World Languages Initiative
Cultivating a global perspective is a cherished goal of the Prescott College curriculum and nothing signals respect and good will between global citizens like a willingness to speak each other's languages. The World Languages Initiative was created to help students, faculty, and staff start and sustain courses in world languages other than English as a way to demonstrate our commitment to social and environmental justice. These courses, whether for-credit or not, are intended to prepare students to comprehend and analyze cultural narratives that are expressed daily—in personal conversations, mass media, fiction, film, poetry, political rhetoric, humor, and music—as they become capable interlocutors with speakers in the target language. The courses may have a traditional, classroom format, rely on small group tutorials with native speakers, involve video conferencing, or take place in-country as immersion experiences.