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Georgian Court welcomes students for Fall 2020 classes–read highlights of our plans and download the app, which must be completed daily before coming to campus. Always check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

Language & Communication

Enhance your skills, hobbies, interests or personal life. Classes are offered online and in person days, evenings, weekends and online!

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

Learn the basics of vocabulary for conversing in Italian for travel and social interactions. Thanks to the practice of lively conversation, you’ll develop the skills to enhance your cultural experience of Il Bel Paese, whether you find yourself wandering cobblestone streets in the old town center or lounging on a white sandy beach. Topics include sightseeing, cuisine, and dining, and navigating Italian cities.

September 29–October 29 (10 sessions)
Tu/Th 7:00–9:00 pm
Tuition: $180
Location: TBD
Instructor: Ryan Gogol

In this course, you’ll increase your knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and verb tenses for conversing in Italian for travel and social interactions. With continued practice, you’ll develop the skills to enhance your cultural experience of Il Bel Paese, whether you find yourself strolling along the Tiber or Arno rivers or sitting in the piazza watching the passersby. Topics include retail, delicatessens, wine and spirit shops, and the ins and outs of local travel.

November5–December 10 (10 sessions; no class on 11/26)
Tu/Th 7:00–9:00 pm
Tuition: $180
Location: TBD
Instructor: Ryan Gogol

Imagine yourself speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will 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!

Begins Monthly
ONLINE
Contact Hours: 24
Tuition: $115
Visit https://www.ed2go.com/Georgian/ for more information or to register.

Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can. This Speed Spanish course is unlike any other Spanish class you’ve ever taken. You will see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you will learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II and you will see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.

Begins Monthly
ONLINE
Contact Hours: 24
Tuition: $115
Visit https://www.ed2go.com/Georgian/ for more information or to register.

With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the health care system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your résumé can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other health care workers. This course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the basic medical Spanish phrases you really need to know in a medical setting. Whether you’re new to the language or just want a refresher, this medical Spanish class can help you. ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)

Begins Monthly
ONLINE
Contact Hours: 24
Tuition: $115
Visit https://www.ed2go.com/Georgian/ for more information or to register.

Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this course will teach you the basic Spanish phrases you need for everything from making casual conversation to handling life-or-death situations. You’ll start with simple vocabulary for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. You’ll learn Spanish terminology you can use during arrests, traffic stops, medical emergencies, and many other common law enforcement situations. By the end of this course, you’ll be well on your way to being a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish speakers all around you.

Begins Monthly
ONLINE
Contact Hours: 24
Tuition: $115
Visit https://www.ed2go.com/Georgian/ for more information or to register.

This course explores the Japanese culture, focusing on beliefs and values, food/herbs/health, language/calligraphy, architecture, and the arts, including music/dance. Students will practice conversational greetings and written Japanese language, while appreciating common traditional Japanese music and dance forms.

August 25–September 22 (5 sessions)
Tu 10:00 AM–12:00 pm
Tuition: $130
Location: TBD
Instructor: Sachiko Komagata, PT, Ph.D.

Due to the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, this offering will convert to a 100% online class if needed.

This course teaches you how to sign basic phrases and expand to complete sentences and see how to put it all together, so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do—and even the ones you don’t.

Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you will be immersed in silence, so you will gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language. You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!

Begins Monthly
ONLINE
Contact Hours: 24
Tuition: $100
Visit https://www.ed2go.com/Georgian/ for more information or to register.

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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