Learn the expressive and receptive skills of American Sign Language (ASL). Classes cover topics relevant to the Deaf community, including Deaf culture, history of ASL, grammar, technology, and types of hearing loss.
Explore the history and culture of the Arab people through the study of their language. From the Middle East to North Africa, Arabic is an essential language in International Relations and Global Business.
Gain a foundation in Chinese language and literature, traditional arts and film, philosophical thought and history, social and political issues, and business and law perspectives. Includes opportunities for intensive overseas language training and cultural immersion in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Cultivate an understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and contemporary social, political, business, and economic issues. Students broaden their views and minds globally, while appreciating their own societies and cultures.
Spanish and Latin American Literature Professor Ivonne Gordon-Vailakis, an internationally recognized poet, has taught poetry at Redlands for more than 20 years.
“My students know I am passionate about poetry, and they learn that I also create it and share it, not only with them but also with people in different parts of the world.”
In 2016, Gordon-Vailakis was invited to participate in Paralelo 0, an international festival in Ecuador featuring a slate of distinguished poets. She has also been invited to participate in the International Poetry Festival of Granada in Managua, Nicaragua, the largest literary festival in Central America.
A native of Quito, Ecuador, Gordon-Vailakis has published five books of poetry. Her honors include the Jorge Carrera Andrade Poetry Award in Ecuador and her book, Diosas prestadas (Borrowed Goddesses), based on Greek mythology, was one of 12 finalists for the First International Prize Francisco de Aldana Poetry in Spanish Language.