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Rockford, Illinois

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Calling all Educators! – Earn CPDUs Enhance your professional development that directly affects teaching and learning. Take your knowledge back to the classroom and share it with your students. Look for the APPLE and earn CPDUs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDUs. NOTE: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDUs.


JUDITH BARRERA TULIAN was born in Cordoba, Argentina. Highlights of her career include being a Professor of Native Argentinean Dances for Children, teacher of folkloric Mexican Dances, and Professor, Superior Level of Argentinean Dances. Memberships include Aconcagua Artistic Ballet, Argentina (1974–1976) and Huehuecoyotl Ballet, Mexican Dances, Elgin Community College (1999 -2002).

Spanish For Everyone I
(1 Credit) This first-level class will help students learn basic conversational Spanish grammar, alphabet, pronunciations, sounds, articles,nouns, adjectives. You will gain the tools to help you start putting sentences and paragraphs together. 16 CPDUs
FOR 031 RV         Judith Barrera-Tulian                  $129
2/17-3/20           MTh 6:00-8:00 pm             8 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math                Room 1102
Spanish For Everyone – II
(Adult) A continuation of our Spanish for Gringos – Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 16 CPDU's NOTE: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDU's.
COM 037 RV         Judith Barrera-Tulian                 $129
2/18-4/15           MTh 6:00 -8:00 pm            8 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math                Room 1102
COM 037 RV2       Judith Barrera-Tulian                 $129
3/244/17            MTh 6:00 -8:00 pm            8 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math                Room 1102


Spanish for Everyone-Level III
(Adult) A continuation of our Spanish–Level II class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level lI (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore.
FOR 038 RV          Judith Barrera-Tulian                $129
4/21-5/15           MTh 6:00-8:00pm              8 Sessions 
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math                Room 1102

Chinese I
(1 Credit) Increase your marketability! In this era of globalization- , communicate with more than half of the worlds population by learning the world’s new second language, Chinese. Focus will be on communicative skills. On-line workbook will teach typing Chinese which can be easily mastered in a 10 week class. No prerequisite required, although Intro to Chinese would be helpful. Purchase text and online workbook from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 20 CPDUs.
FOR 043 RV         Cindy Williams                          $135
9/17-11/19         T 6:00-8:00 pm             10 Sessions
RVC Classroom Bldg ll                                     Room 124

Chinese II
(1 Credit) This course is a continuation of Chinese I will focus on visiting friends and making appointments. PREREQUISITE: Chinese I. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I).
FOR 044 RV          Tracey Cannell                          $135
9/18-11/20          W 6:00-8:00 pm             10 Sessions
RVC Classroom Bldg ll                                       Room 227

Chinese III
(1 Credit) This course is a continuation of Chinese II focusing on shopping, transportation and school life. PREREQUISITE: Chinese II. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I). 20 CPDUs.
FOR 046 RV         Tracey Cannell                          $135
9/19-11/21         Th 6:00-8:00 pm           10 Sessions
RVC Classroom Bldg ll                                    Room 124

On-Line Language Courses                                                                                                                                                  

Learn on your own time! at your own pace!We offer a wide range of highly interactive language courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. Online convenience means that you can learn what you want, when you are ready, on your schedule, from anywhere. Your learning is always within reach. Our online language courses are affordable, fun, and convenient. Whether you are looking to brush up on a foreign language before a trip or are looking to enhance your career with our job-specialized language courses, we have the right course for you! Only $99 for 6 Months-Unlimited Online Access – Start anytime at your own pace!

Dutch    Spanish (Latin America)   German    French    Italian     Occupational Spanish    Mandarin Chinese    Public Safety Spanish    Portuguese

Computer_IconSPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # FORLAN. Next register on-line at Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.

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Medical & Community Interpreter Training
So you want to be a Medical/Community Interpreter? This free information session will be invaluable to answer all of your questions before registering for the Fall semester training . Saul Arteaga, the developer and trainer for “Equal Footing”, will discuss: What is “Equal Footing” training?; Who should attend? What are the requirements or pre-requisites? What topics are included in the training? What materials are needed? NOTE: Medical & Community Interpreter Training class will be held February 17 through May 12, Mondays from 5-8 pm, Cost $350. (COM 040 RV)
OSB 002 RV          Saul Artega                 FREE
1/27                   M 6:00-7:00 pm   1 Session
RVC Student Center                     Room 1222

Medical & Community Interpreter Training
(2.5 Credits) The “Equal Footing” training prepares individuals to work as community and medical interpreters. The instructor, Saúl Arteaga, is a certified legal and medical interpreter. This seminar focuses on critical concepts for interpreting in the medical and community settings, providing participants with a guide to identifying the setting at hand and empowering them to approach each communicative event professionally by observing established strategies and codes of conduct in the field. Specific topics addressed will include the fundamentals of professional interpreting, the role of the interpreter in medical and community settings, the Codes of Ethics proposed by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) as well as ethical dilemmas based on these Codes of Ethics. Participants will have opportunity to practice and implement interpreting techniques in small groups, to listen to and critique recordings of interpreting scripts, and to record and critique their own renditions.

Prospective participants for this training are those interested in entering the field as professional interpreters and all interpreters seeking to refresh and enhance their skills. Participants must be proficient in English and at least one other language and be familiar with basic medical and social services terminology. Some scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. NOTE: (Students will need to purchase textbook, digital voice recording device and recording of interpreting scripts-approximate cost is $100.) The training includes a four-hour practicum that will provide participants with hands-on experience in the field. 40 CEU’s for Social Workers.
COM 040 RV         Saul Arteaga                      $350
2/17-5/12            M  5:00-8:00 pm     12 Sessions
RVC Student Center                           Room 1222