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), foreign languages (Spanish, French and Italian), interdisciplinary studies 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 vocational programs, and to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The department also oversees the Language Lab, which provides assistance to ESL and foreign language students. 

Department Chair: Ardis Neilson

Location

The Humanities Complex (Bldg. C)
The lab is located in Bldg. C, Rm 11.
Main telephone extension: (805) 922-6966, ext. 3732 
FAX number: (805) 347-8715

Hours

Fall and Spring terms:
Monday-Thursday,  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(the office is closed for summer term)

 

 

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