How many ways can you say "St. Lawrence?" During the celebration of
National Foreign Language Week on campus (March 3-7), you can actually
Sara Hofschulte, assistant director of off-campus programs in the University's
Center for International and Intercultural Studies, surveyed faculty and
staff to determine how many languages are spoken and understood on campus.
She received responses from 67 people, indicating familiarity with 35 different
languages. Each person who responded got a sign, made by Hofschulte, to put
on their door for the week's celebration, letting visitors know what languages
are spoken and/or understood.
The celebration is a way to increase awareness about the need for language
According to the results of the survey -- which are not comprehensive and
do not include students -- Languages spoken, read, or understood at St.
One other note -- the languages above are in addition to English.
Posted: March 4, 2003