Communication is necessary to establish social ties, to knit people together in relationships, to enhance cooperation, and to develop a global community. In our teaching of language, we emphasize communicative approaches with a goal of providing students with the skills to use the their chosen language outside of the classroom in authentic settings. An integral part of language use is awareness of cultural diversity, both at home and around the world. Language learning is a life-long process, and we strive to provide a foundation upon which students can build in college and elsewhere. We currently offer courses in French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, and English as a Second Language.