Henley-Putnam University officially launches Foreign Language Program

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Unique program merges a cutting-edge technological delivery system with top-notch online classrooms and teaching methodologies

Henley-Putnam University is pleased to announce the official launch of its Foreign Language Program. The program begins May 1, 2012 with introductory Spanish courses. Additional foreign languages are planned for development. This unique program merges a cutting-edge technological delivery system with Henley-Putnam University's top-notch online classrooms and teaching methodologies. The Program uses a blend of the best of the three language teaching approaches - immersion, grammatical, and situational - so that students have a solid foundation in all aspects of the language through an instructor-led online classroom.

Amanda Morrow-Jensen, Director of the Foreign Language Program, notes that "The Foreign Language Program is specifically designed to add value to the Henley-Putnam student experience. We are preparing our students to enter the fields of intelligence, protection, and counterterrorism, all of which either require or highly encourage foreign language proficiency. By offering language learning as a complement to our degree programs, we offer students the chance to make themselves more competitive in the job market of their chosen fields. Most important of all: we are the only online university that has a testing system that is completely congruent with the U.S. Government's own language scoring methodologies." Some of the Program's distinguishing characteristics include cultural research, geolinguistic studies, historical language and culture analysis, and other social science activities to give context and meaning to the foreign language, as well as frequent opportunities to apply the language to strategic security professions, giving students extra vocabulary and practice in using the language in their current or future career field.

The Language Program, however, is for more than just a student of strategic security. Dr. Amy DiMaio, Dean of the General Education Program, in which students may receive degree program credit for language study, observes that "Offering foreign language training helps serve students that are completely language focused, such as those who want to develop a career in translation in the intelligence community. It also allows students in government employment to shape and redirect their careers through language acquisition outside of government programs." To facilitate the goals of these students, Henley-Putnam’s Language Program is scheduled to include those languages designated as critical or super-critical to national security by the U.S. Government.

Henley-Putnam's CEO, Jim Killin, sums up the new Foreign Language Program's value to students quite simply: "No one else is doing this 'best of all worlds' approach to language: flexible, online, comprehensive, instructor-led, and completely based on the latest techniques in language acquisition."

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s Foreign Language Program and the University’s certificate and degree programs, or to find out how you can take one of these cutting-edge courses, please call admissions at 888.852.8746.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam.edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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