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World Languages / Foreign Language Course Descriptions

WD&CE offers a wide variety of world languages or foreign language study opportunities. Not all levels are offered every semester. Most classes with “brush-up” in their titles are only offered in the summer semester. Most semester courses are scheduled to meet one time a week for 12 weeks for a total of 24 classroom hours; some are shorter and some meet twice a week. See the Class Schedule & Information for classes that are open for registration, or visit the World Languages brochure. Many of these classes are also available as contract training classes, contact the program director for more information.

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American Sign Language Italian
Arabic Korean
Farsi Mandarin
French Portuguese
German Russian
Hebrew Spanish

American Sign Language

American Sign Language I, Part 1   LAN079
An introduction to the language used by the deaf. Its grammar, different from English because of its visual-spatial nature, takes advantage of space, movement, handshapes and facial expression. Learn fingerspelling, introductions, starting conversations, asking questions, and become comfortable with the visual environment of ASL. Taught in ASL; no prerequisites.

American Sign Language I, Part 2   LAN080
This is a continuation of ASL I, part 1 or for those with some basic experience. You will expand your conversation skills and improve your use of fingerspelling. Topics include asking basic need questions, giving and receiving directions and telling a narrative.

American Sign Language II, Part 1   LAN112
This course is a continuation of ASL I Parts—1 & 2.  There is increased emphasis on American Sign Language grammar with a concentrated effort to develop expressive and receptive skills. You will master the use of facial expressions, space, fingerspelling and classifiers, for conversational fluency.

American Sign Language II Part 2 LAN140
This advanced course continues from the previous level (ASL II—Part I). Expand on non-manual cues, classifiers, quantifiers, ASL structure, and conversing in ASL. You will practice conversational topics such as exchanging opinions and sharing experiences on travel, occupations/employment, health, and current events. Conversations between deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals reflect humor, empathy, and support, as well as making suggestions and giving advice. You will master grammatical inflections for English verbs, adverbs, adjectives. At the conclusion of the course, you will have gained increased fluency conversing in ASL.

ASL III Part 1 LAN145
This advanced course continues on the foundation developed from the courses ASL II parts 1 and 2 to converse fluently in ASL. Participate in interactive exercises to keep your skills fresh and converse with ease. Incorporating your ASL skills in classifiers and appropriate ASL techniques, you will describe current events, how things are made, the surrounding environment, and tell stories. Media assignments will include viewing videos related to ASL literacy and deaf culture. Additional materials will be provided by the instructor. At the conclusion of the course, you will confidently converse in ASL with deaf/HH individuals.

ASL III Part 2 LAN152
This advanced course continues from the previous level (ASL III--Part 1) with further enhancement of specific ASL skills and opportunities for presentations using ASL. You will participate in group interactive activities including describing things and processes of how things are made. You will also expand your ASL skills in numbers and classifiers as well as describe interesting facts, rules, objects, and locations. Media assignments will include videos related to previewing process and ASL literacy. Additional materials will be provided by the instructor. At the conclusion of the course, you will have gained confidence to demonstrate formal/informal presentations in ASL.

ASL IV Part 1 LAN159
This advanced course continues from the previous level (ASL III-Part 2) with further enhancement of specific ASL opportunities for presentations using ASL. You will participate in group interactive activities including describing things and processes of how things are made. You will also expand your ASL skills in numbers and classifiers as well as describe interesting facts, rules, objects, and locations. Media assignments will include videos related to previewing process and ASL literacy.

Arabic

Arabic I Part 1 LAN149
This course is an introduction to spoken Arabic. You will learn the writing system, basic conversational patterns, and grammar so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions, and exchanging personal information. The present tense will be practiced. Arabic cultural topics will be introduced.

Arabic I Part 2 LAN161
This course provides a continued introduction to spoken Arabic. You will learn the writing system, basic conversational patters, and grammar so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions, and exchanging personal information. The present tense will be practiced. Arabic cultural topics will be introduced.

Farsi

Introduction to Farsi LAN093 
This course is an introduction to spoken Farsi. You will learn the writing system, basic conversational patterns, and grammar so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions, and exchanging personal information. The present, past and future tenses are practiced. Persian cultural topics are introduced.

Introduction to Farsi, Part 2   LAN098
This course, a continuation of Introduction to Farsi is designed to increase the fluency and accuracy of non-native speakers. Emphasis is on using speech patterns through communicative and interactive conversation practice. Grammar review, and reading simple texts on various Persian cultural topics, customs and traditions constitute an integral part of the course.

French

Conversational French for Travelers LAN144
This is a cultural enrichment course for adults who want to learn the basics of French communication for their visit to a French-speaking country. Learn how to ask for directions; order from a menu; and converse with people in a hotel, restaurant, and on the street for a more complete and satisfying visit. You will practice basic conversations designed to make you more comfortable with the language, both with what you are saying and what you may hear in response. Discuss aspects of French culture and customs to enhance appreciation of your visit to France.

French Brush-Up I   LAN088  
If you completed one or two semesters of our program during the school year or have some basic experience in French this course is appropriate. You can refine skills already learned and get questions answered through fun, dynamic and relaxing conversation and other interactive exercises. This level is not recommended if you have no prior experience with French. No textbook is required for this class; all materials will be provided by the instructor.

French Brush-up II   LAN089 
If you have completed two years of study this level is appropriate. Participate in fun and relaxing conversation and interactive exercises to keep your skills fresh and review that grammar that you just haven’t quite absorbed. Textbook information will be available at the first class.

French Brush Up III LAN148
If you have completed at least 3-4 years of study and have some degree of comfort and fluency in French this level is appropriate. Class is conducted exclusively in French. Participate in fun and relaxing conversation and interactive exercises to keep your skills fresh. Grammar is reviewed as needed or requested by participants. No textbook is required for this class; all materials will be provided by the instructor.

French I, Part 1   LAN041
This is designed as an introduction to spoken French for those with no previous experience in the language. You will learn introductory level vocabulary and grammar, enabling you to engage in simple, practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, exchanging personal information. You will be able to manage exchanges in the present tense.

French I, Part 2   LAN042
A continuation of French I Part 1 or for those with some basic experience. Grammar topics include present tense of regular and irregular verbs, definite and indefinite articles and gender and number. You will expand your vocabulary as you practice communicating basic needs and responding to questions on everyday topics.

French II, Part 1   LAN043
Completion of French I or some basic foundation in French is helpful to succeed at this level. You will be speaking and responding to questions more easily in everyday situations about routines, travel and planning as you learn descriptive adjectives and the “near future” tense. French and Francophone cultural topics are discussed.

French II, Part 2   LAN044
This is a continuation of French II part 1 and is for nonnative speakers with some basic foundation in French. You will continue to improve your ability to communicate and feel at ease in everyday situations. French and Francophone cultural topics are discussed.

French III, Part 1   LAN045
You are gaining some fluency in French at this level. You will practice communications about everyday events in the present and past tenses. Grammar study focuses on the imperfect tense and direct object pronouns. French and Francophone cultural topics are discussed.

French III, Part 2   LAN046
This course is a continuation of French III part 1. You will continue to improve in fluency as you discuss leisure activities and learn vocabulary about everyday activities. Grammar include s the stress pronouns, the imperfect, the “passé composé” and the two uses of the verbs to know, “savoir” and “connaitre” French and Francophone cultural topics are discussed.

French IV, Part 1   LAN047
This course is a continuation of French III part 2 or for nonnative speakers with a good foundation in French. Communication topics include daily routines, banking and finances, and jobs and professions. Grammar constructions include reflexive verbs, relative pronouns, comparing adjectives, and the “futur simple” tense. French and Francophone cultural topics are discussed.

French IV, Part 2   LAN048
This course is designed to develop more fluency of nonnative French speakers. Participants practice conversation and increase vocabulary with presentations on selected topics. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. Participants read simplified versions of well known authors and improve their listening comprehension by watching videos designed for learners of French.

French Conversation & Grammar Review #1   LAN101
This course is designed to develop your fluency. You will practice conversation and increase your vocabulary. Grammar is reviewed. Read simplified versions of well-known authors’ works and participate in short discussions on selected topics. You will be able to use past, imperfect and future tenses and conditionals in oral communication.

French Conversation & Grammar Review #2   LAN102 
You will develop more fluency, practice conversation, review grammar and increase your vocabulary through short presentations on topics of choice. Read simplified versions of well-known authors’ works and participate in discussions on selected topics. You will be able to communicate proficiently and comfortably, especially for travel.

French Conversation & Grammar Review #3   LAN103
This course, conducted almost exclusively in French, is designed to increase the fluency of nonnative speakers. You will develop good speech patterns through short oral presentations and class dialog. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. You will be able to use most verb tenses with ease and identify appropriate use of subjunctive.

French Conversation & Grammar Review #4   LAN104
This course, conducted exclusively in French, is designed to increase the fluency of nonnative speakers. Emphasis is on improving speech patterns through intensive conversation practice. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. Occasional reading of short stories reinforces grammar and vocabulary.

Advanced French   LAN105
This course is designed for nonnative French speakers with an excellent command of the spoken language. It is conducted exclusively in French. Emphasis is on participation in extended discussion of topics of choice. Student oral presentations are followed by class dialog. Grammar is reviewed as necessary.

German

German I, Part 1   LAN054
This course is an introduction to spoken German. You will learn introductory level vocabulary and grammar so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions and exchanging personal information. The present tense is introduced.

German I, Part 2   LAN055
This is a continuation of German I, Part 1 or for those with some basic experience. Grammar includes present tense, two-part and modal verbs, possessive adjectives and prepositions. You will expand your vocabulary as you practice communicating basic needs and distinguishing formal and informal levels of language. Cultural topics of German speaking nations are discussed.

German II, Part 1   LAN056
Your speaking and comprehension improve in this second year course.You begin to engage in practical communications about topics such as living arrangements, travel, descriptions and short narratives.Grammar focus is on adjectives, declensions of pronouns, use of indirect and direct objects and present perfect tense. Cultural topics of German speaking nations are discussed.

German II, Part 2   LAN057
This is a continuation of German II Part 1. You will be communicating more easily in everyday situations about routines, travel and shopping. Grammar focus is on prepositions for destination and location, comparatives, simple past tense of ‘haben’ and ‘sein’, reflexive verbs and the imperative. Cultural topics of German speaking nations are discussed.

German III, Part 1   LAN058
This is a continuation of German II Part 2. Previously acquired skills will enable you to communicate and respond to requests and wishes. You will expand and improve your vocabulary and fluency through text work, discussions, and listening comprehension practice.
Grammar focus is on idiomatic expressions (es gibt, da-compounds) and subjunctive forms.
Topics: family, friends, activities, health, concrete and abstract concepts such as generation differences, and the environment.

German III, Part 2   LAN059
This course is a continuation of German III part 1. You will continue to improve your vocabulary and fluency as you engage in discussion on topics such as the media, family, “Heimat” (homeland) and multicultural issues. Grammar focuses on subjunctive forms, construction of main and secondary clauses, past perfect and participial constructions. Some emphasis on narrative writing.

Advanced German LAN064
This course, conducted almost exclusively in German, is designed to increase the fluency of nonnative speakers. You will develop good speech patterns, refine your communication skills, and improve your reading and writing. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. Cultural topics of German speaking nations are discussed.

Hebrew

Hebrew I Part 1 LAN150
This course is an introduction to spoken Hebrew. You will learn the Hebrew alphabet, basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. The course focuses on conversation skills and reading comprehension using the present tense. The cultural context uses examples of present day life in Israel.

Italian

Just Enough Italian   LAN155  
This is a beginning course for anyone who has no experience with Italian and wants a quick introduction. You’ll learn pronunciation, basic grammar in the present tense and vocabulary – just enough to get you started in everyday conversational exchanges.

Italian I, Part 1   LAN072
This is an introduction to Italian for those with no previous experience. You will learn practical everyday vocabulary and will quickly be able to use the language in basic day-to-day real life situations. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, exchanging personal information and time as you practice the present tense. Italian cultural topics are introduced.

Italian I, Part 2   LAN073
This is a continuation of Italian I Part 1, or for those with some basic experience with Italian. The continued emphasis on conversation will be supported with structure and grammar instruction, covering past tense, reflexive verbs and the imperative. Learn about diverse aspects of contemporary Italian culture.

Italian II, Part 1   LAN074
This level is appropriate if you have the equivalent of 1 year of study or have a basic foundation in Italian. Your competency increases as you learn about everyday topics such as travel, routine plans and weather. Study direct object pronouns and contrast the verbs ‘essere’ and ‘stare’.

Italian II, Part 2   LAN075
This is a continuation of Italian II Part 1, suitable if you have at least one year of experience and a good knowledge of present, past and future tenses. You will begin developing fluidity in conversation and written language as you learn to express polite requests, preferences, probability and wishes. Italian cultural topics are discussed.

Italian III, Part 1   LAN076
This is a continuation of Italian II Part 2. You will see your fluency and vocabulary increase. Emphasis is on more complex structures such as past and imperfect tenses, irregular preterits, reflexives and possessives. Italian cultural topics are discussed.

Italian III, Part 2   LAN077 This is a continuation of Italian III Part 1. Course emphasis is on improved fluency as you discuss cultural and current event topics. Grammar focus is on the verb ‘piacere’, the conjunctive mode and conditionals.

Advanced Italian: Language and Culture    LAN078
This course, conducted exclusively in Italian, is designed to increase the fluency of non-native speakers. You will receive conversation practice through readings and discussion on current media and Italian cultural topics. Grammar is reviewed as needed. Writing practice and composition with emphasis on grammar.

Korean

Korean I, Part 1   LAN134
This course is an introduction to spoken and written Korean. You will learn the Korean alphabet, introductory level vocabulary, sentence structures with question words and present tense, enabling you to begin to engage in communications in Korean. Topics may include greetings, numbers, action verbs, polite expressions and exchanging personal information. You will be able to read, speak and write the alphabet, signs and expressions. Korean cultural topics will also be introduced.

Korean I, Part 2   LAN137
This course is the second-level course of spoken and written Korean. You will reinforce what you learned in the introductory class. In addition, you will learn command forms, past tense, future tense, and honorific greetings. You will build you vocabulary involving colors and weather. You will be able to form sentences with adjectives (descriptive verbs) and adverbs. .

Korean II, Part 1   LAN139
This course is the third-level course of spoken and written Korean. At this level, basic grammar concepts will be reviewed with more aural and oral practice in the context of routine conversational situations. More detailed practice of vocabulary acquired at Level 2 will be done including counting classifiers, days, and dates. Communications using colloquial forms will be introduced. Listening and reading exercises will be provided. Korean cultural topics are included.

Mandarin

Mandarin Brush-Up I LAN133
This course is designed for people who have completed one or two semesters of academic study or have some basic experience in Mandarin.  You will review grammar and refine communication skills through fun and varied dynamic conversational and other interactive exercises.  Topics may include polite expressions, exchanging personal information and some of the most frequently used Chinese characters.  Chinese cultural topics such as customs, movies and historic places are discussed. 

Mandarin I, Part 1   LAN065
This is a stress-free introduction to Mandarin, the principal dialect of Chinese spoken around Beijing. You will learn introductory level vocabulary and grammar and begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Learn greetings, polite expressions, exchanging personal information and how to read simple signs using the basic 100 characters. Chinese cultural topics will be introduced.

Mandarin I, Part 2   LAN066
A continuation of Mandarin I Part 1. You will become more proficient in basic conversational exchanges and in communicating basic needs. You will also learn to read up to 200 Chinese characters and to master the basic strokes necessary to start writing in Chinese. Chinese cultural topics will be discussed.

Mandarin II Part 1   LAN100
This course is a continuation of Mandarin I part 2. It will enable you to satisfy courtesy requirements and maintain basic conversations on familiar topics. Topics include exchanging greetings, personal biographic information, describing daily activities, shopping, formulating and responding to questions. Basic structure of Chinese characters will be introduced and Chinese cultural topics will be discussed.

Mandarin II, Part 2 LAN114
This course is a continuation of Mandarin II, Part 1. You will be able to satisfy courtesy requirements and engage in basic conversations about familiar topics. Topics include: biographical information, hobbies, weather, directions, shopping, food, telephoning, visiting friends, and making appointments. Basic structure of Chinese characters will be practiced. Chinese cultural topics will be discussed.

Mandarin III Part 2 LAN141
This course is the continuation of Mandarin III— Part 1. Emphasis is on speaking and improving conversation skills. You will practice speaking at length and participating in discussions, transitioning from using basic sentences to advanced structured phrases. At the end of the course, you should feel at ease talking about daily issues such as weather, seeing a doctor, booking a ticket, replying to an e-mail, and more.

Mandarin IV Part 1 LAN154
This course is a continuation of Mandarin III—Part 2. Emphasis is on intermediate level speaking and facilitating conversation skills. You will continue to develop communicative competence in Mandarin Chinese and focus on language proficiency. At the end of the course you should feel at ease communicating about your personal life and experiences as well as ordering meals, purchasing goods, and asking for directions.

Mandarin IV Part 2 LAN163
This course is a continuation of Mandarin IV-Part 1. Emphasis is on intermediate level speaking and facilitating conversation skills. You will continue to develop communicative competence in Mandarin Chinese and focus on language proficiency. You will learn how to communicate about your personal life and experiences as well as ordering meals, purchasing goods, and asking for directions.

Portuguese

Portuguese I Part 1   LAN108
This course is an introduction to Portuguese, as spoken by Brazilians. You will learn basic grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings and introductions, professions, family, telling time, numbers, days of the week, seasons of the year and the weather. You will learn the present tense of 'ser' and 'estar', and other regular verbs. Selected Brazilian cultural topics are introduced 

Portuguese I Part 2    LAN113
This course is a continuation of Portuguese I-Part 1. You will continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar including regular and irregular verbs, pronouns and their contractions and idiomatic expressions. Expand your vocabulary and start communicating in everyday situations. Aspects of Brazilian culture, including music will be discussed in the context of dialogues and textbook exercises. NOTE: someone with a background in Spanish may want to consider starting at this level.

Portuguese II Part 2 LAN136
This level is appropriate if you have one to two years of study or equivalent life experience in Brazilian Portuguese.  You will improve your fluency in conversation.  New vocabulary and idiomatic expressions will be introduced in the context of cultural topics and everyday situations.  Grammar study includes the preterite of regular and irregular verbs and the introduction of the subjunctive.  Reading comprehension skills will be emphasized at this level as we introduce texts and short stories by contemporary Brazilian authors.

Portuguese III Part 1 LAN143
This level is appropriate if you have had two years of student or equivalent life experience in Brazilian Portuguese. You will improve your fluency in conversation and reading comprehension as we read and discuss selections from a variety of topics, primarily from Brazilian culture and literature, but also from other Lusophone countries. Grammar topics include the subjunctive, including the past and future subjunctive; direct and indirect object pronouns; and new idiomatic expressions used in everyday language.

Portuguese III Part 2 LAN160
This level is appropriate if you have had two years of student or equivalent life experience in Brazilian Portuguese. You will improve your fluency in conversation and reading comprehension as you read and discuss a variety of topics, primarily from Brazilian culture and literature, but also from other Lusophone countries.

Russian

Russian I, Part 1   LAN067
This is a practical introduction to Russian. Learn introductory level vocabulary and grammar so that you can begin to use the language immediately in basic everyday situations. Topics include greetings, polite expressions and discussing everyday family and work life. Grammar topics include present and future tenses. Russian cultural topics are introduced.

Russian I, Part 2   LAN068
This is a continuation of Russian I Part 1. You will continue to practice conversing on everyday topics, including communicating basic needs, and get more practice reading and writing the Cyrillic alphabet. Grammar topics include pronouns, numerals, present and past tenses. Russian cultural topics are discussed.

Russian II, Part 1   LAN069
If you have one year of Russian study or some basic foundation in Russian, this is the appropriate course for you. You will begin to engage with more ease in practical communications. Grammar focus is on plural nouns, pronouns and adjectives and continuing practice with present, past and future tenses.

