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High school students, ages 16–17, may enroll in Continuing Education classes, including American Sign Language. Students must be 16 at the time of enrollment and the first day of class, per North Carolina Administrative Code 23 NCAC 02C.0305, Education Services for Minors.

American Sign Language, Intermediate

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of sign language and to familiarize the student with deafness and the problems involved. The students will develop the ability to sign understandably and clearly, read sign language well, and develop a basic sign language vocabulary. Lecture and hands-on activities are the principal methods of instruction. 40 hours. $130

65556 W 1/23–5/8 6–8:30 p.m. CEC 6-106 January 16 registration deadline

Spanish is Fun Book I

This beginning Spanish language course enhances students’ job opportunities and adds to their intercultural understanding, while developing skills in communication, reading, writing, and listening. This course is designed for students with no previous experience in Spanish language or whose experience does not make placement in a higher-level Spanish course advisable. Spanish Is Fun Book I, Lively Lessons for Beginners, 5th edition, ISBN 9781634199285, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $130

65683 Sat 1/19–5/11 9 a.m.–noon CEC 6-109 January 12 registration deadline

Spanish is Fun Book II

A continuation of the introductory-level course, this course features increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Spanish is Fun Book II, Heywood Wald, ISBN #9781629746708, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $130

65684 Sat 1/19–5/11 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC 107 January 1 registration deadline

Spanish Literature

This intermediate/advanced level course includes poetry, prose, fiction, and nonfiction, from 20th and 21st century Latin-American writers. Students study these works for vocabulary and grammar usage as well as for elements of style and interpretation of meaning. Students read some of the best contemporary literature while improving their ability to communicate in Spanish. 48 hours. $130

65685 TTh 1/15–4/11 12:30–2:30 p.m. CEC 106 January 8 registration deadline

Advanced Spanish Literature

In this course, students read Spanish literature, including modern Spanish and Latin American prose and poetry, with grammar and vocabulary study as needed. Students read aloud to practice pronunciation. Conversation and presentations are also included to improve communication skills. Prerequisites are knowledge of Spanish grammar and a broad vocabulary. 48 hours. $130

65686 TTh 1/15–4/11 10 a.m.–noon CEC 6-108 January 8 registration deadline

Beginning Spanish Language Program

This program is designed for students, adult learners, and working professionals who wish to begin developing Spanish proficiency to enhance their academic and career opportunities. Taught by a native speaker, this fast-paced, college-level course uses an integrative approach to language learning. Students focus on pronunciation, diction, grammar, vocabulary, and reading, as well as beginning conversation and writing. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. ACP Plazas Chapters 1-10, ISBN 978-1-42827-869-1 is a modified textbook specific for this class and can only be purchased from the Durham Tech Bookstore. 70 hours. $185

65690 TTh 2/5–4/23 6–9 p.m. CHE 2417 January 29 registration deadline

Italian is Fun Book I

This introductory course is intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Students will learn essential vocabulary and grammar to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. Italiano Essenziale I, Fundamentals of Italian, ISBN# 978-1567654349 is the required textbook. 48 hours. $130.

65691 Th 1/24–5/9 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 6-107 January 17 registration deadline

Italian is Fun Book II

A continuation of the introductory level, this course features increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Students listen, speak, write, and read in Italian in a series of communicative activities. Students expand their knowledge of Italian culture, art, and history, while practicing conversational exchanges to greatly expand their working vocabulary. It is recommended that students have an elementary understanding of Italian or a minimum of two years of exposure to the language. Italiano Essenziale II, ISBN 9781567654356, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $130

65692 W 1/23–5/8 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 6-107 January 16 registration deadline