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World Languages

Program Overview

If the key to success is better understanding the world around you, what area of study would make more sense to pursue than world languages? Studying languages is not just about learning different tongues and dialects — it also teaches the intercultural skills necessary to be a contributing member of our local and global community.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through this intensive liberal arts program in world languages studies. Our humanities and foreign language courses will prepare you for further university studies, travels abroad, transitions into the workforce, or advancement in your current career. Possible and exciting roles you can work towards include interpreter, translator, speech-language pathology assistant, reporter, and instructor.

Make it happen. Take your first step toward enrolling in the World Languages program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

Spanish

Expand your horizons by learning another language. We offer Spanish transfer courses emphasizing language skills including:

Conversational skills

  • Gender
  • Listening
  • Medical terms
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing

All courses include cultural components to complement and enhance your understanding of language and the people who use Spanish in their everyday lives.

For information specific to the Medical Interpreting programs, click here

For information specific to non-credit English for Speakers of Other Languages, click here.  

For information specific to credit English as a Second Language, click here

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Spanish:  $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.