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Foreign Language Requirements And Options

Dean: Dr. Cherilee Walker

Coordinator:   Awilda Olson

Studying a foreign language is required of most liberal arts majors and recommended in many vocational areas. As more and more businesses and industries become involved in the international marketplace, students with foreign language skills may well find themselves excelling in the changing economy.

At KCKCC, foreign language courses are infused with cultural content from the humanities and social sciences. By furnishing students with comparative perspectives on history, philosophy, society, and art, foreign language courses contribute significantly to our multicultural awareness and to higher order thinking. Ultimately, this helps hold the human community together, both globally and locally.

Foreign language courses are offered at the KCKCC main campus and the Leavenworth Center. Our college provides academic and conversational instruction in Spanish, French, and Arabic. Furthermore, we offer vocational Spanish courses for nurses, school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, child care facility personnel, and law enforcement officials. Tutoring is available through the Academic Resource Center free of charge.

For students with a previous experience in Spanish (middle school and/or high school), KCKCC has a Foreign Language Placement Exam. Students with 3 or more years of study are encouraged to take this test to determine proper placement in the sequence. We also provide an opportunity to earn college credit by examination. For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 913-288-7382.