathrin Seidl, German
- Paola Servino, Italian
- J. Scott Van Der Meid, Study Abroad
- Cheryl Walker, Greek and Latin
Knowledge of a foreign language is intrinsic to a sound education in the liberal arts. Language not only defines cultural identity; it constitutes the basis of the literary and philosophical heritage that is at the heart of advanced learning in the humanities. Stepping into another language enriches the imagination by offering fresh insights, perspectives that challenge unexamined habits of mind, and the simple adventure of gaining access to another way of life and thought.
For a list of courses that satisfy the Foreign Language requirement, please visit the Foreign Language section of the University Bulletin.
What is FLOC and what do they do?
FLOC is the Foreign Language Oversight Committee consisting of a representative from each of the foreign language programs at Brandeis. The committee meets regularly to promote the study of languages at Brandeis, discuss policies, provide professional development to all language faculty and organize cultural events. FLOC decisions have an impact on our curriculum development.