Foreign Languages Department
The mission of the Foreign Languages Department is to provide an engaging teaching and learning environment for students to gain language proficiency in several common world languages. The Department offers lower-division, transfer-level courses in seven languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Swahili, Chinese and Japanese. Our language courses provide students with a strong base in all of the skills essential to competent communication in the target languages: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture. Through the study of languages, students develop an awareness of the experiences of others, an understanding of their unique ways of life, and a recognition and respect for their diversity and contributions to the world.
Language courses are taught by well-credentialed, caring, passionate faculty on four campuses and neighborhood sites, catering to a diverse student body. Classes are taught in a variety of modalities including traditional face-to-face and hybrid. The Department offers a number of options to complete a semester course in 7 weeks, 10 weeks or the more traditional 15-week session. Our courses are offered once, twice or three times a week to accommodate the varying needs of our students. Students who successfully complete our courses will be well prepared to continue their language study at transfer institutions.
Foreign Languages Department Head
Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m., 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Office: (Bonnell Building), BR-23C
Coordinator for International Studies
Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office: (Bonnell Building), BR-7
Popular transfer options include Temple University, Rosemont College and Chestnut Hill College to name a few. Visit the transfer agreements page where you can search by program.
Language Learning Resources
- Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
- French News: Local, Regional and National
- French Media Culture
- 5 Best French Radio Stations to Improve Your French
- Basic French Words for Everyday Conversation
- Grammar Lessons: Parts of Speech
- Type French Accents
- Pronunciation Guide
- Pronunciation and Conversation
- How to Pronounce 2,500+ Words in French
- The French Tutorial
- More Tutorials