The study of language allows for a better understanding of the world, and respect for cultural differences. There are two languages available for study at Cisco College: German and Spanish. Students majoring in a specific language are well-equipped to enter a variety of fields and to continue their education at the university and graduate school level. Typically, foreign language majors complete the designated area of study through Cisco College then transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program at a four-year institution. The skills acquired as a language major are increasingly useful in our global society, and some languages, such as Spanish, are currently in great demand.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Language Interpreter
    • Military Service
    • Educator
    • First Response Team
    • Government Employee
    • International Student Advisor
    • Lawyer
    • Politician
  • Salary Information

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  • Suggested Courses

    The Cisco College Foreign Language Department offers students the opportunity to develop communication skills in Spanish and German. Classes incorporate basic understanding of grammar and phonetics while emphasizing conversational skills and multicultural experience.

    German 
    First year German classes are offered online every other year or when there is sufficient demand. 

    Spanish 
    The Cisco College Spanish Department offers first and second year Spanish classes on the evening schedule at the Cisco and Abilene locations, as well as online. Second-year courses are offered online only. First-year classes are four credit hour courses which include language labs. The labs are primarily self-paced and utilize online materials and sites. Second-year classes are three credit hour classes and do not include language labs

    Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associate of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for a foreign language-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula.  However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
    ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp. & Rhet.3ENGL 1302 Eng. Comp. & Rhet.3
    HIST 1301 Hist. of U.S. to Reconstruction3HIST 1302 Hist. of U.S. since Reconstruction3
    Life & Physical Sciences4Life & Physical Sciences4
    MATH 1314 College Algebra3SPCH 1315 Public Speak. or 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speak3
    Total Hours17Total Hours17

    Sophomore Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
    ENGL 2332 or 2333 World Lit.3HIST 2321 or 2322 Hist. of World Civ.3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Govt.3GOVT 2306 Texas Govt.3
    Social & Behavioral Sciences3Component Area Elective3
    Creative Arts3
    Total Hours16Total Hours1


    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.

Meet the Faculty

Paula Barros

Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
Cisco Campus
(254)442-5175
paula.barros@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Jose Gomez

Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
Abilene Campus
jose.gomez@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Katie Heaps

Adjunct Instructor - Spanish and History
Abilene Campus
katie.heaps@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae