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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: Linda Schott. (T)
Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Thu Jan 15-Mar 12 6:30PM-8:35PM Gateway Campus XI-335 6619 #4568
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American Sign Language II

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)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue Mar 26-May 28 6:30PM-8:35PM Gateway Campus XI-342 6529 #4655
(No class Apr 16)
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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 Apr 02-May 28 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-331 6598 #4653
(No class Apr 16)
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Beginning German

Become acquainted with the German people through their native tongue. Learn the German phonetic system, alphabet, pronunciation and basic everyday vocabulary. The present tense of verbs and how to form questions, statements and imperatives are also taught. Instructor: Karin Radhe (winter) and Myrna Pigo (spring). (T)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Jan 16-Mar 06 6:30PM-9PM Gateway Campus XI-471 6532 #0867
Thu May 09-Jun 27 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-471 6531 #4662
(Please note that the last three classes will be held in the Hickory Ridge Building, Room TBA.)
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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: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue Jan 15-Mar 05 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-435 6537 #4571
Tue Apr 02-May 28 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-435 6536 #4659
(No class Apr 16)
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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*)
Wed Jan 16-Mar 06 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-645 6542 #4574
Wed Apr 03-May 29 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-645 6538 #4663
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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: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue Jan 15-Mar 05 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-330 6548 #4567
Tue Apr 02-May 28 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-330 6547 #4652
(No class Apr 16)
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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 Napoleon Pinos (winter) and Cristina Macconnell (spring) are native speakers. (T) 

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Thu Jan 17-Mar 07 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-362 6552 #4569
Thu Apr 04-May 30 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XI-362 6551 #4658
(No class Apr 18)
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Beginning Spanish III

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)

Tuition: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Jan 16-Mar 06 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-743 6554 #4575
Wed Apr 03-May 29 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XI-743 6553 #4664
(No class Apr 17)
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French Conversation and Pronunciation *NEW*
Are you eager to practice and improve your French with correct pronunciation coming from votre bouche? Integrating the basic rules and patterns about how French sounds are made will boost your confidence with your next French encounter. Practice saying words and phrases with accuracy and learn the guidelines for decoding the written to the spoken language. Improve your speech, saying the occasional phrases and even sing along with songs using an enviable accent. This course is appropriate for novices and those with French language experience. Instructor Michele Diekelman, Ph.D., has traveled extensively and taught multiple courses in the French language.
Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 26-Feb 16 9:30AM-11:30AM Hickory Ridge XE-605 6347 #4913
Sat Apr 27-May 18 9:30AM-11:30AM Hickory Ridge XE-605 6349 #4917
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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 Heidi Goldenman has earned a Ph.D. in French and has lived and traveled extensively in France.
Tuition: $105** (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed May 08-Jun 12 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-971 6530 #4648
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German for Travelers

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)

Tuition: $105** (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Apr 03-May 15 6:30AM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-222 6546 #4592
(No class Apr 17)
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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 Apr 03-May 29 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-442 6534 #4660
(No class Apr 16)
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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: $169 (includes $60 in fees*)
Wed Jan 09-Feb 27 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XI-448 6544 #4661
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Italian Conversation *NEW*
This course is designed for Italian language students at the Intermediate level (or beyond) to help you become more comfortable with speaking the language. In addition, it will introduce and practice points of Italian grammar that are usually outside of the scope of Beginning or Intermediate level classes, but that are essential in building oral competence in the language. It will also target pronunciation, helping you to model native Italian speech more successfully. Finally, your Italian vocabulary will be broadened by learning new idioms and colloquialisms useful in improving your ability to converse. Instructor Dr. Raymond LaVerghetta also teaches Intermediate Italian and Italian for Travelers.
Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 22-Feb 12 6:30PM-8:30PM Wilde Lake High School XE-902 6350 #4918
Wed Apr 10-May 08 6:30PM-8:30PM Oakland Mills High School XE-902 6351 #4919
(No class Apr 17)
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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*)
Tue Apr 09-May 21 6:30PM-8:30PM Wilde Lake High School XE-977 6535 #4649
(No class Apr 16)
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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 Jan 15-Feb 19 6:30PM-8:30PM Wilde Lake High School XE-601 6621 #6607
Tue Apr 09-May 21 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XE-601 6543 #4637
(No class Apr 16)
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