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Early language classes offered at MCC

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:29 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Learn a new language for job enhancement or just for fun with classes offered by McHenry County College’s Continuing Education Department. Upcoming beginner classes begin Feb. 11 for German, Feb. 12 for Italian and Feb. 19 for Sign Language.

The following classes are accepting registration:

German I will introduce learners to the rich history and diverse culture of Germany in this basic German language class. Ideal for those interested in traveling to German-speaking countries. Participants will learn basic German grammar, practice word pronunciation and phrase study. The required book is “The Everything Learning German Book” second edition, with CD included, ISBN: 9781598699890. Textbooks must be purchased prior to start of class and is not available in the MCC Bookstore. Class takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.11 through April 15 in Room E104. Cost is $120.  Use course ID: NFL S21 002 to register.           

Italian I: Learn about Italian culture and learn the basics of expressing yourself in the “Bella Lingua!” Participants will learn basic but useful skills to make themselves understood in Italy. Ideal for prospective tourists or for those who want to get back in touch with their Italian roots in a fun and engaging way.  The required textbook is Espresso 1 Student Book by L. Ziglio and G. Rizzo, Alma Edizioni (available at [ http://www.deltapublishing.com ]www.deltapublishing.com for $35.90) the ISBN: 9788861820531. Textbooks must be purchased prior to the start of class. Class takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 through April 16 in Room A241. Cost is $119.  Use course ID: NFL S12 004 to register.

Sign Language I: An introduction to finger spelling and basic survival signs that can be used in a variety of settings. The book for class will be discussed at the first class session. This class is taught by an instructor who is deaf. Class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 19 through May 14 in Room A213. Cost is $125.  Use course ID: NFL S01 005 to register.  

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