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Foreign language

Foreign language

Foreign language is one of the many disciplines in which the humanities department at EACC offers a variety of courses.

Many students take foreign language courses from the humanities department because they find them fun and fulfilling, while also earning college credit. Students do not have to be working toward a degree to take foreign language classes.

Most bachelor’s degrees require several credit hours of foreign language. It is smart to complete foreign language requirements before transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, many professionals benefit from having taken, or are required to have taken, some college foreign language courses.

All Elementary foreign language courses are suitable for those with no previous experience in the language, or for those with some previous experience.

For more information on foreign language courses, contact the the Associate Vice President for General Studies, Cathie Cline (

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I enroll?
You contact the staff in the Betty Jo Hodges building for more information. You can also learn more about enrolling in EACC on the college’s and click on admissions.

Who can take foreign language courses for credit at EACC?
Just about anybody! Students taking humanities courses do not have to be working toward a degree. Students must be at least 14 years of age, but there is no maximum age to take courses at EACC. We strongly believe that learning is a lifelong activity. In fact, seniors taking classes for credit can qualify for reduced tuition or no tuition. See the EACC website for more information.

Do all foreign language courses transfer to a four-year college or university?
Students should always check the catalog of the university or college to which they plan to transfer for transfer requirements, but in general, foreign language courses are considered transferable.

Do all foreign language courses count toward my degree?
Check the specific requirements of the degree you are seeking to be sure. In general, foreign language courses at EACC can count toward electives hours required for many degrees at EACC and at other institutions, both two-year and four-year.

How many credit hours can I earn by taking a foreign language course?
Typically, 4 credit hours per course. To be sure, look at the fourth digit of the course number. For example, SPA 1114 counts for 4 credit hours; FRE 1001 counts for 1 credit hour.

Where can I find a schedule of foreign language courses? Look at the EACC website: The current schedule is updated regularly.

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