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Foreign Languages

We offer the most diverse, academically-rigorous language program in the area. The quality of our curriculum is unmatched, and our expert instructors provide the passion, experience and know-how you need to learn a language year-round.

Translation & Interpretation

Demand for qualified translators and interpreters is strong in California, with nearly 7,000,000 people speaking limited English. Gain the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skill set required to succeed in our Spanish/English Translation & Interpretation programs.

Questions? Email us at ahl@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-5760.

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“A different language is a different vision of life.”

Federico Fellini

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
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Attend an upcoming Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Information Session. The Program Coordinator and Advisor will present an overview of UCSD Extension's TEFL program. Open questions are encouraged throughout the session, so feel free to arrive prepared to ask any questions you may have regarding the program. Refreshments will be served.
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English for Academic and Professional Development
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Whether for school, work, or pleasure, we have numerous English language courses for non-native English speakers. Our special evening classes are designed for those with a busy schedule who want to take the next step towards their professional and academic goals. Choose from the following subject areas: Academic & Business Writing, Conversation & Oral Presentation, Grammar & Vocabulary, and Pronunciation & Fluency.
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Foreign Languages: Which Level Is Best for Me?

  • Beginners enroll in Level I.
  • Been a while? Try Level II.
  • Review the textbook chapters, as well as tenses, parts of speech, and grammar offered at each level.
  • Visit the first class meeting.
  • Enroll in a higher level course only if you're confident you meet the prerequisite language level.
  • "For Travelers" workshops are appropriate for beginners.

We Offer Our Students...

  • Small class sizes
  • A convenient evening schedule
  • A focus on communication
  • Academic credit
  • A wide-range of languages
  • Expert, experienced instructors
  • Motivated adult learners who share your interests

Bilingual in Spanish & English?
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Demand for qualified translators and interpreters is strong in California, with nearly 7,000,000 people speaking limited English. Gain the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skill set required to succeed in our Spanish/English Translation & Interpretation programs.

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Learn the Language
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"To have another language is to possess a second soul." ~Charlemagne

Our Foreign Language programs offer expert instructors, academic credit, more individualized attention, and onsite programs for your workplace.

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