Modern Languages

Modern Language Study is the study of another language and the culture of its people.  Iowa Central Community College believes that the opportunity to study another language must be offered.  Through this study the students will improve their ability to communicate, not only in the newly acquired language, but also in their own dialect.  The college further believes that Modern Language Education develops an understanding of other cultures through its international focus.  Modern Education provides students with a well-rounded, broad-based education allowing them to pursue life’s goals.

Modern Language Outcomes

  1. The Modern Language Program will enable students to communicate, both orally and in writing.  The students will develop the following communication skills:
  2. Listening with understanding
  3. Speaking with fluency
  4. Reading with comprehension
  5. Writing in correct grammatical structure
  6. The Modern Language Program will enable students to understand and accept cultural diversity.
  7. The Modern Language Program will enable students to develop a better knowledge of their own language and culture.
  8. The Modern Language Program will provide students with the opportunity to explore and understand how the knowledge of a Foreign Language will help them in career planning.

Possible Careers

  • Advertising
  • Airlines
  • Art
  • Banking
  • Business Consultant
  • Community Services
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • International Law
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Literature
  • Medical Research
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Sports Casting
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism

Courses Offered

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FLG-141 Elementary German I
FLG-142 Elementary German II
FLG-241 Intermediate German I
FLG-242 Intermediate German II
FLS-141 Elementary Spanish I
FLS-142 Elementary Spanish II
FLS-241 Intermediate Spanish I
FLS-242 Intermediate Spanish II
FLS-271 Advanced Spanish I
FLS-272 Advanced Spanish II
FLS-948 Special Topics in Modern Language
FLS-949 Special Project in Modern Language


Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192
Jenny Shivers Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1252