Frequently Asked Questions
Who should I contact with general questions?
- For general questions, please contact the administrative assistant for the Department of Modern Languages, Mina Namvar in Harlan Center #125. Her telephone number is (415)457-7348.
- You can also e-mail specific teachers using the addresses listed in the “Faculty and Staff” menu on this site.
What languages are taught at college of Marin?
- We teach American Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. You can find out more about each language by visiting the webpage on this site.
Can I get an AA degree in any languages?
- You can get an AA in French or Spanish. Please look at the French or Spanish page for more information on out AA degrees.
Are my language courses transferable to a four-year college?
- Yes. All the classes we teach are transferable to four-year colleges.
Are there language tutors available at College of Marin?
- Free tutoring is available to College of Marin students in the Tutoring and Learning Center on the Kentfield campus. Contact the TLC, Room 160 in the Learning Resource Center, (415) 485-9620 for details.� They are very helpful and adjust tutoring for students’ hours.
Does College of Marin have study abroad programs?
- We work closely with students on an individual basis to give them direction in terms of locating appropriate study abroad programs.� At this time College of Marin does not offer its own study abroad programs.
I’m a native/heritage speaker of a language you teach. What class should I take?
- If you speak a foreign language at home or have extensive experience speaking a language abroad, you should consult with a teacher in that field to determine the class that is appropriate for you. We generally encourage native/heritage speakers to challenge themselves and take one of the higher level courses.
Tell me more about the Foreign Language Advisory Placement Exam for Spanish.
- We are currently creating two Foreign Language Advisory Placement Tests (available in Spring 2012) for Spanish and Italian. For updates and more information about these tests you can check out the Foreign Language Advisory Placement Exams webpage on this site. Student seeking placement in any of the other languages we teach should consult with an instructor of that language.
Modern Languages Websiite
Technical Contact and Content Responsible: Michele Martinisi, chair, 415.457.7348