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American Sign Language, Introduction

This slower-paced course provides a basic introduction of American Sign Language (ASL) fundamental concepts and functions through a culturally enriched learning environment. Participants learn the basic functioning of fingerspelling and how to introduce themselves through this manually spoken language. No textbook is required. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 10 hours. $70

41139 W 6/4–7/16 6–7:30 p.m. CEC 602

Portuguese Beginning I

Students develop language skills while studying the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language within a cultural context and in a comfortable and fun environment. Speaking, listening, reading comprehension, writing, and cultural awareness are developed through an innovative, communicative approach. The popular culture of Brazil is analyzed through music, film, children’s books, and short pieces of fiction and nonfiction. The course in conducted in Portuguese. The professor, of course, makes exceptions for students who need assistance, but this relaxed submersion in the language really works. Brasil! Lingua E Cultura is the required textbook. 24 hours. $74

40998 W 6/4–8/6 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 610

Conversational Spanish I

Improve your ability to communicate in any situation with this intermediate-level Spanish course that integrates vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation into situational conversations. Conducted mostly in Spanish, this course is designed to increase your confidence in speaking and in understanding others in a business or daily-life setting. During class meetings, students practice communicating about a variety of topics such as art, culture, business, and current events. Intermediate-level fluency is recommended prior to taking this course. Textbook is not required. 24 hours. $74

40988 TTh 5/20–7/8 10 a.m.–noon CEC 603

Beginning Spanish Language Program

Spanish is a critically important global language you can use for work, travel, and socializing. With nearly 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide and a growing number in the United States, the ability to speak Spanish may provide you greater job opportunities or aid you in travels abroad. This program is designed for students, adult learners, and working professionals who wish to develop proficiency in Spanish to enhance their academic and career opportunities.

The Beginning Spanish Language Program is for students with a basic level of Spanish language exposure. This college-level, faster-paced course provides students with an integrative approach to language learning. Students focus on pronunciation, diction, grammar, vocabulary, and reading, as well as beginning conversation and writing. ACP Plazas Chapters 1-10, ISBN  978-1-42827-869-1 is the required textbook, and a Spanish/English dictionary is recommended. 70 hours. $184

40990 TTh 5/27–8/12 6–9 p.m. SBB 314

Spanish is Fun Book I

Learning a second language has become a key educational component for career and personal enhancement in the global economy. This beginning Spanish language course enhances your job opportunities and adds to your scope of intercultural understanding, while developing your skills in communication, reading, writing, and listening. This course is designed for students with no previous experience in Spanish language or whose experience does not make placement in a higher-level Spanish course advisable. Spanish Is Fun Book I, Lively Lessons for Beginners, 4th Edition, ISBN 978-1-56765-815-6 is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

40992 MW 6/2–8/4 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 604

Spanish is Fun Book II

This course is a continuation of the introductory level course featuring increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Spanish Is Fun Book II, Lively Lessons for Advancing Students, 2nd Edition, ISBN  978-1-56765-485-1 is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

40994 MW 6/2–8/4 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 605

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