Language & Culture Programs
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 Basic or Intensive Language Courses. Click below to learn more about each type:
Basic Language Courses
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: Online, in person, or by mail.
Textbooks: All Basic and Intensive World Language classes use a textbook which can be purchased at the HCC bookstore. 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 register by fax, mail, or in person to receive tuition waiver for applicable courses. Returning seniors will be able to register online using HCC Express 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.