Students in Spanish class

Allan Hancock College’s language program provides instruction in Spanish, French, Italian, and American Sign Language. While most classes are offered as traditional onsite classes, Spanish, French, and Italian are also offered online. For more information of these offerings, please check the schedule of classes.

Although the program emphasizes the four aspects of language learning—speaking, understanding, reading, and writing—culture is also an integral component of the classes.

The Spanish program provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language courses. Students can also earn an A.A. in Spanish degree, and A.A. in Spanish for Transfer. Further, the program also provides three vocational-centered certificates of accomplishment:  Spanish Language Skills - Elementary Level, Spanish Language Skills - Intermediate Level, and Spanish Language Skills - Advanced Level. The Spanish programs focus on the language, but also includes historical, economical and cultural insights into the Hispanic world.

For French, Italian, and American Sign Language, the college also offers instruction in beginner French, beginner and intermediate Italian, and beginner and intermediate ASL.


Language Faculty

SPANISH                                                           ITALIAN

Ana Gómez, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Building C, Room 301
922-6966 ext. 3833

Noé Chávez-Magaña, Ph.D., Professor
Building C, Room 307
922-6966 ext. 3524

Sofía Ramirez-Gelpí, Ph.D., Professor
Building C, Room 25
922-6966 ext. 3608

Domenico Maceri, Ph.D., Professor
Building C, Room 102
922-6966 ext. 3422

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