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Languages - Spring 2019
                  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                    

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Beginning French                                           

Friday                                  LA191001            

12:00-1:00                          

Jan 4, 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3

Instructor(s): Andrea Hastillo Hess

Join other students interested in learning French, one of the romance languages!  This course will initially emphasize common daily conversation before introducing the more didactic grammar.  Students will be encouraged to complete assignments each week and participate in oral exercises in class. Audio tapes will supplement the classroom experience.

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Intermediate French                                     

Friday                                  LA191002            

1:15-2:15                             

Jan 4, 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3

Instructor(s): Andrea Hastillo Hess

Join other students interested in learning French, one of the romance languages!  This class is for those who have previously taken Beginning French or have a fundamental knowledge of the language. Grammar, readings and audio exercises will supplement learning. Students will be encouraged to complete assignments each week and participate in oral exercises in class.

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Advanced French                                            

Friday                                  LA191009            

2:15-3:15                             

Jan 4, 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3

Instructor(s): Andrea Hastillo Hess

This course is designed for students who have studied most verb conjugations and completed Beginning French and Intermediate French or for students with a high level of proficiency in the French language. A didactic curriculum will be followed but there will also be detours into French history, literature, and arts as well as French associated cultures. All instructions and exercises are written in French, and students will be encouraged to speak and listen during class!

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Basic Arabic Script                                          

Monday                                              LA191022            

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Charles Barron

This is the easiest Arabic script class ever! The methods used in this classroom study will quickly prepare you to read Arabic script within eight weeks (or eight hours of study). The instructor will introduce the Arabic letters (four letters each week). Then, after six hours of the letters portion of the class, you will be able to read Arabic script and write simple sentences using Arabic script. Reading and writing Arabic script is relatively easy. Learning to speak and translate the Arabic language requires a significant period of study time. A fluent command of the Arabic language is not the goal of this study, although the it will be a good preparatory step toward understanding and speaking Modern Standard Arabic. Additional free online classes with the classroom instructor are available to students; efforts will be made to hold the online classes at a time suitable for the students. Join us! It will be fun!

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Conversational German                                              

Monday                                              LA191015            

1:30-3:00                             

Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Kristine von Ruffer

Students should have a minimum of two year's coursework in German and be comfortable taking part in speaking exercises. This course emphasizes immersion in the language. You will TALK and THINK in German and become increasingly fluent and accurate through interaction with the native-speaking instructor and with other students in the course. This course will use the the Berlitz System.

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Beginning Spanish Grammar (Part 1)                                     

Tuesday                                              LA191006             *$14

2:30-3:30                             

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This course will introduce the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with an emphasis on mastering high-frequency grammar through exercises and reading comprehension. Students will use the text: Basic Spanish by Dorothy Richmond (2nd Edition). The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration. Purchasing a Spanish/English dictionary is also recommended.

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Beginning Sign Language                                            

Wednesday                                      LA191003            

11:00-12:30                        

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1

Instructor(s): Barbara Powers

Join this class to learn the basics of Sign Language and gain great enjoyment in learning this beautiful form of communication. Students will learn Signed English and the ability to communicate with the deaf or each other for fun or out of necessity.

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Beginning Italian                                            

Wednesday                                      LA191008             *$27

11:00-12:00                        

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1

Instructor(s): Kristine von Ruffer

It’s time to say, "Parliamo italiano on po” to your fears of learning a new language with a non-native speaking instructor, who lived in Italy four years and had to learn it, too. Students will begin with the basic ABC’s, pronunciation and making short sentences. This class emphasizes immersion in the language and uses the original Berlitz System, which will enable students to make short sentences at a very early stage. This class will use the text: Italian in 10 minutes a Day by Kristine K. Kershul. The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration.

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Un Poco de Todo:  Advanced Spanish                                    

Thursday                                            LA191021            

12:00-1:00                          

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This advanced class will cover Spanish conversation, grammar, literature, music and civilization and is for students who have completed the Intermediate Spanish series or for students with a high level of proficiency in Spanish.  All students will have the opportunity to converse on a variety of cultural topics and readings.

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Intermediate Spanish                                   

Thursday                                            LA191007            

1:30-2:30                             

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This course is for students with a solid base knowledge of Spanish and for students who have completed the Beginning Spanish Grammar series. Students will study more verb conjugations, and readings will emphasize Spanish culture, history and literature. A textbook will not be necessary.

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Conversational French Practice                                

Wednesday                                      LA191019            

9:15-10:15                          

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17

Instructor(s): Carol Pritchard

Bonjour! Come practice the French you learned in high school, college, or LLI in a casual, non-threatening environment. You will not be required to stand in front of the class and speak French. The class will be conducted in French, covering a different topic each week. Vocabulary will be provided, if needed, as you speak to the person next to you. Nous nous amusons! We enjoy ourselves!

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.