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Foreign Languages

Foreign Language

South currently offers Foreign Language study in the following languages: Arabic, Japanese and Spanish. Whether planning to major in a language or simply meeting admission requirements for your university, we can't wait to meet you!

Careers in Foreign Language!

Career options include:

  • • Linguist
  • • Translator
  • • Travel Services
  • • Foreign Service/Government Relations


The first year of foreign language is designed for students who have never studied the language before or who haven't studied in a long time. All students will start in the first quarter course (e.g. SPAN& 121, ARAB 101, JAPN& 121) unless they have instructor permission. Please note that a full year of a foreign language is considered all three quarters (e.g. SPAN& 121, 122, 123).

Degree Information

Foreign Language is not a graduation requirement for South Seattle College students. However, many four-year universities do require foreign language to be taken in either high school or at the community college. Please check with an advisor as the requirements change with each college and with each major.

If planning to major in a language at a university, typically the courses fit within our Associate of Arts degree.

Associate of Arts Degree

Foreign Language Faculty

Learn more about our faculty and how to contact them on the faculty page.