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We Make Learning a Language Fun

Learn 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 Salado'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 courses are perfect for anyone wanting the flexibility and convenience of online learning – no time spent driving to class and no wasted gasoline.

Enjoy These Benefits:

  • Courses start most Mondays 
  • Courses can be accelerated
  • Affordable tuition
  • No-cost/low-cost materials means that there are no hidden fees! 

Language Prerequisites and Placement Testing

Please view the prerequisites for 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, 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

Certificates and Degrees

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 Language and Culture? We also offer an AA pathway in Spanish and one in Japanese. Be sure to review the requirements to see if one or more of these programs will help you reach your educational goals.

Explore These Available Language Classes