Courses

This is the first course of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. Students will explore alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
Introduces the Ichishkin language of the Warm Springs (Sahaptin) people. Second of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. The second term will develop student familiarity with simple phrases and basic conversation. Recommended preparation: ICH 101.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
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.


October 2, 2019 to November 20, 2019, HCC 0260
January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, HCC 0260
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.


January 21, 2020 to March 10, 2020, HCC 0230
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.


January 23, 2020 to March 12, 2020, HCC 0230
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. Textbook is required for this course.


September 30, 2019 to October 30, 2019, BHS D-7
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RTEC 136
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, CAS 104
January 7, 2020 to February 6, 2020, BHS D-7
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 103
January 15, 2020 to March 18, 2020, RTEC 136
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.


October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, CAS 118
October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 104
November 4, 2019 to December 11, 2019, BHS D-7
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 118
February 18, 2020 to March 19, 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.


October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 136
October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 247
January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 118
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.


September 30, 2019 to December 9, 2019, CAS 248
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 Spanish-speaking skills through literature, films, music and conversation. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials. Prerequisites: Conversational Spanish IV and/or V or instructor approval.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor Fleur Prade and learn alongside COCC credit students in this beginning French Course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French. Emphasizes active communication in French. Develops students' basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. No class on 1/20.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this second course of a three-course sequence in French. Class continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis on short interactions regarding everyday life. Prerequisites: FR 101. No class on 1/20.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Textbook is required for this course.


September 23, 2019 to December 13, 2019, OCH 0221
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RDM3 309
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 103
Join COCC professor Fleur Prade and learn alongside COCC credit students in this French Conversation and Culture class. This course will introduce the students to Francophone culture while practicing conversational French. Basic grammar and new vocabulary (words and key phrases) will be introduced in each class and practiced by using authentic dialogues.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
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.


January 25, 2020 to February 22, 2020, HCC 0190
January 27, 2020 to February 24, 2020, RDM3 306
Chinese 101 is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Work alongside credit students in this course taught by COCC faculty. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction. Must have dependable internet access. There are no prerequisites for this course


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 102
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 201 is the first 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: Chinese 103


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
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 EMT. Class time focuses on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This online information meeting will help you gather information about COCC's bilingual training preparing individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings. Registration for meeting is required to receive online access link.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019