Chemeketa Languages Program

Knowing another language and culture will increase your career opportunities, broaden your horizons and enrich your life in ways you never imagined. By taking one or two years of a second language, you can fulfill university course requirements, greatly increase your chances of getting a rewarding and better-paying job, enhance international travel and open up a new world of friendships and global understanding.

Chemeketa offers credit courses in the following languages –

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese

Language courses offer students the opportunity to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as cultural competency.

Courses are offered in the following locations –

  • Salem (weekday, evening & Saturday classes at the main campus and at local schools)
  • McMinnville (weekday & evening classes at the Yamhill Valley campus)
  • Polk County (weekday & evening classes at the Polk Center - Dallas)
  • Woodburn (evening classes at the Woodburn center)