Study communication and culture through language
Linguistics is the study of human language. People who study linguistics work in diverse fields such as language teaching, translation, education, computational linguistics and cross-cultural communication. It is important to study linguistics to understand how people learn languages, how we process language in the brain and how languages reflect culture and gender.
Harper College linguistics courses are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in linguistics. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate (No teaching degree required.)
- State of IL ESL Endorsement for Pre-K —12 teachers
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Frequently Asked Questions (TESOL)
- Student Organizations
- Student Testimonials
- TESOL Certificate Flyer (pdf)
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.