Courses

In this introductory course, students will learn how to sign basic phrases and sentences. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, colors, numbers, locations, activity words and so much more. By the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of the world of Deaf culture and be able to communicate effectively using sign language.


May 15, 2024 to June 19, 2024, Online Course
In this next-level course, students will continue to build phrases and sentences with the vocabulary acquired during American Sign Language: Beginning I, as well as some new vocabulary. Students will practice phrases and sentences by recording their own signing and uploading their videos for review. Students will also continue to explore the world of Deaf culture.


June 5, 2024 to July 10, 2024, Online Course
Bonjour! Join us to explore the vibrant cultures of French-speaking peoples. Through engaging activities, conversations, and direct interactions with native speakers, you'll gain fluency, cultural insights, and valuable connections. Discussions will include your likes and dislikes, family information, abilities and desires, and leisure activities. No prior French knowledge is required.


September 10, 2024 to October 8, 2024, Purdue Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business Rm 108
This course builds upon foundational skills from French Conversation: Beginning I, focusing on enhancing conversational fluency, pronunciation, and grammar. Through interactive learning, including discussions and cultural exploration, students gain confidence in expressing themselves accurately in French while also gaining insights into French culture.


October 22, 2024 to November 19, 2024, Purdue Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business Rm 108
Embark on an immersive journey into the German language! This beginner-level course covers pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar, and reading literacy. Each two-hour session combines interactive learning, focusing on grammar, vocabulary expansion, and speaking activities in the first hour, with guided reading sessions in the second hour. Develop essential language skills through engaging exercises, discussions, and authentic texts, and step confidently into the world of German language and culture.


September 9, 2024 to October 7, 2024, Science Bldg Rm 304
This course aims to advance intermediate learners' German language skills through expanded vocabulary, complex grammar, and intensive reading practice. Sessions consist of two hours, with the first hour dedicated to grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking, while the second hour focuses on enhancing reading comprehension. Participants will engage with advanced grammatical concepts, diverse vocabulary, and authentic texts to deepen their understanding and fluency. Prerequisite: Completion of the beginner-level German course or equivalent basic knowledge.


October 14, 2024 to November 11, 2024, Science Bldg Rm 304
This advanced course emphasizes expanding vocabulary and crafting complex sentences through interactive exercises. Students will enhance their ability to express ideas clearly and precisely. Practical application will improve fluency in communication, while reading and comprehension skills will be developed through text analysis. Prerequisite: German: Intermediate level or equivalent proficiency.


November 18, 2024 to December 9, 2024, Science Bldg Rm 304
Learning to speak a new language is a life-changing experience. This course is designed for those adults who seek to learn communicative skills in Korean and a basic understanding of the cultures and customs of Korea. Instruction will be focused more on conversation and the spoken style of the language.


August 24, 2024 to November 16, 2024, PFW Campus - Room TBD
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. Students will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, students will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish.


May 15, 2024 to June 19, 2024, Online Course
This course is a continuation of the instruction provided in Spanish: Beginner I. Students that enroll in Spanish: Beginner II will see an immediate improvement in their Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.


June 19, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Online Course
This course is a continuation of the instruction provided in Spanish: Beginner II. In this advanced-level course, guided practice will include lots of new vocabulary, pronunciation, and speed drills, as well as in-depth study of Spanish parts of speech to help students speak and understand Spanish in a snap.


July 17, 2024 to August 21, 2024, Online Course
Learn medical Spanish quickly and easily, honing your basic conversational skills and mastering key healthcare words and phrases.


May 15, 2024 to July 3, 2024, Online Course
Build on your foundation of Spanish for healthcare providers by learning medical terminology and phrases from a variety of medical fields, as well as Spanish grammar.


June 19, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Online Course
The Medical Interpreter training course prepares you to work in hospitals, medical offices and in any healthcare environment where a Spanish interpreter is needed.


July 23, 2024 to March 25, 2025, Online Course
This class is for new beginning learners of Japanese language and culture. Classes will include reading and writing Hiragana/Katakana letters, mastering simple useful phrases and learning about Japanese culture.


July 13, 2024 to August 24, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
September 7, 2024 to November 23, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
The Beginner I course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Lessons will be organized around natural conversational topics, leading students from fundamental aspects of grammar to readings in simple texts along with basic writing.


September 7, 2024 to November 23, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
Prerequisite: Must have completed Japanese Conversation: Beginner I. Must have studied the Japanese language more than one year. A focus of this course will be to develop Japanese language proficiency and knowledge through grammatical and practical learning and activities in order to be able to carry on basic conversations with Japanese native speakers.


September 7, 2024 to November 23, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
Prerequisite: Japanese Conversation: Beginner II or equivalent knowledge. The focus of this course will be to further advance students' knowledge of advanced vocabulary and grammar. Practice of applied usages of grammar learned in Beginner I and II will give students mastery of basic communication in Japanese.


September 7, 2024 to November 23, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
The Purdue Fort Wayne Japanese Saturday School has designed this course for native speakers of Japanese to practice the English used at their workplaces.


September 7, 2024 to November 23, 2024, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 139 - Enter from St. Joe Rd. Look for Lot 16 or Parking Garage 3 (P3).
The Purdue Fort Wayne Japanese Saturday School has designed this course for Japanese speakers looking to improve their English conversation skills.

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This introduction to the Italian language and culture is great for travelers interested in learning practical communication skills and grammar.

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Prerequisite: Italian Language and Culture for Travelers: Beginning I. This course will focus on the use of language by introducing new topics of grammar and by encouraging students to learn vocabulary and build sentences. In addition, cultural components will be discussed while practicing conversation and reading skills.

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