Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages at GRCC prepare you to connect and contribute to your local and global communities, enhance your personal and academic growth, and expand your world view.

Foreign Language classes transfer to four-year institutions and fulfill four credits of the Humanities requirement for graduation and the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) . Classes are offered at a variety of flexible times and locations — from our downtown campus to regional sites around West Michigan. We are committed to providing excellent instruction and learning opportunities for our students. Our goal is to develop maximum language proficiency and bring cultural awareness to students in their chosen language.

Full-time and adjunct faculty members can advise you with details on available classes, prerequisites if any, enrollment dates, potential career options, and travel and life experience opportunities while studying a foreign language. We can also help you understand how foreign language classes tie-in to programs and graduation requirements at four-year transfer institutions.

Department Contacts

Bernard Manker - Spanish
Office: Main 359
Phone: 616-234-3631
bmanker@grcc.edu         

Carmela Zapata - Occupational Spanish 
Office: Main360 F
czapata@grcc.edu   

An Ling Lai - Chinese  
alai@grcc.edu

Dawn Cheikh - Arabic and French 
Office: Main 357 & 515
Phone: 616-234-3157 (voicemail only)  
dcheikh@grcc.edu

Hillery Haney - French  
Office: Main 360B
Phone: 616-234-4380
Hhaney@grcc.edu