Foreign Language: Intermediate Level Certificate


The Foreign Language: Intermediate Level Certificate is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in their chosen foreign language. Students who complete this certificate will acquire intermediate to advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that enable them to communicate effectively in the target language in various academic and professional settings. They will have also successfully completed elementary and intermediate coursework in the target language, all of which fulfill the lower-division transfer and degree course requirements at CSU and UC. These two elements demonstrate an important milestone along the student's pathway to a foreign language degree, certificate or transfer. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of C or better. At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 18-20 units.

Required Core: Courses to be taken as a discipline group in the suggested sequence listed (13-14 units).13-14
Elementary Chinese-Mandarin II
and Intermediate Chinese-Mandarin lll
and Intermediate Chinese-Mandarin IV
Elementary French II
and Intermediate French III
and Intermediate French IV
Elementary Japanese II
and Intermediate Japanese III
and Intermediate Japanese IV
Elementary Spanish II
and Intermediate Spanish III
and Intermediate Spanish IV
Electives: Select 5-6 units from the following courses.5-6
Conversational French2
Conversational Japanese2
Study of Kanji3
Conversational Spanish2
Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
Latin American Art3
Intercultural Communication3
Asian American Literature3
World Literature to 16503
Latino-a-x Literature3
Asian Pacific American History3
Western Civilizations II3
History of Latin America II3
World Civilizations II3
Asian Civilizations II3
History of Mexico3
Animation History Technology3
Great Directors of Cinema3
Introduction to Language3
Total Units18-20