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, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-111 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-111 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-111 602 15 seats left $115

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.

Beginning Conversational French
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Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-062 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-062 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-062 602 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.

Conversational Japanese
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Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-060 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-060 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-060 602 15 seats left $115

English as a Second Language

There will 4 sections of ESL offered in the Fall: 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.

27 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues. & Thurs., 9/14 - 12/16, 10 a.m. - Noon No class 11/26                                                           

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. 

27 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues.& Thurs., 9/14 - 12/16, 3 - 5 p.m. No class 11/26                                                                     

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.

27 Sessions, Remote Course

Tues. & Thurs., 9/14 - 12/16, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. No class 11/26                                                         

Classes will meet on-campus on Thurs. ,9/16 9/30,10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/9 in ADM 106.  All other dates meet remotely via Zoom.                                                                                                                                                                 

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.

27 Sessions, Remote Course 

Tues. & Thurs., 9/14 - 12/16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. No class 11/26                                                         

Shauna Anderson, Instructor

English as a Second Language
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ZESL-017 500 7 seats left $0

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.

Instant Italian
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Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-061 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-061 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-061 602 15 seats left $0

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.

Spanish for Law Enforcement
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Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-070 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-070 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-070 602 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!

Speed Spanish
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Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-063 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-063 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-063 602 15 seats left $115

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