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Foreign Languages

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LASC Offers Courses and Degrees in French and Spanish!

Why should you learn or increase your skills in another language? 

Learning a second or even third language has many benefits. Learning another language helps us to have a better understanding of our home language and helps us to develop communication and problem-solving skills. Learning another language will increase job opportunities in business, law, technology, and marketing, just to name a few.

Taking courses in Foreign Language at LASC will open up new worlds of travel, friendships, and multicultural knowledge. Most of these courses are also transferrable to a CSU and UC campus so you can pursue your bachelor’s degree. Our dedicated instructors will not only help you learn a new language, but you will discover the history, culture, and art these rich cultures offer.

Courses offered in Reading at LASC 

Foreign Language courses can open up a new world of friendship, travel, and culture. You can review the courses below, as well as go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information.

FRENCH

1 Elementary French I (5) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 6A 
CSUGE Area C2 
Lecture: 5 hours 

This course stresses the mastery of fundamentals of French pronunciation and structure. Emphasis is placed upon developing the student's ability to speak, understand, read and write simple French, paying special attention to practical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. In addition, the student is introduced to some important aspects of French civilization and culture through simple readings and visual aids. Note: Corresponds to the first two years of high school study. 

2 Elementary French II (5) UC:CSU

IGETC Area 3B, 6A
CSUGE Area C2 
Prerequisite: French 1 
Lecture: 5 hours 

This course is a continuation of French I, with an increased emphasis on conversation. It includes the study of the past, and future verb tenses, of the passé composé, the imperfect, and the conditional, also of the subjunctive mood. Readings and vocabulary on daily life in France and Francophone nations are featured, also comparisons with American culture.

 

SPANISH

1 Elementary Spanish I (5) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 6A 
CSUGE Area C2 
Lecture: 5 hours 

This course stresses the mastery of fundamentals of pronunciation and structure. Emphasis is placed upon developing the student’s ability to understand, to speak, to read, and to write simple Spanish, using a basic vocabulary and stressing idiomatic expressions. The student is introduced to Hispanic culture through simple readings and visual aids. 

2 Elementary Spanish II (5) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 3B, 6A 
CSUGE Area C2 
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 
Lecture: 5 hours 

This course is a continuation of Spanish I. It includes the study of verb tenses, various aspects of Hispanic culture based on readings, and an increased amount of time spent on the development of conversational abilities. 

3 Intermediate Spanish I (5) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 3B, 6A 
CSUGE Area C2
Prerequisite: Spanish 2
Lecture: 5 hours

This course offers a thorough review of Spanish grammar with special emphasis upon idiomatic usage. Continued practice is given in vocabulary building, reading comprehension, conversing with increased proficiency in pronunciation, writing compositions, and the study of Hispanic culture. Included in the course are readings of short stories by well-known writers from both Spain and Latin America with discussions and written reports in Spanish based upon their works. 

4 Intermediate Spanish II (5) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 3B, 6A 
CSUGE Area C2 
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 
Lecture: 5 hours 

This course is a continuation of Spanish 3. Students complete the review of the essential points of Spanish grammar. They increase their vocabulary, expand their ability to converse on a wide range of topics, and enhance their ability to read and understand complex materials in Spanish. Students also write compositions in which they analyze stories. Discussions are held in which students give their interpretations of the stories, explain their symbolism, and defend their view. Students also continue the study of the literature, customs, geography, and history of Spanish-speaking areas. 

8 Conversational Spanish (2) UC:CSU 

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 
Lecture: 2 hours 

This course provides opportunities for students to express themselves fluently and correctly in Spanish using the past, present, and future tenses. Conversation will revolve around everyday topics, current events, and cultural materials. Students will be given opportunities to role-play structured situations in Spanish. 

14 Spanish for Public Service Personnel (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 hours 

This course aids students in developing the ability to express themselves fluently, idiomatically, correctly and effectively in Spanish with specific reference to individual needs in the areas of public service, business and community activities.