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Noncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 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 videotape. You should have access to a DVD player. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 6:30pm-8:40pm, Apr 2-Jun 4 (No class Apr 16)
#3714 XI 335 6629       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 30-Jun 18
#0787 XI 924 M1690       Laurel College Center
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Apr 23-May 28
#3657 XE 145 6382        Centennial High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Apr 24-May 29
#8660 XE 977 6633        Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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 8-Jun 3 (No class Apr 15)
#3719 XI 448 6644       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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, Apr 8-Jun 3
#8674 XI 645 6379       Centennial High School
Register Now

Beginning Polish
Instructor Maly Moses (a native speaker) presents Polish in a user-friendly manner. In this introductory course, you practice conversational lessons based on everyday needs of the beginning speaker. Included are fundamentals of the alphabet, sounds, vocabulary and grammar. Cultural tidbits are yours for the asking from Ms. Moses, who enthusiastically imparts her firsthand knowledge. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 23-Jun 11
#8676 XI 776 6422        Oakland Mills High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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 23-Jun 11
#3712 XI 330 6380       Oakland Mills High School
Register Now

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 Cristina Macconnell. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 24-Jun 12
#3715 XI 362 6317       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

Beginning Spanish III
This class covers units 17-24 of Spanish Is Fun Book 1: 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 24-Jun 12
#3720 XI 743 6655       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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 24-Jun 12
#3717 XI 441 6445       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Mar 19-Apr 25
#9317 XO 153 4651 Online
►Wed,Fri, Apr 16-May 23
#3819 XO 153 4756       Online
►Wed,Fri, May 21-Jun 27
#3791 XO 153 4757       Online
►Wed,Fri, Jun 18-Jul 25
#3792 XO 153 4758       Online
Register Now

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 23-Jun 11
#3721 XI 846 6393       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. )
Register Now

Spanish for Office Personnel
This Spanish language program provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish speaking medical, school, and office personnel. The language component utilizes phonetic encoding to present the most important Spanish commands, questions, and phrases pertinent to office work. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to use Spanish to: greet customers and clients; make appointments; gather personal data; receive and make calls; assist walk-in customers and clients; and deal with disgruntled clients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 24-Jun 12
#3755 XI 824 6634       Centennial High School
(You must enroll two weeks prior to the class start in order to receive a manual. Please call 443-518-4976 after that date.)
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Apr 23-May 28
#3657 XE 145 6382        Centennial High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Apr 24-May 29
#8660 XE 977 6633        Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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 8-Jun 3 (No class Apr 15)
#3719 XI 448 6644       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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, Apr 8-Jun 3
#8674 XI 645 6379       Centennial High School
Register Now

Beginning Polish
Instructor Maly Moses (a native speaker) presents Polish in a user-friendly manner. In this introductory course, you practice conversational lessons based on everyday needs of the beginning speaker. Included are fundamentals of the alphabet, sounds, vocabulary and grammar. Cultural tidbits are yours for the asking from Ms. Moses, who enthusiastically imparts her firsthand knowledge. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 23-Jun 11
#8676 XI 776 6422        Oakland Mills High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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 23-Jun 11
#3712 XI 330 6380       Oakland Mills High School
Register Now

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 Cristina Macconnell. (T) $149 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 24-Jun 12
#3715 XI 362 6317       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

Beginning Spanish III
This class covers units 17-24 of Spanish Is Fun Book 1: 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 24-Jun 12
#3720 XI 743 6655       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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 24-Jun 12
#3717 XI 441 6445       Wilde Lake High School
Register Now

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
Register Now

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, Mar 19-Apr 25
#9317 XO 153 4651 Online
►Wed,Fri, Apr 16-May 23
#3819 XO 153 4756       Online
►Wed,Fri, May 21-Jun 27
#3791 XO 153 4757       Online
►Wed,Fri, Jun 18-Jul 25
#3792 XO 153 4758       Online
Register Now

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 23-Jun 11
#3721 XI 846 6393       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. )
Register Now

Spanish for Office Personnel
This Spanish language program provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish speaking medical, school, and office personnel. The language component utilizes phonetic encoding to present the most important Spanish commands, questions, and phrases pertinent to office work. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to use Spanish to: greet customers and clients; make appointments; gather personal data; receive and make calls; assist walk-in customers and clients; and deal with disgruntled clients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. $164 (includes $80 in fees*)
►Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 24-Jun 12
#3755 XI 824 6634       Centennial High School
(You must enroll two weeks prior to the class start in order to receive a manual. Please call 443-518-4976 after that date.)
Register Now

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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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