City College offers language and culture courses in eight languages: American Sign Language, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Besides being excellent intellectual training and meeting transfer requirements, language courses allow you to add an international dimension to your abilities including international business and international relations, help you communicate with the peoples of the world and understand their cultures. Students often major or minor in languages in conjunction with majors in other areas.
In world languages courses, the course numbers and letters follow in sequence. A student who has completed a course with a grade of A, B, C, or P may not re-register for the same course (unless repetition is specifically permitted), nor may he/she register for a course with a lower number or letter unless otherwise indicated.
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish offer an advisory placement test to help students determine their level of language ability. For further information contact the World Languages and Cultures Department.
For foreign language studies abroad, contact the International Education Coordinator, 239-3778.
For short term noncredit World Languages and Cultures language classes, contact the Continuing Education Coordinator, 561-1860.