World Languages

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Languages at SAC
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the World Languages program?

We focus on enabling students to communicate in oral and written form in six languages. All learning takes place within a context that heightens students’ awareness, understanding and appreciation of foreign cultures. Our faculty possess extensive experience teaching languages, with specialized degrees from prestigious universities.

Courses numbered 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312 transfer to most 4-year universities, fulfilling foreign-language requirements.

What will I learn?

Our teaching methodology utilizes guidelines from ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), which help you develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills at a college level. You will learn the grammar and vocabulary for communicating up to an intermediate level. Authentic materials highlight key aspects of the target-language culture.

What can I do with language study?

If you know a second language, you have marketable skills that employers want! More job opportunities will open up, and you’ll be a more competitive candidate. This knowledge is a valuable asset in medicine, health care, education, translation, interpreting, Foreign Service, diplomacy, government, criminal justice/law, business, tourism, IT, and many others.

To have another language is to possess another soul.
Spanish

What Spanish courses can I take at SAC?

SPAN 1411 - Elementary Spanish I (4 credit hours) and SPAN 1412 - Elementary Spanish II (4 credit hours). We offer some sections of SPAN 1411 in person; most sections are online. 

SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 credit hours) and SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 credit hours). We offer these classes online. 

All of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

Spanish Placement Exam: FREE!

We offer a free written exam for possible placement into higher levels of Spanish. You won’t receive a credit or letter grade, but we will use the score to make decisions about what class you should take. Call (210) 486-0965 to arrange to take the exam on campus.

SPAN 1300 - Beginning Conversational Spanish I (3 credit hours). We offer Conversational Spanish in person and online. This course transfers to most 4-year universities as an elective.

Medical Spanish

What Medical Spanish courses can I take at SAC?

SPAN 1411 - Elementary Medical Spanish I (4 credit hours) and SPAN 1412 - Elementary Medical Spanish II (4 credit hours). Medical Spanish 1411 and 1412 are online.

SPAN 2311- Intermediate Medical Spanish I (3 credit hours). We offer this class online.

All of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

Spanish Placement Exam: FREE!

We offer a free written exam for possible placement into higher levels of Spanish. You won’t receive a credit or letter grade, but we will use the score to make decisions about what class you should take. Call (210) 486-0965 to arrange to take the exam on campus.

Japanese

What Japanese courses can I take at SAC?

JAPN 1411 - Elementary Japanese I (4 credit hours) and JAPN 1412 - Elementary Japanese II (4 credit hours). We offer some sections of JAPN 1411 and 1412 in-person; other sections are online.

JAPN 2311 - Intermediate Japanese I (3 credit hours) and JAPN 2312 - Intermediate Japanese II (3 credit hours).

All of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

Japanese Placement Exam: FREE!

We offer a free written exam for possible placement into higher levels of Japanese. You won’t receive a credit or letter grade, but we will use the score to make decisions about what class you should take. Email Prof. Kawabe at ykawabe@alamo.edu to arrange to take the exam on campus.

Chinese

What Chinese courses can I take at SAC?

CHIN 1411- Elementary Chinese I (4 credit hours). 1411 is online.

The above course transfers to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

French

What French courses can I take at SAC?

FREN 1411 - Elementary French I (4 credit hours) and 1412 - Elementary French II (4 credit hours). 1411 and 1412 are online.

Both of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

German

What German courses can I take at SAC?

GERM 1411 - Elementary German I (4 credit hours) and GERM 1412 - Elementary German II (4 credit hours). 1411 and 1412 are online.

Both of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

Italian

What Italian courses can I take at SAC?

ITAL 1411 - Elementary Italian I (4 credit hours) and ITAL 1412 - Elementary Italian II (4 credit hours). 1411 and 1412 are online.

Both of the above courses transfer to most 4-year universities to fulfill language requirements.

In-person and online offerings vary, so check availability by clicking COURSE CATALOGS below, then "Search Classes".

Transfer Advising Guides

Contact Us

Dr. Julie Winkler
World Languages Coordinator
jwinkler9@alamo.edu
(210) 486-0965
Oppenheimer Academic Center, 119B

Julie Razuri
Interim Chair
jrazuri@alamo.edu
(210) 486-1120

Maricela Ramon
Academic Unit Assistant
mramon@alamo.edu
(210) 486-0965
For Additional Assistance:
Call the call center at (210) 212-5266, access the LiveChat (On the bottom right-hand side of any SAC webpage), or visit this zoom room (https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96204747346).