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Noncredit Certificate Program: World Languages

Pathways to Fluency

Today’s global economy has made learning a second or even third language more essential than ever before. AACC’s Pathways to Fluency world languages series is ideal for government employees, defense contractors, business professionals, police, emergency and medical personnel, firefighters, airport and port security personnel, active duty military and family members, educators and others.

What is the job outlook?
Fluency in another language is essential for a variety of occupations and can help advance your career in others.

What is the training?
The Pathways to Fluency world language series is a comprehensive, sequenced program designed to progressively improve practical, everyday foreign language skills. The languages offered consist of two semester-long courses. Each course meets for 45 hours per semester twice a week and focuses on spoken language skills. The first two levels, Foundation and Comprehension, are offered in 4 languages: French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  The third level, Mastery Level, is currently offered in Spanish and Italian.

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion of both courses at a level, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to:

Instructional Support Center 
Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 115 
Arnold, Md. 21012   Fax: 410-777-4325 .

The form and instructions can be found at

 Use the appropriate certificate code from the list below:

French Fluency Foundations: CE.FRE-FLUENCY-FOUND

German Fluency Foundations: CE.GER-FLUENCY-FOUND

Italian Fluency Foundations: CE.ITA-FLUENCY-FOUND

Spanish Fluency Foundations: CE.SPA-FLUENCY-FOUND

French Fluency Comprehension: CE.FRE-COMPREHENSION

German Fluency Comprehension: CE.GER-COMPREHENSION

Italian Fluency Comprehension: CE.ITA-COMPREHENSION

Spanish Fluency Comprehension: CE.SPA-COMPREHENSION

Italian Fluency Mastery: CE.ITA-MASTERY

Spanish Fluency Mastery: CE.SPA-MASTERY  

What will it cost?
French, German, Italian, or Spanish (45 hours per course per semester) - $302 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 17 years old.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by fax, or mail. Visit for details. 


For more information contact 410-777- 2657 or email

Interested in other noncredit World Language classes? 

Please visit the Lifelong Learning World Language web page.