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Basic Japanese Language & Japanese Fine Arts
The course is designed to introduce students to basic Japanese language, as well as the ancient of art forms, such ukiyo-e (woodblock paintings), calligraphy, origami folding, and haiku poem that are characteristics of traditional Japanese culture. Students will also be introduced to Japanese performing arts such as Kabuki theatre, and Taiko drumming. Each (day) lesson is divided into two...

Beginning Italian
Taught by a native Italian that recently moved to Texas! Students will learn the basics of the Italian language, while also exploring Italian life, traditions, news, food and of course some of the cliches' that are so funny!

Conversational French I
Taught by a native speaker, students in this class will learn the basics of the French language. Experience a new language for travel and personal enrichment. Text Required: French: A Self Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition by Suzanne Hershfield-Haims.

Conversational French II
Taught by a native speaker, students in this class will expend on what they have learned in Conversational French I as well as deepen their understanding of French culture. Text Required: French: A Self Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition by Suzanne Hershfield-Haims.

Conversational French III
This course is a continuation of Beginners French II and is for students with some background with the French language. Text Required: French: A Self Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition by Suzanne Hershfield-Haims.

Conversational French IV
Discussion group. This class is designed for people who would like to speak. Come practice your French on subjects such as travel, cultural differences, food or the news.

Conversational German I
Designed for those with little or no background in German, this introduces the spoken language to prepare travelers, practice getting a room in the hotel, greeting people, and making inquiries. You will also learn how to read basic German text.

Conversational German II
A continuation of German I, this course emphasizes new vocabulary through participation and dialogue. You may also sign up if you have basic knowledge of the German language.

Conversational Italian I
Taught by a native speaker, experience a new language and culture for travel and personal enrichment. Learn to communicate with basic conversations. This course will help students develop better listening to real conversations, practice in speaking, and focus on correct pronunciation. Course for beginners. No prerequisite. Instructor: Patrizia Casciana email: pcascian@austincc.edu.

Conversational Italian II
Taught by a native speaker, students in this class will expand on what they have learned in Conversational Italian I. This course will help students develop better listening to real conversations, practice in speaking, and focus on correct pronunciation. Prerequisite: Conversational Italian I. Instructor: Patrizia Casciana email: pcascian@austincc.edu

Conversational Italian III
Taught by a native speaker, students in this class will expand on what they have learned in Conversational Italian II. This course will help students develop better listening to real conversations, practice in speaking, and focus on correct pronunciation. Prerequisite: Conversational Italian II. Instructor: Patrizia Casciana email: pcascian@austincc.edu.

Conversational Japanese
Study of fundamentals of Japanese; conversation, writing, listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary building, grammar and culture. Text Required: Japanese For Busy People (Romanized version) Rived 3rd edition By AJALT

Conversational Russian I
This is an Elementary Russian course intended for adult beginners in Russian. The course gives the student a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of Russian. This course will prepare students for regular every day communication in the Russian language.

Conversational Spanish I
Promotes speaking and listening skills for personal needs. Requires no knowledge of Spanish. Develops basic vocabulary and simple language structures. Text required: Open Door to Spanish, Level 1, Madrigal, 3rd Edition (Lessons 1-10).

Conversational Spanish II
Continues design of Level I to assist you in communicating simply in Spanish. Focus is on activities: using verbs from past to future. Text required: Open Door to Spanish, Level 1, Madrigal, 3rd Edition (Lessons 11-20).

Conversational Spanish III
Conduct simple conversations in Spanish with focus on verb forms. Text required: Open Door to Spanish, Level 2, Madrigal, 3rd Edition.

Conversational Spanish IV
Continues text of Level 3 and includes more complex structures, including how to give instructions to others.

Conversational Turkish I
Conversational Turkish I is an introductory course designed to develop listening, speaking, writing and reading skills while building a solid background in grammar and vocabulary. Our objective is to get familiar with Turkish sounding and obtain necessary vocabulary for higher levels. The class will be taught in English (50%) and Turkish (50%) , expected to be patient in order to get used to...

Conversational Turkish II
This course is designed for students who excelled in Turkish 1 level. Students will continue to develop proficiency in the four modalities of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In minimally structured yet culturally contextualized situations, students will begin to use the language practically and creatively to make inquiries, gather information, and express opinions....

French for Travelers
Students learn the basics of the French language in order to be able to enjoy a vacation in France.

Italian for Travelers
Learn the basics to help you navigate tourist attractions, restaurants, transportation and shopping.

Medical Conversational Spanish I
Instruction in selected vocabulary of technical and medical terms, pronunciations, and basic structures used by those employed in the medical field. TEXT REQUIRED: Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel, Enhanced Edition: 2ND 14.

Medical Conversational Spanish II
Communicate with Spanish speakers in a healthcare setting. Text Required: Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel, Enhanced Edition: 2ND 14. Instructor: Miriam Bleiwess email: mbleiwei@austincc.edu

Travel Tips to France From a Native
Your dream is traveling to France and you want to know as much as possible beforehand to avoid frustrations and fully enjoy your trip In this class, we will cover: what to do at the airport, how and where to reserve your lodging, how use public transportation, what to do in case of emergency, plus some insider tips to have the trip of a lifetime. Bon voyage!

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Urdu Hindi II- Intermediate Oral Communication
This is a continuing Urdu Hindi speaking course. It is designed for students who have basic knowledge of spoken Urdu Hindi and want to improve their skills up to the secondary level. This class refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. It teaches grammatical structured sentences in more cultured pronunciations and tones. At the end of this course...

Urdu I - Basic Speaking, Reading, and Writing
This is an introductory Urdu language course to teach basic speaking, reading and writing skills of Pakistan national language, which is the most popular communicational language of India and other neighbor countries as well. The relevant culture and manners, as a part of this course, makes it more interesting.


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