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World Languages

Program Overview

If the key to success is better understanding the world around you, what area of study would make more sense to pursue than world languages? Studying languages is not just about learning different tongues and dialects — it also teaches the intercultural skills necessary to be a contributing member of our local and global community.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through this intensive liberal arts program in world languages studies. Our humanities and foreign language courses will prepare you for further university studies, travels abroad, transitions into the workforce, or advancement in your current career. Possible and exciting roles you can work towards include interpreter, translator, speech-language pathology assistant, reporter, and instructor.

Make it happen. Take your first step toward enrolling in the World Languages program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Global communication has been a key factor in the progression of humanity. With Phoenix College’s World Languages programs, students learn the basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary skills needed to communicate in languages like Spanish, French, and Navajo, amongst many others.

PC offers additional resources to advance foreign language skills by hosting events like the Latino Film Festival and the annual High School Foreign Language Competition, as well as opportunities to study abroad.

While our world languages courses do not lead to any particular degree at PC, these classes often fulfill the general education requirements needed for a certificate or associate's degree. Upon completion of these courses, students have gone on to work as interpreters, translators, travel writers, instructors, and more.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Dr. Trino Sandoval, for more information.