Department Chair: Dr. Stephen Lane
Spanish: Ms. Margarita Llamoca
Chinese: Ms. Lilian Sun
The educational focus of the Foreign Language Department is for students to develop a greater fluency in the speaking, reading, and writing of Spanish or Chinese. The foreign language teachers at Keio are native speakers who are dedicated to a teaching philosophy which emphasizes the living language in its cultural context. The study of a foreign language opens the doorway to a wider world of opportunity for students preparing for any career.
This is an intermediate Chinese class. It aims to develop learners' Chinese communicative competence and performance. Students learn more complex grammatical structures, build up more vocabulary, and practice writing paragraphs.
This course stresses speaking and writing skills through oral presentations and group projects. Students will become familiar with social occasions such as family life, school life, work life, shopping, entertainment, and travel. Intermediate Chinese expands on the study of culture through videos, books, magazines, and newspapers.