Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at a basic (high novice) level. It also provides fundamental cultural knowledge. This is a 12-13 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL Basic (High Novice) criteria of achievement. See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

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 high-novice* level conversations in the language. See ACTFL high-novice guidelines.

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

  3. Writing: Write high-novice* level paragraphs in the language using correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary. See ACTFL high-novice guidelines.

  4. Speaking: Correctly ask and answer high-novice* level questions in the language. See ACTFL high-novice guidelines.

  5. Cultural competency: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the culture of this language.


Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 11-13

Required Courses

Chinese Option (12-13 units)

  • CHIN 001 - Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) (5)
  • CHIN 002 - Elementary Chinese (Mandarin (5)
    or CHIN 002A - Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) for Advanced Beginners (5)
  • CHIN 008A - Introduction to Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2)
    or CHIN 050 - Chinese Cinema (3)
    or CHIN 150A - Chinese for Business and Travel (2)
    or CHIN 150B - Chinese for Business and Travel (2)

French Option (12-13 units)

  • FRNC 001 - Elementary French (5)
  • FRNC 002 - Elementary French (5)
  • FRNC 008A  - French Conversation (2)
    or FRNC 010 - French Civilization (3)
    or FRNC 011 - Translating from French to English (2)
    or FRNC 014 - Writing in French (3)
    or FRNC 015 - Reading in French (3)
    or FRNC 016 - French Culture and Communication (3)
    or FRNC 050 - French Cinema (3)
    or FRNC 140 - French Pronunciation (2)

Italian Option (12-13 units)

  • ITAL 001 - Elementary Italian (5)
  • ITAL 002 - Elementary Italian (5)
  • ITAL 008A - Introduction to Italian Conversation (2)
    or ITAL 010 - Italian Civilization (3)
    or ITAL 012 - Introduction to Italian Literature (3)
    or ITAL 050 - Italian Film as Dramatic Literature (3)

Japanese Option (11-12 units)

  • JAPN 001 - Elementary Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 002 - Elementary Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 008A - Introduction to Japanese Conversation (2)
    or JAPN 011 - Inside Japan (1)

Russian Option (12 units)

  • RUSS 001 - Elementary Russian (5)
  • RUSS 002 - Elementary Russian (5)
  • RUSS 150A - Russian for Business and Travel (2)

Spanish Option (12-13 units)

  • SPAN 001 - Elementary Spanish (5)
  • SPAN 002 - Elementary Spanish (5)
  • SPAN 008A - Introduction to Spanish Conversation (2)
    or SPAN 012 - Spanish Literature in Translation (3)

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