The Casper College Department of World Languages facilitates student success in language acquisition and cultural competency through classes and activities so that students flourish in a diverse global society.
In addition to beginning and intermediate language courses in German, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish; the department regularly offers opportunities for short term study-abroad experiences. These trips are focused on cultural awareness and improving students’ target language skills (basic skills are a prerequisite).
In recent years instructors have traveled with students to Mexico (May 2012, July 2013, May 2014), Germany/Czech Republic (May 2012, May 2013), and France/Martinique (March 2014). Upcoming trips: Germany (March 2015) and Mexico (July 2015)!
❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
‒ Nelson Mandela
❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞
‒ Rita Mae Brown
❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞
❝Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.❞
(„Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.“)
‒ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
❝Language is the skin of the soul.❞
(„La lengua es la piel del alma.“)
‒ Fernando Lázaro Carreter
Students who continue with a language previously studied should register for the courses corresponding to their level of proficiency. Contact the Casper College Department of World Languages for help with placement.
Credit by Examination (CLEP)
Students who qualify may earn credit by examination in the elementary and intermediate language courses. To obtain credit by examination, students must contact a Student Success Specialist at (307) 268-3315.
Eric Atkins (Spanish)
Aline Cassidy (German Adjunct)
Charles Ewing (French/German)
Nohora Groce (Spanish, adjunct)
Maria Nolan (American Sign Language, adjunct)
Gail Schenfisch (American Sign Language)
Albina Wadlington (Russian, adjunct)
Hiroki Yamamoto (Japanese - Fulbright Scholar)