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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 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.

Sign Language II
This course is designed to continue lessons in finger spelling, sending and receiving signs, and interaction with the deaf community. Prerequisite: Sign Language I or 24 hours of instruction. NOTE: Laurel College Center classes use different texts and class formats. (T) 2.4 CEUs. $150 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Feb 4-Mar 25
   XI-795 M1363 #0741 Laurel College Center

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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, Jan 13-Mar 3
   XI-331 6562 #9829 Centennial High School
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Jan 13-Mar 3
   XI-331 J1471 #0477 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, Jan 14-Mar 4
   XI-442 6563 #9835 Centennial 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, Jan 15-Feb 19
   XE-977 6564 #9822 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, Jan 13-Mar 3
   XI-435 6536 #9833 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, Jan 13-Mar 3
   XI-448 6565 #9836 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*)
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Jan 14-Mar 4
   XI-645 6500 #9839 Centennial 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, Jan 14-Mar 11
   XI-330 6567 #9828 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, Jan 15-Mar 5
   XI-362 6517 #9831 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*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Feb 5-Mar 26
   XI-651 M1364 #0742 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, Jan 15-Mar 12
   XI-441 6568 #9834 Wilde Lake High School

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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, Jan 12-Mar 16 (No class Jan 19 &
Feb 16)
   XI-363 6569 #9832 Oakland Mills 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, Jan 27-Mar 3
   XE-651 6516 #9810 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, Nov 12-Dec 19
  XO-153 4973 #9183  Online

Wed,Fri, Jan 21-Feb 27
   XO-153 4072 #0599 Online
Wed,Fri, Feb 18-Mar 27
   XO-153 4073 #0600 Online
Wed,Fri, Mar 18-Apr 24
   XO-153 4074 #0601 Online

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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, Jan 14-Mar 4
   XI-846 6570 #9840 Centennial High School
(You must be registered two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a manual or call 443-518-4976.)

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Spanish for School Personnel
This course is for educators and school personnel. Participate in real-world, speak-it-now Spanish classroom instruction for people working as school personnel. Classes are learner-friendly, grammar-free, easy, fast, and fun. Learn how to monitor and control classroom settings, respond to medical emergencies, greet and give basic instructions to parents or visitors, initiate security measures, and identify student needs. Price includes a nonrefundable fee for the manual and CD you receive in class. Instructor: Marcela Phillips 1.6 CEUs. $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Jan 15-Mar 5
   XI-200 6571 #0748 Centennial High School
(You must be registered two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a manual or call 443-518-4659.)

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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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