Mr. Michael Smith » World Language Department
Statement of Purpose
In accordance with the mission of Ursuline Academy, we, the world language department, educate students for Christian living and leadership in a global society. Language learning raises student awareness of the way of life of others. Serviam or ‘I will serve’ is a lived reality and is more meaningful when one is able to communicate with another and is able to understand the culture of those we are serving.
The world language department reflects academic excellence by applying what the student has learned to new situations and by adapting to a variety of learning formats.
In respecting the uniqueness of the individual in a community environment, the world language department enables the student to recognize diversity as a positive force and to value the dignity of all persons.
By being committed to leadership in a global community, the world language department encourages and facilitates involvement in local, national, and international communities. In future education and career choices, the ability to communicate in a second language is an asset.
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