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Mission of our program

There are a good number of proverbs or sayings that aptly describe the transformative nature of learning a new language. Our mission is best captured by the following two:

The MENA Languages program aims to do just that: develop proficient speakers and confident “new humans” who, through exposure to a new language and its rich culture, will be able to extend the limits of how they see, understand, talk about, and interact with the world. To achieve this mission, the MENA Languages program has the following objectives which fully align with the proposed Weinberg Learning Strategies (observe, critique, reflect, and express):