We firmly believe that learning a new language is an enriching, life-long voyage. Language defines and shapes how we understand the world and ourselves. By learning a new language, you will discover new ideas, but most important you can discover a new you.

The Modern Languages Department at San Joaquin Delta College invites you to take a journey with the various languages we offer from beginners to intermediate or advance levels of: ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

What are the degree and certificate options



  • ASL, Associate in Arts (coming soon)
  • Chinese Language, Associate in Arts
  • English, Associate in Arts
  • French Language, Associate in Arts
  • German Language, Associate in Arts
  • Italian Language, Associate in Arts
  • Japanese Language, Associate in Arts
  • Spanish Language, Associate in Arts


  • American Sign Language

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.


Consumer Information and Cost

For consumer information about the cost to complete certificate programs and completion rates, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Not sure in which level to enroll?

For guidance, please refer to our guide on which level of langauge to take.

Which Level Should I Take?

Modern Languages Department - Chair
Charlene Nunes
(209) 954-5151, ext. 5819