Olivet's mission is to lead students to improved proficiency in world languages through a program that focuses on communication in the target language, real-life practice, and cultural competence in order to equip them to serve God in local and international settings. At Olivet, language students explore and experience reading, writing, speaking, listening, linguistics and visual literacy.
Learning to communicate in Spanish opens the doors to form relationship, to do life, and ultimately to share our faith with millions of native Spanish speakers. Without the ability to communicate competently, many of these opportunities would not exist. However, learning Spanish does not allow us to solely share our faith, but also to serve the Hispanic locally and internationally, to understand more deeply how God is moving in Spanish-speaking countries and to expand our offerings to Him in worship and praise.