As part of the Liberal Arts department, the World Language program offers a broad range of foreign language courses, humanities courses, and cultural events to prepare students for further university study and for transition into the workforce. With a highly qualified and diverse faculty, the program supports the success of the multicultural student population in the classroom and beyond.
Through events such as the annual High School Foreign Language Competition, Latino Film Festival, lectures and study abroad opportunities, students receive a range of resources to advance their foreign language skills and cultural awareness, whether they are beginning, intermediate and advanced communication skills in the foreign language (of study).
Knowledge and Skills
Skills and knowledge gained in the program include:
Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. Courses include the study of culture, practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
The classes are lower division collegiate courses that may transfer to a four-year college or university. History courses may transfer as elective credits; program requirement credits; and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution.
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Career and Employment Outlook
Learning a foreign language can often improve your job aspects. Occupations that may require or benefit from foreign language proficiency include: teachers, interpreters, translators, speech-language pathology assistants, chief executives, restaurant professionals, small business owners and government positions.
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