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Explore the world, or improve your business skills by learning a second, third, or fourth language. Study foreign languages and learn from experienced instructors who are trained in adult education. A Statement of Completion will be issued to those who have reached 75% attendance. VCC currently offers courses in Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee


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Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Languages, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis, VCC Languages, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 (201892) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(LANG 1101) Spanish 1 0 credits    $212.46



Beginners course covering basic topics such as introducing yourself, ordering food in a restaurant, asking for directions, and shopping. An ideal class to learn a new language for travel or for communicating with friends. Learn Spanish in a series of interactive and dynamic sessions in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please purchase the Spanish textbook from the downtown bookstore prior to course start date. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.(20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30366 DTN Rm. 207
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
15-Sep-2018
to 17-Nov-2018
Webster, Veronica
Register
  30376 DTN Rm. 207
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
02-Oct-2018
to 20-Nov-2018
Wolkowicz, Liliana
Register


(LANG 1102) Spanish 2 0 credits    $212.46



Upon completion of Spanish 1, take your learning journey to the next level by finding ways to improve your communication skills.  Use the present and past tenses to describe your activities and routines, learn the imperative to understand instructions, and continue building a strong foundation of the Spanish language. Experience interactive, challenging activities, shared with other fellow learners in an easy-going class environment. Please purchase the Spanish textbook from the downtown bookstore prior to course start date. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30367 DTN Rm. 512
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
15-Sep-2018
to 17-Nov-2018
Porras Munoz, Marta
Register
  30378 DTN Rm. 512
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
Porras Munoz, Marta
Register


(LANG 1106) German 1 0 credits    $212.46



An introductory course to spoken German. Learn words, phrases, and sentences used during daily conversation. Understand the culture by studying situational and cultural topics. Required supplies: Please purchase textbook from downtown bookstore prior to course start date. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation. Fee includes GST. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30386 DTN Rm. 514
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
25-Sep-2018
to 13-Nov-2018
Miles, Naomi
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(LANG 1107) German 2 0 credits    $212.46



Build more vocabulary and continue to study the structure of word forms. Develop listening and speaking skills with emphasis on correct pronunciation and grammar. Required supplies: Level 1 textbook. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30481 DTN Rm. 208
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
TBATo be assigned
Register


(LANG 1109) Japanese 1 0 credits    $212.46



Discover Hiragana, basic vocabulary, and sentence patterns for daily conversation. Study Japanese with fun games and role plays for an enjoyable learning experience. Fee includes course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30369 DTN Rm. 526
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
Knox, Rika
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(LANG 1110) Japanese 2 0 credits    $212.46



Learn Katakana, more vocabulary, and simple writing skills. Study forms and Japanese culture as part of the lessons. Fee includes GST and course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30384 DTN Rm. 822
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
19-Sep-2018
to 07-Nov-2018
Knox, Rika
Register


(LANG 1111) Spanish Conversation 1 0 credits    $114.32



Develop basic verbal skills through oral practice using different scenarios. Gain confidence for communicating with people in Spanish-speaking places. Prerequisite: Minimum of Spanish Level 1 or equivalent. Required supplies: Please purchase textbook from downtown bookstore prior to course start date.  (10 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30379 DTN Rm. 526
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
15-Nov-2018
to 06-Dec-2018
Wolkowicz, Liliana
Register


(LANG 1118) Arabic 1 0 credits    $212.46



Learn to speak Arabic with an easy-to-learn phonetic system. Read and write the Arabic alphabet, learn vocabulary, and introduce situational dialogues. You will learn four language skills in this class: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Fee includes course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30370 DTN Rm. 514
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
20-Sep-2018
to 08-Nov-2018
Boujenane, Abderrazak
Register


(LANG 1119) Arabic 2 0 credits    $212.46



Further explore the Arabic language by developing listening and speaking skills with interactive activities. Build more vocabulary and understand the culture by studying communicative, situational, and cultural topics. Fee includes course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30469 DTN Rm. 425
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
Boujenane, Abderrazak
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(LANG 1120) French Conversation 1 0 credits    $109.12



Recap the ideas learned in French Level 1 and practice useful situational dialogues. Learn new socio-linguistic notions about the French language while perfecting your French pronunciation and intonation. (10 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30382 DTN Rm. 522
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
15-Nov-2018
to 06-Dec-2018
Anctil, Richer
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(LANG 1123) Cantonese 1 0 credits    $212.46



Study vocabulary, sentence usage and grammar in this comprehensive introductory course focusing on conversation. The use of pho-netics and tones makes learning Cantonese easy. Fee includes course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30374 DTN Rm. 821
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
19-Sep-2018
to 07-Nov-2018
Hong, Jojo
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  30472 DTN Rm. 429
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1530
29-Sep-2018
to 01-Dec-2018
Wong, Christine
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(LANG 1124) Cantonese 2 0 credits    $212.46



Learn Cantonese with related grammar and vocabulary. Practice conversation with emphasis on correct pronunciation and tone. This course is for those who have taken level one or know the Cantonese Romanization system with some basic Cantonese. Fee includes course materials. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30375 DTN Rm. 526
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
29-Sep-2018
to 01-Dec-2018
Wong, Christine
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(LANG 1126) Korean 1 0 credits    $212.46



Learn the Korean alphabet “Hangeul”, and build a vocabulary in an atmosphere of listening and speaking Korean. Participate in class activities and have fun learning basic Korean and Korean culture. Required supplies: Please purchase textbook from downtown bookstore prior to course start date.  (20 hours) Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30387 DTN Rm. 522
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
13-Sep-2018
to 01-Nov-2018
Kim, Yun Ok
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(LANG 1127) Korean 2 0 credits    $212.46



Expand your vocabulary and learn basic grammar points such as verb conjugations and sentence patterns. Master reading short pas-sages and writing sentences while getting familiar with Korean language and culture. Required supplies: Level 1 textbook.  (20 hours) Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30388 DTN Rm. 424
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
11-Sep-2018
to 30-Oct-2018
Kim, Yun Ok
Register


(LANG 1130) Mandarin 1 0 credits    $212.46



Study the “Hanyu” phonetic system, supplemented by the four tones, as a quick start to learning Mandarin. Learn sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as situational topics on daily conversations. Required supplies: Please purchase textbook from downtown bookstore prior to course start date. (20 hours) Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30372 DTN Rm. 208
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
17-Sep-2018
to 19-Nov-2018
Hsu, Ruby
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(LANG 1131) Mandarin 2 0 credits    $212.46



Improve Mandarin speaking with situational dialogues in real life. Build on knowledge of “Hanyu” phonetics with more focus on pronunciation and tones. Required supplies: Level 1 textbook. (20 hours) Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30371 DTN Rm. 208
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
15-Sep-2018
to 17-Nov-2018
Hsu, Ruby
Register


(LANG 1135) French 3 0 credits    $202.72



Study more verb tenses and build a solid foundation for communicating in this beautiful, musical and active language. Required sup-plies: Level 1 textbook. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30381 DTN Rm. 526
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
19-Sep-2018
to 07-Nov-2018
Anctil, Richer
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(LANG 1137) French 1 0 credits    $202.72



Study conversational French in a fun and creative way. Learn the basics of situational and interactive topics through methods that make verbs, vocabulary, and grammar stimulating and easy to remember. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30502 DTN Rm. 429
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
15-Sep-2018
to 17-Nov-2018
Anctil, Richer
Register
  30373 DTN Rm. 526
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
17-Sep-2018
to 19-Nov-2018
Anctil, Richer
Register
  30471 DTN Rm. 526
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
20-Sep-2018
to 08-Nov-2018
Anctil, Richer
Register


(LANG 1138) French 2 0 credits    $202.72



Build your confidence in speaking French, and improve your conversational skills as you learn more verbs and ways to express your-self. (20 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30377 DTN Rm. 826
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
Anctil, Richer
Register


(LANG 1152) Russian 1 0 credits    $212.46



Easy to read, Russian is one of the world's most rich and expressive languages. Study Russian conversation in this comprehensive introductory course focussing on basic oral skills.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30470 DTN Rm. 424
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
21-Sep-2018
to 09-Nov-2018
Skripaenko, Anton
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Arabic 1 (LANG 1118)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Arabic 2 (LANG 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Cantonese 1 (LANG 1123)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Cantonese 2 (LANG 1124)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Cantonese 3 (LANG 1125)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
French 1 (LANG 1137)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $202.72
French 2 (LANG 1138)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $202.72
French 3 (LANG 1135)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $202.72
French 4 (LANG 1161)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
French Conversation 1 (LANG 1120)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $109.12
German 1 (LANG 1106)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
German 2 (LANG 1107)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Italian 1 (LANG 1139)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Japanese 1 (LANG 1109)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Japanese 2 (LANG 1110)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Japanese 3 (LANG 1117)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Korean 1 (LANG 1126)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Korean 2 (LANG 1127)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Mandarin 1 (LANG 1130)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Mandarin 2 (LANG 1131)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Russian 1 (LANG 1152)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Spanish 1 (LANG 1101)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Spanish 2 (LANG 1102)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $212.46
Spanish 3 (LANG 1136)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Spanish Conversation 1 (LANG 1111)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $114.32


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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