Communication

Learn a new language or discover the power of writing to tell your personal story with our communication courses.

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Courses

A to Z Grant Writing

Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this class, you’ll learn how to put together a gold medal proposal package – one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors. This informative course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter this exciting and fulfilling field. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you can be a successful grant writer. You’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals right here. This is one of the best online grant writing courses around, whether you’re already involved in a related position or are looking to take your first step into this rewarding career. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

A to Z Grant Writing
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-111 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 12/31 ZILC-111 701 14 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 12/31 ZILC-111 702 15 seats left $115

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor’s desk.

You will discover how to:

• become a published writer quickly

• submit manuscripts the correct way

• find the right publisher for your work

• write irresistible query letters

• determine when and how to get an agent

• 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer

If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must.

Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
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Saturday, 7/16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZCOM-031 700 11 seats left $45

Beginner's Guide to Starting a FREE Blog

Blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! You will learn step by step how to:

• start a FREE blog with WordPress

• choose a blog template

• emphasize your blog content with a creative name

• use your unique voice to share your expertise

• connect your domain/website

You will also learn how to earn an income with your blog, including by linking to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking.  Course fee includes $5 materials fee. 

Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Beginner's Guide to Starting a FREE Blog
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Saturday, 7/16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZCOM-086 700 12 seats left $45

Beginning Conversational French

This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You will learn practical, common phrases that will make your trips to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You will learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you will be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Beginning Conversational French
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-062 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-062 701 14 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-062 702 15 seats left $115

Conversational Japanese

Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you’ll also gain cultural knowledge only an insider has. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Conversational Japanese
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-060 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-060 701 14 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-060 702 15 seats left $115

English as a Second Language

There are 4 sections of ESL offered: Level I Reading and Conversation for ESL, Level II Reading and Conversation for ESL Level II, Grammar and Writing for ESL Level I and Grammar and Writing for ESL Level II.  New students should register for the ESL Placement test below.  There is no cost for testing. Students will be emailed a placement test to take online. Upon completion of the placement test, students will be placed in Level I or Level II. Full payment and a valid Certificate of Residence are required prior to the start of the first class. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. The cost of the course is $25.  Scholarships are available. Textbooks may be required for your course. 

Grammar and Writing for ESL - Level I This course is designed for beginning-level English language learners. Little prior knowledge of English is needed.  Students will be introduced to basic American English grammar and writing strategies needed to produce simple sentences, short paragraphs, and informal letters. Editing techniques will also be discussed.

ZESL 015 700

22 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues. & Thurs. 6/7 - 8/18, 10:00 am - Noon

Nathan Bogardus, Instructor

 

Grammar and Writing for ESL - Level II This course is designed for high-beginning/low-intermediate-level English language learners.  Some knowledge of English is needed. Students will be introduced to reading strategies and apply them to high-beginning/low-intermediate-level English texts. Students will also learn how to converse on a variety of topics in English.  Pronunciation and intonation will also be addressed. 

ZESL 016 700

22 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues. & Thurs. 6/7 - 8/18, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shauna Anderson, Instructor

Reading and Conversation for ESL - Level I This course is designed for beginning-level English language learners.  Little prior knowledge of English is needed. Students will be introduced to reading strategies and apply them to basic or simplified English texts.  Students will also learn how to converse on a variety of topics in English.  Pronunciation and intonation will also be addressed.

ZESL 013 700

22 Sessions, Hybrid Course

Tues. & Thurs. 6/7 - 8/18, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Classes will meet on campus Thurs. 6/16, 6/30, 7/14,7/28 and 8/11

Irene Cruz, Instructor

Reading and Conversation for ESL - Level II This course is designed for high beginning/low intermediate-level English language learners. Some knowledge of English is required.  Students will be introduced to high-beginning/low-intermediate-level grammar and writing strategies. Paragraph organization, formal letter and business writing will also be addressed.

ZESL 014 700

22 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues. & Thurs. 6/7 - 8/18, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Shauna Anderson, Instructor

English as a Second Language
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ZESL-017 700 42 seats left $0

Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options

Self-publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for you? (participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self publishing companies.

Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options
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Saturday, 7/16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZCOM-085 700 12 seats left $25

Instant Italian

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You’ll learn practical, everyday words. You’ll read, hear and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you’re likely to encounter if you plan to vacation in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You’ll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Instant Italian
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-061 700 14 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-061 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-061 702 15 seats left $115

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a treatment, a spec script and a shooting script, and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. Course includes a $5 materials fee.

The course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies
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Saturday, 7/16
10:00 am - 11:00 am
ZCOM-041 700 18 seats left $25

Spanish for Law Enforcement

With more and more Spanish-speaking people living in the United States every year, learning the Spanish language is becoming ever more important. In the law enforcement field, mastering basic Spanish will give you more skill to handle situations involving Spanish-speaking individuals. Adding Spanish skills to your resume can also open doors to new job opportunities. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Spanish for Law Enforcement
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-070 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-070 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-070 702 15 seats left $115

Speed Spanish

Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish, pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué bueno! This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Speed Spanish
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-063 700 14 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-063 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-063 702 15 seats left $115

Using Amazon's Kindle Direct to Self-Publish Your Book

Whether you’re looking to publish a paperback novel or short ebook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step by step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript and upload it to the platform, easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio.

Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Using Amazon's Kindle Direct to Self-Publish Your Book
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Saturday, 7/16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZCOM-087 700 20 seats left $25

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for an online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well – $1 per word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay; conduct interviews and create interesting content; protect your copyright; write query letters; and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self-published novel. Course fee includes $5 materials fee. 

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course. 

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LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites
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Saturday, 7/16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZCOM-084 700 14 seats left $25

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