• Foreign Languages at CCC

    To welcome a world of increasing diversity through quality teaching and assessment of foreign language proficiency and cross-cultural awareness.

     The Clackamas Community College Foreign Language Department offers students the opportunity to complete their first two years of Foreign Language studies before transferring to a four-year institution. Clackamas offers American Sign Language, French, German and Spanish.

    The department also connects students with other cultures by offering exchange and study abroad programs in Italy, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and France. The department seeks to offer a variety of cultural activities to promote an interest not only in language, but in the whole world and its diversity 

    What we offer

    Foreign Language Sequence: Two terms (8 credits) of the the second-year foreign language sequence--201, 202, 203--can be used in partial fulfillment of the "Arts and Letters" requirement for the AAOT degree. At State universities in Oregon, the 203 class is required for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The full two-year sequence begins with 101, which has no prerequisite. Admission to subsequent courses requires passing the previous course or instructor consent. Courses in the entire sequence from 101 to 203 focus on building proficiency in all four major areas of foreign language acquisition: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

    Career Possibilities with a Foreign Language Degree

    A Bachelor's Degree (BA) in a foreign language alone does not qualify one to enter any profession. Most professions also require demonstration of a minimum level of speaking and writing ability in the language, some sort of certification, and, to teach at the college level, a more advanced degree. With this in mind, a BA in a foreign language could be the first step toward a career as a:

    • College Instructor
    • K-12 Teacher
    • Translator/Interpreter
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Public Relations Specialist
     
    • International Sales/Marketing Officer
    • Foreign Service Officer
    • International Humanitarian Relief Officer
    • Travel Agent
    • Peace Corps Volunteer
     

    Student Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    • Language Clubs: You can practice language skills and learn about other cultures by participating in the French, German or Spanish Clubs.  
    • Cultural Activities: The Foreign Language Department regularly promotes cultural activities that expose students to the arts, customs, traditions and literature of the country or countries where the target language is spoken.
     
    • Language Tables: You have the opportunity to get together with guests of the college and practice your language skills by immersing completely in the language you're studying.
    • Cooperative Work Experience: You can earn college credits by using your foreign language skills in a work setting through the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) program.  
     
  • Contact our Foreign Languages Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3403

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