Is it a requirement to take a foreign language?
SUNY has General Education requirements in ten core areas. If you are going to graduate from a State University of New York college, you'll need a minimum of three units of an approved college level foreign language. Check with the individual requirements of the college where you are going to graduate.
If I want to be a teacher, do I have to study a foreign language?
The State of New York presently requires six units of study at the college level in a foreign language. Most colleges in the Rochester area require that those six units be sequential in the same language.
Should I take a conversation course?
Conversation courses are the ideal way to learn to speak a language. Conversation courses offer time and guidance in a supervised setting to speak the foreign language. Fluency, comprehension and self-expression are the focus, not grammar or spelling. At MCC, the 111 course cover the vocabulary and grammatical content introduced in 101. In that fashion, 112 pairs with 102, 113 pairs with 103 and 114 pairs with 104. Ideally, a student takes the conversation course concurrently with the core course (i.e. 101 with 111), but conversation courses can be taken alone when one has previously mastered the vocabulary and grammar for that level.
What can I do with a degree in Foreign Languages?
Foreign lnguage students can apply their skills in numerous ways. The following website offers a sample: http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/language.htm
When is the Foreign Film Fest?
The ESOL and Foreign Languages Department organizes a Foreign Film Fest each spring and fall. Films are shown in French, German, Italian, Spanish and other world languages such as Farsi, Hungarian, or Mandarin. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Donna Podgorny at (585) 292-3332
How can I study foreign languages beyond the level offered at MCC?
Due to reciprocal agreements with area colleges, there are opportunities for full-time MCC students to take an advanced-level foreign language course at four-year colleges in the Rochester area. Click here for more details or contact the chair of the department, Louis Silvers at 292-3305.
If I am fluent in a language other than English, how can I get credit for it?
Monroe Community College is following a standard practice used by all colleges and universities in referring to the Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions as developed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students coming to MCC with verified transfer credit in any foreign language receive MCC credit in the form of General Elective, Humanities, or generic Foreign Language credit. Students coming to Monroe Community College without college or university transcripts of foreign language credit, have the following options:
Does MCC offer Dual Credit courses in the Foreign Languages?
MCC offers Dual Credit courses in French, German, Italian or Spanish at some of the area high schools. Dual Credit courses are taught by area high school teachers on the high school campus . The courses follow MCC's college curriculum for MCC college credit. For information on how to begin such a program at your area high school, contact the coordinator, Professor Louis Silvers. Click here for more information on Dual Credit at MCC.
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