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World Languages

Program Overview

If the key to success is better understanding the world around you, what area of study would make more sense to pursue than world languages? Studying languages is not just about learning different tongues and dialects — it also teaches the intercultural skills necessary to be a contributing member of our local and global community.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through this intensive liberal arts program in world languages studies. Our humanities and foreign language courses will prepare you for further university studies, travels abroad, transitions into the workforce, or advancement in your current career. Possible and exciting roles you can work towards include interpreter, translator, speech-language pathology assistant, reporter, and instructor.

Make it happen. Take your first step toward enrolling in the World Languages program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Estrella Mountain Community College?

The broader your understanding of the languages and cultures of others, the more you can help others understand a global view. At EMCC, you will gain reading, speaking and writing proficiency in the language and be exposed to a wide variety of cultures. You will also be able to participate in study abroad programs both within the Maricopa district in order to enhance your language learning and to learn about other cultures.
The credits that are earned for Spanish will count as elective credits in the Associate of Arts degree, so students can earn anywhere from 4-16 credits of elective credit, depending on their proficiency placement. SPA 201 or 202 also fulfill the Global Awareness (G) requirement for the AA and also ASU.
Students working toward their pathway will earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program.