Modern Languages Department

The Modern Languages Department offers a multiple-semester sequence of courses in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

The Modern Languages courses prepare students with communication skills in a second language and provide an understanding of the respective cultures of the target language. All of the modern languages courses provide instruction to develop proficiency skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The beginning level courses introduce basic grammar, vocabulary, communicative functions, and culture. The intermediate level courses continue development of proficiency skills through discussion of films, periodicals, and literary works to increase vocabulary, cultural awareness, and knowledge of linguistic variations.


Area Dean: Felicia Duenas
Office: MCW-315

Department Chair: Andrea Horigan
Behavioral Sciences, & Modern Languages
Phone: 805-289-6196
Office: LRC-339

Administrative Assistant: Sandy Mason
Phone: 805-289-6388
Location: LRC-356

Office Assistant: Brenda Marin
Phone: 805-289-6536
Location: LRC-356

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