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Spring 2020 Offerings

American Sign Language

American Sign Language Level 2

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, April 2nd - June 4th, 2020

Instructor: Nadelle Payne

Course Description: American Sign Language Level 2 is a 10-week course designed for people who have previous knowledge of American Sign Language and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), the third most common language in America. The course will focus on its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure; students will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of language and culture.

Location: Margery Reed Hall, Room 119

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Italian

Beginner Italian Conversation

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, March 31st – June 2nd, 2020

Instructor: Eleonora Miller

Course Description: Beginner Italian Conversation is a 10-week course that covers the basics of Italian language, including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, along with important cultural aspects and current events. This course is intended for students with little or no background in Italian and welcomes any elementary-level student. It is a non-credit course, with a flexible curriculum to meet students' needs and goals.

Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301

 

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German

Beginning German Conversation 101

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm, March 31st – June 2nd, 2020

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Beginning German offers the opportunity to start completely fresh with learning German; no previous knowledge required. We will use Deutsch Heute, 10th Edition, and cover the Introduction and Chapter 1 of the text in a conversational way, i.e. the stress is on using the language orally at all times.

Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184

 

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Intermediate German Conversation 201

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm, March 31st – June 2nd, 2020

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Intermediate German offers the opportunity to continue learning German have just a little knowledge, or have studied the language a long time ago. Students will learn how to build good sentences with both present and past tenses and will master everyday vocabulary. 

Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184

 

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Advanced German Conversation 301

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Mondays 7:00pm – 8:30pm, March 30th – June 1st, 2020

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Advanced German focuses on advanced readings, writing and conversation, reviews difficult grammar concepts and practices advanced grammar. Students become comfortable using the language, vocabulary and grammar. Students' individual interests are included in the lesson plans at all levels. All of the grammar and chapters of Deutsch Heute, 10th Edition, have been covered. In-class and take home worksheets are provided by the instructor, as well as short stories, anecdotes, or informational reading selections. At this level, the class is conducted solely in German.

During Fall Quarter 2019, we have started reading and discussing the Teacher's Discovery reader of Wilhelm Tell. Since we did not finish the book, we will continue with this during Winter Quarter 2020. We will learn/relearn idiomatic phrases from the reader and use these in conversation. (Students need to purchase this reader from Teacher's Discovery.) Grammatically, we will continue to review the Accusative Case with two-way prepositions; will then learn to use these same prepositions with the dative and learn the difference.

301 and 401 meet together for 30 minutes each session for joint conversational activities.

Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184

 

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Advanced German Literature & Culture 401

Tuition: $225

Schedule: Mondays 6:00pm – 7:45pm, March 30th – June 1st, 2020

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Focuses on advanced readings, writing and conversation, reviews difficult grammar concepts and practices advanced grammar. Students become comfortable using the language, vocabulary and grammar. Students' individual interests are included in the lesson plans at all levels. All of the grammar and chapters of Deutsch Heute, 10th Edition, have been covered. In-class and take home worksheets are provided by the instructor, as well as short stories, anecdotes, or informational reading selections. At this level, the class is conducted solely in German, but does not assume the level of fluency, as required for Intermediate Conversation, since those students should have recently spent time in Germany.

We are currently reviewing the Dative Case and have oral and written exercises on this.

301 and 401 meet together for 30 minutes each session for joint conversational activities.

Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Because Center for World Languages and Cultures Community Courses run based on enrollment, we cannot offer refunds after the course term has begun. 100% refunds will be made for classes dropped at least two business days before the first class period.