World Languages and Cultures Department
Department Chair: Prof. Tiziana Quattrone
Office Location: A- 328
Department Secretary:Shailly Mahajan
Office Location: A-328A
The World Languages and Cultures Department fosters the study of thirteen languages offered at Bergen Community College. It also furthers the experience for those students who wish to continue learning a language previously studied. The World Languages and Cultures Department courses develops in students an appreciation for other cultures and other ways of living and thinking.
The department offers the following courses:American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian and Spanish.
Liberal Arts students may choose World Languages as an option or "major" by taking two general education Humanities in World Languages (6 credits) and two free electives in World Languages.
Students interested in studying a world language at Bergen Community College, may choose to either begin a new one or continue the language studied previously. Students who have studied a world language in high school and have received a grade of B or better, are required to enroll in the appropriate BCC course as follows:
|Years of study
|Up to one year
||Level I courses (e.g., French I)|
||Level II courses (e.g., French II)|
|Three or more
||Level III courses (e.g., Intermediate French I)|
Students who received grades of C+ or lower, should enroll in level I. If unsure about your level, contact the Department Chair.
If you want to register for a level II course, you cannot register using Webadvisor due to the pre-requisite. Your pre-requisite is waived in person and it requires permission and a signature.
Native or heritage speakers of Spanish must enroll in special courses designed for their needs: Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers and/or Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers. You may want to speak to the Department Chair or the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Wellness if you are uncertain about your language proficiency.
Check the current offerings in Webadvisor.
LANGUAGES OFFERED AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE