World Languages

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French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Spanish

 

FRENCH

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I (LLL 0018): Conversational French I is for beginners. Start with the alphabet, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary needed to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs. By the end of the course you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II (LLL 0019): After you complete Conversational French I (or if you learned basic skills in this language from prior study) take Conversational French II. You are comfortable with some grammar and especially present tense. Now learn how to communicate what you have done via past tense. Build on your basic linguistic skills as you explore more topics related to life and travel. By the end of the course you will possess an increase in ability to speak the language, from 10 percent to at least 25 percent of your conversation.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH III (LLL 0020): You’ve completed Conversational French I and II or from another program you’ve become comfortable engaging in a simple dialogue by using proper grammar with present and past tense. Enroll in Conversational French III for proficiency in past tense and begin to learn future tense. By the end of the course you will be comfortable in conjugating new words and you should be able to compare how your knowledge in the language grew from 25 to at least 45 percent of your conversation.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH IV (LLL 021): Complete the lessons and build upon the fundamentals you’ve learned with longer dialogues and translations when you enroll in Conversational French IV. At the end of this course you should feel superior to your initial skill by now speaking at least 70 percent of the language during conversations. Follow up Conversational French IV with the immersion environment of a Discussion course to hone your skills and avoid losing what you’ve gained in your language studies.

GERMAN

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN I (LLL 0005): Conversational German I is for beginners. Start with the alphabet, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary. You will be able to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs in the present tense. By the end of the course you will have a solid foundation in the German language and some of the vocabulary needed to travel to Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Required textbook kit, Living Language German, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 course books, 9 audio CDs and free online learning.

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN II (LLL 0015): After you complete Conversational German I or if you learned basic skills in this language from prior experience and are comfortable speaking in the present tense, take Conversational German II. You will learn to communicate what you have done in the past tense, build on your basic linguistic skills and explore more topics related to life and travel. Required textbook kit, Living Language German, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 course books, 9 audio CDs and free online learning.

ITALIAN

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN I (LLL 0029): Conversational Italian I is for beginners. Start with the alphabet, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary needed to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs. By the end of the course you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language.

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN II (LLL 0030): After you complete Conversational Italian I (or if you learned basic skills in this language from prior study) take Conversational Italian II. You’re comfortable with some grammar and especially present tense. Now learn how to communicate what you have done via past tense. Build on your basic linguistic skills as you explore more topics related to life and travel. By the end of the course you will possess an increase in ability to speak the language, from 10 to at least 25 percent of your conversation. No class 9/4.

DIALOGHIAMO IN ITALIANO (LLL 0328): Non si sente a suo agio delle sue capacita colloquiali? Vuole migliorarle o accelerarle di piu? Sente il desiderio di esplorare e conoscere la cultura italiana in modo piu completa? Sopratutto se ha recentemente completato il III livello di conversazione presso l’Universita di Harper, perche non si unisca ad un gruppo di assoluta conversazione di lingua italiana? In questo corso di otto settimane, la presenza dell’istruttore assicura l’uso corretto di cio che ha imparato nei corsi precedenti, Inoltre, le dara la conoscenza aggiuntiva sugli aspetti culturali del paese e delle persone usando l’italiano. Potra immergersi nell’italiano con delle conversazioni su avvenimenti attuali con varie letture, film, arte ed altre materie culturali. La raccomdiamo di unirsi a noi al piu presto!

JAPANESE

CONVERSATIONAL JAPANESE I (LLL 0022): Conversational Japanese I is for beginners. Start with the Japanese syllabary hiragana, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary needed to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs. By the end of the course you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language.

PERSIAN

PERSIAN I (LLL 0511): In this beginning program, you will learn simple pronunciation, basic grammar, and basic vocabulary. We begin by learning short vowels, alphabets, and basic colloquial language. You will learn to write and read simple Persian texts. By the end of the course, you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language. Mahnia Nematollahi Mahani earned her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University. She has previously taught all levels of Persian language.

SPANISH

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I (LLL 0009): Conversational Spanish I is for beginners. Start with the alphabet, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary needed to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs. By the end of the course you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II (LLL 0010): After you complete Conversational Spanish I (or if you learned basic skills in this language from prior study) take Conversational Spanish II. You are comfortable with some grammar and especially present tense. Now learn how to communicate what you have done via past tense. Build on your basic linguistic skills as you explore more topics related to life and travel. By the end of the course you will possess an increase in ability to speak the language, from 10 percent to at least 25 percent of your conversation.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH III (LLL 0011): Having completed Conversational Spanish I and II, you have become comfortable engaging in a simple dialogue by using proper grammar with present and past tense. Enroll in Conversational Spanish III for proficiency in past tense and begin to learn future tense. By the end of the eight-week course you will be comfortable in conjugating new words and you should be able to compare how your knowledge in the language grew from 25 percent to at least 45 percent of your conversation.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH IV (LLL 0012): Complete the lessons and build upon the fundamentals you have learned with longer dialogues and translations in Conversational Spanish IV. At the end of this course you should feel superior to your initial skill by now speaking at least 70 percent of the language during conversations. Follow up Conversational Spanish IV with the immersion environment of a Discussion course to hone your skills and avoid losing what you have gained in your language studies. 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH ONLINE (LLL 0013): This online component of the Conversational Spanish Certificate incorporates quizzes, practice tests, writing and grammar exercises. This course requires that you are also enrolled in Conversational Spanish I, II, III or IV and cannot be taken alone.

DISCUSION EN ESPANOL (LLL 0327): Empieza usted a sentirse satisfecho con su capacidad para conversar en Español, pero todavía no tiene la fluidez deseada? Would you like to explore the language and culture more in depth? If you have recently completed Conversational Level III or Accelerated Level II at Harper College, join the Discusión en Español course! In this eight-week course, the presence of the teacher will ensure that you are correctly using what you have learned and will help you gain additional knowledge into the cultural aspects of the people and countries that use Spanish. Submerge yourself in Spanish conversation with current events and incorporation of lectures, movies, art and other cultural subjects. Enroll now!

Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.

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