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The School of Modern Languages prides itself on its unique model for teaching languages and cultural information geared towards helping students gain the professional proficiency needed for the global marketplace after graduation. The language under study is the medium of communication in our classrooms. As students advance through the levels, the focus of instruction changes from a focus on structures and vocabulary to a focus on content: learning about topics of interest through advanced communication skills and cultural understanding. In the advanced levels of instruction, students and instructors work towards a better cross cultural understanding, promote creative thinking, open access to intercultural understanding, and develop professional competency in the language.
Modern Languages Researchers
Associate Professors Jan Uelzmann and Paul Alonso and Assistant Professor Natalie Khazaal each study the role of media in a different period or geographic region: Uelzmann in post-World War II West Germany, Khazaal in the Middle East, and Alonso in the Americas, most specifically with a focus on satire in Latin America.
ALIS-student Joshua Baldwin has recently been accepted in to the Global Media and Cultures graduate degree program where he has chosen Japanese as his concentration. His dream is to work in Japan as a software developer and is pursuing his graduate degree to aid in his endeavors.
Sterling Gerdes (International Affairs and Modern Languages - French, 2008; Innovation Strategy Leader, Delta Global Innovation Center), who serves on the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) External Advisory Board, has received a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.