World Languages at Richland

The World Languages program at Richland offers the widest array of language courses in North Texas, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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Richland's large international student population lends to the unique language-learning environment fostered for many years by our dedicated and passionate instructors. Long recognized as a leading institution for language acquisition, Richland boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory, library and computer technology. Language training is interactive, with a variety of audio and video reinforcement, which promotes immediate language acquisition. Richland instructors are noted for their language expertise, business background, passion for teaching and dedication to helping students achieve communicative proficiency in their chosen languages.

Why study a foreign language at Richland?

  • Meet the demands of the 21st-century global economy by learning a critical need language.
  • Foreign language speakers are unusually skillful listeners. In today's competitive job market, speaking a foreign language can be an important factor in distinguishing yourself from other candidates.
  • Many senior students enjoy our language classes for FREE. Dallas County residents and/or property owners who are 65 and over and have lived in Texas for at least one year may receive a tuition waiver for up to six college credit hours per semester.
In our rapidly expanding world society, many students coming from, or preparing for entry into, business and industry need to obtain the oral, written and cultural skills necessary to communicate with the diverse clientele of the global workplace. The ability to communicate in foreign boardrooms, foreign factories and global industries often requires practical application of language skills and cultural sensitivity. Conversely, the ability to speak and understand the languages of newly arrived immigrants entering local industries, computer plants, hospitals, governmental agencies and elementary and secondary schools also requires language application skills."

– Steve Mittelstet, Richland President Emeritus