Want to give yourself an edge in the job market or in your applications to transfer to a four-year institution? Then register for one of the two new language programs Truman College will be offering in Fall 2012 - Latin and Arabic.
Why study Arabic?
Arabic speakers are in high demand and low supply in the Western world. The U.S. State Department has named Arabic a “critical language,” creating jobs for Arabic language speakers and study opportunities for those who want to learn the language.
It will also give you an edge in career fields like diplomacy, business, engineering, international development, and academia. Medical professionals and community workers are choosing to study Arabic because of the growing number of Arabic speakers who live and work in our communities.
Why study Latin?
A background in Latin makes learning terminology in fields like nursing, medicine, law, computer science and engineering easier.
Studies show that studying Latin improves both English language vocabulary and reading comprehension and has been proven to increase test scores. It can also help you succeed in other classes because Western languages, systems of thought, political systems, and much of Western culture is based on the classical tradition and knowledge of Latin.