Date of Award

Spring 2023

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Britney Jones


This study answers the research questions: How do students describe their experience with the Second-Language Requirement (SLR) at Trinity College? To what extent do these experiences align with what Trinity College aims to offer students? Through a qualitative study, interviews were conducted with nine participants. This study was performed at Trinity College, and participants were current Trinity students when this essay was published. Data showed that almost all participants supported the implementation of a second language requirement, although more than half of the participants described having a negative experience with the SLR at Trinity College. I argue that the SLR should be improved so that students get the most advantages out of these classes. Students seek language instruction and exposure to foreign cultures yet understand that the SLR needs to offer this more effectively. In addition, findings indicate inconsistencies in how Trinity students understand the SLR, suggesting there needs to be better alignment between Trinity administration and students. Thus, as it currently is the SLR is lacking in its implementation


Senior project completed at Trinity College, Hartford CT for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies.