World Languages

World Languages

About the Program

The World Language Program at Houston Community College currently offers instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Our courses are designed to help students develop basic communication skills in the target language.

AWARD TYPES: Associate in Arts

AREA OF STUDY: Liberal Arts, Humanities & Education

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

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Summarize authentic spoken discourse produced by Spanish speakers of diverse origins. Produce Spanish comprehensible to native speakers using complex grammatical structures to communicate analytical and interpretive information in both impromptu and prepared speech.

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Demonstrate increasing comprehension of authentic written texts in a variety of genres. Write evaluations and critiques at a high intermediate level using complex grammatical structures.

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Formulate cohesive paragraphs and essays. Interpret cultural practices and products of the Spanish speaking world drawing on authentic materials including literature and the visual arts.

Program Information

About World Languages

We emphasize the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as the development of cultural sensitivity, knowledge of cultural information and understanding of cultural differences.

 

Employment

A degree in World Languages can lead to careers in International Political Organizations, Embassies, Import/Export Companies & International Banks, Education.

 

Online Program Restrictions

Some online programs may require up to 15% of their curriculum be taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Language Option Restrictions

Some online programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.

Elective Course Restrictions

Some online programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Required Course Restrictions

Some online programs may require students to participate in one or more campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.  

Potential Course Restrictions

Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.

 

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Carlos Villacis

World Languages

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm