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Your Passport To World Languages

Release Date: 3/31/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

 

YOUR PASSPORT TO WORLD LANGUAGES
AT CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Westminster, Md., March 31, 2009 - Wherever your itinerary takes you, let World Language at Carroll Community College prepare you with the travel language you need to meet locals, ask for directions, order food and drink, learn the country's customs, and most importantly, enjoy your vacation!

Even if your travel plans won't take you to foreign locals this year, register for a Continuing Education & Training world language course and expand your horizons right here at home!

Seasons of Germany
Insider travel tips will help you create a memorable vacation to Germany in any season. Instructor and Austrian native, Simone Haslauer, delights her students with her highly energetic style and wealth of information about the country's sites, food, customs, art, language and more.
Cost: $95 (MD Senior Adults: $95)
Course #: XXZ-503-A4
Thu., Apr. 16 - May 7, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (4 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M161

Seasons of Italy
Ciao, Bella Italia! Instructor Simone Haslauer delights her students with insider travel tips to make your Italian vacation memorable no matter what time of year you are traveling.
Cost: $95 (MD Senior Adults: $95)
Course #: PDE-035-A4
Wed., Apr. 15 - May 6, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (4 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N203

Simone Haslauer wows the students every time with her exuberant teaching and organized approach. Students comment that Simone is "…fantastic" and "…one of the best teachers I've ever had!" A native of Austria, she brings her direct experience of these regions to the classroom to keep everyone engaged and interested.

ASL: Basic I
Learn common vocabulary and the basics of ASL grammar, while you establish the foundation necessary to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing people. The required text is used in both Beginning level courses. Instructor: Bonnie Jacobson
Cost: $124 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: FLC-202-A4B
Thu., May 7 - Jun. 11, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (6 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A200

Bonnie Jacobson is an interpreter for the deaf for the Carroll County Public Schools and has been teaching ASL for many years.

Italian: Basic 1
Benvenuti! Learn to appreciate the charm of Italian culture through the study of the Italian language. Instructor: Simone Haslauer
Cost: $169 (MD Senior Adults: $29)
Course #: FLC-193-A4
Tue. & Thu., Jun. 9 - Jul. 2, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (8 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A200

Italian: Basic 2
A conversational approach builds vocabulary and speaking skills, while further cultural elements are presented. Instructor: Simone Haslauer
Cost: $124 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: FLC-213-A1
Tue. & Thu., Jul. 7 - 23, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (6 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A200

Italian for Conversation & Review
Brush up on what you've already mastered while you continue to build your vocabulary and comprehension skills, all the while being delighted by the sites and sounds of Italy. Instructor: Simone Haslauer
Cost: $124 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: FLC-224-A4
Mon. & Wed., Jun. 29 - Jul. 15, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (6 sessions)
Business Training Center, Rm. T315

Simone Haslauer, a native of Austria, integrates culture and travel tips with the Italian language skills you'll need to enjoy a vacation to Bella Italia.

NEW! Japanese: Basic I
From sushi to samurai, from Toyota to Nintendo, Japanese culture has become an integral part of our world. Learn the essential basics of Japanese language and culture, including the fundamentals of: conversation, pronunciation, etiquette, and the fascinating Japanese writing system. Whether traveling to Japan, doing business with the Japanese, or learning about their cultural roots, springboard toward understanding all things Japanese! Nihongo o tanoshimoo! (Let's enjoy Japanese!) Instructor: Dave Hewitt
Cost: $149 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC-151-A4B
Tue., Apr. 28 - Jun.23, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (9 sessions)
Sykesville Center

Dave Hewitt, with a degree in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University, resided in Japan for eight years. During that time, he taught English and studied Japanese martial arts, culture, and language. He has taught Japanese to both young people and adults. As a part-time translator, his credits include the Japanese animated series Gilgamesh.

Basic Portuguese
Immerse yourself in the musical language of modern Brazil within the context of its cultural and ethnic diversity. Acquire the basic skills to understand the spoken word and to carry out dialogs at the airport and customs, from the beach to the bistro. Instructor: Dr. Charles Fortin
Cost: $169 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC-249-A1B
Mon. & Wed., Jul. 6 - 29, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T317

Dr. Charles Fortin, PhD from Sussex University, UK, uses his 20 year experience living and working in Brazil to inform and enliven his classes. He currently teaches philosophy and ethics at Carroll.

Basic Spanish
Say hola to the Spanish-speaking world as you discover the language and culture of 333 million people worldwide! Whether you are traveling or in contact with Spanish speakers in the US, learn the essentials you need to understand and be understood. Required text used in all Basic courses. Instructor: Billie Muñoz
Cost: $165 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC-103-A4B
Tue. & Thu., May 12 - Jun. 4, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (8 sessions)
Sykesville Center
Course #: FLC-103-B4B
Mon. & Wed., Jun. 8 - Jul. 1, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (8 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A200
Course #: FLC-103-A1B
Mon. & Wed., Jul. 13 - Aug. 5, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (8 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M259
 Spanish: Basic 2
¿Qué más? We've got more! More verbs! More vocabulary! More opportunities to use Spanish in daily situations! Same text as Basic course. Instructor: Billie Muñoz
Cost: $124 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: FLC-208-A4B
Mon., Apr. 13 - May 18, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (6 sessions)
Business Training Center, Rm. T317
Course #: FLC-208-B4B
Tue. & Thu., Jun. 23 - Jul. 9, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (6 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N205

Billie Muñoz brings her experiences living abroad and raising bilingual children here in the US to her classes. Billie also brings a contagious energy and love of language learning.

To register, call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu/cetcourses.

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