We envision equipping each student with the resources necessary to recognize the value of different cultures and approaches, and to appreciate diversity.


The Languages and ESL Division brings together eleven foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL), American Sign Language (ASL), and Linguistics. The foreign language program has a broad spectrum of classes ranging from language courses to courses in civilization, culture and literature. The intermediate level courses cater to the practical use of language from films to business. The program in English as a Second Language builds the communicative foundation for all students who need to master the language in order to successfully perform at the College. It encompasses both a transfer curriculum and learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area.