Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for reading, writing, speaking and understanding the language at an intermediate level. It also provides substantial cultural knowledge. This is a 12-13 unit Occupational Skills Certificate aligned with the national ACTFL High Intermediate criteria of achievement. 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 intermediate* level conversations in the language. See ACTFL high-intermediate guidelines.

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

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

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

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


Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 12-14

Required Courses

Chinese Option (12-13 units)

  • CHIN 003 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) (5)
  • CHIN 004 - Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) (5)
  • CHIN 008B - Introduction to Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2)
    or CHIN 009A - Chinese Conversation (Mandarin) (2)
    or CHIN 022 - Chinese Calligraphy (3)

French Option (12-14 units)

  • FRNC 003 - Intermediate French (5)
  • FRNC 004 - Intermediate French (5)
  • FRNC 008B - French Conversation (2)
    or FRNC 009A  - French Conversation (2)
    or FRNC 006 - Introduction to the Study of French and Francophone Literature (4)

Italian Option (12 units)

  • ITAL 003 - Intermediate Italian (5)
  • ITAL 004 - Intermediate Italian (5)
  • ITAL 008B - Introduction to Italian Conversation (2)
    or ITAL 009A - Italian Conversation (2)

Japanese Option (12-13 units)

  • JAPN 003 - Intermediate Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 004 - Intermediate Japanese (5)
  • JAPN 010 - Japanese Civilization (3)
    or JAPN 008B - Introduction to Japanese Conversation (2)
    or JAPN 009A - Japanese Conversation (2)

Russian Option (13 units)

  • RUSS 003 - Intermediate Russian (5)
  • RUSS 004 - Intermediate Russian (5)
  • RUSS 011 - Russian Civilization (3)

Spanish Option (12-13 units)

  • SPAN 003 - Intermediate Spanish (5)
  • SPAN 004 - Intermediate Spanish (5)
  • SPAN 008B - Introduction to Spanish Conversation (2)
    or SPAN 009A - Spanish Conversation (2)
    or SPAN 050 - Spanish and Latin American Cinema (3)

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