The Foreign Languages Department provides instruction that helps students develop the ability to communicate orally and in writing in a variety of foreign languages. Instruction is provided in a context that heightens students’ awareness, understanding and appreciation of foreign culture. The department also offers courses to equip students with language skills that will enhance employment opportunities and enable them to interact and function more effectively in an increasingly global society.
Courses are currently offered in Spanish (3140), French (3138), and German (3139). American Sign Language I (SGNL 1301) and American Sign Language II (SGNL 1302) are also taught through the Foreign Languages Department.
Students who intend to major in foreign languages and have not yet decided on the senior college that they will attend should follow Palo Alto College’s generic degree plan.
Degree requirements are the same for students majoring in French or German. Area of concentration courses will reflect the particular language focus.