Learning a new language can open doors—to your next career, to a previously unknown part of your community, and to the world. Montgomery College’s world languages program gives students the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly globalized world. Language study not only develops your oral and written communication skills, it also offers opportunities to think critically and analyze cultural products and practices that might differ from your own. Our courses teach students linguistic and sociolinguistic skills that enable them to connect with different speakers, cultures, and communities, both locally and globally.
At Montgomery College, we offer a wide variety of courses and levels so that we can meet you where you are on your language-learning journey. MC offers courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The majority of our language courses fulfill the Global and Cultural Perspectives course requirement and a General Education Humanities Distribution requirement (HUMD), a General Education Institutional Requirement (GEIR) or a General Education Electives requirement (GEEL). We offer face-to-face, online, and blended classes, in addition to accelerated courses and honors modules.
World Languages Courses
MC offers world language courses in American Sign Language , Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
All students should review the advising sheet and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science.
Related Programs and Courses
The Humanities, Arts, Communication and Languages General Studies Degree Core allows students to begin study in the World Languages.
MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.