Foreign Language

Foreign Language

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  • Transfer to Oregon State University Foreign Language Program

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    This two-year degree will prepare you to transfer to OSU's World Languages and Cultures program by emphasizing oral proficiency, reading and writing.

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  • Transfer to any Oregon University Foreign Language Program

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    This two-year degree will prepare you to transfer to any four-year university in Oregon. Work with your advisor to select the best courses for your chosen institution.

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  • Why Learn a New Language
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  • Study Abroad
  • Benefits of Being Bilingual
  • Why Should You Learn a New Language?

    Learning another language can give you an advantage when looking for a job and open the door to many career opportunities. Learning another language makes you a better person: Your mind will become more analytical, you will understand other cultures, and you will also gain a new perspective about your own culture. Research has found that studying a second language improves your skills in math and correlates with better scores in English and standardized tests such as the SAT and GRE. Speaking another language will help you to become a citizen of the world and will help you expand your world view. Studying another language allows you to participate more effectively in the global world. Foreign Languages open the door to understanding other points of view, art, music, cuisine, films and any art form. International travel is made easier with every additional language you know. Foreign Language study translates to less prejudice toward people from other cultures. Additionally, studying another language improves your memory and your listening skills, keeps your brain young and it can even delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to research.

  • Career Information

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  • Study Abroad Information

    Although LBCC doesn't offer any study abroad opportunities, Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and many other 4-year universities do. Participating in a study abroad program is an investment in yourself that provides an opportunity like no other to enhance your language proficiency skills. Spanish language proficiency is a valuable skill that employers seek out and incentivize. Studying abroad is also a great way to have fun, experience different cultures and expand your view of the world. Most study abroad programs require a level of language proficiency prior to going. LBCC offers the Spanish language courses to help prepare you for a variety of different study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries.

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