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Language Conversation Classes: Develop language skills and build community!

 

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Conversation Classes

Conversation classes are designed for people who already have some background in studying a language and who wish to practice and continue their cultural exploration. Course levels are loosely structured; students may self-select into their level. At the completion of the class, students may elect to enroll in the same level or move to a different level. Students may learn at a pace with which they are comfortable. Materials and tools are available online, and students learn and practice grammar and vocabulary topics between each class. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom.

 

  

Fall 2018 OFFERINGS

American Sign Language

Beginner American Sign Language

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 18th - November 20th, 2018

Instructor: Nadelle Payne

Course Description: Beginner American Sign Language is a 10-week course designed for people who have little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), the third most common language in America. The course will focus on its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of
fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure;
students will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a
beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of
the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be
presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of
language and culture.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 340

Register Here 

Italian

Beginner Italian

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 18th - November 20th, 2018

Instructor: Eleonora Miller

Course Description: Beginner Italian Conversation is a 10-week course that covers the basics of Italian language, including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, along with important cultural aspects and current events. This course is intended for students with little or no background in Italian and welcomes any elementary-level student. It is a non-credit course, with a flexible curriculum to meet students' needs and goals.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 345

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Intermediate Italian

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm, September 18th - November 20th, 2018

Instructor: Eleonora Miller

Course Description: Intermediate Italian Conversation is a 10-week course designed for people who have mastered the basics of Italian and have an understanding of Italian grammatical structure (advanced beginner and intermediate levels) and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. Weekly topics will vary. Activities may include group or pair work, games, discussions, presentations, role playing, and more. The focus of each session is developing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational confidence in a context of cultural exploration. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom. There is no required textbook for this class.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 345

Register Here 

German

Beginner German

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 11th - November 13th, 2018

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Beginner German Conversation is a 10-week course that covers the basics of German language, including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, along with important cultural aspects and current events. This course is intended for students with little or no background in Italian and welcomes any elementary-level student. It is a non-credit course, with a flexible curriculum to meet students' needs and goals.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 182

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Intermediate German

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm, September 11th - November 13th, 2018

Instructor: Linda Susak

Course Description: Intermediate German Conversation is a 10-week course designed for people who have mastered the basics of German and have an understanding of German grammatical structure (advanced beginner and intermediate levels) and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. Weekly topics will vary. Activities may include group or pair work, games, discussions, presentations, role playing, and more. The focus of each session is developing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational confidence in a context of cultural exploration. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom. There is no required textbook for this class.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 182

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Spanish

Beginner/Intermediate Spanish

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 17th – November 19th, 2018

Instructor: Oriol Casañas

Course Description: Beginner Intermediate Spanish Conversation is a 10-week course designed for people who have mastered the basics of Spanish and have an understanding of Spanish grammatical structure (advanced beginner and intermediate levels) and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. Weekly topics will vary. Activities may include group or pair work, games, discussions, presentations, role playing, and more. The focus of each session is developing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational confidence in a context of cultural exploration. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom. There is no required textbook for this class.

Location: 

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 345

Register Here