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World Languages

25 Reasons to Study a World Language
World Language Requirements in Nearby Colleges
Pacific Luthran World Language Requirements

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Feel at home, anywhere in the world.

Imagine reading your favorite Spanish poet in Spanish. Or walking into a restaurant in Tokyo and ordering right off the menu. The study of world languages is your key to exploring and understanding other cultures.

Familiarity and fluency in world languages can also help you with careers abroad and here in the U.S. In addition to translation, international policy and government work, many commercial corporations have international ties, from law offices to software giants to manufacturing plants.

The Yearly Course Cycle:
Humanities Offerings for Summer 2016
Humanities Offerings for Fall 2016

Students wishing to complete the 121 – 123 courses in an academic year MUST begin the cycle by enrolling in 121 in the fall.

  Languages series offerings for the Academic Year
*123 courses are guaranteed as an offering only during the spring term.

Arabic121121,122122,123Not currently offered
Chinese121121,122122,123Not currently offered
French*Not currently offered************
Japanese121121,122122,123Not currently offered
German121121,122122,123Not currently offered
Spanish121,122121,122,123121,122,123121***** 122 or 123 on demand


1.      121 level is for students who have no or minimal knowledge of the language AND are secure in their understanding of English grammar.

2.      122 and 123 levels are not available for direct placement. Students wishing to be placed on these classes must take the placement exam. To do so, please contact the department chair, who will direct you to the appropriate faculty member, usually the professor teaching the course in question.

TCC Languages and instructor contact:

 Challenging Foreign Language Courses

 Which courses are available to challenge?

Courses cannot be challenged. You are encouraged to take a different foreign language course that eventually will be applicable to graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Non-Credit Classes: Online language classes are offered through TCC's Continuing Education program. See what's offered or call 253.460.2424.

Degree Options: Associate Degree in Arts & Sciences

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