The Language Program at Merritt College provides students the foundation for language study. In Spanish, students can earn an Associate of Arts degree or take individual courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. Among the courses are Elementary Spanish, Spanish for Bilingual Speakers, and Beginning Conversational Spanish. (Chinese language is also offered at Merritt.)
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