World Language

School of Liberal Arts

About the Program

Our program offers students the opportunity to acquire skills in cross-cultural communication and quick decision making during instant translation. The curriculum includes ASL language​, immersive interaction, and real-life orientation.

Courses cover basic ASL linguistics, an introduction to Deaf Culture, instruction of receptive/expressive skills, fingerspelling, numbers, and classifiers. Also, grammatical structure and syntax.

The World Languages Department at SFCC offers courses in a variety of languages, including:

American Sign Language

Arabic levels 101, 1, 2, 3

French levels 1, 2


Portuguese 1, 2



Arabic:  May Alkazaz

French: Toni Fuge

Japanese: Nobuko Salazar

Portuguese: Carole Chavez Hunt & Alex Gomes


Diane McNab

Ondina Bair

Stephany Georgina Nevarez

Sonia Balasch

Career Opportunities

  • Business
  • Interpreter
  • Importer/exporter
  • Missionary
  • Tour guide

Post-bachelor’s degree opportunities:

  • Teacher
  • Foreign diplomat
  • Correspondent
  • Social worker
  • Intelligence specialist
  • Negotiator
  • Linguist