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GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at https://georgian.edu/application-for-higher-education-emergency-relief-fund/. Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. 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.

Jan. 28–Feb. 27 (10 Sessions)
Tu/Th 7:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $180
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 in the piazza, watching the passersby. Topics include retail, delicatessens, wine and spirit shops, and the ins and outs of local travel.

March 10–April 14 (10 Sessions)
Tu/Th 7:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $180
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’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!

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

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’ll see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you’ll learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II, and you’ll see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

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!)

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

This course introduces you to everything you need to know to do a professional job of turning your manuscript into a book that will help you make money on the internet, whether you want to self-publish a novel, a nonfiction book, or a picture book. You’ll learn how to format your e-book and get it ready to sell through bookstores like Amazon and Apple. By the end of the course, you could have your e-book published in more than 100 countries worldwide and available to libraries and book clubs.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

In this course, you will have the satisfaction of telling history your way. you’ll learn how to bring characters to life, recall vivid memories, engage readers, and even manage your creative time. You may even find a lucrative market for your story, just like the authors of the bestselling Rocket Boys and Angela’s Ashes. This course walks you step-by-step through the process of writing your life story. It’s fun. It’s exciting. It’s a story only you can tell!

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $100
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners will teach you how to plan and create your very own blog and podcast. Through hands-on exercises, you will discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. You’ll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined.

First, you’ll learn how to develop a plan for the content, set-up, maintenance, and how to use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, you’ll learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You’ll edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Finally, you’ll find out how to record a video podcast. You’ll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $100
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

Discover Sign Language 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’ll 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’ll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and 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!

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $100
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

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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