Courses

Learning sign language can be a fun experience and help you communicate with people in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Students will be introduced to basic conversational signing skills. The course will cover grammar rules, alphabet, numbers, personal and family introductions, common commands, as well as feelings and expressions. This class is perfect for the beginner, or anybody wanting a refresher course.


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Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no prior Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


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Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. This class will be streamed via the internet from a live class on another COCC campus. Students in this section will attend class on their local campus with a facilitator present and use a camera and microphone to interact with the instructor in the other classroom. Textbook is required for this course.


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Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 11, 2020 to June 10, 2020, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook required for this course.


May 5, 2020 to June 4, 2020, RDM3 309
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


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This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


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This Conversational Spanish V Special-Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by by reading various portions of Spanish literature and engaging with the instructor and other students using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 115
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 102: First Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 103: First Year course. The third course of a three-course sequence in French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 102.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in Italian is designed for beginners. The class emphasizes active communication in Italian to develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. This class is a college-level Italian language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 103: First Year course. The third course of a three-course sequence in Italian continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Recommended preparation: IT 102 or two years of high school Italian or instructor approval.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a communicative context. This class is a college-level Chinese language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


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This final course of a three-course sequence in first year Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture. Expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Prerequisite: CHN 102.


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This course is an introduction to the modern history, politics and society of France through viewing and analyzing movies. Examines in particular the following themes: WWII, colonialism, immigration, education, love relationships, homosexuality and cultural diversity. No background in French language is required. This class is a college-level French language class. As such, you will be enrolled with degree seeking student taking the class for credit.


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German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. This hybrid course will combine classroom sessions with online study. Access to high speed internet is required.


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This course focuses on German literature, specifically on the novel Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Tschick is a road novel about friendship that was awarded with the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Children's Literature Award), the Clemens-Brentano-award and the Hans Fallada award. This course will provide insight into authentic linguistics of German youth, situational humor and an idea of how different social classes come together. It will also offer a variety of opportunities to improve German language skills through conversation while focusing on analyzing German culture and literature.


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Practice your Spanish speaking skills in an exciting new way! This class allows you to practice what you already know and build new language skills using computers, games, movement, outdoor exploration, as well as interacting with native speakers. Suitable for all levels including beginners, but especially beneficial for those in Conversational Spanish II - III (Mid-Advanced Beginner).


May 11, 2020 to June 8, 2020, CAS 101
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course, developed to introduce students to the language, cultures, and traditions of a very complicated nation. Taught by a native Russian, students will be introduced to Russian vocabulary and common expressions. Students will also learn the Cyrillic alphabet, basic reading and writing rules, and Russian syntax and grammar. Textbook is required for this course.


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This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


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This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 3, 2020, CAS 115
Quick Spanish for First Responders is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish vocabulary and phrases necessary to manage emergency situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Spanish to identify themselves to people potentially in need of care, ask simple questions and understand answers to accurately assess situations, calm victims and their families, and explain treatment performed by first responders.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this class.


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This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture course will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This class is a college-level language class. Although assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students, you will be expected to fully participate. Some online participation is required. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: CHN 202.


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The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education. For more information, visit our Spanish Healthcare Interpreter webpage.


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