Penn Valley offers courses in speaking,
reading, and writing Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese.
In addition to courses in Foreign Languages, PVCC also offers an extensive list of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. These courses are offered through the Applied Language Institute, a joint Penn Valley and University of Missouri--Kansas City program.
Grammar, Composition, Reading/Vocabulary, and Speaking/Listening classes are available at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Students interested in ESL classes must take the placement test offered by the Applied Language Institute.
For further information about the Institute, the placement test, and ESL courses, please contact the Applied Language Institute at 816.604.4041 or stop by the office at CC 409 on the PVCC campus.
Because of the joint nature of the ALI program, some faculty are UMKC employees.
Division Chair: Vicki Raine
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