Languages Continuing Education

High school students, ages 16–17, 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.

American Sign Language, Beginning I

This course provides a basic introduction of American Sign Language (ASL) linguistics, syntax, semantics, parameters, signed vocabulary, and functions of the language through a culturally-enriched learning environment. Successful completion of this course requires students to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of learning objectives. Students are required to pass an expressive formative evaluation that assesses their acquired skill set. 20 hours. $74

48139 W 8/19–10/14 6–8 p.m. CEC 603 August 12 registration deadline

American Sign Language, Beginning II

Continue to build on the signing skills you learned in Beginning American Sign Language I. This course puts greater emphasis on refining grammatical structure and concepts. Since the course is taught primarily voice-off, students interactively engage in signed conversations as well as acquire more receptive skills. Students must pass an expressive and receptive formal evaluation. Beginning ASL I or permission from the program coordinator is required to enroll. 20 hours. $74

48140 W 10/21–12/16 6–8 p.m. CEC 603 October 14 registration deadline

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

48521 W 9/2–10/21 10 a.m.–1 p.m. NEWT 453 August 26 registration deadline

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

48655 TTh 9/1–11/19 10 a.m.–noon CEC 604 August 25 registration deadline

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

48657 W 8/19–12/2 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 604 August 12 registration deadline

Beginning Portuguese 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. $79

48658 W 9/2–11/4 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 606 August 26 registration deadline

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.

48653 MW 9/9–11/30 6–8 p.m. CEC 605 September 2 registration deadline
48654 TTh 9/15–12/10 12:30–2:30 p.m. CEC 605 September 8 registration deadline

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

48656 Sat 9/5–12/19 10 a.m.–1 p.m. CEC 604 August 29 registration deadline

Beginning Spanish Language Program

Spanish is a critically important global language you can use for work, travel, and socializing. With nearly 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide and a growing number in the United States, the ability to speak Spanish may provide you greater job opportunities or aid you in travels abroad. 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.

The Beginning Spanish Language Program is for students with a basic level of Spanish language exposure. This college-level, faster-paced course provides students with an integrative approach to language learning. Students focus 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

48602 TTh 9/1–11/17 6–9 p.m. SBB 314 August 25 registration deadline

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. 48 hours. $129

48560 TTh 9/15–12/10 10 a.m.–noon CEC 605 September 8 registration deadline