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Languages - Spring 2020
                  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                    

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Basic Arabic Script: Reading and Writing                                            

Monday                                           LA201022           

10:00-11:00                      

Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 20, 27

Instructor(s): Charles Barron

No previous Arabic language training is needed for success in this course. This is the easiest Arabic script course 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 class session). For those who may not want to learn the alphabet, the instructor will teach conversational Arabic words, phrases, and simple sentences (sometimes called "get by Arabic.")

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Conversational German                             

Monday                                           LA201015           

1:30-3:00                           

Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 20, 27

Instructor(s): Kristine von Ruffer

Students in this advanced class will converse in German with the native-speaking instructor and fellow students. Students should have a minimum of two year's coursework in German and have knowledge of conjugating verbs, articles and nouns and be able to read German text. This course emphasizes immersion in the language and uses the Berlitz System. Students will learn to TALK and THINK in German and become increasingly fluent and accurate through interaction.

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Beginning Sign Language                                          

Wednesday                                     LA201003           

11:00-12:30                      

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29

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 French (Part 4)                                         

Friday                                 LA201001           

12:00-1:00                        

Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, May 1

Instructor(s): Andrea Hastillo Hess

This course will continue emphasizing common daily conversation and 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 (Part 4)                                   

Friday                                 LA201002           

1:15-2:15                           

Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, May 1

Instructor(s): Andrea Hastillo Hess

This course 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                                 LA201009           

2:15-3:15                           

Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, May 1

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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Beginning Spanish Grammar (Part 3)                                   

Tuesday                                           LA201006            *$13

12:30-1:30                        

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, 21

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This course concludes the Beginning Series which builds on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish and uses the text: Basic Spanish by Dorothy Richmond (2nd Edition). New students must have some basic Spanish skills as five units of the text will have already been covered. The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration.

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Conversational French Practice                               

Wednesday                                     LA201019           

9:15-10:15                        

Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, March 4, 25, April 1, 15

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 course 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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Un Poco de Todo:  Intermediate and Advanced Spanish                              

Thursday                                          LA201021            *$15

12:00-1:00                        

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

Intermediate and Advanced Spanish students will come together to study and hone in on the parts of the Spanish language that create difficulty such as por vs. para. The text required is Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Problem Solver by Eric W. Vogt. The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration.

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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.