We live in a world marked by close contact and interaction among people who speak varied languages and come from varied cultural backgrounds.

Being able to understand and communicate in several languages is increasingly important for persons who want to be civic leaders, business managers, or simply good citizens.

At Emory & Henry, you can establish competency in one or more languages and, at the same time, complete a liberal arts program that will give you the kind of intellectual breadth and lifelong curiosity to be a successful citizen of the world in the 21st century.

World Languages Emory & Henry

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Grown from Conflict: National and Cultural Identity on the Island of Hispaniola</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><picture class="lw_image lw_image408 lw_align_left"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img alt="Max interviewing a Haitian student at a university in San Francisco de Macoris." data-caption="​Max interviewing a Haitian student at a university in San Francisco de Macoris.​" src="/live/image/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG" title="IMG 0350-2.JPG" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></p><p> Spanish and Civic Innovation major, <strong>Max Palmer ’17</strong>, conducted a project that’s field research was conducted outside of the college, some of it was even conducted in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He explored the mysterious prejudices between Dominicans and Haitians, working to define racism on an island where white european descent has for a long time been the minority.</p></div>