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FALL 2020 SEMESTER AND COVID-19 UPDATE: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees, students attending on-campus classes, or those with an appointment. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Foreign Languages


Estrella Mountain Community College’s Modern Language Program provides language learning opportunities in English (ESL), Spanish, German, and American Sign Language. Our courses enable students to communicate in additional languages by providing appropriate opportunities for listening, speaking, and  reading while pursuing cultural studies that lead to linguistic excellence. 

Why Foreign Languages @ EMCC?

Language instruction at EMCC is unique in that all language instruction is supported by the use of technology.  Classes are dynamic and communicative, and our instructors provide excellent opportunities for language learning and practice by using the proven language learning techniques.

Career and Employment Outlook

Language study promotes success in business, trade, travel, and personal enrichment.  Formal language study can lead to a successful career as an interpreter.  Students who take language courses in the Division of Modern Languages meet the transfer requirements for further language study at another college or for an advanced degree at the university level.   

University Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.