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.

 

Available Courses

For course specific information click on the course below:

CHN 1100 Conversational Chinese I

A foundation for gaining knowledge about Chinese culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken Chinese, including travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

CHN 1105 Conversational Chinese II

Develops the conversational skills to a greater degree of complexity and covering more situations. Promotes free expression in Chinese within more specific and complex cultural contents.
3 Credit Hours

CHN 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

FRE 1100 Conversational French

A foundation for gaining knowledge about French culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken French and travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

FRE 1101 Elementary French I

A foundation for gaining basic knowledge of French grammar, speaking, writing, reading and cultural knowledge.
4 Credit Hours

FRE 1102 Elementary French II

Continuing French grammar skills, verbs in the future conditional and subjunctive tenses, speaking, writing, reading and cultural knowledge.
4 Credit Hours

FRE 2201 Intermediate French I

Reviews and extends basic principles through composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

FRE 2202 Intermediate French II

Continue to review and extend basic principles through composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

FRE 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

GER 1100 Conversational German

A foundation for gaining knowledge about Germanic culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken German, including travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

GER 1101 Elementary German I

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
4 Credit Hours

GER 1102 Elementary German II

Continued understanding, speaking, reading and writing German beyond the discourse level. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
4 Credit Hours

GER 2201 Intermediate German I

Reviews and extends basic principles through composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

GER 2202 Intermediate German II

Intermediate-level composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

GER 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

JPN 1100 Conversational Japanese I

A foundation for gaining knowledge about Japanese culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken Japanese, including travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

JPN 1105 Conversational Japanese II

Develops the conversational skills to a greater degree of complexity and covering more situations. Promotes free expression in Japanese within more specific and complex cultural contents.
3 Credit Hours

JPN 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

RUS 1100 Conversational Russian I

A foundation for gaining knowledge about Russian culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken Russian, including travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

RUS 1105 Conversational Russian II

Develops conversational skills to a greater degree of complexity, covering more situations. Promotes free expression in Russian within more specific and complex cultural contents.
3 Credit Hours

RUS 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

SPA 1100 Conversational Spanish I

A foundation for gaining knowledge about Hispanic culture and basic phrases related to simple spoken Spanish, including travel situations.
3 Credit Hours

SPA 1101 Elementary Spanish I

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
4 Credit Hours

SPA 1102 Elementary Spanish II

Foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
4 Credit Hours

SPA 1161 Conversational Spanish for Criminal Justice

Conversational Spanish focused on learning to communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals in the professional capacity of a law enforcement officer. Oral practice and discussions center on the understanding of the language within its cultural context. Considerable supplementary work required.
3 Credit Hours

SPA 2201 Intermediate Spanish I

Reviews and extends basic principles through composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

SPA 2202 Intermediate Spanish II

Reviews and extends basic principles through composition and conversation, stressing fluency. Work outside of class and/or in the language laboratory is required.
3 Credit Hours

SPA 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours


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