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.
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
Mission Statement LanguageS Department
The Language Department at San Diego City College is committed to the academic, personal, and professional growth of its students and faculty. The goal of the department is that students develop and pursue a lifelong passion for learning & appreciation of the community diverse student population to succeed as citizens of a challenging world.
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