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World Languages

Anata wa nihongo o hanasemasu ka? Hal tatahadath alearabia? ¿Hablas español? In the 21st century, being able to speak a language in addition to English (such as Japanese, Arabic or Spanish) significantly increases your employability.

But don’t take our word for it: “Language skills are necessary to produce employees U.S. businesses are seeking,” says Howard Berman of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Pima offers Spanish classes in the Fall and Spring semesters. Depending on the semester, the College also offers classes in a variety of European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Native American languages as well as American Sign Language.

Language skills in demand

32% of U.S. employers say their employees need a high dependence on languages other than English. (Source:

employeers seeking multi-lingual employees

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