FacultyDuane GarrettSan Juan BuildingRoom 221719-549-3262Duane.Garrett@pueblocc.edu
Department ChairDavid EdwardsSan Juan BuildingRoom 227David.Edwards@pueblocc.edu
The Associate of Arts Degree with a Spanish or French emphasis from PCC will transfer to any of the state universities in Colorado.
Program Start Term: Fall & Spring
Average Class Size: 15
Program Length: 4 to 5 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Pueblo
Studying a second language can directly enhance your chances of finding success on the following career paths: Interpreting & Translation, Business & Industry, Teaching, Media, Travel & Tourism, and Public Services. Foreign language skills also enhance your mobility and improve your chances for promotion and increased income.
What Will I Learn
Learning a new language is not just learning grammar and vocabulary; it is learning new sounds, expressions, gestures and ways of seeing things; it is learning about other cultures and how to interact with them. Learning a new language will heighten your understanding of your native tongue as well.
Depending on how long you study and how much you practice, you will gain different levels of fluency. With a language emphasis Associate of Arts Degree you should be able to reach an Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid according to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency standards. This means you will not sound like a native speaker who has spoken the language at home as a child but you will be able to satisfy basic survival skills and meet limited social demands as well as read, get around and meet and talk with new groups of people.
Our Experienced Faculty
Our full-time faculty and part-time instructors have degrees or an emphasis in the language that they teach and most have lived and worked in a foreign country or are native speakers. The lead faculty in Spanish and French are members of ACTFL and use their protocols in teaching.
“An Overseas Stint Can Be a Ticket to the Top”Many US multinational companies long trumpeted the importance of overseas assignments for middle managers. But these days, even the executive suite is going global. With nearly every industry targeting fast-growing foreign markets, more companies are requiring foreign experience for top management positions.-- The Wall Street Journal