Community and Professional Education

Winter/Spring 2018 Offerings: Communication

You Can Be a Freelance Writer!
Freelance writing is a low-investment business you can run from home, allowing you to set your own schedule and earn a good living. Discover the step-by-step process for establishing yourself in this highly desirable field, including identifying markets for your writing, finding and approaching clients, delivering assignments and cultivating repeat business. You'll learn the nuts-and-bolts of the business plus all the tricks of the trade so you can launch your own successful freelance writing business. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 5/5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

German for Everyone
Whether you are traveling to Germany, in contact with a German relative, friend or exchange student, or just want to learn a new language, this course is for you! We will learn basic phrases and explore cultural aspects of Germany and other German-speaking countries in a fun, interactive way. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
10 Sessions, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 3/7 - 5/16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
No class 3/28
Lisa Jiardini, Instructor

Learn a New Language!
It is never too late to learn a new language. Whether you are planning a trip or just looking to obtain a new skill, take one of our online language courses. These courses are taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online Ed2go username and password within one week of registration. More detailed information about these courses can be found at

Online course dates: 3/14 - 5/4
Each course: $115
60828 Instant Italian
60830 Speed Spanish
60829 Beginning Conversational French
60726 Conversational Japanese
60913 Discover Sign Language

Getting Paid to Talk: Voice-Overs as a Profession
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We'll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you'll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher.

This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field. For more information, please visit
1 Session, ADM 102
Thurs., 4/5, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Creative Voice Development, Instructor

Grammar Refresher
Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar will help you refine your communication skills. You'll explore the basics of English grammar, like sentence structure and punctuation, and more advanced concepts, like logic and clarity. Along the way, a patient hands-on instructor will always support you. Have some fun with grammar lessons that include a touch of humor, straightforward, accessible examples, and lots of interactive exercises. Reacquaint yourself with old rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths. This course is taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online username and password via email within one week of registration. More detailed information on this course can be found at
Online Course Dates: 3/14 - 5/4

Swahili Basics: An Introduction
Swahili is part of the Eastern and Southern Africa Bantu language-group. While it has much in common with other Bantu vernaculars, it is relatively easy to speak in that it is not tonal, does not include "clicks," and generally follows the Euro-language group thought pattern of word-expression order. However, Swahili is a complex language that would be impossible to learn in 12 hours. Instead, this course will provide you with a 'language pre-learning' introduction in three-hour sessions spread over four consecutive weeks. Short conversation and speaking exercises will be included as much as possible, including culturally-sensitive and polite usage. Please bring a notebook and pen with you to class.
4 Sessions, ADM 104
Thurs., 3/1 - 3/22, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Matthew Lindroth, Instructor

Writing for the Professions
Need to write grammatically-correct reports and papers in the appropriate style using profession-specific vocabulary? This class will review the grammar that they should have taught you in school before discussing the various means of organizing and working on your writing according to the guidelines of your profession. Taught by an English and English as a Second Language professor and medical/technical writer with over 20 years of experience, this class will be especially helpful for non-native English speakers. Whatever your profession or writing needs, whether medical, technical, legal, or business-related, this class will help you write those difficult reports and papers.
8 Sessions, ADM 101
Mon., 2/12 - 4/16, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
No class 3/26 and 4/2
Elaine Friedman, Instructor