Learn a New Language Through Community Education Classes

Spanish and Chinese are being offered.

JANUARY 23, 2013 -- Planning a trip to Spain, or perhaps China, in the near future?  Allan Hancock College Community Education offers language classes for travelers who want to just pick up the basics and also increase cultural awareness.  No previous foreign language knowledge is required.

In the Spanish for Travelers class, learn how to introduce yourself, greet people, and communicate your basic needs as a traveler.  Also learn how to request important information, such as asking for directions to a place of interest.  Vocabulary and expressions related to restaurants, shops, hotels, and other real-world situations are also taught.  This class will inspire you to start planning your next trip to Latin America, the Caribbean or Spain!  This class meets on Tuesdays, March 26 – April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus, room S-108.  The fee is $60 (optional workbook is $25).

Headed to China?  Learn to speak, read, and write Chinese at a basic level.  The Intro Chinese Language/Culture class focuses on the Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Romanization (writing) system using simplified Chinese characters.  Aspects of the Chinese culture are also incorporated in this entry-level class.  The course is taught by a native Mandarin Chinese instructor who graduated from Beijing Normal University.  The class meets on Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – April 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus, room C-10.   The fee is $80.

Register online now at www.hancockcollege.edu.  For course numbers and more course information, click Class Search, then select Community Service/Fee-Based in the Class Type box.  Students may also receive registration assistance in person at Community Education (bldg.S) on the Santa Maria campus.  Print copies of the spring 2013 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes are also available at all campus locations.

For more information, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3209.

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014