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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter & Spring 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.

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, Apr 15-Jun 10
   XI-335 6953   #9830 Gateway Campus

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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 29-Jun 17
   XI-924 M1619   #5482 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*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 16-May 21
   XE-971 6412   #9821 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 14-Jun 2
   XI-331 6405   #1517 Centennial High School
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 14-Jun 2
   XI-331 J1629   #5548 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, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XI-442 6525   #4651 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 to practice or to 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, Apr 15-May 20
   XE-145 6956   #9753 Centennial High School
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German for Travelers
Are you ready for a Rhine River cruise, the 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. (T) $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 14-May 19
   XE-222 6965   #5625 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 7-Jun 25
   XI-471 6915   #5626 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*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 15-May 20
   XE-977 6344   #4640 Oakland Mills 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, Apr 14-Jun 2
   XI-435 6955   #4649 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, Apr 14-Jun 2
   XI-448 6914   #4652 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, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XI-645 6531   #4653 Centennial High School

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Beginning Russian
Add another intriguing language to your list of accomplishments. Emphasis in this introductory course is on basic grammar and conversational and reading skills. Verb tenses, simple daily vocabulary, and correct use of modifiers are taught. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XI-918 6957   #5627 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. Instructor: Cristina Macconnell $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 16-May 21
   XE-601 6345   #9802 Wilde Lake 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, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XI-330 6347   #4645 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*)
Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 15-Jun 3
    XI-362 6402   #4647 Centennial High School

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Beginning Spanish III
This class covers units 17-24 of Spanish is Fun, Book I. Prepositions, irregular 'IR' verbs, 'pensar' and 'poder,' demonstrative adjectives, and the preterite tense are taught as well as further conversation skills. Instructor Juana Simon is a native speaker. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 16-Jun 4
   XI-743 6937   #6231 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) $140 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 14-Jun 2
   XI-651 M1620   #5483 Laurel College Center
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 28-Jun 16
   XI-651 M1621   #5487 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, Apr 30-Jun 18
   XI-734 M1622   #5489 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, Apr 16-Jun 4
     XI-441 6919   #4650 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, Apr 13-Jun 8 (No class May 25)
    XI-363 6538   #4648 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, Apr 14-May 19
     XE-651 6993   #4632 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. $125 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed,Fri, Mar 18-Apr 24 *This section is $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
   XO-153 4074 #0601 Online

Wed,Fri, Apr 15-May 22
    XO-153 4233   #5807 Online
Wed,Fri, May 13-Jun 19
    XO-153 4234   #5809 Online
Wed,Fri, Jun 17-Jul 24
    XO-153 4235   #5811 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, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XI-846 6958   #4654 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 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, Apr 16-Jun 4
   XI-146 6959   #8661 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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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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