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Foreign Language


Why study Foreign Lanaguages? Whether you decide to pursue a major in the Humanities, the Social Sciences, International Business or STEM, studying a foreign language is the perfect complement!  Jefferson College offers classes in French, German and Spanish. After completing the equivalent of 3 semesters of any one of these languages you will demonstrate speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiencies at the Intermediate Level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Credit for prior learning options are available for students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who possess equivalent skills in these foreign languages. You may choose to participate in the Retroactive Credit Program or take the CLEP or AP exams in French, German or Spanish for college credit.   

Many students taking foreign language at Jefferson College also pursue the Global Studies Certificate in conjunction with their Associate of Arts degree and may earn a special designation on their transcripts upon completion.

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Jefferson College Foreign Language Program


Foreign Language Course Syllabi

The following links are for Official Course Syllabi, which detail expected learning outcomes, outlines of topics, and methods of instruction and evaluation.

FRN101 Beginning French
FRN102 Intermediate French
FRN201 French Grammar and Composition
FRN253 French Reading
GRM101 Beginning German
GRM102 Intermediate German
GRM201 German Grammar and Composition
”‹GRM253 German Reading
SPN101 Beginning Spanish
SPN102 Intermediate Spanish
SPN201 Spanish Grammar and Composition
SPN253 Spanish Reading (Counts as a Humanities credit)

*Credit by examination is available for FRN101 and 102 and SPN101 and 102.


Foreign Language Academic Plan
The Academic Plan is a semester-by-semester plan for the full-time college-ready student. Part-time students should work with an advisor to customize the map to fit individual needs.


View the Latest Spanish Newsletter - La Gaceta.


Meet the Foreign Language Faculty