General Instructions

Complete the downloadable PDF form and submit to the respective faculty contact for your world language course.

World Language Prerequisite Clearance Form

Important Information

  • Please submit your application as soon as possible.
  • Your Prerequisite Application may take as long as four weeks to process.
  • Indicate the CRN of the course you would register for if your application is approved.

Application Evaluation Timeline:

The World Languages evaluation process is a voluntary task, and faculty are RARELY able to evaluate applications immediately. Please plan to submit your application and transcripts at least four weeks PRIOR to your registration date for the quarter in which you wish to take the world language course. Otherwise, the prerequisite may not be cleared in time for you to register for the course.

FAQs

  • How do I know I need a prerequisite?

  • What is a Prerequisite? 

  • How do I get a Prerequisite Clearance? 

 

Step-by-step Instructions:

If You have Previous Coursework in the Language:

  1. Fill out the World Language Prerequisite Clearance Form
  2. Add your transcript stating your previous grade for the language you are trying to take. 
    *You may be required to take a language assessment test if it has been more than one year since you completed your previous language coursework.
  3. Submit Forms 
    Submit the World Language Prerequisite Clearance Form and transcripts Electronically to BOTH the
    • Respective World Language Faculty contact in the list below, and 
    • IIS Division Assistant:Mary Medrano at medranomary@fhda.edu

      or

      Drop hard copies off at the Intercultural / International Division office located in the Multicultural Center at De Anza College.

If you do not have a transcript but are a native speaker of the language and/or have taken a non-credit informal language course(s):

  1. Fill out the World Language Prerequisite Clearance Form
  2. You may be required to take a language assessment test.
  3. Submit Forms 
    Submit the World Language Prerequisite Clearance Form and transcripts Electronically to BOTH the,
    • Respective World Language Faculty contact in the list below, and 
    • IIS Division Assistant: Mary Medrano at medranomary@fhda.edu

      or

      Drop hard copies off at the Intercultural / International Division office located in the Multicultural Center at De Anza College.

World Language Faculty Contacts

Language
Faculty Name
Contact Information

Mandarin

Hua-Fu Liu

408.864.5324

liuhuafu@fhda.edu

Forum Bldg. Office 2J

French

Contact faculty in whose section you seek enrollment, or

IIS Division Assistant, Jo Ann Okabe Kubo, or IIS Division Dean Edmundo Norte

medranomary@fhda.edu

408.864.8769
norteedmundo@fhda.edu

Multicultural Center (MCC)

German

Maike Ahrends

408.864.5449

ahrendsmaike@fhda.edu

F4 Bldg. Office 41A

Hindi

Nilu Gupta

guptanilu@fhda.edu

Italian 

Diana Ferrara

ferraradiana@fhda.edu

MCC 14

 Japanese and Korean

Contact faculty in whose section you seek enrollment, or

IIS Division Assistant, Jo Ann Okabe Kubo, or IIS Division Dean Edmundo Norte 

medranomary@fhda.edu

408.864.8769
norteedmundo@fhda.edu

Multicultural Center (MCC)

 Persian

 Dariush Gilani

gilanidariush@fhda.edu

408.554.1318

 Russian

 Larissa Chiriaeva

408.864.5449

chiriaevalarissa@fhda.edu

F4 Bldg. Office 41A

 Sign Language

Michael Cheung 

408.864.8753

cheungmichael@fhda.edu

Baldwin Winery

 Sign Language

David Rawson

408.864.8753

rawsondavid@fhda.edu

Baldwin Winery

 Spanish

Rubén Abrica-Carrasco

408.864.5762

abricacarrascoruben@fhda.edu

Multicultural Center (MCC)

Office 14g

 Spanish

Carmen Lizardi-Folley

408.864.8679

lizardifolleycarmen@ fhda.edu

PE-6 Bldg. Office 667

 Vietnamese

Bac Tran

tranbac@fhda.edu

MCC-14

For Prerequisite Clearance information for courses other than World Languagesvisit the Assessment website.

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