Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages

Contact Information Executive Dean
Department Office: Lavaca Hall, L208
Phone: 972-238-6943
Fax: 972-238-6166
Susan Barkley
972-238-6943

In our rapidly expanding world society, many students coming from, or preparing for entry into, business and industry need to obtain the oral, written, and cultural skills necessary to communicate with the diverse clientele of the global workplace. The ability to communicate in foreign boardrooms, foreign factories, and global industries often requires practical application of language skills and cultural sensitivity. Conversely, the ability to speak and understand the languages of newly arrived immigrants entering local industries, computer plants, hospitals, governmental agencies, and elementary and secondary schools also requires language application skills.
- Steve Mittelstet, President Emeritus, Richland College

 

Richland College, located in North Dallas right next to Garland and Richardson, offers the widest array of language courses in North Texas including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Richland's large international student population lends to the unique language-learning environment fostered for many years by the award-winning school and its dedicated & passionate instructors. Long recognized as a leading institution for language acquisition, Richland boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory, college library and computer stations. Language training at Richland is interactive with a variety of audio and video reinforcement, which promotes immediate language acquisition. Richland instructors are noted for their language expertise, business background, passion for teaching and dedication to helping students achieve communicative proficiency in the language.

  • Meet the demands of the 21st Century global economy by learning a critical need language at Richland College.
  • Foreign Language speakers are unusually skillful listeners. In our competitive job market, speaking a Foreign Language can be an important factor in distinguishing yourself from other job candidates.
  • Many Baby-Boomers/Emeritus students enjoy our language classes for FREE. Dallas County residents and/or property owners, 65 and over who have lived in Texas at least one year, may receive a tuition waiver for up to six college credit hours per semester.
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