Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at an advanced level. It also provides substantial cultural knowledge.

This is a 9-12 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL Advanced criteria of achievement. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Listening comprehension: Demonstrate comprehension of mid-advanced* level conversations in the language. See ACTFL mid-advanced guidelines.

  2. Reading: Demonstrate comprehension of mid-advanced* level texts in the language. See ACTFL mid-advanced guidelines.

  3. Writing: Write at a mid-advanced* level in the language. See ACTFL mid-advanced guidelines.

  4. Speaking: Converse at a mid-advanced* level in the language. See ACTFL mid-advanced guidelines

  5. Cultural competency: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the culture of this language.


Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 9-12

Required Courses

Chinese Option (9-10 units)

  • CHIN 005 - Advanced Chinese Reading and Composition (3)

Plus three courses from the following (6-7 units):

  • CHIN 009B – Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2)
  • CHIN 009C – Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2)
  • CHIN 012 – Chinese Literature in Translation (3)
  • CHIN 009A – Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2) 

French Option (9 - 10 units)

  • FRNC 006 – Introduction to the Study of French and Francophone Literature (4)
  • FRNC 016 – French Culture and Communication (3)

Plus one course from the following – 2-3 units

  • FRNC 014 – Writing in French (3)
  • FRNC 009B – French Conversation (2)

Japanese Option (10 units)

  • JAPN 005 – Advanced Reading and Composition (3)
  • JAPN 009B – Japanese Conversation (2)
  • JAPN 009C – Japanese Conversation (2)
  • JAPN 010 – Japanese Civilization (3)

Spanish Option (10-12 units)

  • SPAN 005 - Introduction to Spanish Literature (3)

Plus three courses from the following (7-9 units):

  • SPAN 006A – Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (3)
  • SPAN 006B – Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (3)
  • SPAN 009B – Spanish Conversation (2)
  • SPAN 009C – Spanish Conversation (2)
  • SPAN 025 – Spanish Composition (3)
  • SPAN 042A – Civilization of Spain and Portugal (3)
  • SPAN 042B – Civilization of Spain and Portugal (3)
  • SPAN 044A – Civilization of Latin America (3)
  • SPAN 044B – Civilization of Latin America (3)

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