Foreign Language Department Courses

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*Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Beginning Level
091 Beginning English Language (3) For ESL students who have limited vocabulary and little knowledge of English.
This course focuses on basic beginning English, focusing on development of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and writing. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
092 Beginning Reading/Vocabulary (3) For ESL students who have limited vocabulary and little knowledge of English.
This course introduces students to necessary vocabulary to read simple sentences in everyday situations, building gradually to more intermediate vocabulary. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
093 Beginning Listening (3) For ESL students who comprehend less than 50% of aural English.
This course is designed to coordinate with the beginning writing and reading classes to build student listening comprehension through a variety of listening activities including dictation. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
090 Beginning Conversation and Idioms (3) For students whose conversational English is very limited.
This course is designed to introduce students to basic dialogues of everyday English and aid them in using these in controlled and then communicative situations. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
Intermediate Level
110 Intermediate Writing/Grammar (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but are not ready to write essays.
This course focuses on the grammar and writing of paragraphs, building confidence with the basic tenses and adding the other perfects and subjunctive tenses as well as more compound and complex sentence structures. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
120 Intermediate Reading/Culture (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to read advanced level texts.
This course develops students reading skills to a level equal to 8th grade, using reading In context to build passive and active vocabulary. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
130 Intermediate Listening/Notetaking (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to comprehend lectures at advanced level texts.
This course develops students ability to focus in longer and longer listening situations through activities including dictation, notetaking practice, and games. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
140 Intermediate Conversation/Idioms (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to understand native speakers in conversation.
This course continues development of students’ conversational skills through dialogue and idioms. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
Advanced Level
150 Advanced Writing and Grammar (3): For students for whom English is a second language.
This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in writing skills before enrolling in ENG 101. For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements. Must be passed with a C- or above. Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of two hours per week.

French

101-102 Elementary French (3-3).
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the French language. The course aim is the development of communicative competence at the elementary level in the areas of writing and speaking and oral and reading comprehension. In this course the student is also exposed to an overview of the cultures of the French speaking areas of the world. (101, fall only; 102, spring only)
201-202 Intermediate French (3-3).
This course provides a review of and expansion on the communicative skills introduced in FRE 101-102. Students are also given an introduction to French literature through selected readings. The course is conducted primarily in French. (201, fall only; 202, spring only)

German

101-102 Elementary German I-II (3-3)
An introduction to written and spoken German, emphasizing the fundamentals of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax.  Exposure to German culture and history is integrated with language study.  GER 102 is offered as a continuation of GER 101. Students who have not completed GER 101 at Belhaven must secure written permission from the instructor to take GER 102. (101, fall only; 102, spring only)
201-202

Intermediate German I-II (3-3). Pre-req.: GER 101-102
This course aims at increased proficiency in writing and speaking through the use of German video regalia as well an introductory examination of German literature.  In-class discussions and outside readings will serve to increase the student’s understanding of and appreciation for the cultures of German speaking countries of Europe.  This class is conducted primarily in German. (201, fall only; 202, spring only)

Greek

101-102 Elementary Greek (3-3).
A study of the grammar and vocabulary of Hellenistic Greek. Primary focus will be on developing reading competency and facility in the Greek New Testament. Offered in alternate academic years. (101, fall odd years; 102, spring even years)
201-202 Intermediate Greek (3-3). Prereq: GRE 101-102 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of the study of the grammar and vocabulary of Hellenistic Greek. Primary focus will be on developing reading competency and facility in the Greek New Testament. Offered only when a sufficient number of students need it.

Spanish

101-102 Elementary Spanish (3-3).
An introductory course designed to equip the student with the linguistic skills necessary for verbal and written communication at the elementary level of communicative competence in Spanish. SPA 101-102 also offers an overview of the culture of the Hispanic community throughout the world and an opportunity to consider the possibility of cross-cultural ministry within the context of the Hispanic community. SPA 102 is offered as a continuation to SPA 101. Students who have not completed SPA 101 at Belhaven must secure written permission from the instructor to take SPA 102. (101, fall only; 102, spring only)
201-202 Intermediate Spanish (3-3). Prereq: SPA 101-102 or two years of Spanish in high school and the written permission of instructor. Intermediate Spanish continues the introduction to Spanish language and the culture of the Hispanic community. The course is designed to equip the student with the linguistic skills necessary for verbal and written communication at the intermediate level of communicative competence. Comprehension skills are enhanced through the reading of selected portions from the world of Hispanic literature. A continued examination of the culture of the Hispanic community and potential areas of ministry in it are an integral part of this course. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish. (201, fall only; 202, spring only)
390 Topics in Spanish (3). (Formerly Readings in Spanish Literature) Prereq: SPA 201-202 or written permission of the instructor.
Content varies to meet class needs. Specific content is entered on student transcripts. This course may be repeated for credit up to 18 hours.