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Explore the world through language! Continuing Education provides language classes designed to improve your communication in the workplace, community, and abroad.

American Sign Language 

This course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language. It includes an introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of Sign Language, including finger spelling and numbers, conversational ability and culturally appropriate behaviors to ASL grammar. This interactive class includes extensive practice to further develop student's ASL proficiency.

American Sign Language II   

This course develops receptive and expressive ability and allows recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL). It increases fluency and accuracy in finger spelling and numbers. The course is designed to further develop students' ASL proficiency through extensive communicative practice. Sustained attention is given to deaf culture, its values, norms, history, literature, and folklore.

Beginning Conversational Spanish  Register!

Hola! Como estas? In this 6-hour course participants will learn basic conversational Spanish, from a friendly greeting to instructional content. Learn how to speak with confidence when interacting with customers, fellow church members, students or any Spanish speaking member of our community. Participants will engage in lively activities to learn helpful vocabulary, pronunciation and structures.

Tues., September 14 - October 5, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
Fee: $85

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

This course will building upon lessons and concepts learned in the Conversational Spanish Basic class.  Students will learn intermediate concepts in Spanish and strategies to expand their conversational abilities by sharpening their speaking and listening skills. Prerequisite: Beginning Conversational Spanish class.

ESL:  Spanish to English for social settings   REGISTER!

¡Bienvenido! Participants will acquire basic phrases for various social settings, become acquainted with the multiple U.S. holidays, recognize cultural differences, build social and cultural bridges, and identify resources to continue learning and staying connected. Prerequisite: Basic English grammar. Textbook included.

Tues. & Thurs., September 7 - 30, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 231 - Gibson Lecture Hall
Fee: $125

ESL:  Spanish to english for social settings - level 2 REGISTER!

¡Sigamos! This class will be a continuation of Spanish to English for Social Settings level 1. Participants will acquire English conversation skills, become familiar with the structure of the language, learn a wide range of everyday topics, recognize cultural differences, and use resources to continue learning and stay connected. Prerequisite: Spanish to English for Social Settings. Textbook included. 

Tues. & Thurs., October 5 - 28, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 246
Fee: $125

ESL:  Spanish to English for workplace settings  REGISTER!

¿busca empleo? Acquire the necessary skills for job search strategies; create a resume and complete a job application. Learn the best interview techniques and the significance of cultural differences in the workplace. Once you are accepted for the job, learn the essential, basic phrases to communicate with your supervisor and coworkers. Employment related resources are included in this course to assist participants with finding employment, maintaining the job, and advancing with the company. Prerequisite: Basic English grammar. Textbook required and available online using ISBN-13:978-0071820981 

Tues. & Fri., July 21 - August 13, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 243
Fee: $125

Lara Herter, Program Coordinator
lherter@gulfcoast.edu
T  850.873.3583
 

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