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Language Classes at Rio Salado College

 interactive voice recognition softwareLearn Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, Latin or Sign Language online through Rio Salado language classes. All classes except Sign Language and Latin use interactive voice recognition software and computer-based exercises all backed by Rio’s expert faculty.

The voice recognition component is like having a private tutor assisting you along the way, doing what no other software has been able to do - make learning a language fun. These newly formatted courses are perfect for anyone wanting the flexibility and convenience of online learning – no time spent driving to class, no wasted gas, and no embarrassing moments!

Benefits of Rio Salado Language classes 

  • Courses start most Mondays 
  • Courses can be accelerated
  • Pay less than $60 for software that costs $450 at retail stores
  • Affordable tuition at just $85
  • Language classes are fun and make learning easier!

Language Prerequisites and Placement Testing

Click on the link below to view the prerequisites for our Language courses.

If you have not taken the required course prerequisite, but feel that you have the knowledge and skills to be successful in a language course beyond the first semester, click on the link below to request an online placement test.  

Our Language Placement Coordinator will send you the link to the test and will let you know if your score meets the minimum necessary for departmental approval.

Questions about the process? Please contact the Language Placement Coordinator via phone at 480-517-8255 or by email at

Academic Certificates

The ability to communicate in more than one language is a critical skill in our global economy. Did you know that Rio Salado College offers an Academic Certificate in Language Studies and an Academic Certificate in Spanish & Spanish Culture? Be sure to review the requirements to see if these certificates will help you reach your educational goals.

Check available Language classes

Enroll in one of our Language classes today. Contact Rio Salado for information about our class schedule, degree programs, enrollment, financial aid and more.

*See the Tuition and Fees page for more details.


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