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Our mission is to connect with our community and to connect students with the world. To that end, the Languages and ESL Department offers language instruction that stresses communication and culture. In fact, our expert instructors are second language learners themselves, and have been prepared to use their experience and training to assist you in your learning process!
CCM offers instruction that emphasizes both proficiency and culture in the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Chinese, German, Latin and Russian are offered based on enrollment trends.
Dr. Marcia Picallo coordinates advanced Spanish courses for our Spanish Education Program or for those wanting to hone their skills in Spanish.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program prepares students whose native language is not English for academic coursework in the United States at the college level.
The program currently does not offer a language major, but students who want to study world languages can major in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities/Social Science, International Studies, or Spanish Education.
The Languages and ESL Department also houses the International Studies program and CCM‚Äôs Study Abroad Program.
Outside of the Classroom
Our computer lab, located in DH155, has open walk-in hours for students and offers the opportunity to practice and review language skills outside of the classroom. Students in the ESL program can also benefit from using the Writing Center located in DH156.
The need for global awareness led to the creation of the department‚Äôs Languages Discovery Session that annually features one or more languages and brings speakers that share their experience learning and using languages in their careers and abroad. We also offer other venues and literature lectures for everyone to enjoy.
Finally, the Languages and ESL Department is proud to call itself home to a chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the foreign language honor society.¬† This student group provides students a community space to connect with others who have a similar interest in world languages and language learning and to hone their leadership skills.
The Languages and ESL program invites the community to learn a language at CCM as a way to enhance a career and gain knowledge of the surrounding world. Welcome!