Are you interested in other peoples and cultures? Would you enjoy living, working and/or studying abroad? Would you like to expand your view of the world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be well-suited for the professional and personal possibilities available to German and Spanish minors. (In addition to German and Spanish, Bethel’s language department also offers classes – but no degree – in New Testament Greek and Mandarin Chinese.)
To study a language at Bethel is to do more than memorize vocabulary words and sentence structures. It is to delve into the culture, to understand the people and their history, to truly become a member of a global community. To study German at Bethel is to learn an important part of this college’s history – its Mennonite founders in the late 19th century were German-speaking immigrants from Russia.
Since foreign languages are an integral part of the liberal arts, you will develop an increased awareness of other cultures, literatures, history, and social and political structures. You will be able to integrate your liberal arts learning with your newfound knowledge of another language and culture.