Expand your mind and broaden your cultural awareness by learning a new language this spring. Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education has designed a series of non-credit classes which make learning a second language both easy and fun. These programs include:
Introduction to Arabic
Marhaban! Join us for a fun and interactive, hands-on learning environment where you learn to write and understand the Arabic alphabet and say the guttural sounds of this Middle Eastern language. This twelve-week class will include introduction to basic vocabulary and sentence formation, and learning to speak, as well as a taste of Arabic culture. No prior knowledge in Arabic necessary. This class will take place on Thursdays from February 27 to May 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm on the MVCC Utica Campus. Cost is $119.
Conversational Spanish 1
This class will teach you the basics, en Español! If you’re planning a trip to a Spanish speaking location, this class is for you. You will learn the fundamentals of Spanish vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, as well as some Spanish culture to tie it all together! No prior knowledge in Spanish is necessary. Tuition includes a course textbook. This class will take place from January 28 to March 4 on Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on the Utica Campus. The cost is $69.
Conversational Spanish 2
Take your Spanish language skills to the next level! This class will cover grammar topics such as possessives, irregular verbs, and idiomatic expressions. We’ll also delve into speaking; expressing likes and dislikes, talking about the weather, giving dates, ordering food, and much more. Tuition includes a course textbook. This class will take place from March 25 to April 29 on Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, on the Utica Campus. The cost is $69.
Sign Language for Beginners
Learn to communicate using basic Sign Language techniques. This course presents an overview of deaf culture and will provide basic sign vocabulary, including colors, numbers, letters, family members and animals. It also will target occupations and conversational protocol. Classes will be targeted to the interests and abilities of the participants. Students will use games, videos, and conversation to learn these important skills. Class includes a text book and exercise book. This class will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 3 to April 9, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on the Utica Campus. The cost is $89.
Sign Language 2
Now that you’ve mastered the basics, take your skills to the next level. Classes will be targeted to the interests and abilities of the participants. Students will use games, videos, and conversation to learn these important skills. This class will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 14 to May 21 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on the Utica Campus. The cost is $89.
Enrollment for these classes is limited and will be taken on a first come basis. For information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.