Russian II, Part 2   LAN070 
This is a continuation of Russian II Part 1. You will begin developing fluidity in conversation and will expand the range of situations in which you can communicate. Grammar focus is on past participles and conditional clauses. Russian cultural topics are discussed.

Russian III, Part 1   LAN095
You are gaining some fluency in Russian at this level. You will discuss everyday events in the past tense, enrich your vocabulary and develop fluency. Grammar study focuses on the conjugation of plural nouns and personal pronouns in all the cases. Begin reading simplified versions of Russian classical literature. Russian traditions, holidays, traditional foods and music are discussed.

Russian III, Part 2   LAN-142
At this level you continue to build up your ability to communicate your likes and dislikes with some elements of expressing an opinion on most common topics such as family, leisure, hobbies, traveling, and favorite foods. You will learn how to compare using adjectives and adverbs, get acquainted with cardinal and or ordinal numerals, enrich your vocabulary, and develop fluency. Grammar study focuses on the conjugation of adjective and pronouns in all the cases. Russian cultural topics such as song, poetry, traditions, holidays are an integral part of the course.

Spanish
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Conversational Spanish for Travelers LAN157
Are you planning a trip to Mexico, Spain, or somewhere exotic in South America? This class will help you make the most of it. Come join us to learn conversational Spanish specifically for travel-related situations. Topics include conversations at airports, restaurants, and hotels, among others. In addition, you will gain exposure to the culture and customs of Spanish- speaking countries. The focus is to improve speaking and listening communication skills. This class is for students who have a basic level of Spanish proficiency.

Spanish for Health Care Professionals Part 1,    LAN007
A practical course for anyone in the medical/healthcare field. A little prior study or life experience with Spanish is desirable for success. Basic grammar and medical/technical vocabulary is practiced in context so that you can quickly begin to engage in practical dialogs with clients. The goal is to develop communication skills within the context of the healthcare field.

Spanish for Health Care Professionals, Part 2   LAN008
This is a continuation course for anyone in the medical/healthcare field. Prior study or life experience with Spanish will help you succeed.  The goal is to develop your vocabulary and conversational and interview skills within the context of the healthcare field.

Just Enough Spanish    LAN151
This is a beginning course for anyone who has no experience with Spanish and wants a quick introduction. You’ll learn pronunciation, basic grammar in the present tense and vocabulary – just enough to get you started in everyday conversational exchanges.

Just Enough Spanish, Part 2   LAN 097
This is a continuation of Just Enough Spanish, LAN151. This will be appropriate if you have just completed Just Enough Spanish or if you have just a little life experience or study in basic Spanish. You’ll continue to practice the sound system of Spanish, learn basic grammar in the present tense and vocabulary – just enough to get you started in everyday conversational exchanges.

Spanish Brush-up I   LAN085  
If you completed one or two semesters of our program during the school year or have some basic experience in Spanish this course is appropriate. You can refine skills already learned and get questions answered through fun, dynamic and relaxing conversation and other interactive exercises. This level is not recommended if you have no prior experience with Spanish.

Spanish Brush-up II    LAN086
If you have completed two years of study this level is appropriate. Participate in fun and relaxing conversation and interactive exercises to keep your skills fresh and review that grammar that you just haven’t quite absorbed.

Spanish Brush-up III   LAN111
If you have completed at least 3-4 years of study and have some degree of comfort and fluency in Spanish, this level is appropriate. Class is conducted exclusively in Spanish. Participate in fun and relaxing conversation and interactive exercises to keep your skills fresh. Grammar is reviewed as needed or requested by participants.

