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Cultural Competency & Language Classes

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COVID-19 Update

In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, cultural competency and language classes will be held live-online for the Spring 2021 semester. Please check the return to campus website, One VCU: Responsible Together, for the latest news and updates.

The additional online course fee that is normally assessed to online courses is being waived for the spring 2021 semester. Tuition and other fees are still being assessed at the standard rates.

Upcoming classes

LGCC 102.C01: Introduction to Conversational Spanish II

January 26-May 4, 2021
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Live-Online

LGCC 101.C01: Introduction to Conversational Spanish I

January 28-May 6, 2021
Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.
Where: Live-Online

LGCC 101.C02: Introduction to Conversational Italian I

January 29-May 7, 2021
Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
Where: Live-Online

“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 the latest COVID-19 developments, cultural competency and language classes will be held live-online for the Spring 2021 semester.

Spring 2021 offerings include:

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

To register for undergraduate credit, visit our Registration page and follow registration instructions. Helpful links are provided on this page.

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

The additional online course fee that is normally assessed to online courses is being waived for the spring 2021 semester. Tuition and other fees are still being assessed at the standard rates.

Want to find out more? Get in touch.