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HCC offers beginners courses in Italian, German and Spanish

This fall, Hagerstown Community College’s Center for Continuing Education is offering three beginning language courses in Italian, German, and Spanish.

The first course, “Italian—Beginning,” is offered on Thursdays, from Sept. 24 through Nov. 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at HCC’s Valley Mall Center. Taught by native Italian Elsa Bradford, this course teaches the fundamentals of the Italian language for practical use. Topics covered include elementary grammar, basic vocabulary, and standard conversational Italian.

The second course, “Beginners German,” is offered on Tuesdays, from Sept. 15 through Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Career Programs Building, room 123 on HCC’s main campus. Taught by Jeff Driscoll, this course is designed for those who are either just beginning to learn German or have studied less than a few years. The focus will be on learning important expressions useful for everyday situations, as well as key vocabulary and the basic concepts of German grammar.

The third course, “Everyday Spanish--Beginning,” focuses on teaching students a wide variety of Spanish phrases, expressions, and questions for use in everyday interactions and conversations. This course is especially geared towards those who intend to travel to Spanish-speaking communities within the United States or abroad for business, missionary work, pleasure trips, or any other situation where practical, everyday Spanish is needed. This course is offered on Wednesdays, from Sept. 23 through Nov. 18, from 8 to 8:30 p.m., at HCC’s Valley Mall Center.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to