Anne Arundel Community College has expanded its popular “Pathways to Proficiency” continuing education world language program by adding an advanced-level course series in Italian and Spanish and Saturday morning classes in Arabic and Spanish. Classes start the week of Sept. 16, except for Advanced Spanish, which begins January 2014.
Students develop communicative foreign language skills with intensive focus on speaking skills and improve everyday through interactive small group practice.
The series is ideal for government employees, defense contractors, military personnel and business professionals who frequently travel to other countries, who conduct business with international contacts or who are preparing for a deployment. Military family members preparing for an overseas relocation can develop their everyday foreign language skills before they get to their new home. The program is also excellent for police, firefighters, airport staff, emergency and medical personnel and educators needing communicative foreign language skills on the job.
AACC’s Pathways to Proficiency program offers four-course sequences leading to a continuing education certificate in a variety of languages including: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. In addition, four-course sequences at Beginning and Intermediate levels are available for Arabic, French and German and at the Beginning level only for Dari and Portuguese. The courses will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. two nights per week in short, six-week (30 hour) or eight-week (40 hour) sessions, depending on the language. Saturday classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Students successfully completing all four courses at each level will receive a continuing education certificate for that level.