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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 (Arabic - 75 hours) twice a week and focuses on spoken language skills. The first two levels, Foundation and Comprehension, are offered in 5 languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  The third level, Mastery Level, is currently offered in Spanish.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

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
Arabic (75 hours per course per semester) - $502 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. Use the appropriate certificate code from the list below:

Beginning Arabic CE.BEG-ARABIC
Beginning French CE.BEG-FRENCH
Beginning German CE.BEG-GERMAN
Beginning Italian CE.BEG-ITALIAN
Beginning Spanish CE.BEG-SPANISH
Intermediate Arabic CE.INT-ARABIC
Intermediate French CE.INT-FRENCH
Intermediate German CE.INT-GERMAN
Intermediate Italian CE.INT-ITALIAN
Intermediate Spanish CE.INT-SPANISH
Advanced Italian CE.ADV-ITALIAN
Advanced Spanish CE.ADV-SPANISH


For more information contact 410-777- 2696