World Languages

Go Global:
Speak Another Language

Click the links below to see the quarterly schedule for each language
  1st Year 2nd Year
American Sign Language (ASL) X X
Arabic X  
Chinese X  
French X X
German X X
Italian X  
Japanese X X
Russian X X
Spanish X X

For world languages offerings at our 5-Star Consortium member colleges, please click the on the appropriate link and search for the language you want: Cascadia CC, Edmonds CC, Shoreline CC, Lake Washington Institute of Technology 

The World Languages Department at Everett Community College invites you to tap into culture and history while learning to speak any of the following 9 languages: Arabic (Modern Standard), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.  Each language listed includes courses which provide transferable humanities credits; many of the languages have both first- and second-year offerings.

Many of our languages come in a variety of delivery formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. To help determine if an online or hybrid world language class is right for your style of learning, visit our special orientation module  for more information.

Why Learn Another Language?

  • Think Like a Global Citizen
  • Become More Competitive in the Job Market
  • Improve Your Overall Communication Skills
  • Exercise Your Mental Agility and Improve Your Test Scores
  • Optimize Your Travel Experiences
  • Connect with Your Roots

Take 3! 

The EvCC World Languages Department recommends taking 3 consecutive quarters of the same world language before transferring to a 4-year institution. While many colleges require 2 quarters as an entry requirement, many Washington universities* require 3 quarters** in order to graduate. It is wise to complete all 3 quarters during your time at EvCC.

*Central Washington University (to earn a BA), Eastern Washington University (to earn a BA), Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University (Arts & Sciences majors), University of Washington – Seattle (some majors), Washington State University (some majors) per the EvCC World Languages Advising Guide. This list is not exhaustive. Always check with your chosen university to ensure accurate information and requirements.

**Completion through 123 or higher OR if placed in 221, completion of 221.

Feel free to contact EvCC World Languages advisors with questions:
Vidal Martin 425-388-9375
Elke Dinter 425-388-9465

Degree Options

EvCC language classes are open to majors and non-majors alike. Students who choose to be language majors generally complete a bachelor’s degree; in some cases a master’s degree is desirable. At EvCC, world language students are encouraged to pursue the Associate in Arts and Sciences DTA, which meets statewide guidelines for smooth transfer to most of Washington’s colleges and universities and allows students to complete most or all of the lower-division general education requirements typically required within a bachelor's degree. The complete description of this degree program, with a checklist, is provided in the Associate in Arts and Sciences Direct Transfer (DTA) Guide.

Combining studies in business, global studies, humanities, political science, education, history, human services and/or media can be a wise choice. Students should also consider study or travel abroad in order to strengthen their skills and understanding.

Language Placement Tests

Placement tests in French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese are available online  and are recommended before enrollment for students with prior exposure to any of these languages. Cost is $10. For American Sign Language, Italian and Japanese, contact the instructors listed in the quarterly class schedule for appropriate placement. For more information please check our FAQs.