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CCE - Languages

FlagsGet connected to powerful language resources for personal and professional success! Expand your impact with the diverse communities and customers of South Florida. Increase workforce productivity and career options for employees with limited English. Enhance global business and personal interest activities. Choose from fast-track language courses in the classroom or online to quickly gain critical speaking skills for the workplace or choose a combination of more intensive courses. Go global or stay local with languages including:

 

Non-Native Speakers of English

Classes are for non-native speakers who need to improve their English language skills and their overall fluency in English for general, business, or special purposes - not for an academic degree.  First-time enrolled ESOL students must take the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) test. All students should complete a LOEP Assessment. LOEP Score Guidelines for choosing the appropriate class level.  English/ESOL classes offered: Intensive English 1, 2 and 3, Pronunciation, Grammar (intermediate and advanced), Conversation (intermediate and advanced) and TOEFL Exam Prep.


Intensive English 

Build your limited or basic English skills to advanced English quickly and comprehensively using this combined approach to language learning. The integrated focus of this course on basic grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural information with high-interest themes will help you efficiently and effectively achieve your language goals.


American Sign Language

Through this effort, we hope to meet the needs of our community. Students may complete this program in approximately two years. Students can take no more than one sign language class at a time.  These courses award Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) and do not apply toward a College degree.  Students interested in becoming registered interpreters should contact www.rid.org for information.


Community English

INGLES MINIMO courses provide a quick, easy way for native Spanish speakers to get started learning basic, useful English words and phrases for everyday use.  An instructor fluent in English and Spanish will use a non-academic, non-grammar approach.


Community Spanish

Classes are a non-academic and non-grammar based approach designed for persons who want an easy and quick way to learn limited amounts of community and occupational specific Spanish.


Other Languages

Arabic - Explore the world of the Standard ARABIC language. Develop basic speaking, listening and writing skills in modern standard Arabic while expanding your knowledge of important cultural topics that will enhance the overall effectiveness of your communication.  Courses offered Arabic 1 and 2.

Mandarin Chinese - The language spoken by over one billion people!  Knowledge of Chinese will become a growing asset in the years to come as Chinese communities around the world play increasingly important and vital roles in science, business, education and the arts. These courses are for individuals with limited or no experience, they will quickly prepare you to communicate using short expressions and simple sentences along with an introduction to key cultural topics and beginning Chinese writing skills.

French - Did you know that French is the only language, other than English, spoken on five continents? French and English are the only two global languages. France is the second most visited country in the world. French is the language of business, technology, art, fashion, cuisine, and opens a world of opportunity for you. 

Haitian Creole - Program was developed in response to community needs from business, government and nonprofit agencies in Palm Beach County who want to expand and better serve their customer base. Community Haitian Creole classes use a non-academic approach to help you "jump-start" your language skills and quickly begin speaking frequently used words and phrases for routine personal and professional interactions. Taught by native speakers of Haitian Creole, the class introduces you to the Haitian culture and phonetic system.  It gives you the tools to navigate greetings, introductions and personal information, routine communication strategies, emergency responses, directions, and of course, ordering in a Haitian restaurant!

Brazilian Portuguese - for social settings, business, or travel!  In this course you will have an opportunity to become familiar with general conversation topics, vocabulary, and expressions for every day situations along with Brazilian cultural issues of interest and importance.

 


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Call (561) 868-3700 or email CCE@palmbeachstate.edu

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