Are you someone who...
values community and personal relationships?
wants to bridge the gap between people from different backgrounds?
may be the right path for you.
Why choose a Bristol World Languages program?
Internship opportunities to help you gain real-world experience.
Faculty are native speakers or professionals in their field.
Extra-curricular activies help students connect.
Dual credits for high school students interested in college.
Learning a second language opens doors to opportunity. Academic programs at Bristol that focus on language and cultural studies offer dynamic curricula that can lead to exciting careers in interpreting, education, international affairs, foreign service and more. Our programs offer courses that can lead a student to a certificate, an associate degree, a career, or transfer opportunities.
Bristol currently offers language study in American Sign Language, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our passionate faculty also teach accompanying courses that explore cultural or historic aspects tied to these language communities. Native American Studies and Deaf Studies are rare gems in the south coast region and state. Our interpreting options help our community with the real problem of supply/demand in our area for language access.
Students choosing our programming not only develop a solid academic foundation, but also practical communication skills and inter-cultural awareness needed in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society. Courses are designed to support the college mission: to provide an accessible, innovative, and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.