The Language and Cultural Studies Department at Xaverian aims to promote linguistic and cultural literacy while cultivating a life-long appreciation and enthusiasm for languages and the cultures they reflect. We believe that all students can learn a new language and that a global mindset is a necessity and an asset in today's society.
- To promote language learning beyond the instructional setting, we focus on the national standards for foreign language learning: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.
- To offer a variety of different learning strategies aimed at engaging all types of learners in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- To create a classroom environment that fosters mutual respect, appreciation, and joy for all cultures.