Modern Language

Program Information


  1. Students who study a foreign language generally learn a lot about their own native language.
  2. Students proficient in a foreign language are more marketable – especially those who can communicate in Spanish, given the dramatic increase in the Spanish-speaking population both locally and throughout the United States.
  3. Students who study a foreign language learn about other cultures and end up with a broader understanding of their position in the global community in which we all participate on a daily basis.
  4. Students who travel abroad get much more out of their experience if they can speak the local language and interact with the locals to get a true taste of what life is like in their country.
  5. Studying a foreign language is fun!

Modern Languages at Kishwaukee College

Like most colleges and universities, Kishwaukee College offers a series of 100-level and 200-level courses in three modern languages: French, German, and Spanish. In each of these languages, the first three courses (101, 102, and 201) cover all of the grammatical structures and much of the high-frequency and topical vocabulary students need for effective communication. The fourth course (202) focuses on culture and provides students the opportunity to improve communicative competence in the language through intensive practice with the various communicative functions of language.

Proficiency Examinations

Kishwaukee College offers credit by proficiency examination for Spanish 101, 102, and 201 as well as French 101 and 102. Students interested in taking proficiency examinations for these courses should inquire at Admissions, Registration, and Records (C-2100) for more information. The non-refundable cost for each exam is $15 per semester hour. Students receiving a grade of C or higher on a proficiency exam are awarded three credit hours for the corresponding course.

Contact Information

Tim Anderson
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4250
Office: A2241

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