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Equip yourself to communicate around the world. Our foreign language courses at JCCC include French, Italian, German, Chinese, and much more. Our skilled instructors will even help you unlock Hebrew, the ancient language of biblical times.

In JCCC’s Foreign Language Continuing Education courses, you’ll learn the basics and beyond and take away foreign language fun facts like:

  • The shape of Chinese characters is inspired by the physical appearance and meaning of the word.
  • Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, the longest German word, means “the law concerning cattle marking and labeling of beef.”
  • The ancient language of Hebrew is written from right to left because it’s easier to chisel from right to left than from left to right.
  • French, the language of love, is spoken on every continent.
  • More than 400 million people speak Spanish and online use has risen by an incredible 800%. It’s the world’s second-most spoken language (behind Chinese).

How will Foreign Language courses at JCCC enhance my life or career?

You’re never too old to learn another language. Young and old alike, research shows speaking a second language helps improve brain function regardless of when you start.

When you study a foreign language at JCCC, you’ll discover a whole new way of expressing yourself. Knowing a foreign language could:

  • Open doors if you are interested in careers in business, diplomacy, science, or literature.
  • Make you stand out from other job applicants.
  • Allow you to communicate with millions more people than if you only speak English.
  • Give you a new understanding of globalized cultures.
  • Unlock travel opportunities; knowing a foreign language makes it immensely easier.
  • Increase your options for studying abroad.
  • Give you a better understanding of your native language’s parts of speech and grammar.
  • Make it fun to read books and watch movies in their original language.
  • Help you develop international friendships.

Why choose JCCC Continuing Education Foreign Languages courses?

  • We’re experienced: Our instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about their industries and specialties.
  • We’re up-to-date: Our instructors know the subjects well, and the materials taught in our foreign language courses are relevant.
  • We’re flexible: At JCCC, we offer different class formats that can fit into your busy schedule, including convenient online classes for nearly every course offered. Classes are also limited to 35 students, so you can easily ask questions, engage in discussions, and connect with classmates and professors.
  • We’re affordable: Costs are reasonable, and our campus is convenient to the metro area.
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