World Language


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Social Sciences, Communication Studies, World Languages, & Distance Education

Dr. Alex Miranda, Dean

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The World Language Department atGoldenWestCollegeoffers mostly courses that are transferable to a four-year college or university. These courses have been articulated with these colleges and universities, and the course descriptions are reviewed frequently to meet the articulation requirements. The college courses offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in the seven aforementioned foreign languages. The beginning courses emphasize listening and speaking, while the intermediate and advanced courses teach cultural and literary topics and emphasize reading and writing. The communicative approach is used throughout these courses to enable the student to function in the target language after the first semester. Our World Language Department also offers conversation classes in French, Spanish, and Vietnamese to meet the needs of the community at large. GWC is one of the few community colleges that offers Sign Language. This is a program that meets the unique demands of the hearing impaired, and thus goes beyond being just an academic program, but a community service for a portion of the community that is under represented.

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