New language courses offered in spring

Japanese to be offered for the first time in ten years

Hanna Conrad, News Editor

Looking for a language course to fill your general education requirement? Wayne State College is offering several different and fun choices for the Spring 2015 semester.

“There are more language opportunities,” Dr. Catherine Rudin said. “Students should take advantage of them.”

Rudin is teaching first semester French, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and can be found as FRE 110 in the class search. It is not in the course catalog because the instructor and time was changed at the last minute.

“A lot of the English vocabulary and culture comes from French,” Rudin said. “It’s a fun language to speak aloud.”

Along with several Spanish courses being offered at all levels, WSC has a few new language classes.

For the first time in at least ten years, Japanese is going to be offered. Next semester, Shizuka Nakayama is teaching a first level course. The class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., and can be found as MLC-003 in the course catalog.

Next semester is also the first time German is being offered as a second-semester level. This is ideal for students who have taken 110, or have had some experience with the German language. Klaus Raab will be teaching German 110 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., and German 120 the same days at 11 a.m.

A phonetics class, that is mostly geared towards the Spanish language, but involves English and others, is being offered in the spring as well. The class is taught on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., and is in the course catalog as SPA 396/ ENG 396.

Students do not have to be Spanish majors to take this course. It is open to anyone who is interested in sounds and pronunciation of any language, and recommended for those majoring in English, music, ESL and more.