Recognizing the need to be able to understand and interact with other cultures, the Center for Lifelong Learning is offering introductory level language courses. Each of these non-credit courses present students with the basic skills of each language as well as offer an overview of the culture. The goal of these courses is to encourage further study of other cultures.
$125 per course plus books
cost of the trip is included
course fee is not covered by tuition remission or block pricing
The purpose of this non-creidt course is to introduce students to the basic skills in recognizing common Chinese scrips and characters as well as listening to and speaking the Mandarin dialect. Included will be an overview of basic family dynamics, cultural and religious expressions, and commonplace customs and lifestyles. Assignments will be made from the required text.
Learning to pīnyīn (pronounce)
Things around the house
Zhōngwén shùzì (Chinese numerals)
Money and more numbers
Times, Calendars, Seasons
Directions, finding places
Traveling, getting around
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 19 through April 25, 2013
11 sessions including a trip to Dayton Chinese Christian Church on April 28
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
"Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day"
Published by Bilingual Books, Inc.
The purpose of this non-credit course is to provide each student with an introduction to the Korean language. This introduction includes the Korean alphabet and culture, such as history, family structure, religious customs, and lifestyles. By the completeion of the course, students shall be able to read, write, and speak Korean at a basic everyday conversation level. Assignments will be made from the required text.
Hangul Jamo (alphabet)
Introduction to simple words
Naming furniture and foods
Names of places and transportation
Tuesday, January 22 through April 9, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
12 sessions including a trip to Dayton Korean Baptist Church on April 14
"Read and Speak Korean for Beginners"
Published by McGraw-Hill