Our foreign language programs strive to educate students to their highest level of linguistic potential. Our courses help students acquire proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to develop effective communication, creativity, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. We strive to develop cross-cultural competency by teaching the understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures of countries whose languages students are learning.
Knowing another language lets you to communicate with diverse populations and can make you a more competitive candidate for many jobs. It can also result in higher wages and job opportunities in countries around the world. Foreign languages open doors in many career fields, including travel, tourism, translation, interpreting, education, telecommunications, and public service.
American River College offers an associate degree for transfer in Spanish as well as courses in the following: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.
Cosumnes River College offers both an associate degree and associate degree for transfer in Spanish.
Folsom Lake College offers courses in French and Spanish.
Sacramento City College offers an associate degree for transfer in Spanish as well as courses in the following: Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.