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World Languages

Welcome to the department of World Languages. Anne Arundel Community College is a leader among Maryland community colleges for the number of languages offered, as well as the knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Choose among the following languages in order to learn a language and find out about other cultures:

Arabic

Chinese

French

German 

Greek 

Hebrew 

Italian

Japanese

Latin

Portuguese

Russian

Spanish

Faculty
Our faculty includes five full-time instructors of Spanish and French. We also draw on the talents of 25 part-time faculty who bring a wealth of knowledge, life experiences and teaching excellence to the classroom.

Advising
Advising for placement is accomplished through Counseling, Advising and Retention Services; however, the World Languages Department Chair is available to answer questions about individual courses.

A rule of thumb for self-advising is that one year of high school language is equivalent of one term of a college level language. It is not necessary to start with the first college level course if you have previous experience with the language. You may use your high school transcript or report card as documentation when you register for a language. The World Languages Department Chair may also sign your registration form if you wish to waive a prerequisite for a course.

Please see advising for information about how your AACC language course will transfer to another college or university. You may also use the ARTSYS software program to check for transferability.

Resources
The Truxal Library has a variety of untranslated literature in the permanent collection. You will find poetry, short stories, plays and novels in the languages you are studying. The staff at the Information Desk are pleased to help you locate these items. There are many language dictionaries in the Reference Area. Cassette tapes and CDs are available for use in the library and in some cases available for three-day checkout. Please take advantage of these learning tools.

Travel Study Opportunities
We offer students opportunities to study credit languages abroad. Contact the Office of Travel Study and Global Engagement for details.