Language & Culture

Program Description

Languages Made Easy

Register for our introductory language courses and learn the basics of the culture. These classes are perfect for anyone especially a beginner, a K-12 teacher needing PD hours, or a business/leisure traveler.

Teachers: Contact Julie Cox at the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE) (309-736-1111) or julie.cox@riroc.com to obtain approval for Professional Development hours. Processing fee of $25 payable to RIROE.


Basic French  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

Learn the basics of French in this fun and interactive introductory course taught by a native speaker and experienced educator. You will learn keywords and phrases, correct pronunciation, listening and comprehension skills, social dos and don’ts and much more! Please bring to class a three-ring binder, 15 tabbed divider sheets for the binder and a French-English/English-French dictionary.

3 Mon./3 Wed.   Feb. 4 – Feb. 25            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11311           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302         Tuition Fee $120
(No class Feb. 18)


Basic Spanish  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: M. Cavazos

You will be introduced to Spanish vocabulary and expressions for everyday situations in this fun and interactive introductory course. Practice how to correctly pronounce the language while gaining knowledge of the Hispanic culture. This class would also serve as a great refresher course! Optional textbook can be purchased at Amazon.com. “Spanish with Amigos: A Beginner’s Guide to Conversational Spanish” by T. Bradley Williams, ISBN#978-1934467725.

8 Tuesdays            Mar. 5 – Apr. 23            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11312          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 303          Tuition Fee $165


Italy
Instructor: M. McCandless

Planning a trip to Italy? Wanting to learn a new language? Why not explore the Italian language and culture? In this class, you will learn basic Italian words and phrases as well as the culture from a native Italian. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

3 Thursdays           Mar. 21 – Apr. 4           2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 11313           CASI                          Fee $45

1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

France
Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

No grammar! No homework! This fun interactive class will touch on the French culture, food and travel and social dos and don’ts. You will also learn and practice proper pronunciation of simple French words and phrases. Please bring a folder to class.

3 Wednesdays        Feb. 6 – Feb. 20            3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11314           Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $45


Spanish
Instructor: M. Cavazos

Whether you are planning a trip or just want to learn the language, use this course as a way to quickly learn pronunciation, numbers, how to say currency, colors, months and days and everyday words and conversational phrases. You’ll also learn some travel-related vocabulary in this course taught by a native speaker.

3 Tuesdays       Feb. 12 – Feb. 26               5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11315     Outreach – Rm. 204          Fee $45


French Refresher  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

This is the perfect course if you have ever taken a French class or traveled to France and would like to brush up. You will review and practice key phrases, vocabulary and pronunciation while refining your listening and comprehension skills. Taught by a native speaker, this class will offer a fun interactive environment to hone your language skills. Returning students: please bring to the first class your French I binder and your French-English/English-French dictionary. New students: please bring to the first class a three-ring binder, 15 tabbed divider sheets for the binder and a French-English/English-French dictionary.

2 Mon./2 Wed.        Mar. 4 – Mar. 13         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11316            Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302        Tuition Fee $85


Basic Spanish for Health Care
Instructor: M. Cavazos

This class will help those navigating the health care system as a patient or caregiver, as well as those employed as health care professionals, to communicate simply and effectively in Spanish to medical staff, patients and families. Learn Spanish pronunciation, basic vocabulary such as family members, numbers, body parts, times, and directions. Communicate and gather personal information and symptoms regarding a patient with confidence. Course includes learning kit with manual and audio CD.

6 Wednesdays        Feb. 6 – Mar. 13           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11171           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311         Tuition Fee $149

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 12 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginning  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: H. Jackson

Learn enough basic signs, finger spelling, and sign language syntax to be able to express and understand simple concepts in American Sign Language (ASL). You will be able to sign a simple conversation/dialog with others. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

8 Tuesdays            Feb. 12 – Apr. 2            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11317          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302         Tuition Fee $159

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 16 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists for these classes.


American Sign Language (ASL) – Intermediate  (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: H. Jackson

Prerequisite: American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginning.

This class is a continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginning. Expand your sign language vocabulary, improve your communication skills and develop fluency in American Sign Language. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore. Same textbook as used in the Beginning class.

6 Tuesdays           Apr. 9 – May 14              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11318         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302           Tuition Fee $120

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 12 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists for these classes.


Required Textbook Purchasing Procedure

  1. For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit www.bhc.edu/bookstore
  2. Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC) or East Campus).
  3. Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.
  4. Select Term (Spring 19), Select Department (Adult Ed)
  5. Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).
  6. Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.
  7. Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.
  8. Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.