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Students new to PCC who are wishing to enroll in most Foreign Language classes above level 1 will need a permission to register. Please call the Foreign Language office (626)585-3187 for information.

Foreign Languages The Languages Division brings together 11 foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL), American Sign Language (ASL), and Linguistics. The Division 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 Division

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