International Languages

Welcome to the International Languages Department at Saddleback College!  The Language Lab Staff of the Liberal Arts Division are available and ready to assist you remotely.

  • For specific questions regarding your class, please email your instructor.

  • For general assistance, please call the Language Lab at (949) 582-4534 or email If you leave a message, we will return your call or respond to your email in no more than one business day.

  • If you need a Prerequisite Clearance approval click on this link here.

The International Languages Department offers university-parallel courses in eleven (11) languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish. Included under most languages are Introduction to Culture courses and Conversation courses. Students have access to state-of-the-art language laboratory and computer technology.

The International Languages Department awards AA degrees in General International Languages. Saddleback college has a variety of International Language courses to select from. For a full description of each course, please refer to the Course Catalog.

We are committed to helping students select courses at appropriate levels to provide the greatest chance for their academic success. Information relating to prerequisites, co-requisites, and recommended preparations are printed in bold as part of the course descriptions in the catalog and indicated with an asterisk (and by a "LOCK" symbol for prerequisite courses) next to the ticket number in the schedule of classes; the Language Lab provides further information regarding language courses, as well as guidance for clearing any language prerequisites.

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International Languages Career Flyer

International Languages Career Flyer

In an increasingly connected world as the one in which we live today, learning another language is more important than ever, offering cognitive, academic, and social benefits. Students develop cognitive and creative thinking skills and acquire increased understanding of another culture. Whatever your career path, a major or double major in a language can be a wise and practical choice. Please contact Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, whose contact information is given below, for more information.
International Languages Career Flyer






Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo redman Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo

International Languages Department Co-Chair
Language Lab Coordinator

Office: LRC 320
Phone: (949) 582 - 4985


Amina Yassine redman Amina Yassine

International Languages Department Co-Chair
Office: LRC 321B
Phone: (949) 582 - 4726