Languages and Culture

Connect and learn to better communicate with individuals from near and far with non-degree courses. Beginner to intermediate classes feature conversational practice and encourage participants to use their new language skills in real-world situations. Courses are taught at several locations in Mecklenburg County, including Myers Park High School. Group classes for travel clubs or businesses also are available by contacting the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.

For complete details about courses offerings, visit the Languages and Culture website at: cpcc.edu/cce/personal-enrichment/language-and-culture-home

To register for classes, contact Customer Service and Registration for Corporate and Continuing Education at 704.330.4223.

Continuing education language courses emphasize grammar, speaking and listening skills. Beginning courses are offered in three levels:

  1. Level I assumes little or no prior knowledge of the language,
  2. Level II requires basic skill communication in short sentences or phrases, and
  3. Level III requires basic conversational skills.

Intermediate courses are designed to be taught in the target language as much as possible with little or no conversation in English.

French: Beginning I, II (LAN 7301), (LAN 7302)
German: Beginning I, II (LAN 7305), (LAN 7306)
Greek (GRE 7000)
Italian: Beginning I, II (LAN 7315), (LAN 7316)
Portuguese (POR 7000)
Spanish: Beginning I, II or III (LAN 7309), (LAN 7310)
Intermediate Spanish I (LAN 7030)
Beginning Conversational Mandarin Chinese I, II (LAN 8014), (LAN 8019)
Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test (ESL 7006)

Languages for Business and Industry

CPCC offers customized occupational Spanish training for businesses and various professions. We do this through consultation and as the licensed registered provider of Command Spanish® in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. This program provides skills to enhance job-specific communication in a variety of industries, including health care. Courses range from eight hours in length to 30 hours or more, depending on need. For information, call the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.

Chinese
French
German
Greek

Command Spanish® Power Spanish Courses

ESL Instructor Fast Track Training

ESL Instructor Fast-Track Training takes approximately six weeks and is designed for prospective or new English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors in adult basic education, community-based or mission programs. It is a 30-hour, instructor-facilitated online course on the theory and practice of English language teaching and learning for adults. Participants will be able to obtain a certificate of completion and three CEUs in a flexible online format that does not require set meeting times or traveling costs.

ESL Instructor Fast-Track Training (TSL 8500)

International Learning and Study Abroad

Gain a global perspective through travel and learning in selected programs open to community members. Such programs include: studying language in Peru, Germany and Montreal, getting a taste of the cuisine and art in France, Greece and England, and exploring the emerging economies of Brazil and China.

Learn more about participating in these learning adventures by calling the Global Learning Department at 704.330.6167 or visit the Global Learning website for complete details at cpcc.edu/study-abroad.


 

ESL 7006. Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Eligible permanent U.S. residents will prepare for the new U.S. Naturalization Test. Learn the general requirements for Naturalization. Improve upon the four principal components of the new naturalization test. Read English-review vocabulary associated with the naturalization test.Write English-study vocabulary associated with the naturalization test. Speak English-practice how to verbalize your interactions during the naturalization test. Study U.S. history and government related to details on the naturalization test. Receive an evaluation of listening/speaking skills in the context of a simulated USCIS interview.

GRE 7000. Elementary Modern Greek I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

The course will offer lectures and practice of grammar and syntax with an emphasis on vocabulary building and on the development of conversational and understanding skills.

LAN 7301. Beginning French I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This first level French course will engage students with a unique integration of communicative building blocks and contemporary culture, providing the tools they need to build a solid foundation in introductory French.

LAN 7302. Beginning French II. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This second level of French will continue to engage students with additional and more complex communicative building blocks and cover additional aspects of the contemporary French culture by providing additional grammatical and conversational tools needed to strengthen the foundation learned in level I.

LAN 7305. Beginning German I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This entry level course is geared toward those students who have not yet had any instruction in German. This is a life saver course for students planning a trip to a German speaking country with an emphasis on real life situations. There will be an emphasis on grammatical construction.

LAN 7306. Beginning German II. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to provide greater capabilities to communicate in a German-speaking environment. The course will build on the background and skills attained during Course I or during any other equivalent course or any real life experiences acquired during residence or work in a German-speaking environment.

LAN 7315. Beginning Italian I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic capabilities to communicate in an Italian-speaking environment.

LAN 7316. Beginning Italian II. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Course will be a continuation of Beginning Italian I. Course will begin with a thorough review of the basics to ensure a good foundation, and each week new areas of conversation will be included. Strong emphasis on conversation abilities.

LAN 7309. Beginning Spanish I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed for students with little or no exposure to the Spanish language. Students will be introduced to fundamental vocabulary, grammar, speaking skills and cultural traits that will allow them to communicate through written and oral exercises.

LAN 7310. Beginning Spanish II. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is the second course in the series of three Beginning Spanish courses and is designed for the student who was completed Beginning Spanish I, or has had some exposure to the Spanish language. Focus will be placed on the continued development of speaking, listening and writing skills.

LAN 7030. Intermediate Spanish. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Expand your Spanish skills to communicate as a tourist, traveler, or businessperson in a Spanish-speaking country. The course will offer additional skills that have been attained during the first three beginning Spanish courses including additional vocabulary, cultural, and geographical features of Spanish-speaking countries.

LAN 7019. Command Spanish® Power Spanish for Bank Tellers. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This is a focused Spanish language program that provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish-speaking bank personnel. The language component addresses the most important Spanish commands, questions and phrases pertinent to daily banking interactions. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

LAN 7020. Command Spanish® Power Spanish for Hospital Nurses. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This is a focused Spanish language program that provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish-speaking hospital nurses. The language component addresses the most important Spanish commands, questions and phrases pertinent to treating patients in a hospital. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Course materials are included and delivered in class.

LAN 7021. Command Spanish® Power Spanish for Dental Hygienists. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This is a focused Spanish language program that provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish-speaking dental hygienists. The language component addresses the most important Spanish commands, questions and phrases pertinent to working with dental hygiene patients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

POR 7000. Beginning Portugeuse I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed for students with little or no exposure to the Portuguese language. Students will be introduced to fundamental vocabulary, grammar, speaking skills and cultural traits that will allow them to communicate through written and oral exercises.

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