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For Prerequisite Challenge Exam dates and times, please contact the following instructors:

French: Prof. Miyasaki,

German: Prof. Fusilero,

Italian: Prof. Fusilero,

Spanish: Prof. Zamudio,; Prof. Frances-Benitez,; Prof. Arias,

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Calender of Events


Beginning in Summer 2020, all LAVC Foreign Language Prerequisite Challenges will take place via Zoom.  


If you have never taken Spanish classes before at LAVC or within the LACCD, and you would like to place into a Spanish 2 class or higher or would like to place into the Heritage Speaker Series (Spanish 35, 36, 37), please see dates and times below (with individual Zoom links). Contact one of the following full-time instructors for more information.

Prof. Marielena Frances-Benitez:

Prof. Maria Zamudio,

Prof. Rafael Arias,


French, German, Italian:

For dates/times for French, German, and Italian, please contact the faculty listed to the left.



LAVC Dept. of Foreign Languages Film Discussion Club: SUMMER 2020 (biweekly starting Friday, June 12, 2020, 6pm: Please view film beforehand)

During Summer 2020 the LAVC Department of Foreign Languages is hosting an informal, non-credit film discussion club. Beginning on Friday, June 12, we will be having biweekly discussions on films in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. These films should, not only keep you immersed in the language that you’re currently studying throughout the year, but also help deepen your understanding of the various cultures shown in the films. 

Before each conversation on Zoom (see links below), we strongly suggest that all films be viewed on Kanopy (using your LAVC student ID): Each film discussion will take place between 6pm-7pm on the selected Fridays listed below. Please assume that all films are rated R unless otherwise stated. You can check IMDB for more specific information on each film’s plot summary and content. Each discussion may take place either in the language of the film to be discussed, or also in English. Since this is an informal, non-credit summer discussion group, we invite our past and present students to view, not only films in the language that you are studying, but also in the other languages that our department offers!


Dr. Vic Fusilero

Associate Prof. of German

LAVC Department of Foreign Languages


Topic: LAVC Dept. of Foreign Languages Film Discussion Club - Summer 2020

Time: Jun 26, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Meeting ID: 950 6725 7371

Password: 808317

Every 2 weeks on Friday, 6 occurrence(s)

Jun 26, 2020 06:00 PM: "Il Postino" ("The Postman," Italian/Spanish). Entire film on YouTube

Jul 10, 2020 06:00 PM: "Danton" (French). On Kanopy.

Jul 24, 2020 06:00 PM: "Viaggio sola" (A Five-Star Life," Italian). On Kanopy.

Aug 7, 2020 06:00 PM: "La historia oficial" {"The Official Story," Spanish). On Kanopy.

Aug 21, 2020 06:00 PM: French-language film TBA/"Kebab Connection" (German). On Kanopy.


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