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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 Courses
   

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class. If your class requires a textbook, please purchase it at the HCC bookstore or online and bring it to the second class.

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 hearing-impaired community is provided. The text is a combination textbook and video. You should have access to a DVD player. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-8:35pm, Sep 24-Nov 19
#5813   XI 335 6482 Gateway Campus
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Sign Language I
An introduction to American Sign Language, this course includes finger spelling, sending and receiving signs, background information on deafness, and interaction with the deaf community. Text required at first class. NOTE: Classes at Laurel use different texts and formats from those at HCC main campus. (T) $175 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 8-Dec 3
#8935   XI 309 M1463 Laurel College Center
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Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese focuses on correct pronunciation and sound recognition. This course involves intensive listening, comprehension, and speaking skills, and an overview of the phonetics of standard Mandarin Chinese. Basic grammar, character recognition, conversation, geography, and cultural topics are introduced. This course is for students with no former training in Mandarin. The instructor is a native speaker. $149 (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 9-Oct 28
#5818   XI 532 6386 Centennial High School

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French for Travelers
Planning a trip abroad? Learn French the way a native speaker does--with simple words and phrases building on each other. You’ll be guided by sample dialogues on everyday situations--at the train station, at the airport, in a restaurant, at the hotel, going shopping. Learn correct pronunciation and intonation as well as cultural information and travel tips. Prepare for that dream trip with instructor Stephen Doff. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 9-Oct 14
#5805   XE 971 6384 Centennial High School

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Beginning French
Parlez francais! 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.(T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 09-Oct 28
#5812   XI 331 6387 Centennial High School
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 09-Oct 28
#8859   XI 331 J1421 Laurel College Center

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Intermediate French
This second course builds on the skills acquired in Beginning French. Improve your verbal ability and understanding of basic grammar. If enrolling, 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) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 10-Oct 29
#5817   XI 442 6388 Centennial High School

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French: Advanced Grammar/Basic Conversation
Instructor Eugene Speck helps guide you through more advanced levels of French grammar while easing you into a more comfortable level of oral fluency. The ability to develop basic conversational skills is presented in a supportive manner. This is a follow-up course to Beginning and Intermediate French. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 11-Nov 6 (No class Sep 25)
#5819   XI 543 6389 Centennial High School
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Casual French Conversation
If you have taken Beginning and Intermediate French and would like to continue practicing your speaking skills, this class may be for you. It will be topic-centered where you will create phrases and sentences and take part in informal conversations. Confidence and vocabulary will grow with each class meeting. In addition to improving your communication skills, other topics may include customs, foods, and the traditions of various regions in France. If you want practice or brush up on your rusty French language skills, this fun, interactive, relaxed class is for you! Instructor: Stephen Doff. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Sep 10-Oct 22 (No class Sep 24)
#8951   XE 145 6390 Centennial High School

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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 to introduce yourself, ask for and follow directions, order the food and drink you want and more. Learn about the urban, rural, and hidden local areas of Germany that await your exploration. Instructor Stephanie McGowan is a native German speaker. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 23-Oct 28
#5738   XE 222 6397 Wilde Lake High School

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Italian for Travelers
Do you want to visit Italy someday and actually communicate with the people you meet? Learn essential Italian phrases for use in meeting people, ordering in restaurants, shopping, getting through customs, and more. Gain valuable tips to prepare you for your dream vacation! (T) $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sep 11-Oct 23 (No class Sep 25)
#5806   XE 977 6391 Wilde Lake High School

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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) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Sep 9-Oct 28
#5815   XI 435 6392 Wilde Lake High School

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Intermediate Italian
Oral/aural and written communication skills are emphasized. Learn the past, future, and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verb conjugations, idiomatic expressions and correct pronunciation. If enrolling, you should be able to use the present tense of the verbs 'essere,' 'avere,' 'are,' 'ere,' and 'ire.' Instructor: Raymond Laverghetta.(T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Sep 9-Oct 28
#8975   XI 448 6393 Wilde Lake High School
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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 a native speaker. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 09-Oct 28
#5820   XI 645 6399 Centennial High School

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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 you are just a beginner, this course will remind or provide you with the basics that you will need to survive during 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: Traveler’s Language Guide: Spanish may be purchased through HCC’s Bookstore. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 7pm-9pm, Sep 8-Oct 13
#5768   XE 601 6664 Oakland Mills High School

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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 engaging in social conversation. The same text is used for all beginning Spanish levels. Please bring your text to the first class. Instructor: Maria Young. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 10-Oct 29
#5811   XI 330 6495 Oakland Mills High School

