Online language classes, Bay Area
April 15, 2014 1:43 PM Subscribe
CCSF offers online beginning Italian, but that's all I'm seeing. I am looking for beginner language classes in any language that is not English or French offered online through a California community college. Can you suggest any?
posted by blnkfrnk to Education (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am aware that online classes are not great ways to learn a language fluently; I am not trying to become fluent, just getting a basic reading comprehension in as many languages as possible. For an example of the level of understanding I'm seeking-- I'd like to be able to guesstimate what a random newspaper article is about, even if I can't get details without heavy use of Google Translate. Keeping up with an online class and the threat of failing a class (even if I don't need it for anything) is a reliable way for me to stay motivated and do the work.
I prefer courses for credit via California community colleges that are entirely online with no class meetings. I will consider do-it-yourself programs online if you can convince me; I will also consider Bay Area classes with one or two class meetings per semester.