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High school students, ages 1617, may enroll in Continuing Education classes, including American Sign Language, if they submit a completed dual-enrollment form approved by their high school principal or designee. Students must be 16 at the time of enrollment and the first day of class, per North Carolina Administrative Code 23 NCAC 02C.0305, Education Services for Minors.

Beginning American Sign Language

This course provides a basic introduction of American Sign Language (ASL) linguistics, syntax, semantics, parameters, signed vocabulary, fundamental concepts, and functions of the language through a culturally enriched learning environment. Students are required to pass an expressive formative evaluation that assesses their acquired skill sets. Textbook required. 20 hours. $74

42811 W 8/27–10/29 6–8 p.m. CEC 603

 

Beginning Arabic I

This introductory course is intended for students with little or no knowledge of Arabic. The course presents essential vocabulary and grammar to help students develop pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $85

43055 W 10/1–11/19 10 a.m.–1 p.m. CEC 602

 

Italian Is Fun Book I

This introductory course is intended for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. Students learn essential vocabulary and grammar to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. Italiano Essenziale I, Fundamentals of Italian, ISBN 978-1567654349, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

43051 TTh 9/9–12/4 10 a.m.–noon CEC 604

 

Italian Is Fun Book II

A continuation of the introductory level, this course features increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Students listen, speak, write, and read in Italian in a series of communicative activities. Students expand their knowledge of Italian culture, art, and history, while practicing conversational exchanges to greatly expand their working vocabulary. It is recommended that students have an elementary understanding of Italian or a minimum of two years of exposure to the language. Italiano Essenziale II, ISBN 9781567654356, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

4343043 W 8/20–12/10 9:30 a.m.–12:301 p.m. CEC 604

 

Portuguese Beginning I

Students develop language skills while studying the fundamental elements of Portuguese within a cultural context and in a comfortable and fun environment. Speaking, listening, reading comprehension, writing, and cultural awareness are developed through an innovative, communicative approach. Brazilian popular culture is analyzed through music, film, children’s books, and short pieces of fiction and nonfiction. While the course in conducted in Portuguese, the instructor makes exceptions for students who need assistance. Brasil! Lingua E Cultura is the required textbook. 24 hours. $74

43056 W 9/3–11/5 6–8:30 p.m. CEC

 

Beginning Spanish Language Program

This program is designed for students, adult learners, and working professionals who wish to develop proficiency in Spanish to enhance their academic and career opportunities. Students should have a basic level of Spanish language exposure. This college-level, faster-paced course provides students with an integrative approach to language learning, focusing on pronunciation, diction, grammar, vocabulary, and reading, as well as beginning conversation and writing. ACP Plazas Chapters 1-10, ISBN 978-1-42827-869-1, is the required textbook, and a Spanish/English dictionary is recommended. 70 hours. $184

43045 TTh 9/2–11/20 6–9 p.m. SBB 314

 

Conversational Spanish I

Improve your ability to communicate in any situation with this intermediate-level Spanish course that integrates vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Conducted mostly in Spanish, this course is designed to increase your confidence in speaking and understanding others in a business or daily-life setting. During class meetings, students practice communicating about a variety of topics such as art, culture, business, and current events. Intermediate-level fluency is recommended prior to taking this course. Textbook is not required. 24 hours. $74

43049 Sat 9/6–11/22 10 a.m.–noon CEC 605

 

Spanish is Fun Book I

This beginning Spanish language course enhances students’ job opportunities and adds to their intercultural understanding, while developing skills in communication, reading, writing, and listening. This course is designed for students with no previous experience in Spanish language or whose experience does not make placement in a higher-level Spanish course advisable. Spanish Is Fun Book I, Lively Lessons for Beginners, 4th edition, ISBN 978-1-56765-815-6, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

43046 MW 9/3–11/24 6–8 p.m. OCC
43050 TTh 9/9–12/4 12:30–2:30 p.m. CEC 604

 

Spanish is Fun Book II

A continuation of the introductory-level course, this course features increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Spanish Is Fun Book II, Lively Lessons for Advancing Students, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-1-56765-485-1, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $129

43048 MW 9/3–11/24 6–8 p.m. CEC 605

 

Spanish Literature

This intermediate/advanced level course includes poetry, prose, fiction, and nonfiction, from 20th and 21st century Latin-American writers. Students study these works for vocabulary and grammar usage, as well as for elements of style and interpretation of meaning. Students read some of the best contemporary literature while improving their ability to communicate in Spanish. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 48 hours. $129

43372 TTh 9/9–12/4 10 a.m.–noon CEC 605

 

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