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

Continuing Education offers a variety of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced level students. These classes are designed for individuals who want to increase their fluency and learn language skills necessary for basic communication in the community and the workplace.

esl for everyday living  REGISTER! 

The courses primarily focus on life skills of American culture, Community Resource, Employment, and Personal Finance. Students will receive instruction and practice in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. English Language Learners will acquire a new level of competence when communicating with native speakers.

Tues. & Thurs., May 5 - 28, 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 231 - Gibson Lecture Hall
Fee: $99

American Sign Language  

This course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language. It includes an introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of Sign Language, including finger spelling and numbers, conversational ability and culturally appropriate behaviors to ASL grammar. This interactive class includes extensive practice to further develop student's ASL proficiency.

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.

Conversational Spanish - Basic   

Hola! Como estas? In this 6-hour course participants will learn basic conversational Spanish, from a friendly greeting to instructional content. Learn how to speak with confidence when interacting with customers, fellow church members, students or any Spanish speaking member of our community. Participants will engage in lively activities to learn helpful vocabulary, pronunciation and structures.

Conversational Spanish - Intermediate 


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: Conversational Spanish Basic class.

Spanish for the Workplace 

This course provides the knowledge vocabulary and linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish immediately in a workplace environment. The course will include oral practice of dialogue, vocabulary and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at a basic level.

ONLINE EDUCATION


Not able to attend our on-campus classes? GCSC Continuing Education offers a variety of online classes to fit into your schedule. Customize your learning environment and schedule while boosting your career advancement opportunities!

Beginning Conversational French  REGISTER!

Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language. Each lesson also includes cultural tips. Hand and body gestures mean different things in different cultures. For example, do you know the proper way to point to avoid offending people in France? This course will tell you. You will be pleased with your quick progress, and you will be prepared for your next trip!

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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Discover Sign Language  REGISTER!

Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression. Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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grammar for esl  REGISTER!


Prepare for mainstream English classes as a non-native speaker. This course is designed as an in-depth analysis of English grammar for intermediate to advanced English as Second Language college students. This course is designed as an in-depth analysis of English grammar for intermediate to advanced English as Second Language college students. It is designed to prepare you for regular mainstream English classes. Grammar for ESL is one of the required courses in most college ESL programs to transfer to mainstream English or to transfer to a university. It establishes a foundation for continuous learning and serves as a complement to other courses that you may be taking or will take.

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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spanish in the classroom  REGISTER!

Bridge the communication gap between you, your Spanish-speaking students and parents with essential Spanish for teachers. This course starts with Spanish basics and provides survival phrases for parent-teacher conferences so you can discuss progress, deal with academic and behavior problems, and provide grades and homework. This course starts with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, and then moves right into simple words for everyday things, such as colors, numbers, and question words. Then you will learn more of the basics of conversational phrases, family names, and directions. You will understand what it's like on the first day of school and words relating to enrolling new students, conversing in the classroom, talking about rules and behavior, and basic vocabulary for various academic subjects. Finally, you will discover some survival phrases for the parent-teacher conference as you learn to describe how a child is doing, talk about academic or behavior problems, and discuss grades and homework. By the end of this course, you will be well on the path to becoming a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish-speakers all around you.

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
*Choose start date in cart.

SPeed spanish   REGISTER!

Converse in Spanish in just a few weeks. This course will help you learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences so you can engage in conversational Spanish quickly. 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 will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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SPEED SPANISH II   REGISTER!


Become more conversational and comfortable in Spanish–speaking situations. This course allow you to see words and hear them pronounced properly, while being given plenty of opportunity to practice—brining immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency. This Speed Spanish course is unlike any other Spanish class you've ever taken. You will see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you will learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II and you will see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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Writing for ESL  REGISTER!

Learn to write in English more effectively so you can achieve your goals and dreams. This course will teach you how to write clearly, logically, and cohesively in any academic or work setting. Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. This course will show you what English readers expect and how your writing can achieve your goals. You will learn about the entire writing process and its five stages: prewriting, outlining, writing, revising, and editing. You will learn to generate and focus your ideas. You will discover how to write clearly focused topic sentences and thesis statements, which will guide you in writing logical, unified paragraphs and essays. You will also learn to refine and perfect your work, making it free of grammatical and punctuation errors. You will gain important critical thinking skills and learn some techniques for writing concisely. When you finish this course, you will be able to write clearly, logically, and cohesively, and you will be able to apply what you have learned in any academic or work setting.

Start Dates* Apr 15 | May 13 | Jun 17
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
*Choose start date in cart.

 

Lara Herter, Program Coordinator
lherter@gulfcoast.edu
T  850.873.3583
 

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