World Language and Cultures

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.

Degrees and certificates offered by the Foreign Language Department

Associate in arts degrees

Associate in arts degree for transfer

Certificates of achievement

Foreign Language Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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.


Chair: Akihiko Kumakura
Telephone: 925-969-2341
Office location: BFL-230 Campus map