Continuing and Professional Education

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Cultural Competency & Language Classes

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COVID-19 Update

In light of COVID-19, cultural competency and language classes are being held live online for the Fall 2021 semester. Please check the website, One VCU: Better Together, for the latest news and updates for the university.

Current classes

LGCC 101.C03: Introduction to Conversational Spanish I

August 24-December 7, 2021
Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. EDT
Where: Live Online

Registration is closed.

“The instructor was very patient and very good at building on our experiences, building on our interests—adapting to where we had strengths and where we needed some more support.” - Alisa 

Alisa B., VCU Cultural Competency and Language Student

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In partnership with the School of World Studies, conversation-based language classes are offered as a benefit to VCU and VCU Health employees, and are open to students and community members not currently enrolled in VCU academic programs. Classes introduce adult learners to different cultures, and are available for one academic credit. A tuition benefit or education assistance may be available to qualified employees. Contact Human Resources to determine eligibility.

Synchronous Online Learning

In light of COVID-19, cultural competency and language classes are being held live online for the Fall 2021 semester.

Current Fall 2021 Class Offerings:

Why study a foreign language?

Improve travel experiences

Planning a trip abroad? Register for a class with your travel companions to learn or refresh your language skills.

Connect with other cultures

Become interculturally competent, and gain a better understanding of other cultures.

Add to your work skills

Enhance your career opportunities in our increasingly global world.

Keep your mind engaged

With an emphasis on oral fluency and listening, learning a world language makes a great hobby!

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Registration is closed for Fall 2021. Check back for Spring 2022 classes. To register for undergraduate credit, visit our Registration page and follow registration instructions. Helpful links are provided on this page.

Registration using a manual Credit Registration Form is available. If you are an active nondegree-seeking student, you can enroll online through eServices during the registration period.

Want to find out more? Get in touch.

Continuing and Professional Education
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