Language Classes | Clark College Economic & Community Development

Find the right language classes to fit your personal and professional goals. This spring, consider one of the many Spanish classes, the conversational Japanese II class, an Italian class for beginners, or the conversational Chinese Mandarin class. 

Ready to register? Call us at 360-992-2939

Italian For Beginners

Beginners in Italian will learn to navigate everyday situations while in Italy. Learn how to order at a restaurant, ask for information, buy what you need, fill your tank etc. Discover Italian culture, such as food, greetings, transportation, body language, and etiquette. Grammar will be kept at a minimum and focus will be on conversation.

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays | April 9 - May 30, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. 

Location: Clark College @ Columbia Tech Center (CTC)

Cost: $199

Register | Italian For Beginners

Conversational Japanese II

An excellent second step in learning to speak Japanese, taught by a Japanese native speaker. Learning with pictures and fun class activities will deepen your knowledge of Japan’s beautiful language and fascinating culture. Pre-requisite: Conversational Japanese I or some basic knowledge including numbers, a few basic verbs (e.g. go, eat) and adjectives (e.g. tasty, big), and simple phrases (e.g. What’s this? How much?).

Date: Thursdays | April 11 - May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Location:  Main Campus

Cost: $119

Register | Conversational Japanese II

Conversational Chinese

Want to communicate in the most widely spoken language in the world? Gain a basic understanding of Mandarin and its phonetics, and be able to communicate and understand simple expressions based around the topics of everyday life. Participate in fun role-playing exercises such as bargain shopping, location directions, ordering food/drink, people introductions, and cultural experiences.

Date: Wednesdays | April 24 - June 19, 2019 

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. 

Location:  Downtown Vancouver

Cost: $169

Register | Conversational Chinese

Spanish I

A beginner’s course focusing on how to converse in Spanish. Focus on real life situations using common words and phrases, and learn about the vibrant culture. Great for travelers!

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays | April 15 - May 8, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location:  Clark College @ Columbia Tech Center

Cost: $89

Register | Spanish I (M,W)

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays | April 16 - May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location:  Main Campus

Cost: $89

Register | Spanish I (T, TH)

Spanish II

Continue to improve your Spanish language skills! Practice dialogues complemented by grammar and pronunciation. Course is tailored to individual needs including those traveling, watching TV, planning to live or work in a Spanish speaking country, and speaking Spanish on a daily basis at work.

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays | May 13 - June 10, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location:  Clark College @ Columbia Tech Center

Cost: $89

Register | Spanish II (M,W)

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays | May 14 - June 6, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location:  Main Campus

Cost: $89

Register | Spanish II (T, TH)

Spanish III

Move beyond a beginner’s level to improve your reading, writing, and comprehension skills learned in Spanish I & II. There will be an emphasis on speaking and accurately pronouncing the target language on a daily basis.

Date: Saturdays | May 11 & May 18, 2019

Time: 10 - 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Main Campus

Cost: $69

Register | Spanish III


View the spring 2019 continuing education schedule at Clark College

The spring 2019 continuing education class schedule is full of classes such as cooking & entertaining, dance & fitness, and health & wellness. The convenient classes are a great opportunity to build skills and test new areas of interest!

Upcoming travel plans? Check out the upcoming travel classes!

View | Curating a Travel Wardrobe

View | Art of Packing for an International Trip

View | Secrets to Solo Travel Abroad


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