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World Languages

Sign language, Chinese, Filipino, French, Italian & Spanish

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Chinese

Yin and Yang

A communicative approach is used to teach two beginning level 5-unit Transfer Level Chinese courses offered at LMC: Chinese 30 Elementary Chinese I, and Chinese 40 Elementary Chinese II. The courses are designed in sequence for the transfer bound student. Students learn grammar and syntax of the Mandarin Chinese language and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on production. Culture is interwoven into each course highlighting the uniqueness of various Chinese-speaking countries, their people and the culture of Chinese speakers in the United States.  The courses are offered evenings on site in Pittsburg.  

 

The independent study 98 Independent Study in Chinese and Chinese 99 Cooperative Education in Chinese offer students the opportunity to design and pursue their own interests in a particular area or work under agreement of an employer and a faculty member in a supervised cooperative education project. See the current catalog for details.

Filipino Water fall

New course offerings are now available at Los Medanos College. A communicative approach is used to teach two beginning level 5-unit Transfer Level Filipino courses offered at LMC: Filipino 60 Elementary Filipino I, and Filipino 61 Elementary Filipino II. The courses are designed in sequence for the transfer bound student. Students learn grammar and syntax of the Filipino language and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on production. Culture is interwoven into each course highlighting the uniqueness of various Filipino-speaking islands, their people and the culture of Filipino speakers in the United States.  The courses are offered evenings on site in Pittsburg.

French Norte Dame Cathedral

A communicative approach is used to teach two beginning level 5-unit Transfer Level French courses offered at LMC:  French 60, French 61. The courses are designed in sequence for the transfer bound student. Students learn grammar and syntax of the French language and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on production. Culture is interwoven into each course highlighting the uniqueness of various French-speaking countries, their people and the culture of French speakers in the United States.  The courses are offered days and evenings on site in Pittsburg.

The independent study French 98 Independent Study in French and French 99 Cooperative Education in French offer students the opportunity to design and pursue their own interests in a particular area or work under agreement of an employer and a faculty member in a supervised cooperative education project. See the current catalog for details.

The experimental French 900 Selected Topics in French courses are offered occasionally during summer sessions.

Italian

Colosseum sunrise Italy

A communicative approach is used to teach two beginning level 5-unit Transfer Level Italian courses offered at LMC:  Italian 60, Italian 61. The courses are designed in sequence for the transfer bound student. Students learn grammar and syntax of the Italian language and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on production. Culture is interwoven into each course highlighting the uniqueness of various Italian-speaking countries, their people and the culture of Italian speakers in the United States.  The courses are offered evenings on site in Pittsburg.

The independent study Italian 98 Independent Study in Italian and Italian 99 Cooperative Education in Italian offer students the opportunity to design and pursue their own interests in a particular area or work under agreement of an employer and a faculty member in a supervised cooperative education project. See the current catalog for details.

The experimental Italian 900 Selected Topics in Italian courses are offered occasionally during summer sessions.

 

American Sign Language

An intensive communicative approach is used to teach four sequential beginning and intermediate level 3-Unit Transfer Level American Sign Language courses offered at LMC: American Sign Language I Sign 65, American Sign Language II Sign 66, American Sign Language III Sign 67, and American Sign Language IV Sign 68. Upon successful completion of Sign 65 students may enroll in two short term, .5 unit, intensive fingerspelling courses: Sign 70 Fingerspelling I and Sign 71 Fingerspelling II. Upon successful completion of Sign 66 or course challenge students may enroll in Sign 72 Deaf Culture 3 units. The courses are offered afternoons and evenings on site in Pittsburg and Brentwood.

The independent study Sign 98 Independent Study in American Sign Language and Sign 99 Cooperative Education in Sign offer students the opportunity to design and pursue their own interests in a particular area or work under agreement of an employer and a faculty member in a supervised cooperative education project. See the current catalog for details.

The experimental Sign 900 Selected Topics in Sign courses are offered occasionally during summer sessions.

 

Spanish

Wild flowers in AndaluciaA communicative approach is used to teach four beginning and intermediate level 5-unit Transfer Level Spanish courses offered at LMC:  Spanish 50, Spanish 51, Spanish 52, and Spanish 53.  The courses are designed in sequence for the transfer bound student. Students learn grammar and syntax of the Spanish language and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on production. Culture is interwoven into each course highlighting the uniqueness of various Spanish-speaking countries, their people and the culture of Spanish speakers in the United States.  The courses are offered days and evenings on site in Pittsburg, and at our Brentwood site.  Beginning level transfer Spanish classes are offered in a partially online course that meets Monday evenings on the Brentwood site. Spanish 49 Conversational Latino Cinema and Spanish 60 Exploring Latino Cinema: A Critical Analysis are intermediate level courses designed for students interested in gaining or maintaining language skills at the intermediate level.

 

The independent study Spanish 98 Independent Study in Spanish and Spanish 99 Cooperative Education in Spanish offer students the opportunity to design and pursue their own interests in a particular area or work under agreement of an employer and a faculty member in a supervised cooperative education project. See the current catalog for details.