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Language Conversation Classes: Develop language skills and build community!

 

Winter 2019 courses are currently open!

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.

 

  

Winter 2019 OFFERINGS

American Sign Language

American Sign Language

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:15pm-7:45pm, January 15th – March 19th, 2019

Instructor: Nadelle Payne

Course Description: American Sign Language is a 10-week course designed for people who have little 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 313

Register Here 

Italian

Beginner Italian

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, January 15th – March 19th, 2019

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, January 15th – March 19th, 2019

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