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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!!


Department Office

tel (951) 222-8519

Department Chair
Dorothy Gaylor​
tel (951) 222-8499