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Why choose World Languages at PPCC?

As a PPCC student studying World Languages, you will not only learn to speak and read in other languages, you'll also learn about other cultures.  Our programs are built around the standards put forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Not only can your associate degree help you pursue (with more advanced degrees), careers in international business and diplomacy, these skills also will make you more valuable in any career. 

What do PPCC World Languages students study?

As a PPCC world language student, you will be prepared to be a responsible citizen, educated worker and culturally prepared for a world that is based on international partnerships. You will experience classes that are more than lectures because they employ modern learning approaches and techniques. Our innovative and creative instructors will work closely to help each student with language appreciation and acquisition while helping them to master grammatical written work and linguistics.

Classes You Might Take

Develops students interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language across the disciplines. Integrates these skills with the study of the cultures in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture and develops intercultural communicative strategies.
Continues Spanish Language II in the development of increased functional proficiency at the intermediate level in speaking, aural comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural competency in the Spanish language. This course is conducted predominantly in Spanish.
Begins a sequence dealing with the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the Russian language.
Develops students interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language. Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.
Begins a sequence dealing with the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the Japanese language.

Students who decide to study a foreign language will be able to choose from the following areas:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese

Career Options

The skills you learn in studying world languages prepare you for a wide range of careers in the following fields:

  • International Business
  • Import/Export Sales
  • Public/Media Relations
  • Local/State/National Governmental Organizations
  • Marketing

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

World Languages Program Learning Outcomes