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Center for World Languages

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AACC’s Center for World Languages unites the college credit program and its noncredit continuing professional education instruction, offering new options for those wishing to learn to read, write and speak Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Those taking classes can access Rosetta Stone and other world languages software in a new state-of-the-art computer lab in the Careers Center on the Arnold campus. The 24 computers are equipped with the laboratory components that accompany many language textbooks. Open lab hours established each term will allow students time to use the lab to complete homework and class projects that require access to world languages software.

Pathway to Fluency (Noncredit)
The Pathway to Fluency program is ideal for those seeking mastery of foreign language skills, whether for job/career advancement, or simply to gain competency in the language. Students complete a comprehensive continuing education certificate program designed to progressively improve practical, everyday foreign language skills at beginning and intermediate levels, with an intensive focus on spoken language skills and embedded performance assessment tasks ensure demonstrated student proficiency. 30 to 40 hours of instruction per course.

  • Pathways to Fluency Language Options
    Arabic, Chinese, Farsi (Dari), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Just Beginning Courses (Noncredit)
The Just Beginning courses are ideal for the casual learner, those who are curious about another language, and those who are looking to learn conversational language before travel. Students complete a 10-hour introductory or basic language courses and 15- to 20-hour beginning level sequenced courses as well as simple conversational courses. Course offerings vary each spring, summer, fall and winter and are listed in the noncredit schedules of classes.

  • Just Beginning Language Options
    Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Inter-generational Language Classes.

Credit World Language Courses (Credit)
The Credit World Language courses are ideal for those wanting to earn a Transfer Studies Associate of Arts degree or electives in their degree or certificate program. College credit courses are available in 12 languages. These three-credit-hour courses typically offered in a 15-week, in-person class format meet academic degree and transfer requirements. Gain interpretive skills in reading, writing and speaking, as well as an appreciation of various cultures.

  • Credit World Language Options
    Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.