Spanish I, Part 1   LAN009
This course is an introduction to spoken Spanish. You will learn introductory level vocabulary and grammar so that you can begin to engage in practical everyday communications. Topics include greetings, polite expressions, asking and answering questions and exchanging personal information. The present tense of regular verbs is introduced, and the use of 'ser' and 'gustar'. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish I, Part 2   LAN010
This is a continuation of Spanish I, Part 1 or for those with some basic experience. Grammar topics include present tense of regular and irregular verbs, definite and indefinite articles and gender and number. You will expand your vocabulary as you practice communicating basic needs and responding to questions on everyday topics. Also, the use of the verbs 'estar' and 'ir'. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish II, Part 1   LAN011
Completion of Spanish I or equivalent study or communication experience is helpful to succeed at this level. You will be speaking and responding to questions more easily in everyday situations about routines. Grammar sudy focuses on reflexive verbs, the progressive tense, using negative expressions, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish II, Part 2   LAN012
This is a continuation of Spanish II Part 1. You will improve your fluency as you practice articulating needs about topics such as purchases, shopping trips, eating out, and managing money exchanges. Grammar study includes use of the preterit of regular and irregular verbs; indirect and direct object pronouns and making comparisons. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish Reading Comprehension –Part 1 LAN156
This course is for students who have completed four semesters of Spanish or who have intermediate level proficiency. You will learn basic reading strategies to use in the comprehension of level A texts in Spanish. Readings and materials will be provided by the instructor. Grammar points and explanations will be covered.

Spanish III, Part 1   LAN013
You are gaining some competency in Spanish at this level. You will practice communications about everyday events in the present and past tenses (preterit and imperfect) and explain what you do for others or tell an anecdotal event. Grammar study focuses on the us of 'por' and 'para'. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish III, Part 2   LAN014
This is a continuation of Spanish III Part 1. You will gain proficiency in expanded conversational exchanges to express emotion, wishes, doubt, desires, and probable outcomes. Topics include conversation about activities done using the future tense. Grammar constructions include uses of the subjunctive with verbs of volition and emotion and the future tense. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish IV, Part 1   LAN015
This course is for non-native speakers with a good foundation in Spanish. Communication focus is on conversation about current events. Grammar focus is on further practice with the subjunctive and the use of the present perfect tense. Hispanic and Spanish cultural topics are discussed.

Spanish IV, Part 2   LAN016
A continuation of Spanish IV Part 1 and for those with a good foundation in Spanish. Continue to improve your fluency in more extended exchanges using the subjunctive, different uses of the conditional 'si' and review of present perfect and past perfect tenses. Cultural topics continue to be discussed.

Spanish Conversation and Grammar Review, Part 1   LAN017
This is the first of a three-part sequence for non-native speakers who have a foundation in all the basic grammar; conversation practice and reading develop your vocabulary. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. Readings include simplified versions of novels and articles on various topics .Students are encouraged to write compositions on self-selected topics.

Spanish Conversation and Grammar Review, Part 2    LAN018 
This is the second course of a three-part sequence. Fluency is improved through extended discussions based on readings and conversational topics. Readings to improve comprehension and develop vocabulary include simplified versions of novels and articles on various topics. Students are encouraged to write compositions on self-selected topics.

Spanish Conversation and Grammar Review, Part 3   LAN019 
This is the final of a three-part sequence. Grammar review is guided by the needs of the participants. Fluency is improved through extended discussion. The demands of the reading selections will noticeably expand your vocabulary. Reading topics include literature, the environment, critical review of novels, current events, etc. Students are encouraged to write compositions on self-selected topics.

Spanish Conversation and Grammar Review, Part 4 LAN153
This course, conducted exclusively in Spanish, is designed to increase the fluency of non-native speakers. Emphasis is in improving speech patterns through conversation practice. Grammar review is an integral part of the course. Reading topics include literature, culture, and current events. You will be encouraged to make a presentation on a self-selected topic.

Advanced Spanish Conversation   LAN020
The focus of this course, which is conducted entirely in Spanish and assumes fluency, is discussion, reading and oral presentation. Grammar review is based on the needs of the participants. Topics of discussion and reading selections are chosen in class and may include current media topics, culture and literature.

Spanish Conversation with Intensive Verb Review LAN158
This course is intended for advanced students who have completed at least three years of study. The class will be conducted exclusively in Spanish and will concentrate on practicing targeting verbs, verb tenses, and other grammatical cases. You will further clarify the uses of present, past, imperfect, subjunctive, and perfect tenses. The instructor will provide grammar materials as well as current articles, readings, and thoughts to be used as the basis of conversation. You will read an article, write a summary, make a presentation to the class, answer questions from other students, and engage in conversation. In addition, you will break into small groups to comment on a given subject or thought and then inform the class about your conclusions.

 

 

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