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Modern Languages

Be Prepared to Communicate with the World… Learn a New Language

The modern language degree programs at Sinclair focus on French, German and Spanish. However, the department offers a variety of language courses. No matter what you choose to study, modern language fluency is a tool valuable to you as an individual and job seeker. Our programs helps you to foster the valuable skill of critical thinking.

This program might be for you if:

  • You want to learn the world’s most commonly used foreign languages—Spanish, German, and French.
  • You would like to gain an edge in the culturally diverse job market.
  • You appreciate learning about other countries and cultures.
  • You enjoy communication and would like to improve your communication repertoire.

By learning to speak Spanish, German, and French, you can better appreciate the creativity of music, poetry, drama and narrative of a culture. These programs, in addition to being able to articulate your own ideas and communicate them effectively, also help you to better relate to others. Humans use language to structure their beliefs, ideas, opinions, and cultural experiences. To understand another language is to gain insight into another culture, another way of perceiving the world. It is also to understand one's own language better and to gain a critical reflection on one’s own culture, through the lens of another.

Most collegiate programs in liberal arts areas require at least one year of foreign language study. To fulfill this requirement and more, our programs provide valuable credit and experience that will transfer easily to most four-year colleges and universities. Our courses can also be used to fulfill humanities requirements of Sinclair’s associate degree programs. With the variety of classes offered, you have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Degree Programs

Modern Languages - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue baccalaureate degree programs such as education, English, geography, history, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, etc. The student enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Modern Languages emphasis would plan to transfer to a four-year university as a French, German or Spanish major, or into a major for which modern language is a strong base. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in the modern languages curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the modern language programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: