Foreign Language

A different language is a different vision of life.

– Federico Fellini
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Open doors to new ideas, new experiences, and new opportunities: learn a language.

There are many life long advantages in being bilingual. Learning a foreign language will open a door to new ideas, new experiences, and new opportunities both in the workplace and in social life; and it will prepare students for success in the new global economy.

The Foreign Language Department offers courses in Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Its dedicated faculty strives to help students acquire proficiency in foreign languages and enhance their understanding of other cultures and peoples.

What You’ll Study
  • Chinese
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish


Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in a foreign language.

Careers & Salary


  • Foreign Language and Literature Teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Secondary School Teacher


  • Low: $28k
  • Average: $71k
  • High: $190k

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Adjunct Faculty
  • Marie Anglin
  • Liya Ao
  • Valeria Barragan
  • Leslie Davila
  • Angelina Godwin
  • Chiang Harn
  • Natsuyo Higuchi
  • Judith Kimura
  • Ana Maradiaga-Bunker
  • Estela Marquez-Alarcon
  • Adrienne Merlo
  • Arturo Navarro
  • Mutsumi Nobuhara
  • Emi Okubo
  • Fatima Pazargadi
  • Saeko Saito
  • Mariko Takayama
  • Santiago Tamariz
  • Dan Zhang
  • Julie Zweig
Foreign Language Department

Location: Humanities, Room 222K
T: (714) 484-7000 ext. 48417
Department Chair: Alex Herrera,