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: Lisa Putnam
Office: LRC-354

Department Chair: Ronald Mules
Behavioral Sciences, & Modern Languages
Phone: 805-289-6453
Office: LRC-344

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

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

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