The World Languages Department at Madison College hosts the study of Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. We provide you with an education that targets different learning styles in an active and collaborative classroom where both students and instructors are encouraged and expected to communicate in the target language as much as possible (90% of class time). Our role is to create a supportive learning community in the classroom and provide the necessary tools for you to use the target language on your own.
Our faculty is dedicated to making our classes fun, active, interactive, and engaging. Our classes focus on both language and culture so you may become more aware of different points of view. Cultural sensitivity will also open doors to diverse job opportunities in our globalized society.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The World Languages Department offers study abroad in Costa Rica for Spanish students, and Quebec for French students. Both programs happen yearly, from mid-May to mid-June. Find more information or apply at studyabroad.madisoncollege.edu.
In this 4-week program you’ll study Spanish at Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense (ICLC), in the small town of Carrillos, Alajuela, while earning Madison College credit and experiencing critical language and cultural immersion. You’ll stay with a host family, and experience a number of excursions and cultural activities.
Study French in the beautiful province of Quebec at the Centre Linguistique du Collège de Jonquière and earn a semester’s worth of French language credit in four and a half weeks. Situated just two hours north of Quebec City in the midst of a majestic natural landscape, the community of Jonquière is 100% French-speaking and is very welcoming. Each student will be placed in a homestay family and will participate in weekend activities and excursions in the target language.