It is the mission of the Language Department at USU Eastern to develop foreign language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses offered by the department also foster an awareness and understanding of different cultures in an effort to encourage respect, tolerance, and appreciation of cultural diversity. This cultural awareness enhances the student’s ability to function in an increasingly globalized society. We recognize that studying a foreign language increases communicative, interpretive, and linguistic skills. These linguistic skills include a better knowledge of how languages work, including one’s own language. The faculty of the Language Department are dedicated to providing counseling and curriculum to meet the practical needs of the student, including career language needs and the language requirements of the Associate of Arts and other college degrees.