Language, Communication and Intercultural Awareness

Beginning Spanish I
LNG-400  $129

Designed for students with little or no background in the Spanish language, this course focuses on the acquisition of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within a cultural framework.


Beginning Spanish II
LNG-400A  $129

Continuing LNG-400, Beginning Spanish II focuses on furthering the acquisition of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within a cultural framework.


Intermediate Pronunciation
LNG-515  $225

This course, open to students in ESL Academic Level 2 and higher, focuses on the pronunciation, rhythm and intonation of the English language to enable students to communicate more clearly, effectively and naturally in English. This is ideal for students who have fluency but need to reduce their accents. Students December be required to complete assignments in the Language Lab in Room E226 in Charlestown.


Understanding Parenting in America for Au Pairs
LNG-207  $359

This course is specially designed for “au pairs” or other professionals in the child-care field who want to understand current American parenting practices from a cross-cultural perspective.

The course is 45 hours and offers the equivalent of 3 credits toward the “au pair” educational requirement. Twenty-five hours will be spent in the classroom and the other 20 hours will involve pre-assignments and a field-based, faculty-mentored project.

Together we will examine American parenting styles—including styles of discipline--and their effect on child development. We will compare and contrast these styles with those of other cultures, especially the cultures of students in the class. We will also discuss the potential inter- cultural conflicts that may arise from parenting with different cultural values and strategize resolutions.

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