American Sign Language (ASL) complies with the provincial guidelines for college level. Courses are taught by immersion, all instructors are deaf, and all communication is visual. American Sign Language is the fourth most widely used language in Canada. These courses may be taken for personal or professional reasons. School districts now accept ASL Prep I–IV with a pass on the government master exam as equivalent to the new high school courses in introductory American Sign Language. Please contact your high school counselor for more information.


American Sign Language Prep II
This course is a continuation of the Vista Level I curriculum. It will examine telling/asking about families, practising language and grammar functions, giving directions using special references, and ordinal numbers.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20210 LANG ASLP2 A5A) Mariano Dumitra, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $342. Starts Mar 17

Spanish I
Spanish is the most widely spoken romance language, boasting more than 200 million speakers worldwide. It is the language of almost all of South and Central America and is one of the United Nations’ five official languages. This beginner-level course will emphasize conversational Spanish, vocabulary development, and will also explore the Spanish culture. The required text for Abbotsford sections is Uno, Dos, Tres, which is available at the UFV Abbotsford bookstore. The required text for Chilliwack sections is Spanish Made Simple, available at the UFV Chilliwack bookstore.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20219 LANG SPN01 A5A) Silvia Colorado-Shayler, 8 sessions, Thu, 7–9:30 pm, $242. Starts Feb 6

Spanish II
A continuation of Spanish I, this course will further develop your spoken Spanish in addition to covering Spanish grammar at an intermediate level. Required text for Chilliwack sections is Spanish Made Simple, available at the UFV Chilliwack bookstore.

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20221 LANG SPN02 C5A) Elena Corneanu, 8 sessions, Thu, 7–9:30 pm, $242. Starts Jan 23

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