Learning Languages

Learning Languages

ESL

English as a Second Language

Provides beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Students are grouped according to their current ability after assessment process at the first class. 

CSP 5021 / Length: 40 hours

CRN 2056, Monday & Wednesday
March 2-April 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2530/2531, Tuesday & Thursday
Jan. 20-April 2, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2529/1665, Tuesday & Thursday
Feb. 3-April 16, 7-9 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

Cost: $210

Pronunciation for ESL Students

Assists high-intermediate to advanced students from a variety of language backgrounds, who are capable of following class instruction and motivated to practice in and out of class, to improve their pronunciation of Standard American English. Utilizes tapes and text to study vowels and consonants, phrases and sentences, and includes listening, practice, and completion of homework assignments. 

CSP 5258 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 2096, Wednesdays
Feb. 18-April 29, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $195

Elementary Grammar for Foreign Students

Learn and practice your grammar skills in this high beginning multi-skills course incorporating listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities focused on everyday life. Book included. Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for three academic credits.

CSP 5268 / Length: 45 hours

CRN 3050, Monday & Wednesday
Jan. 26-April 22, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $350

Conversational English

Helps high-level ESL speakers advance their communication skills even further in order to function in an English-speaking environment. Students participate in oral presentations, role playing, debates, reading activities and group discussions. Not for beginning speakers.

CSP 5241 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 1545, Wednesdays
April 1-May 20, 6-8:30 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: $195

Writing for Foreign Students Learning English

Helps those who speak English as a second language to think and write in English. Grammar is taught along with basic writing skills. A speaking knowledge of English is required. 

CSP 5232 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 596, Thursdays
Jan. 22-April 2, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $195

TOEFL Prep Course

Skill-building practice in listening, grammar, reading and writing for students registering for the TOEFL exam. Also provides test-taking strategies. This is a test-preparation course for students who are already fluent in English. Does not include instruction in ESL.

CAR 3311 / Length: 48 hours

CRN 392, Tuesday & Thursday
Jan. 13-April 9, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $295


Learning Other Languages

Beginning courses introduce basics of pronunciation, sentence structure and vocabulary; intermediate courses review and improve comprehension and fluency. Conversational courses require prior understanding of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, and will involve dialogues, conversations and oral readings.

Beginning Arabic

CAR 5576 / Length: 16 hours

Not offered this spring

Beginning Chinese

CAR 2189 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2400, Thursdays
Oct. 9-Nov. 13
6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Beginning French

CAR 2116 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2058, Thursdays
Feb. 3-March 10, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

 

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Intermediate French

CAR 2190 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 1543, Mondays
Feb. 23-April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Beginning Italian I

CAR 2111 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 989, Mondays
Feb. 9-March 23, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 388, Wednesdays
Feb. 25-April 22, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Beginning Italian II

CAR 2708 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 3127, Wednesdays
April 29-June 17, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Intermediate Italian

CAR 2436 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 3051, Wednesdays
Feb. 25-April 22, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 990, Tuesdays
April 1-May 6, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Beginning Spanish

CAR 2129 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2064, Tuesdays
Feb. 10-March 17, 6-8:40 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus Campus

CRN 551, Wednesdays
Feb. 4-March 11, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 389, Thursdays
March 5-April 30, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Intermediate Spanish

CAR 3356 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 651, Wednesdays
March 25-April 29, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 1560, Wednesdays
April 1-May 20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Intermediate Level II Spanish

CAR 2707 / Length: 16 hours

Not offered this spring

Spanish for the Workplace

Enables you to communicate more effectively with customers, co-workers or employees by understanding key words and phrases to assist with the communication process.

CAR 3897/ Length: 16 hours

CRN 2178, Wednesdays
March 25-May 13, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $189

Sign Language for Beginners

Teaches the fundamentals of communicating with hearing-impaired children and adults. Includes an overview of deafness and instruction in a manual alphabet based on American Sign Language. Book and videotape included. 

CAR 2266 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 3052, Tuesdays
Feb. 10-April 21, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $199
Non-Sponsoring: $249

Intermediate Sign Language

Enhances and expands those skills previously acquired in Sign Language for Beginners. The same textbook will be utilized in this course; bring your copy to class.

CAR 3049 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 3053, Thursdays
Feb. 12-April 23, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-Sponsoring: $219