Foreign Language

Possible career opportunities

The study of a foreign language can open up opportunities in communications, foreign trade and banking, transportation, government, the Foreign Service, tourism, library services, teaching, professional translating, journalism, and all levels of education, including university teaching. Most foreign language careers require more than two years of study.

Associate degrees and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Foreign Language Department

Associate in arts degrees

  • French (FRNCH)
  • Italian (ITAL)
  • Japanese (JAPAN)
  • Mandarin Chinese (CHIN)
  • Spanish (SPAN)

Associate in arts degree for transfer

  • Spanish (SPAN) 

Certificates of achievement

  • French (FRNCH)
  • German (GRMN)
  • Italian (ITAL)
  • Japanese (JAPAN)
  • Mandarin Chinese (CHIN)
  • Russian (RUSS)
  • Spanish (SPAN)

Foreign Language Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Foreign language class schedules

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Students with prior foreign language instruction should check with a language teacher regarding their proper placement in foreign language courses. The following system is generally used to determine the appropriate term of college work based on high school language: two years equal one college term; three years equal two college terms; four years equal three college terms.

Chinese Department webpage

Foreign language lab schedule


Contact 

Chair:  Naomi Nezuka
Telephone:  925-969-2339
Email:  nnezuka@dvc.edu 
Office location:  BFL-228 Campus map