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Languages

Spanish 

Spanish for Beginners
Starts January 21st, 2017

Discover the joy of communicating in Spanish and learning about the rich culture.  Maria Aviles, a dedicated and energetic instructor, has taught Spanish for over 20 years. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

Intermediate Spanish
Starts January 19th, 2017

Whether your goal is to communicate at work, for fun, or for travel, Maria Aviles will guide you in a most supportive way.
 

 







Chinese Conversation I
Starts January 21st, 2017

"Let’s speak Chinese!" Chinese Conversation I is designed for those with a little or no prior experience in Chinese. Students will learn basic daily expressions and topics such as greeting, shopping, ordering food, asking for directions and time, etc. Instructor Lucy Sui, originally from Beijing, will have you experience the local color of Beijing, including scenic spots, traditional food, and customs. The goal of the class is to build toward allowing students to demonstrate in meaningful and unrehearsed ways that they are able to use what they have learned.

Chinese Conversation II
Starts March 25, 2017

"Let’s speak Chinese!" Chinese Conversation II is designed for those with some experience in Chinese. Students will enhance basic daily expression skills. The conversational topics can be shopping, ordering food, going to see a doctor, talking about habits, etc. Instructor Xiaohong (Lucy) Sui, originally from Beijing, will have you experience the local color of Beijing, including scenic spots, traditional food, and customs. The goal of the class is to build toward allowing students to demonstrate in meaningful and unrehearsed ways that they are able to use what they have learned.

 

Conversational Japanese
Starts March 23, 2017

Discover how easy and fun it is for beginners to learn the essentials of the Japanese language from Professor Machiko Conway, a native Japanese instructor. Learn basic greetings, vocabulary and pronunciation. Explore Japanese etiquette and understand
the traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy a delightful and   unforgettable  experience of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony presented at the end of
the course.
 


French I
Starts January 21, 2017

French I:  Discover French culture and be able to create a real contact with French people by introducing and presenting yourself in French. Tell about your name, age, job, nationality, and where you live. Ask questions about other people and understand their answers. With a very interactive method, Professor Marie Mathevon will guide you through your first steps in French language and civilization. Required textbooks: Saison 1 methode ISBN 978-2-278-08265-0* et Saison 1 exercises ISBN 978-2-278-08267-4* 

 French II
Starts March 11, 2017

French II:  Beyond presenting yourself, describe your home, friends, and family. Talk about your tastes, your activities, and your plans. Explain the qualities and flaws of people and things. With an interactive method, Professor Marie Mathevon will guide you through this new step in French language and culture. Required textbooks: Saison 1 methode ISBN 978-2-278-08265-0* et Saison 1 exercises ISBN 978-2-278-08267-4*


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Instant Italian
Starts January 24th, 2017

Acquire speaking and listening skills in this exciting course enhanced by the real world experience of Italian cinema. 

Tiziana Balestra, a college instructor and native speaker from Rome, will teach you correct Italian through class interaction, activities, and games.  Students will practice language skills by sharing a memorable Italian meal.


 
 
   
 

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