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Laurel, MD 20707
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American Sign Language I
Learn ASL visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and simple sentences are featured. Information about the the deaf and hard of hearing community is provided. The text is a combination textbook and video. You should have access to a DVD player at home for practice outside of class. Instructor: Teresa Murbach. (T)
Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Mar 06 6:30PM-8:35PM Gateway Campus XI-335 6364 #3725
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Beginning German II
This course builds on the skills acquired in Beginning German. If you know some basic expressions, numbers, and how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, this course is for you! You will build on your vocabulary, improve your verbal expression and pronunciation, learn other verb tenses and also progress in your writing skills. Acquire the grammar you need to communicate successfully at a beginning level and have fun learning cultural facts along the way! Instructor Stephanie McGowan is a native speaker.
Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 11-Mar 01 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-102 6263 #3294
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Beginning Italian

Learn to appreciate the charm of Italian culture through the study of the Italian language.

Elementary grammar and conversational skills are emphasized as well as the present tense of regular verbs.

Instructor: Rosario Dimarco.

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 11-Mar 01 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-435 6266 #3728
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Beginning Japanese

Introduce yourself to this fascinating language with emphasis on basic grammar and the conversational and reading skills needed for beginners.

Topics include vocabulary such as greetings, numbers and dates, question and answer formation, and the present and past verb tenses as well as the negative formation.

Hiragana is introduced at this level. This course is taught by Mari Inaba Soo-Tho, a native speaker.

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Feb 27 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-645 6269 #3731
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Beginning Spanish

Learn the fundamentals of the language. Start with the alphabet and simple grammar and progress to writing basic sentences and using basic pronunciation correctly. Practice conversation and engage in small dialogues as you increase your Spanish vocabulary.

The text, Spanish is Fun, Book 1 is used for all beginning Spanish levels as is the companion workbook.

Please bring your text to the first class.

Instructor Maria Young is a native speaker.

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Feb 27 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-330 6271 #3723
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Beginning Spanish II

This class is the second step in the Beginning Spanish series. Instruction focuses on possessive adjectives, weather expressions, months of the year and days of the week. Students will also practice their writing and conversation skills. This class is for students able to use the present tense of regular ‘ar,’ ‘er,’ and ‘ir’ verbs as well as the verbs ‘ser’ and ‘estar.’

The book, Spanish Is Fun Book 1, will be used.

Instructor: Brittany Hopkins

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jan 11-Mar 01 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-362 6272 #3727
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Beginning Spanish III

Continue Spanish language acquisition with this final course for beginners using Spanish is Fun, Book I. In addition to learning prepositions, demonstrative adjectives, the preterite tense and the irregular verbs ‘ar,’ ‘er,’ and ‘ir,’ you will practice vocabulary relating to numbers, clothes, animals, and food. You will also continue to develop conversation skills.

Instructor Juana Simon is a native speaker.

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Jan 10-Feb 28 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-743 6275 #3732
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Community Spanish

This course is a survival guide for English speakers to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interactions in daily life with Spanish speakers.

You will also learn basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups. You will not have to study grammar or learn verb conjugations, but you will learn basic phrases through intensive drills and repetition. This is a fun and lively class that will give you basic language skills to use when interacting with the ever-growing Latino population.

Price includes a nonrefundable fee for the manual and CD you receive in class.

Instructor: Marcela Phillips.

Tuition: $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
Wed Jan 10-Feb 28 7PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-846 6276 #3733
(You must be registered two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a manual or call 443-518-4659 after that date.)
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French for Travelers

Planning a trip abroad?

If France or a French speaking country is your destination, this course is for you! Learn the essentials of the language and culture to make your trip
more enjoyable, including French for restaurants, shopping, public transportation, seeking directions, general courtesies and more. Enhance your travel savvy through everyday French by learning everyday French phrases, pronunciation practice and cultural tips that will help you fit in with the
locals.

Instructor Michele Diekelman has earned a PhD in French and has lived and traveled extensively in France.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Feb 13 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-971 6317 #7869
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Intermediate Italian

Learn the past, future, and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verb conjugations, idiomatic expressions, and correct pronunciation.

Oral/aural and written communication skills are emphasized. If enrolling, you should be able to use the present tense of the verbs ‘essere,’ ‘avere,’ ‘are,’ ‘ere,’ and ‘ire.’

Instructor: Raymond Laverghetta.

(T)

Tuition: $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 09-Feb 27 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-448 6267 #3730
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Italian for Travelers

Before venturing off to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, learn about the culture, history, and geography of this fascinating and diverse country.

Practice essential Italian phrases that you can use in meeting people, ordering in restaurants, shopping, locating essential services, and more. Gain valuable tips to prepare yourself for your dream vacation!

Instructor: Raymond Laverghetta.

(T)

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Jan 10-Feb 14 6:30PM-8:30PM Oakland Mills High School XE-977 6264 #3716
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Spanish for Medical Professionals

Develop Spanish speaking skills applicable in any medical setting.

Students will learn to inquire about pain symptoms, medical histories, insurance, diets, and medical treatment options.

To view a full description and create your online account, please visit ed2go.com/howardcc.

Tuition: $125 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed, Fri Nov 08-Dec 15   Online XO-489 4803 #2751
Jan 17-Feb 23   Online XO-489 4985 #4625
Feb 14-Mar 23   Online XO-489 4986 #4626
Mar 14-Apr 20   Online XO-489 4987 #4627
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Spanish for Nursing

This program prepares non-Spanish-speaking nurses to provide medical care and attention to Spanish-speaking patients in medical office settings and hospitals. In addition to workplace Spanish language, this program provides transcultural training for nurses and future nurses. Upon completion, you will be able to use Spanish to obtain information and patient history, obtain vital signs, perform physical assessment, perform routine procedures, prepare patients for surgery or other procedures, administer medications, honor patient’s requests, and identify Hispanic cultural traits relating to medical care.

Includes non-refundable materials fee.

Instructor: Marcela Phillips. 

Tuition: $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
Thu Jan 11-Mar 01 7PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-146 6278 #9846
(You must be registered two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a manual. Please call 443-518-4659 after that date.)
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