The goal of the Communications, Literature and Foreign Languages Department is to improve the critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills of our students. We want to prepare you for a technologically advanced and multicultural world.

We value technology as a tool in the learning process, but believe human interaction is a core value in education. We are committed to the shared responsibility of personal communication between instructors, students, and the community.

The department offers courses in communications, literature, Arabic, Spanish and American Sign Language.

Arabic Language Classes
Moraine Valley offers Arabic I and II in face-to-face classes as well as
Arabic I, II, III and IV online.

Placement Tests
We offer Arabic language placement testing for ARB-102 and 201 classes.

Arabic Fully Online Classes
Arabic fully online classes are divided into modules. Each module includes
objectives, learning activities, quizzes and assignments. All modules are
recorded using virtual videos, whiteboard, interactive activities and audio

Moraine Valley has two programs in American Sign Language:

Deaf Studies - 28 credit hours

The ASL Deaf Studies Certificate is designed to develop skills in American Sign Language to provide
students with a strong foundation to enter professions that provide services to the Deaf, DeafBlind, and
Hard of Hearing communities. Certificate completion will also provide a path to entry into the American
Sign Language Interpretation Program which has selective enrollment.

ASL Certificate - 43 credit hours

This program serves students who are pursuing employment working with the deaf and deafblind community and/or entering the American Sign Language Interpreting field. Specifically, this certificate will benefit students who are interested in learning American Sign Language to communicate with family, friends, colleagues, and community members, and/or working with the deaf/deafblind/hard-of-hearing community as an interpreter in a wide variety of settings. As a two-year certificate program, this program may also benefit students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in sign language interpretation, deaf studies, or deaf education.

Potential Careers in Communications, Literature and Foreign Languages

Broadcast journalist
Business Reporter
Editorial Assistant
English Teacher
Human Resources Professional
International Aid Worker
Marketing Executive
Media Planner
Event Planner
Patent Examiner
Public Relations
Publishing Assistant

Communications, Literature and Foreign Languages Transfer Degree Options

Earning your associate in science degree at Moraine Valley can make it more likely that you will transfer to a four-year school with junior status. Learn more about how you can complete the first two years of your college education at Moraine Valley before transferring to a four-year school to earn a bachelor's degree.



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