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Lara Herter, Program Coordinator

Language Classes  

Explore the world through language! Continuing Education provides language classes designed to improve your communication in the workplace, community, and abroad.

ESL: Spanish to English for Social Settings Level 1

¡Bienvenido! Participants will acquire basic phrases for various social settings, become acquainted with the multiple U.S. holidays, recognize cultural differences, build social and cultural bridges, and identify resources to continue learning and staying connected. Participants will acquire English conversation skills, become familiar with the structure of the language, learn a wide range of everyday topics, and recognize cultural differences. Prerequisite: Basic English grammar. Textbook included.

Tues. & Thurs., March 26 – May 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Student Union West (SUW) 302
Fee: $275


ESL:  Spanish to English for social settings Level 2

This course aims to achieve a more advanced level of English in social environments. Students will continue to learn more about the structure of the language, the culture, and the most common phrases that will help them develop communication skills in English. Textbook included.


Tues. & Thurs., March 26 – May 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Student Union West (SUW) 347
Fee: $275

ESL Level 1: Beginning English Language Skills for Non-English-Speaking Learners

At the completion of ESL Level 1, learners will be able to understand and use common everyday expressions and simple phrases for immediate needs, introduce themselves and other people, ask/answer questions, and function successfully utilizing basic English language structures.  Level 1 provides ESL learners ample practice time and opportunities to help build confidence as they navigate in the four skill areas – speaking, reading, writing, and listening – while continuing to learn and stay connected.

Prerequisite: Completed placement assessment.  Textbook and materials provided.


Tues. & Wed., February 27 – April 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Student Union West (SUW) 349
Fee: $275

American Sign Language II   

This course develops receptive and expressive ability and allows recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL). It increases fluency and accuracy in finger spelling and numbers. The course is designed to further develop students' ASL proficiency through extensive communicative practice. Sustained attention is given to deaf culture, its values, norms, history, literature, and folklore.

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

This course will building upon lessons and concepts learned in the Conversational Spanish Basic class.  Students will learn intermediate concepts in Spanish and strategies to expand their conversational abilities by sharpening their speaking and listening skills. Prerequisite: Beginning Conversational Spanish class.

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