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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring/Summer 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.

Sign Language III
The course emphasizes conversation with the deaf through additional signs, idioms, skill building, and interaction with the deaf community. Prerequisites: Sign Language 2 or 48 hours of previous instruction. Text required: Talking with Your Hands: Listening with Your Eyes by Gabriel Grayson (Square One Pub.) 2.4 CEUs. $150 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 30-Jun 18
#0787 XI 924 M1690       Laurel College Center
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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, Apr 29-Jun 3
#8659 XE 971 6318       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, Apr 29-Jun 17
#9842 XI 331 6375        Centennial High School
►Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 29-Jun 17
#0793 XI 331 J1694       Laurel College Center
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Jun 24-Aug 12
#4611   XI 331 6853    Hickory Ridge 

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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, Apr 30-Jun 18
#3718 XI 442 6643       Centennial High School
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Jun 25-Aug 13
#9843   XI 442 6854      Hickory Ridge

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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, Apr 29-Jun 3
#8587 XE 222 6639       Wilde Lake High School
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Beginning German
Become acquainted with the German people through their native tongue. Learn the German phonetic system, alphabet and pronunciation, and basic everyday vocabulary. The present tense of verbs and how to form questions, statements and imperatives are also taught.(T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9:30pm, May 8-Jun 26
#4621 XI 471 6376       Gateway Campus
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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, Apr 29-Jun 17
#3716 XI 435 6365       Wilde Lake 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, Apr 28-Jun 2 (No class May 26)
#8617 XE 601 6487       Oakland Mills High School
Mon 7pm-9pm, Jul 7-Aug 4
#9806   XE 601 6385     Gateway Campus

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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*)
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Jun 24-Aug 12
#9841   XI 330 6380     Gateway Campus

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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, Apr 29-Jun 3
#3699 XE 651 6383       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 to create your online account. For more information, please call 443-518-4680. $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Wed,Fri, May 21-Jun 27
#3791 XO 153 4757       Online
►Wed,Fri, Jun 18-Jul 25
#3792 XO 153 4758       Online
Wed,Fri, Jul 16-Aug 22
#4955   XO 153 4858     Online
Wed,Fri, Aug 20-Sep 26
#4956   XO 153 4859     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*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Jun 26-Aug 14
#9844   XI 846 6860 Gateway Campus

(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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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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