The Modern Languages Department is a strong and vibrant area of studies at Berkeley City College. We offer lower division courses (Language and Culture) in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish and Portuguese. The program offers a complete range of lower division courses in Spanish and an Associate of Arts Degree and Certificate of Completion.
The mission of the Modern Languages program is to provide courses leading to the following: an Associate of Arts degree in Spanish and a certificate of completion Spanish; transfer to a university; the general requirements for the A.A. and A.S. degrees or transfer; and lifelong learning.
The Modern Languages Department consistently offers not only introductory courses, such as Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish 1A and 1B but also intermediate level courses such
as Spanish 2a, 2B, 15, 38, 35A, 35B, 39, 40. The department also offers Spanish, 22A and B (Elementary and Intermediate Spanish) for students whose native language is Spanish.
During the summer, the program offers classes and the possibility of studying abroad. The Study Abroad program provides students with the opportunity to experience and gain appreciation of other cultures outside the US while studying the language. The intensive language courses meet five days a week and are offered usually in countries like Spain, France, Cuba, Egypt and/or Mexico.
Come and experience the academic and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages, and the diverse cultures that they represent.
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