Foreign Language Department
The Department of Foreign Languages views both the universal phenomenon of human language and all forms of such language as uniquely human gifts bestowed by God, Himself the Eternal Word. As a means of verbal communication among persons language is a central component in bearing the image of God, and as such is central to the Christian school curriculum. In its marvelous diversity language reflects the awesome limitlessness of the Creator. In the disharmony, alienation, and strife resultant from linguistic divergence is evident something of the evil in the human heart which would on its own corrupt and turn to ill even one of its own richest blessings. The major purpose of secondary instruction in foreign language is to uncover in and for students a sense of the cultural/linguistic riches and power at work in humankind and to develop a sense of stewardly obligation to use these gifts appropriately.
Illiana Christian has no foreign language requirements for graduation but offers both German and Spanish language study. Two years of a foreign language is often equal to one college year. Many colleges administer a foreign language entrance test to determine the level of entry into foreign language class.