PROGRAM Description

The study of languages provides communication skills, provides exposure to the richness of cultural variety, increases transfer options to universities with language requirements, opens new career opportunities, enriches global travel, and provides personal enrichment. The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution and for proficiency in a language in a variety of settings.

Program Emphasis

The Language program provides transfer level courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Students develop skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing, culture and increase familiarity with basic features of the English language. They also have opportunities to become acquainted with the literature, culture, history and current events of other countries through films, videotapes, field trips and campus and community international events.


Knowledge of another language is required or highly desirable for consular and junior foreign service, import, export, and international business and travel, health and missionary fields, overseas teaching, translating and interpreting, and travel and tourism industries. Learning another language is an asset in broadening communication skills and in the travel and tourism industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition to the language program of four year institutions.
  • Demonstrate accurate foreign language grammar including writing, speaking, and listening in the target language.
  • Discuss the social and cultural life of Foreign Language speakers in the target language
  • Read and analyze writings in Foreign Language target areas.
  • Accept and value other peoples.

Languages Clubs 2012

French Club
Spanish Club