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Language and CommunicationExplore new ways to communicate and connect. Learn to persuade, speak new languages and discover methods of story-telling.

The Language and Communication village includes programs that offer degrees or certificates from De Anza, and programs that offer courses you may be able to apply toward a four-year degree if you transfer.

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NEW! Valentine's Day Grand Opening: Stop By Your New Village Space!

I love my Language and Communication VillageYour Village Space is a physical space on campus where you can hang out or meet with other students, faculty and staff who are in your Village.

We've created six Village Spaces where you'll find fellow students and services that are relevant to your major and Village – including academic counseling, help with financial aid and more. Each space will also be a comfortable meeting place for Village activities and programs.

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for a special Grand Opening event at the Language and Communication Village Space: Room L47 in the L4 Building, hosted by the Guided Pathways team in partnership with De Anza Student Government (DASG). You'll find snacks, fun activities and prizes! 


Explore the list of programs below. Click the links to visit department websites and learn about courses, degrees and certificates. You can also check degree and transfer maps showing which courses to take each quarter to reach your goal.

Explore Academic Programs

Find Support!

Each Village has a Success Team of designated counselors and experts who can help you with services and resources that are relevant to your major and goals – so you can succeed! Check the list of contacts for your Village. 

Find Resources and Support

Get Involved!

The Language and Communication village is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff with similar interests. Each village offers events, career panels and fun activities keyed to your major and related subjects. 

Get Involved In Your Village

Explore Academic Programs

Click these links to visit the department or program website, where you'll find information about courses, instructors and the requirements for earning a degree or certificate

You can also check the degree and transfer maps for different programs. These maps will show you which courses to take, quarter by quarter, so you can work efficiently to reach your goal – whether it’s earning a degree or certificate, or transferring to a university in your major. You'll find these posted on the list of all academic programs: Click the name of the subject or program and then click to view the "Degree Map" or "Transfer Map" for the subject you're interested in.

Check degree and transfer maps

Find Support – With Your Village Success Team!

The Language and Communication Village Success Team is a group of counselors, advisers and other experts who are ready to help you.

First: Click the Red Box and Check for Your Program

  • Some programs and Learning Communities have designated counselors. Click to open the red box and check to see if your program or community is listed, then follow the links to get their contact information.
  • If you're not in one of these programs, your Success Team includes the Outreach or General Counseling Center counselors listed below.

Program + Learning Community Counselors

Here is a list of programs and Learning Communities with contact information for the designated counselors for the Language and Communication Village.


Career Training

De Anza College Promise

Disability Support Services

  • Leeann Emanuel, Kevin Glapion, Esther Halwani, Bianca Melendez or Anita Vazifdar – counselors

English Performance Success 

EOPS: Extended Opportunities Programs and Services


FYE: First Year Experience

Guardian Scholars


International Student Programs

LEAD: Latinx Empowerment at De Anza

MPS: Math Performance Success

Men of Color Community

Pride Center

Puente Project

Retention (Academic Probation)

Rising Scholars

Transfer Center

Umoja Community

Veteran Services

Outreach Counselors (New Students)

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a new student in your first or second quarter at De Anza, you can see one of these counselors for the Language and Communication Village:

  • Choose one of these counselors: Ashley Flores, Norma Guido Flores, Anna Nguyen or Chai Schweikert

General Counseling Center

If you're not in a program with its own counselor, and you're a continuing student who has completed at least two quarters, you can see one of these counselors for the Language and Communication Village:

  • Choose one of these counselors: Robert Alexander, Barbara Dahlke or Pauline Wethington

Get Involved!

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Each village offers workshops, events and other activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. You'll find information about these activities posted here and in your village shell on Canvas

You can also check out these websites for more ways to get involved.

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