As the Hispanic population in the US has increased, the ability to speak Spanish has become a highly valuable asset in today’s multicultural world. Besides increasing the student’s cognitive awareness, learning a second language strengthens her/his critical thinking abilities. The more we learn about other cultures, the more we know about our own culture, values, and traditions.
Some of our recent graduates are on the mission field in Central America, working in medical interpretation, attending medical school, serving in ministry, and teaching in Arkansas, Texas, Asia and Europe.
A second language major will…
Prepare students to become future teachers of languages
Prepare students to a second language as a tool in their graduate studies
Enhance students’ work in the mission field
Supplement other areas of international studies
Encourage students to learn about and understand other cultures
Did you know that…
Spanish is the most popular second major at Ouachita Baptist University? Some of the most common “combos” include: