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Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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Columbia MD, 21046
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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: Elke Pieters. (T)
Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Sep 12-Nov 07 6:30PM-8:35PM Gateway Campus XI-335 6448 #0859
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Beginning French

Parlez français! Acquire the grammar and conversational skills needed to speak French at a beginning level. Learn to use vocabulary necessary in daily conversation, answer simple questions, and write simple sentences in the present tense. Instructor: Eugene Speck. (T)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue Sep 18-Nov 13 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-331 6451 #0858
No class Nov 6
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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: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue Sep 18-Nov 13 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-645 6456 #0868
No class Nov 6
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Beginning Japanese II
Reinforce in more detail the materials learned in Beginning Japanese. Become more familiar with the use of complex sentences, conjugate the verb endings, and continue to develop verb tenses and syntax that are necessary in everyday conversation. Use Katakana and some Kanji while continuing to read and write Hiragana. This course is taught by Mari Inaba Soo-Tho, a native speaker. (T)
Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Sep 12-Nov 07 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-365 6455 #9858
No class Sep 19
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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 Brittany Hopkins.

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Sep 12-Nov 07 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-330 6458 #0857
No class Sep 19
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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 Cristina Mac-
Connell is a native speaker. (T)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Thu Sep 20-Nov 08 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-362 6459 #0863
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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: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Sep 12-Nov 07 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-743 6460 #0869
No class Sep 19
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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 by learning everyday French phrases, practicing pronunciation, and obtaining cultural tips that will help you fit in with the locals. Instructor Michele Diekelman has earned a Ph.D. in French and has lived and traveled extensively in France.
Tuition: $105** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Sep 25-Oct 30 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-971 6450 #0853
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Intermediate French

This course builds on the skills acquired in Beginning French and uses the same text. You will continue to develop your written,verbal, grammatical, and conversational skills. To enroll, you should be able to use the present and past tense of regular verbs and the present tense of irregular verbs.  Instructor: Eugene Speck. (T)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Sep 12-Nov 07 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-442 6452 #0865
No class Sep 19
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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: $105** (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Sep 26-Oct 31 6:30PM-8:30PM Oakland Mills High School XE-977 6453 #0854
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Spanish Conversation I *NEW!*
For students comfortably familiar with Spanish, this course focuses on building an intermediate level of conversational fluency that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Students will understand the main points of conversations on familiar matters in work, school, and leisure and can respond to situations likely to arise while traveling in Spanish-speaking countries. Students will be able to understand and describe events and experiences and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions. 1.8 CEUs.
Tuition: $196 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Aug 01-Sep 19 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XI-275 M1671 #9932
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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. After you register, please create an online account at ed2go.com/howardcc. This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-489 4297 #0026
Sep 12-Oct 19   Online XO-489 4434 #3513
Oct 17-Nov 23   Online XO-489 4435 #3514
Nov 14-Dec 21   Online XO-489 4436 #3515
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Spanish for Travelers

If you are traveling to Spain or Latin America in the near future, this practical course is for you! Whether you have had Spanish before or are a beginner, this course will remind you of or provide you with the basics that you will need to enjoy your trip.

You will learn to introduce yourself and ask important questions regarding hotel accommodations, directions to places, price negotiation, ordering food, moving around, transportation, and emergencies. Cultural topics will be incorporated into the curriculum.

Optional: VOX Spanish & English Student Dictionary may be purchased through HCC’s Bookstore.

Instructor: Carolina Miller is a native speaker.

Tuition: $105** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Sep 25-Oct 30 6:30PM-8:30PM Wilde Lake High School XE-601 6457 #0842
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