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Why study languages at RCC?
  • The World Languages Department at Riverside City College is a stand-out among California Community Colleges, offering for-credit courses in more languages than most other institutions in the state.
  • You can enroll in beginning to intermediate courses in 12 different languages, available in morning, afternoon, evening and weekend formats.
  • Our faculty is highly trained in their field of specialization and interested in making your language acquisition experience, fun, meaningful and successful.
  • Our classes emphasize the development of communicative competence, including listening, reading, speaking and writing.
  • In the language lab, students have access to digitized language materials available on our servers and on the Internet.
  • And, most importantly, the study of diverse cultures and languages promotes:
    • intercultural communication and sensitivity peace
    • a spirit of openness for and understanding of other cultures and lifestyles
    • increased analytic and interpretive capacities
    • better math and English skills
    • improved entrance exam scores
    • clear career advantages and marketability in today's increasingly diverse local, national and world context
We invite you to join us! Enroll now in one of our exciting courses!!

Dorothy Gaylor - Chair (Riverside)  - (951) 222-8499



Department Office
Ilse Langeveld, IDS
tel (951) 222-8519
fax (951) 328-3513​

Department Chair
Dr. Dorothy Gaylor
(951) 222-8499​