This is a continuation of American Sign Language I with emphasis remaining on visual-gestural communication techniques. ASL questions, commands, and simple and compound sentences are featured. You should have access to a DVD player. Instructor Eike Pieters.
Prerequisite: ASL I (T)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 Napoleon Pinos (winter) and Cristina Macconnell (spring) are native speakers. (T)
Continue Spanish language acquisition with this final course for beginners using Spanish is Fun, Book 1. In addition to learning prepositions, demonstrative adjectives, the preterite tense and the iregular 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)
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 Heidi Goldenman has earned a Ph.D. in French and has lived and traveled extensively in France.
Are you ready for a Rhine River cruise, Oktoberfest, or the famous Christmas markets? Learn German survival vocabulary plus practical German phrases and expressions that allow you to introduce yourself, ask for and follow directions, order food and drink, and more. Each class will include a "Kulturecke" (cultural corner) pointing out cultural highlights, customs, regional differences, and do's and don'ts that await you and your exploration. Instructor Stephanie McGowan is a native German speaker. Optional Textbook (T)
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)
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)
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)
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.