Language Center

Contact Information and Locations


R-403 Rosenberg Library & Learning Resource Center 

Phone:  (415) 452-5555

Students please note: The Language Center and Media Center will be undergoing some changes over the summer.  However, students enrolled in foreign language classes can still come to R-403 and access their audio and textbook materials during hours of operation.  

SUMMER SESSION HOURS (6/12/17- 7/22/17)

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6:45pm
Friday: 8am - 2:45pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

SUMMER SESSION HOURS (7/24/17- 7/27/17) 
 Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 6:45pm


Language Study at CCSF

Online Language Lab

Access audio for both textbooks and lab manuals on the Online Language Lab.  Your instructor will give you a user name and password.  You can also call the Language Center for this information.

Language Partner Program

The CCSF Language Partner Program is an exchange program between International students and Foreign Language students.  The languages offered are:  Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Japanese, French, German, Italian, Pilipino, Russian and Spanish.  Here’s how it works:

  • Where:  The Language Center, which is located in R403 (Rosenberg Library, Ocean Campus).
  • Who:  Students interested in participating in the program would partner with a student who is a native speaker of the language you are studying. A student then practices with a native speaker while at the same time helping him/her to practice English.  Sessions will be approximately half and half foreign language/English conversation.  
  • How:  In order to participate you will need to activate you CCSF Google mail account.  If you haven't already done so, click here and follow the instructions.  

Through your CCSF Google mail account you will be able to access the Language Partner Program site.  Click here to go to the Language Partner home page, then follow the instructions to make an appointment.  


Placement and Prerequisites

Introductory courses (1, or 1A series) and conversation courses (10 series) have no prerequisites.  Other courses require a placement test and filing a simple form.  A coordinator will help students file this form quickly and easily.  Click here for more information.  For specific languages, click on the links below:  


Canvas and Insight @ CCSF

Log into your Canvas account for your foreign language class.  Click here to learn more about the Foreign Language Department's language lab requirement using Canvas, including Canvas student user guides. Click here for a student guide to Insight and click here to log in to Insight at CCSF.   


iLrn - Online Learning Center

Access the iLrn Online Learning Center (e-book +) for French, Italian and Spanish.