Modern Languages and Linguistics

View all languages courses, some classes may not be offered every semester.

We live in a world where the knowledge of more than one language can make a difference in the job market, communication can make or break a business deal, and where international travel is on most people's lists of things to do.

Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements or learn a language for fun. Please note that Mission College does not offer an AS/A.A. degree or Certificate of Achievement in Modern Languages and Linguistics but does offer a Spanish A.A.-T degree.

Apply Your Language Skills

Taking a languages class can also open the doors to other areas on campus, including our HSI-STEM, Puente and Nursing programs.

Learn Spanish

Spanish Degree & Program Map

Learning Spanish at Mission College.

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LNG 001 -  Introduction to Language and Linguistics

This course places an emphasis on interdisciplinary, links to Anthropology A.A.-T as an elective under List A. It is beneficial for the following majors: English, Psychology, Anthropology, Communication, and Modern Languages. Register via My Mission Portal.

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Open up your world to the Middle East.

Arabic Courses
Learn Chinese.


Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world.

Chinese Courses
Learn Japanese.


Learn Japanese and gain a new perspective.

Japanese Courses
Learn Vietnamese.


Learn to Speak Vietnamese.

Vietnamese Courses

Multilingual Jobs Near Me

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Foreign Language Careers

  • Airlines/Travel
  • Banking
  • Bilingual Education
  • Consular/Junior Foreign Service
  • Modern Languages and Linguistics Teacher
  • Import & Export
  • Intelligence/Military Service
  • International Business
  • Police Work
  • Social Service
  • Social Security Officer
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Tourism
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Real Estate
  • RS/State Franchise Tax Board

Some career options require more than two years of college study. Find out more where your career could lead with our Transfer Center.