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Foreign language study combines learning to speak, read, and write a language with exposure to the culture or cultures that use that language. It also includes understanding of how a language is structured and of problem-solving abilities within that structure.

Transfer possibilities

Pierce College's World Languages department offers both European and Asian languages, as well as American Sign Language. These courses meet the entrance and graduation requirements for foreign languages of most four-year programs. Intermediate level courses are available depending on demand, primarily in Spanish.Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in world languages are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.

Western European language major

Students wishing to major in Western European languages or studies may find the following courses particularly useful:

  • ANTH& 100: Survey of anthropology
  • ART 145: History of art - Contemporary
  • ENGL 140: English grammar
  • ENGL 240: Intro to linguistics
  • HIST& 127-128: World Civilizations II-III
  • HUM& 116-118: Humanities I-III
  • INTS 107: Intro to International studies
  • INTS 140: Contemporary issues in international studies

Asian language major

Students wishing to major in Asian languages or studies may find the following courses particularly useful:

  • ANTH& 100: Survey of anthropology
  • ART 145: History of art - Contemporary
  • ENGL 140: English grammar
  • ENGL 240: Intro to linguistics
  • HIST& 127-128: World civilizations II-III
  • HIST 270: Intro to the Far East
  • HIST 280: Intro to Chinese civilization
  • INTS 107: Intro to international studies
  • INTS 140:Contemporary issues in international studies

Terry Mirande
World Languages - Interpreting Coordinator
None Available
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Victoria Mayorga
Spanish Instructor
253-840-8346
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Janina Starr
ASL Instructor
(V) 253-840-8315 & (VP) 206-466-4810
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