Languages & Communication
The Allan Hancock College Languages & Communication is an interdisciplinary department
that serves the student, the academic community, and society at large in all areas
of literacy, communication, and language development. The various programs included
in this department are American Sign Language (ASL), English as a Second Language
(ESL), Spanish, French, Italian, and Speech Communication. These individual programs
offer rich and diverse courses and workshops to deepen students’ understanding of
multicultural traditions, to provide breadth of knowledge appropriate for many degree
and programs, and to prepare students for vocational goals and/or transfer to four-year
colleges and universities.
The department also oversees the Language Lab, which provides assistance to ESL and students enrolled in Spanish, French, and Italian.
Department Chair: Melinda Nishimori
The Humanities Complex (Bldg. C-25)
The lab is located in Bldg. C, Rm 11.
Main telephone extension: (805) 922-6966, ext. 3732
FAX number: (805) 347-8715
Fall and Spring terms:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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