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Foreign Language Courses
Central Piedmont offers a variety of foreign languages courses for general education, core, and elective credit. While no foreign language degrees are currently offered, French, German, Spanish, and Academic (for-credit) ESL courses meet the needs and interests of students working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate, those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions, visiting students who wish to transfer credit back to their home institution, and others who are just interested in studying foreign languages.
What You Will Learn
In a growing pluralistic society, our foreign languages department is dedicated to helping you gain proficiency in French, German, Spanish, and Academic English as a Second/Foreign Language (Academic ESL/EFL). Through the study of culture, language, and literature, you will acquire a more thorough understanding of different peoples and their societies.
If you are a nonnative English speaker, the Academic ESL/EFL will prepare you to function successfully in institutions of higher education in the United States. Academic ESL/EFl coursework provides knowledge and practice of academic reading, grammar, listening/speaking, and composition. Among other skills, you will learn to make presentations to groups, write a research paper, and take notes from classroom lectures. Attention is also paid to your cultural awareness, particularly that of the academic environment.
Why Choose Central Piedmont
We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career. To provide a helpful, supportive environment where students can complete coursework and activities related to their French, Spanish, German, or Academic ESL courses, Central Piedmont offers two multimedia language learning labs.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.