2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages

Associate in Arts (AA)

The World Language discipline is designed to satisfy the requirements for:

  • Students transferring to a four-year institution, and
  • Students planning to acquire a basic practical knowledge of American Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish.

The courses center around the acquisition of a basic vocabulary to express familiar and daily situations, a functional use of grammatical patterns, and a knowledge of cultural aspects of the countries whose language is being taught.

The objective of the curriculum is to develop the four basic skills of language training: Listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, through audio-visual and audiolingual methods. Students wanting to transfer to a baccalaureate institution should complete the Associate in Arts Degree.

Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before analyzing their education plan.

Faculty Contact Office
Elliott, Maril melliott@olympic.edu 4-317
  (ASL only) Video Phone: 360.362.7054  
Ramis, A. Gabriela gramis@olympic.edu 4-322
    322 360.475.7441  

Courses to Consider

Courses to consider when completing distribution requirements for an AA:


Three consecutive quarters of any world language