LBCC Benton Center Community Education Language Classes

A variety of foreign language classes will be offered to members of the community through Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center Community Education starting January 5. 

Learning new languages can be helpful when traveling, communicating with foreign guests or even to enhance memory retention. Courses include: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Sign Language. All courses are offered in a variety of levels and include a focus on conversation. The face-to-face opportunity offered in these courses is an added benefit.
                                                              
MANDARIN CHINESE                                                                                                               
An introductory conversational Chinese course designed for those with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Course will concentrate on pronunciation, basic conversation and situational dialogue. Chinese culture will also be discussed.    
Class will start on January 6 and meet Tuesdays from 7-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95.                                           
                                                                       

FRENCH, BEGINNING I                                                                                            
Emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with little or no previous knowledge of French.
Class will start on January 13 and meet Tuesdays from 5:30-6:50pm at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $75.                                                                                                                        


FRENCH, BEGINNING II                                                                                                              
Emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with a novice to moderate knowledge of French. Textbook available at Benton Center Bookstore.            
Class will start on January 13 and meet Tuesdays from 7-8:20pm at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $75.                                                                                                                        
                                                          
FRENCH, BEGINNING III                                                                                                  
Emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with a novice to moderate knowledge of French.                                                                                                                       
Class will start on January 8 and meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $85.                                           


GERMAN, BEGINNING II                                                                                                  
Learn German language skills useful for visiting Germany, including some knowledge of culture and history.  This is a basic course for those who have had some or even little exposure to the German Language and feel comfortable in beginning to use past tense forms of verbs. Primary emphasis will be on listening, speaking, and learning vocabulary useful for engaging in simple conversations. Textbook available at the Benton Center Bookstore.                                                                            
Class will start on January 8 and meet Thursdays from 7-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           

GERMAN, HIGH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED                                                                                      
Explore current affairs or cultural topics through magazine articles, video clips, short stories, songs, a radio play or a short novel. Class is conducted in German and intended for students who would like to brush up, practice and improve their listening, speaking and reading skills. Can be taken repeatedly.     
Class will start on January 7 and meet Wednesdays from 7-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           
                                                                                                      
ITALIAN, BEGINNING                                                                                                        
Listen, speak, read, write and maybe even think in Italian. This class allows the beginner to progress from the simpler language of classroom directions to the vocabulary and grammar that make possible communication about common subjects.                                                                                 
Class will start on January 6 and meet Tuesdays from 7-8:50pm at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $95.                                                                                                                        

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN                                                                                                     
Speak Italian using what you've learned. Practice using common vocabulary and present tense verbs, asking and answering every day and travel questions. Italian, Beginning  A or basic understanding of Italian language required.                                                                                                 
Class will start on January 7 and meet Wednesdays from 2-3:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN II                                                                                        
Listen, speak, read, write and maybe even think in Italian.  Improve conversational skills, vocabulary and grammar.  For students who have completed one or two terms of Italian.                                         
Class will start on January 5 and meet Mondays from 7-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           

RUSSIAN, BEGINNING A                                                                                              
For the student who wants to learn Russian from the ground up. No previous knowledge of Russian language required.                                                                                                            
Class will start on January 8 and meet Thursdays from 7-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95.                                           

SPANISH, BEGINNING A                
Basic conversation for everyday use. For students with one term of Spanish experience.                                        
There will be a class offering that will start on January 5 and meet Mondays from 5:30-7:20pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95. Another offering of Spanish Beginning A will be meeting starting January 9 on Fridays from 6-7:50pm at the Philomath City Library, 1050 Applegate. Cost is $95.                                        


SPANISH, BEGINNING B                    
Basic conversation for everyday use. For students with one term of Spanish experience. Text available at Benton Center bookstore.                                                                                         
Class will start on January 6 and meet Tuesdays from 5:30-7:20pm at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $95.                                                                                                                        

INTER SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE                                                                                          
Spanish conversation and culture with some grammar for review and clarification. Practice in reading and writing also covered. For students with one-two years of Spanish or equivalent.                                   
Class will start on January 7 and meet Wednesdays from 1-2:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           
                                                                              
SPANISH, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED                                                                                       
Speak entirely in Spanish as you study grammar and practice Spanish conversation in groups. Also explores culture and language through stories, proverbs, poems and songs of Latin America and Spain.                          
Class will start on January 7 and meet Wednesdays from 9-10:50am at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.                                           


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I & II                                                                                                    
American Sign Language level I is for anyone interested in learning American Sign Language and about deaf culture. Level II is communication in American Sign Language for those ready for silent communication through games and group interaction. Two terms of ASL or permission of instructor required for level II.                                                                                               
Both levels start on January 8 and meet Thursdays from 6:30-8:20pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95.                                  
                                     
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

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