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Natalie A. Russell, Dean, Languages & English as a Second Language Division
Room: C247
Telephone: 626-585-3187
Fax: 626-585-3197

Department Hours

Department Hours
Mon - Fri7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Location: C247 

Would you like to take a foreign language at PCC? If you are interested in a course above level one, please call our Languages Department at (626) 585-3187 or visit us in C-247 and we will be happy to help you get permission to register.

The Languages Department brings together 11 foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL), American Sign Language (ASL), and Linguistics. The Department envisions equipping each student with the resources necessary to recognize the value of different cultures and approaches, and to appreciate diversity. The foreign language program has a broad spectrum of classes ranging form language courses to courses in civilization, culture and literature. The intermediate level courses cater to practical use of language from films to business. The program in English as a Second Language builds the communicative foundation for all students who need to master the language in order to successfully perform at the College. It encompasses both a transfer curriculum and learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area

Disciplines: Course Catalog & Schedule of Classes Information

What we currently offer here at the Languages Department

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Foreign Languages
    • American Sign Language (ASL)Foreign Languages
    • Arabic (Standard)
    • Armenian (Western)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Portuguese (Brazilian)
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Linguistics

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