Multicultural Center

Intercultural/International Studies Division

Welcome to World Languages!

The Intercultural/International Division at De Anza College offers 12 world languages. Our World Language department is dedicated to developing the language skills necessary for students to succeed in their academic classes and in the workplace. We provide a space where students can foster an appreciation for diversity and culture while learning a new language.

World Language Departments

 *At present ONLY Mandarin and Japanese meet the two-year world language requirement for transfer.


The rest of the World Languages will only offer the elementary-level coursework (levels 1, 2, and 3).


Past enrollment declines in some Level 3 classes mean that the number of sections may be reduced, or that Level 3 in that language may be eliminated from the Spring schedule.  Please refer to the specific department for details.

American Sign Language                    
Japanese                                             *
Mandarin                                             *



World Languages Offered Fall 2017

Fall Session Dates
September 25th-December 15th

Days, Times and Faculty to be announced on

July 14th, 2017, on the schedule of classes.

  • American Sign Language 1
  • French 1
  • German 1
  • Hindi 1
  • Italian 1
  • Japanese 1, 2 and 4
  • Korean 1
  • Mandarin 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Persian 1
  • Russian 1
  • Spanish 1,2,3 and 4
  • Vietnamese 1


World Language Prerequisite Clearance

Please see World Language Prerequisites 

if you are registering for any World Language courses numbered 2-6 (e.g., SPAN 3).


What is a Prerequisite? 

If you are trying to register into a World

Language Class and you can't, this

means you have not yet met the

prerequisite for the class.


Most World Languages classes

(2nd Quarter and above) have prerequisites;

which are courses that must be successfully completed (C or better) before you register

for the next level course. 



/International studies Division
Office: Multicultural Center
Contact: Mary Medrano
Phone: 408.864.8769


Last Updated: 5/10/17