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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.
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. The techniques learned in this class will be used in the Level II-specific conversational Spanish classes.16 CPDUs
FOR 031 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129
8/12-9/9 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions
RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 124
NO CLASS 9/2
Spanish For Everyone – II
(Adult) A continuation of our Spanish for Gringos – Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Gringos – 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 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129
9/12- 10/7 MTh 6:00 -8:00 pm 8 Sessions
RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 120
(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
(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
(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
On-line Foreign Language Courses
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
SPECIFIC 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 www.languageauthority.com/rockvalleycollege. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.
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
9/23-12/9 M 5:00-8:00 pm 12 Sessions
RVC Student Center Room 1224