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 402, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9-Nov. 13
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 403, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9-Nov. 13
7-9 p.m., Upper Darby Center

CRN 2430, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 6-Dec. 1
6-8:30 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2429, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-Dec. 8
6-8:30 p.m., Exton 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 2454, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Dec. 3
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2516, Thursdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 13
6-8:30 p.m, Exton Center

CRN 2517, Mondays, Sept. 29-Nov. 17
6-8:30 p.m., Phoenixville 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 2444, Monday and Wednesday
Sept. 15-Dec. 3, 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 986, Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19
6-8:30 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2407, Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 3
6-8:30 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

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 2450, Thursdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 20
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 702, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9-Dec. 2
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

CRN 2394, Wednesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

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 399, Mondays, Sept. 15-Nov. 3
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2522, Tuesdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 4
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

Intermediate French

CAR 2190 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2422, Mondays, Sept. 15-Nov. 3
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2523, Tuesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 16
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

Beginning Italian I

CAR 2111 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 467, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Nov. 5
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2532, Mondays, Sept. 22-Oct. 27
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

Beginning Italian II

CAR 2708 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2533, Mondays, Nov. 3-Dec. 8
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

Intermediate Italian

CAR 2436 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2728, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Nov. 5
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2599, Tuesdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 9
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

Beginning Spanish

CAR 2129 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 400, Thursdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2534, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2535, Tuesdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 4
6-8:40 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

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

Intermediate Spanish

CAR 3356 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2538, Wednesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 17
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2536, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-Dec. 9
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2537, Tuesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 16
6-8:40 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

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

Intermediate Level II Spanish

CAR 2707 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2589, Thursdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23
6-8:40 p.m., Exton Center

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

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 2729, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12
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 2425, Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 18
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 2419, Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

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