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Foreign Languages

Emphasis: French, Spanish, Chinese

Degree: Associate in Arts or Associate in Liberal Arts
Purpose: The degree program is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor's degree. Additionally, it should attract students interested in careers which benefit from bilingual abilities such as international business, teaching, social and government jobs which deal with non-English speaking people, interpreting, translating, and the foreign service.


Bienvenue! Centralia College offers French I, II, and III for une anne fantastique! This course combines video, audio, and print to teach French and culture. Emphasis is on communicative proficiency, self expression, and cultural insight.


Bienvenido! Centralia College offers two years of academic Spanish. Spanish I, II, and III introduce the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop an awareness of Spanish speaking countries and their cultures. Spanish IV, V, and VI review and expand the essential points of grammar while building vocabulary and increasing knowledge of Hispanic cultures. Spanish for Social Services meets the needs of working professionals who wish to communicate with Spanish speakers in the community.


Centralia College is one of few community colleges that offer two years of Chinese instruction. In the Chinese program the students learn to speak and listen, but also learn how to write and understand Chinese characters. Learning about Chinese customs and cultures is an emphasis in all courses.