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 11-13 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 identify cultural elements of the countries speaking the language.  


Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 11-13

Required Courses

Chinese Option (12-13 units)

  • CHIN 001 – Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) – Level 1 (5)
  • CHIN 002 – Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) – Level 2 (5)  
      or CHIN 002A – Elementary Chinese (Mandarin) for Advanced Beginners (5)
  • CHIN 150A – Chinese for Business and Travel (2)
      or CHIN 150B – Chinese for Business and Travel (2)
      or CHIN 022 - Chinese Calligraphy (3)

French Option (12-13 units)

  • FRNC 001 – Elementary French (5)
  • FRNC 002 – Elementary French (5)
  • FRNC 140 – French Pronunciation (2)
    or FRNC 015 – Reading in French (2)
    or FRNC 008A – French Conversation (2)
    or FRNC 011 – Translating from French to English (2)
    or FRNC 012 – French Literature in Translation (3)
    or FRNC 010 – French Civilization (3)
    or FRNC 050 – French Cinema (3)

Italian Option (12-13 units)

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

Japanese Option (11-12 units)

  • JAPN 001 - Elementary Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 002 - Elementary Japanese (5)

Plus one course from the following

  • JAPN 008A - Introduction to Japanese Conversation (2)
  • 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)
German Option (12-15 units)
  • GRMN 001 - Elementary German (5)
  • GRMN 002 - Elementary German (5)
  • GRMN 003 - Elementary German (5)
      or GRMN 008 - Introduction to German Conversation (2)
      or GRMN 008A - Introduction to German Conversation (2)
      or GRMN 008B - Introduction to German Conversation (2)
      or GRMN 008C - Introduction to German Conversation (2)
      or GRMN 010 - German Civilization (3)
      or GRMAN 012 - German Literature in Translation (2)
ASL Option (11 units)
  • ASL 001 - Elementary American Sign Language (4)
  • ASL 002 - Elementary American Sign Language (4)
  • ASL 015 - Introduction to Deaf Culture (3)
 

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