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Beginning Spanish II
This class is for those able to use the present tense of regular verbs. Emphasis is on the present and some past tenses of regular and irregular verbs as well as basic short questions and answers. The verbs ‘ser’ and ‘estar’ (to be will be featured. Instructor Juana Simon. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 11-Nov 6 (No class Sep 25)
#5814   XI 362 6378 Wilde Lake High School
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Introduction to Spanish, Part I
This short introductory course covers the basics of Spanish for work and leisure. Topics will include: pronunciation, vocabulary, and various dialogues through role-playing. As an incentive to continue in this three-course series, special rates are offered for advanced levels of Spanish. NOTE: Classes at Laurel College Center use different texts and formats from those at HCC main campus. (T) $160 (includes $60 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Oct 7-Nov 25
#8943   XI 651 M1464 Laurel College Center
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Introduction to Spanish, Part II
In this continuation course, students will focus on increasing their vocabulary and comprehension through dialogue and role-play. As an incentive to continue in this three-course series, special rates are offered for advanced levels of Spanish. Prerequisite: XI 651. NOTE: Classes at Laurel College Center use different texts and formats from those at HCC main campus. (T) 2.0 CEUs. $120 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Oct 2-Nov 20
#8950   XI 734 M1465 Laurel College Center
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Intermediate Spanish
You should have mastered the present tense of basic regular and irregular verbs before taking this course. Concentrate on the past tense of those verbs with emphasis also on more advanced grammar, writing, and conversational skills. Instructor Maria Young is a native speaker. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 11-Nov 6 (No class Sep 25)
#5816   XI 441 6676 Wilde Lake High School

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Casual Spanish Conversation
Come to class and practice what you have learned in the beginning and intermediate levels of Spanish. This class will have a topic-centered focus where students create phrases and take part in informal conversations. No pressure, just easy discussion sessions and conversational practice. Your confidence and vocabulary will grow with each class meeting. We will discuss some of the holidays in Latin America, customs, foods, and the various cultures. If you want to brush up on your rusty Spanish with this fun and interactive class, come and join in. You can’t miss an opportunity to practice in a relaxed setting with a native speaker, Cristina Macconnell. (T) $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Sep 9-Oct 14
#5790   XE 651 6454 Wilde Lake High School

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Speed Spanish
Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. After paying for your course, please visit www.ed2go.com/howardcc to create your online account. For more information, please call 443-518-4680. $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed,Fri, Aug 20-Sep 26
#4956   XO 153 4859     Online

Wed,Fri, Sep 17-Oct 24
#9181   XO 153 4971   Online
Wed,Fri, Oct 15-Nov 21
#9182   XO 153 4972   Online
Wed,Fri, Nov 12-Dec 19
#9183   XO 153 4973  Online

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Intermediate Spanish-II
You should be able to use the present and past tenses of regular and irregular verbs before taking this course. Emphasis is on the subjunctive tense of regular and irregular verbs as well as intermediate conversational skills. Instructor: Juana Simon. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 7pm-9:30pm, Sep 8-Oct 27
#9023   XI 363 6394 Oakland Mills High School

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Community Spanish
This course is a survival guide for English speakers to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life with Spanish speakers. You will also learn basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups. You will not have to study grammar or learn verb conjugations, but you will learn basic phrases through intensive drills and repetition. This is a fun and lively class that will give you basic language skills to use when interacting with the ever-growing Latino population. Price includes a nonrefundable fee for the manual and CD you receive in class. Instructor: Marcela Phillips. $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Sep 10-Oct 29
#5823   XI 846 6671 Centennial High School

(You must enroll two weeks prior to the class start date in order to receive a manual. Please call 443-518-4976 after that date. )
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Spanish for Nursing
This program prepares non-Spanish-speaking nurses to provide medical care and attention to Spanish-speaking patients in medical office settings and hospitals. In addition to workplace Spanish language, this program provides transcultural training for nurses and future nurses. Upon completion, you will be able to use Spanish to obtain information and patient history, obtain vital signs, perform physical assessment, perform routine procedures, prepare patients for surgery or other procedures, administer medications, honor patient’s requests, and identify Hispanic cultural traits relating to medical care. Includes non-refundable materials fee. Instructor: Cristina Macconnell. $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Sep 11-Nov 6 (No class Sep 25)
#5807   XI 146 6483 Centennial High School
(You must be registered two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a manual. Please call 443-518-4976 after that date.)

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) =  Textbook recomended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.






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