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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"My career goals as an accounting student are to fully immerse myself in the business world, to basically have an understanding of how businesses operate and function. The teachers seem to be very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about what they're doing. Everything that has to do with learning how a business works is presented in a class. It's going to be very easy to apply anything that you learn here at school in the real world."
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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016