Galveston College Languages Department
Welcome to the languages Department for Galveston College. We offer a number of opportunities for students to develop foreign language skills. Our primary emphasis is Spanish.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A Language MAJOR?
Students majoring in languages generally focus on learning a language as part of an overall plan for study in a specific language field, such as Spanish, French, German, or other languages. The language major must be motivated to excel at the learning of a language. Most language majors begin with the basics, which include introductory courses, and may proceed to more advanced courses that require development of comprehension, writing and speaking skills.
Foreign language majors can expect to earn a salary of between $35,000 and $55,000 per year, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Jobs range from those as international translators, medical translators, in the Foreign Service, teaching English as a second language, foreign language teachers, human resources and international business. Many other possibilities are available for graduates who are fluent in more than one language.
A two-year degree requires the study of introductory courses with later study of intermediate material. However, advanced study is available following transfer. Galveston College offers a regular rotation of beginning and intermediate courses in Spanish.
Language Two-Year Degree Plan
Students not majoring in a particular language, such as Spanish, are welcome to take courses as electives as often as they wish.
Galveston College's foreign language faculty has excellent credentials and many years of experience reading, writing, and speaking their respective languages.
It is the goal of the foreign language department to offer students ample opportunities to speak, read and write the particular foreign language they are studying. The department's emphasis is to motivate students to continue their study of the language and to develop opportunties for the student to grow as a speaker, writer and reader of the language.
Tutoring is available at the Learning Resource Center on a limited basis. Contact the Learning Resources Center at 409-944-1244.
Foreign Language Department
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550