Modern language classes focus on language proficiency and deepening understanding of the culture. Becoming fluent in another language can open a door of possibilities in your career and in your personal life. By studying another language, you can learn more about your own native language and culture. Bilingual job candidates are more competitive in the workplace because of their fluency and keen insight into other cultures.
If you’re planning on studying a modern language or closely related field at a 4-year institution, you can start with us and:
- Develop fluency and confidence in another language
- Earn an associate degree and prepare to transfer to a 4-year institution
- Complete your general education requirements
- We’re your first step in preparing to transfer for a degree.
- Our language classes can help you meet the language requirement for some B.A. degrees.
- Transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in modern languages.
- We offer credit by proficiency examination for Spanish 101, 102 and 201. Students interested in taking proficiency examinations for these courses should inquire at Student Services (C2100) for more information. The non-refundable cost for each exam is $15 per semester hour. Students receiving a grade of C, a score of 70% or higher on a proficiency exam are awarded three credit hours for the corresponding course.
- Many of our modern language courses are online so you can learn on your time.
- Like most colleges and universities, Kish has a series of 100-level and 200-level courses in Spanish. These courses cover all the grammatical structures and much of the high-frequency and topical vocabulary students need for effective communication. These courses also teach culture and provides students the opportunity to improve communicative competence in the language through intensive practice with the various communicative functions of language.
- Early planning for a modern language degree can make a difference.
- Students thinking about transferring after Kish to pursue a degree in modern languages are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor as early as possible.
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