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 Spanish   (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor:  J. Zamora

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 Tara Bradley Williams, ISBN#978-1934467725.

8 Tuesdays          Mar. 3 – Apr. 21           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 11013          STB – Rm. 110            Tuition Fee $165

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 16 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Basic Spanish for Health Care                                     

Instructor: J. Zamora

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

6 Wednesdays   Feb. 19 – Mar. 25        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10893         STB – Rm. 110             Tuition Fee $125

Professional Continuing Education Credits:

12 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Assistants, and Massage Therapists.

 

French – Beginning (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. 24 – Mar. 11        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 11014          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.

 

French – Intermediate (Teachers can earn PD Hours)

Instructor: M. Friedrichsen

Prerequisite: French – Beginning or instructor’s permission.

This continuation of French- Beginning will emphasize pronunciation and refine your listening and comprehension skills. You will learn how to construct your own short sentences. We will discuss food, travel, French culture, and many more useful tips. Returning students: please bring to the first class your French – Beginning 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. 16 – Mar. 25        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 11015          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302        Tuition Fee $85

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists.

 

Spanish

Instructor:  J. Zamora

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. 11 – Feb. 25         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 11016          STB – Rm. 110             Fee $45

 

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    Mar. 4 – Mar. 18          3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

CRN 11017          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $45

 

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. 12 – Mar. 26       2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

CRN 11018          CASI                              Fee $45

1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

 

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 Mondays          Jan. 27 – Mar. 23         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 11019          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Tuition Fee $159

(No class Feb. 17)

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 16 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Massage Therapists, Dietitian/Nutrition Counselors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

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          Mar. 31 – May 5           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 11020         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Tuition Fee $120

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

 

Required Textbook Purchasing Procedure

For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit www.bhc.edu/bookstore

Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC) or East Campus).

Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.

Select Term (Spring 20), Select Department (Adult Ed)

Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).

Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.

Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.

Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.

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