College Modern Languages

Enjoy the many mental, social and economic benefits of learning a new language in college level classes at LaGuardia.

LaGuardia’s College Modern Language classes are open to the public on a non-credit basis at a special fee of $320 per course.

Elementary courses are for beginners, and all classes are designed to help you develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and language laboratory. Books and/or materials must be purchased for most classes.

Decisions on class size are made early, so register in advance.

Alternate days and times for college classes are sometimes available for Continuing Education students. For more information call (718) 482-7244.

COURSES


Elementary Spanish I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory.

Location: B229

Weekday: Monday,Tuesday,Thursday

Time: 03:25 PM – 05:35 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELSP101U24.T02.02.00

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Location: Hybrid (Online/In-Person)

Weekday: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELSP101U24.T02.01.00

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Location: Hybrid (Online/In-Person)

Weekday: Tuesday,Monday,Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM – 03:15 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELSP101U24.T02.03.00

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Elementary Spanish II

This is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I.


Elementary Italian I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory.

Location: C263

Weekday: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday,Thursday

Time: 09:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELIT101U24.T02.01.00

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Elementary Japanese I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory.

Location: B229

Weekday: Monday,Tuesday,Thursday

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELJA101U24.T02.01.00

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Elementary Korean I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory. The Korean script han'gul will be used from the onset.


American Sign Language I

This course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) as used by the Deaf community, including vocabulary, syntax, grammar, semantics, language in use and Deaf cultural notes. International Sign Languages will also be explored. The course focuses on the development of language and communication competencies. Prerequisite: ENA/ENG101

Location: Online

Weekday: Tuesday,Thursday,Monday,Wednesday

Time: 03:25 PM – 05:35 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELMA101U24.T02.01.00

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Location: Online

Weekday: Tuesday,Thursday,Monday,Wednesday

Time: 05:45 PM – 07:55 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELMA101U24.T02.02.00

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Modern Bengali Literature

This course will familiarize students with modern Bengali literature through selected readings from various genres. Representative authors from West Bengal and Bangladesh will be studied. This course is taught in Bengali. Prerequisite: Exemption Exam


Elementary French I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory. Registration and Payment Deadline: June 9, 2023


Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

This course is designed to help heritage speakers of Spanish to enhance their reading and writing competence of the target language in their formal and high-level register. The course especially focuses on Spanish grammar, usage, and students' critical reading and writing strategies in Spanish through project-based assignments. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Exemption Exam

Location: Hybrid (Online/In-Person)

Weekday: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM – 03:15 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELSP105U24.T02.01.00

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Elementary Korean II

This is a continuation of Elementary Korean I.


Elementary Italian II

This is a continuation of Elementary Italian I.


Elementary Japanese II

This course is a continuation of Elementary Japanese I. Pre- or Corequisite: Elementary Japanese I


Intermediate Japanese II

This course is a continuation of ELJ103 and is designed to further develop functional language proficiency and increase students' ability to communicate accurately in Japanese within an appropriate socio-cultural context. In addition to the four communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students will develop their ability to speak and write Japanese in different registers, particularly in the formal register. Knowledge of Kanji (Chinese characters) will be reinforced. Prerequisite: ELJ103


Latin American Literature II

This course is a continuation of Latin American Literature I. The second term deals with urbanization, social consciousness, alienation, black awareness and the new revolutions. Prerequisite: Placement test


Elementary French II

This is a continuation of Elementary French I.


Elementary Arabic I

This course for beginners is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through work in the classroom and the language laboratory.

Location: B318

Weekday: Tuesday,Thursday,Monday,Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM – 03:15 PM

Fee: $320

Course Code: ELAR101U24.T02.01.00

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Elementary Arabic II

This is a continuation of Elementary Arabic I.


Elementary Modern Chinese I

The basic course in Modern Chinese (Mandarin) is designed to develop primary listening and speaking skills through work in the classroom and language laboratory. Students will learn the pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of Chinese in the context of important aspects of the culture affecting the communication process. Students will be introduced to the romanized writing system (pinyin).


Elementary Modern Chinese II

This is a continuation of Modern Chinese I.


Elementary Modern Chinese Literature

This course introduces students to modern Chinese literature and culture. Readings will be taken from various genres of literature, with an emphasis on modern Chinese literary expression. The course aims at strengthening the student's ability to read and discuss literature in Chinese. Special attention will be paid to theChinese literary tradition and its relationship to Western literature. Prerequisite: Placement Exam.


Intermediate Japanese I

This course is a continuation of ELJ102 Elementary Japanese 2. The course is designed to further develop functional language proficiency and increase students' ability to communicate accurately in Japanese within an appropriate socio-cultural context. The four communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized in various cultural contexts. Particular attention is paid to sentence and paragraph structure, grammatical features, and oral and written fluency. The knowledge of the Kanji (Chinese characters) writing system will also be reinforced. Prerequisite: ELJ102 or Exemption Exam


Japanese Literature in Translation

This course is an introduction to Japanese literature in English translation. Selected classics of Japanese literature representative of the major genres from the early to the modern period will be read and discussed. Thematic and stylistic variety of various genres will be explored. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Prerequisite: ENA/ENC/ENG101


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