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Experience VCC Join us at Experience VCC on October 16 for free tours and hands-on activities at our Broadway campus.

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
Sep, Jan, Apr 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.

Online Mail In Person
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 16 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


Info Sessions

Info Sessions





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Questions?

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Contact us:

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

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(LANG 1101) Spanish 1 0 credits    $216.71



Improve your spoken and written Spanish. Study new verbs in the present tense, and learn new grammar points such as reflexive verbs and pronouns, past, and imperative. If you have completed Level 1 or equivalent, then you are ready for Spanish 2. Required supplies: Please purchase textbook from downtown bookstore prior to course start date.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30231 DTN Rm. 424
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
24-Sep-2019
to 19-Nov-2019
Wolkowicz, Liliana
Register
  30222 DTN Rm. 518
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1200
28-Sep-2019
to 30-Nov-2019
Webster, Veronica
Register


(LANG 1109) Japanese 1 0 credits    $216.71



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
  30224 DTN Rm. 626
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
17-Sep-2019
to 05-Nov-2019
Knox, Rika
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(LANG 1118) Arabic 1 0 credits    $216.71



Learn to speak Arabic with an easy-to-learn phonetic system. Read and write the Arabic alphabet, learn vocabulary, and introduce situational dialogues.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30225 DTN Rm. 412
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
08-Oct-2019
to 26-Nov-2019
Boujenane, Abderrazak
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(LANG 1123) Cantonese 1 0 credits    $216.71



Study vocabulary, sentence usage, and grammar in this comprehensive introductory course focusing on conversation. The use of phonetics and tones makes learning Cantonese easy.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30229 DTN Rm. 821
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
18-Sep-2019
to 06-Nov-2019
Hong, Jojo
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(LANG 1126) Korean 1 0 credits    $216.71



Learn the Korean alphabet “Hangeul”, and build vocabulary in an atmosphere of listening and speaking Korean. Participate with 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.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30239 DTN Rm. 522
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
19-Sep-2019
Kim, Yun Ok
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  30239 DTN Rm. 522
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
03-Oct-2019
to 14-Nov-2019
Kim, Yun Ok
Register


(LANG 1130) Mandarin 1 0 credits    $216.71



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.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30227 DTN Rm. 526
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
17-Sep-2019
to 05-Nov-2019
Pan, Crystal
Register


(LANG 1137) French 1 0 credits    $206.77



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.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30228 DTN Rm. 429
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
17-Sep-2019
to 05-Nov-2019
Anctil, Richer
Register
  30477 DTN Rm. 429
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
21-Oct-2019
to 16-Dec-2019
Anctil, Richer
Register
  30243 DTN Rm. 429
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2100
24-Oct-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Anctil, Richer
Register


Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2020 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2020 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Arabic 1 (LANG 1118)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Arabic 2 (LANG 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Cantonese 1 (LANG 1123)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Cantonese 2 (LANG 1124)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Cantonese 3 (LANG 1125)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
French 1 (LANG 1137)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $206.77
French 2 (LANG 1138)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
French 3 (LANG 1135)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
French 4 (LANG 1161)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
French Conversation 1 (LANG 1120)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
German 1 (LANG 1106)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
German 2 (LANG 1107)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Italian 1 (LANG 1139)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Japanese 1 (LANG 1109)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Japanese 2 (LANG 1110)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Japanese 3 (LANG 1117)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Korean 1 (LANG 1126)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Korean 2 (LANG 1127)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Mandarin 1 (LANG 1130)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Mandarin 2 (LANG 1131)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Russian 1 (LANG 1152)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Spanish 1 (LANG 1101)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $216.71
Spanish 2 (LANG 1102)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Spanish 3 (LANG 1136)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Spanish 4 (LANG 1175)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Spanish Conversation 1 (LANG 1111)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A


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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