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World Languages

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Discover the diverse world of languages with our comprehensive courses in American Sign Language, French, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The World Languages Program at San José City College is dedicated to equipping students with the skills needed for success in the global marketplace, as well as providing avenues for personal growth and enrichment. Our courses are fully transferable and meet eligibility requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Graduates can earn General Major AA and AS degrees with a Foreign Language Area of Concentration, and can satisfy most Bachelor's degree requirements by completing two years of coursework in a World Language.

Our program offers instruction in the following languages: American Sign Language, French, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Department Contacts

  • General Education Building, GE-206
  • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • (408) 288-3719

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 1: Demonstrate increased comprehension or receptive  skills in the target language.

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 2: Demonstrate adequate control of appropriate vocabulary and grammar and expressive skills to produce the target language.

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 3: Articulate comparisons between his/her own culture/s and that of the speech communities of the target language (this could include, for example, social and political history, literature, or art of the communities of the target language).

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 4: Acquire skills necessary to complete an AA or AS degree and/or transfer to a four year institution, which could include the use of innovative technology and exposure to new trends.