French • German • Italian • Japanese • Spanish
Key Program Features
Due to the current workplace becoming increasingly globalized and the digital era breaking geographical barriers, many businesses are seeking multilingual employees who understand diverse cultures. Those with a degree in world languages can increase their employment marketability. Careers for multilinguals to consider include banking and finance, foreign correspondent, customer service, teacher and court interpreter, in addition to many others. LLCC’s World Languages program prepares students to enter the 21st century workforce by developing the skills of speaking other languages and understanding other cultures. Our program is oriented toward the actual use of language through sequential training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The program is appropriate for students intending to obtain a bachelor’s degree in foreign language.
The outlook and salary for careers with multilingual skills vary; however, the growth for jobs such as interpreters and translators is expected to grow 29 percent through 2024, while postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is expected to grow 4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In May 2016, the median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $46,120 and $63,500 for postsecondary foreign language teachers.
Read more about the required courses in our World Languages program:
Time to completion: 2 years
Students have the choice between these languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. See courses below to browse through classes available in each concentration.
Investment in Your Future
World Languages courses have standard tuition rates.
For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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For more information, call LLCC Arts and Communication at 217-786-2286 or contact one of the LLCC World Languages faculty:
Joseph Hoff (Spanish and Coordinator of Program)
Toshihiro Maeda (Japanese)
Ready to get started? Fill out an online admission application.