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Our approach to language education and instruction is outcomes-based, innovative, and technologically driven. Rather than simply learning grammar and vocabulary, you will develop the language skills and cultural proficiencies that are in high demand in business, government, and education. You will also benefit from our instructional use of new technologies and telecommunication networks to enhance language acquisition and promote language instruction for traditional and nontraditional students.

Study Language

Language GE Requirement Information

Placement Advising

Please contact the following faculty members for lower-division placement questions

Spanish placement advising (by last name of student). Also for Spanish majors!

  • A-H: contact Dr. Christine Fernandez <>
  • I-J and N-R: contact Dr. Carolyn Gonzalez <>
  • K-M and S-Z: contact Dr. Rebecca Pozzi <>

CSUMB Language Courses meeting C3

Heritage Language Speakers can enroll in

Spanish for Heritage SpeakersOther Heritage Language Speakers

about Spanish for Heritage Speakers

about Language and Culture for Heritage Speakers

CSUMB Mission"To build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence from which all partners in the educational process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to Californiaand the global community..." Read more about the value of language learning

Student Support

WLC has Specialized Language Instructional Classrooms in CAHSS 2408 and 2410. Please consult links for scheduled times for classes. Otherwise, the classrooms are available for drop-in use.

There is no printing from the computers in 2408 or 2410, however, IT maintains a list of printing locations across campus.

CLC Tutoring is provided for many courses and disciplines at CSUMB including language study!


Major and Minor brochures, etc. are available in our lobby and for download here.

School of World Languages and Cultures

(831) 582-3863
(831) 582-3885