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

Which Language Level Do I Start At?

Level Guide

Certificate and Degree Options


  • American Sign Language Certificate of Achievement


  • American Sign Language, AA
  • Chinese Language, AA
  • French Language, AA
  • German Language, AA
  • Italian Language, AA
  • Japanese Language, AA
  • Spanish Language, AA
  • Spanish, AA-T

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying modern languages can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!

World Languages Department - Chair
Professor & World Languages Co-Chair
(209) 954-5151, ext: 5819
Professor & World Languages Department Co-Chair
(209) 954-5151, ext: 5738