Courses

Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this continuing Russian course. We will use a required book to spur conversations about where we grew up, our education, and our beliefs about family. The book is based on a vocabulary of about 300 high-frequency Russian words. You are welcome to join the class if your Russian language is rudimentary, but you must have a basic ability to decode Cyrillic characters. We will continue to include holidays, songs, and games in our lessons. This class is for Advanced Beginner-Intermediate students.


September 26, 2022 to November 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


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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.


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Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required.


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This class offers a basic level of conversation on cultural topics. Build your vocabulary and language skills along with your comprehension and confidence. Spanish Conversation II or instructor approval is recommended.


September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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. By the end of the class, students will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. Textbook is required for this class.


September 26, 2022 to December 5, 2022, CHLAB 301
September 28, 2022 to December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022, RDM3 305
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 time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, CAS 117
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the simple past tenses: Preterite, Imperfect, Present Perfect and Past Perfect as well as covering other tenses to help navigate students toward more complex tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on subjuntive tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 28, 2022 to December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish V will focus on linguistic accuracy through the development of skills in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will discuss contemporary issues in the target language. The course incorporates a review of advanced grammatical concepts and the uses of verbs. Textbook is required for this course.


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Join us as we travel virtually through the captivating world of Portugal. We will learn about culture, geography, history as well as food and wine. Our destinations will include Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve Coast. This Zoom course will be interactive as we share travel experiences and experience Portugal through course presentations and activities each week. Course taught in English.


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The second course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


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This third course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 102.


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Learn alongside COCC credit students in 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 is a college-level Chinese language course. 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. It expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This is a college-level language course. Prerequisites: CHN 102.


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Develop your comprehension skills, grammar base and passion for the Spanish language with music. Using a different song each week, this contextually rooted and culturally rich medium will guide you through the practice of speaking Spanish and incorporating it into your everyday life. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate Spanish language skills.


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This Spanish special studies course is for intermediate Spanish language learners who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Students will develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor.


July 14, 2022 to August 11, 2022, HCC 0190
Ideal for English speakers working in the Construction trades, this course provides basic conversational skills and dialogues with Construction trade specific vocabulary that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience required. This is one of many industry-specific Spanish courses offered at COCC. Please contact us at cbipd@cocc.edu to inquire about Workplace Spanish.


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This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture 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 is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisites: CHN 202.


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Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? If so, this is the perfect course for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this course will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language. If you have had any previous Spanish instruction, please register for a Conversational Spanish course.


August 5-26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM