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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.