Language & Culture

Program Description

Languages Made Easy

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

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. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the QC Campus bookstore) prior to first class.

3 Wednesdays    Apr. 4 – Apr. 18           2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 11376         CASI                              Fee $45

CASI, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

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

Learn Spanish as you are introduced to vocabulary and expressions for everyday situations. Practice how to correctly pronounce the language while gaining knowledge of the Hispanic culture. It would also serve as a great refresher course. eBook is downloadable at a cost of $9.99. Go to  Click on Downloads Prices & Orders. Look for the Travelers & Tourists title. Place your order for eBook. Material can be printed or transferred to a SmartPhone, iPad, Tablet or e-Reader.

4 Mon./Wed.      June 4 – June 27         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50284           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306         Tuition Fee $165

American Sign Language (ASL) – Intermediate (Teachers 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. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the QC Campus bookstore) prior to first class. Same textbook as used in the Beginning class.

6 Tuesdays          Apr. 3 – May 8          6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11380          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 308     Tuition Fee $120

Introduction to Deaf Culture
Instructor: J. Gipson

All cultures including Deaf culture have four components: language, behavioral norms, values, and traditions. Learn how people who are deaf rely strongly on their vision to communicate and gather information. Explore technology, art, and history as well as understand a deaf person’s world from his or her perspective. This course will introduce you to the concepts and issues within the deaf community.

2 Saturdays         Apr. 7 – Apr. 14           9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 11382         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $79


BHC Bookstore (Hawk’s Hub) information:

  • For a list of PaCE books, visit
  • Select QC Campus Textbooks.
  • Select Term (Summer 2018), Select Department (Adult Ed).
  • Books may be purchased online or at the bookstore.