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Languages & Culture

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Summer registration is open! Fall registration will open July 18, 2023.

Experience the world by studying another language

Do you want to learn a new language or improve your existing skills? Whether studying a world language is a personal goal or a professional necessity, we can help!

When taking noncredit language courses, you may choose between Personal Enrichment or Intensive Language Courses. Click below to learn more about each type:

  • Language Courses for Personal Enrichment

    Our Language Courses for Personal Enrichment provide basic instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  These courses are for noncredit students only and include minimal homework and assessments, no grades, and meet once a week for ten weeks. Click on the links below to view course schedules:

  • Intensive Language Courses

    Intensive Language Courses help you improve your ability to communicate in a new language by applying the four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Over a 15-week semester, you will exchange, interpret, and present information in different tenses and contexts.

    These courses are co-enrolled with credit language students and include regular homework and assessments, pass/fail grades, and a lab component. All Intensive Language Classes require the use of the online course delivery system Canvas for access to supplemental materials, course content, assignments, and tests and quizzes. For online courses, the lab component will be delivered via online conferencing. Click on the links below to view course schedules:


Registration: Students can register online until the course start date. Students may still register for one week after a course begins by contacting or 443-518-4679. 

Textbooks: All Personal Enrichment and Intensive World Language class textbooks can be purchased at In many instances, you will be able to use the same text for multiple courses.

Seniors (Maryland residents ages 60 and older only): Pay all fees listed in the course description. First time Maryland Seniors, please contact to ensure the appropriate pricing is applied. Returning seniors will be able to register online for future registrations.

Refund policy: Full refund before first class begins. Partial refund (tuition only) up to seven calendar days after the first class. No refund after seven calendar days.

Credit language classes: HCC offers a variety of world language classes for credit, such as American Sign Language, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Turkish. Please visit our credit World Languages page for more information.

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