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Modern Languages FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Check the online schedule and contact the instructor of the section you wish to enroll at least 2 weeks before the class begins (the instructor’s email is included in the Class Note of the Class Details). The instructor will assess your language skills and give you the documents needed for you to enroll in the appropriate level.

No, it’s a districtwide policy that there is no credit by exam for any of the language classes.

1 year of high school = 1 semester of college

Chinese Language & Culture, French Language & Culture, French Literature, Japanese Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture

Total semester units toward AA: 6 units

Semester units applied toward AA GE requirements (E-REG 110): 3 units

Information on Degrees and Certificates can be found in the College Catalog.

To receive a Certificate of Achievement 4 out of the required 16 units must be completed with LACC campus courses.

To receive a degree 12 out of the required 18 units must be completed with LACC campus courses.

Please note that you must file a petition for approval in order for these classes to be counted toward your educational goal.

Since the Stay at Home Order which went into effect in March 2020, most of our department's courses are being offered online in these formats:

  • Asynchronous format: requires students to work online independently each week for the amount of TBA time shown in addition to completing assigned homework (i.e. no Zoom meetings).
  • Blended format: requires students to be online and interacting with their instructor during the times shown and to work online independently each week for the amount of TBA time shown in addition to completing assigned homework (i.e. some required Zoom meetings, 1.5-2.5 hrs per week).
  • Synchronous format: requires students to be online and interacting with their instructor during the times shown in the class schedule in addition to completing assigned homework (i.e. Zoom meetings required, 3-5 hours per week).

For Fall 2021, we are offering only a few classes in hybrid format which requires students to meet in-person, face-to-face with their instructor (on campus) during the times shown AND to work online during the scheduled times each week for the amount of TBA hours shown on schedule in addition to completing assignments.

In Spring 2022, we may offer more hybrid format classes. We will observe the latest LA County COVID-19 public health guidance, and monitor the need of our students in each program to meet their demands.

Check the online schedule for more information.

As soon as all the requirements are completed, please petition for the certificate here.

Contact the program director to let them know that you are a certificate candidate. This will assure that the petition will be properly processed.

Please Note: It may take up to a full semester for your request to be processed. Your certificate will be conferred on your transcript. If you wish to receive a printed certificate, contact Admissions & Records, Student Services Building, 1st Floor.

Additional information about the programs and their associated careers can be found on the department’s Degrees & Certificates page.

Please contact the Program Directors for more information about their specific program:

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Office Hours and Location

Contact individual instructors for office hours.

Jefferson Hall 111 & 114
(Adjunct Faculty Office: Jefferson Hall 108)
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Language Lab
Jefferson Hall 115

Contact

Yelgy Parada​, Department Chair
Email: paraday@lacitycollege.edu
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2735