World Languages and Cultures 


See the new video about one of our students' experience in the World Languages and Cultures Department and at CCSF!


Free City  Free Tuition for San Francisco residents - What will YOU learn?  Nine languages are waiting for you. Join us!

The World Languages and Cultures Department offers a full schedule of courses in nine languages.  All are transferable to the California State University system and most are transferable to the University of California system.  Our instructors are experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping you learn a language and and gain cultural competency.

Our students come from all walks of life and represent many age groups;  high school students, college students with the goal of transferring to a 4-year institution, working adults, veterans, and retired professionals. You will be welcomed in our classes!

Students may complete a Major or a Certificate of Accomplishment in many languages. Please see the individual language pages for details.

Classes are offered day, evening, and Saturdays at several CCSF locations in the hope you will find a section that fits in to your demanding schedule.  

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Programs

Our Faculty

We have a team of dedicated, experienced faculty.  Our instructors love teaching and sincerely want to help you learn about language and culture. See the list of faculty on each language page.

Visit CCSF French and Chinese classes and meet some instructors in this short video.

Collaboratory Mac Lab

Students can access their audio and digital course materials in the Media Center/Collaboratory (Rosenberg Library 403).  38 Macs with high speed internet connection, international character input, and an MS Office Suite are available.   

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