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600S19 Spanish - Beginning

$89

with Rosie Rivera

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

An introduction to the Spanish language including basic conversational skills, correct pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar. Participants will practice speaking and listening intensively with an emphasis on basic conversational Spanish.  

Rosie Rivera was born and raised in Mexico City. She came to the USA in 1994 with no English speaking abilities. Hard work, and a great passion to succeed, she went to college and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education, received her paralegal certification and is now a certified Spanish interpreter. She is passionate about learning and sharing the opportunity with others.

Full Course

601S19 Spanish - Conversational

$69

with TBD .

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Practice basic conversational skills, correct pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar to become more proficient in basic Spanish conversation. This class is open to all levels of Spanish language abilities, but primarily targeted to the novice/intermediate skill level. No class Thursday, Apr. 18 due to Conferences. Class rescheduled to Wednesday, Apr. 17.

602S19 Russian - Intermediate/Advanced

$69

with Elina Movsesyan

Calendar Apr 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Intermediate to advanced level for those who desire to continue to refine their reading comprehension, writing skills and develop a broader vocabulary. This course aims at giving participants further understanding of grammar and emphasis on speaking competently through conversational topics. Handouts provided.

Elina Movsesyan is a native of Russia. She has taught both Russian and English for many years and her love of teaching continues to inspire her students.

603S19 Voice-Overs: Now is Your Time

$17

with Lisa Foster

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Discover the process used by voice-over artists in their work from an experienced performer. Participants can participate in script reading exercises and record a practice demo if they choose. The instructor will share her personal experiences as a well-known voice-over artist and provide information about the business side of using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos.

Lisa Foster is a successful voice-over artist with Such A Voice. Her credits include Crest Toothpaste, Olay products, and Café Appassionato.

604S19 Violin - Beginning

$49

with Maryanne Kirsh

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The violin can be learned and loved by anyone, of any age or experience. Violin can develop dexterity, lengthen attention span, improve memory, and express emotions through a medium that words cannot. Over the course, participants will develop beautiful tone and expression while perfecting technique. Reading music is not necessary to enroll in this class. Participants need to bring their violin to class.

Maryanne Kirsh has been playing the violin for 20 years and teaching for the past 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa and is a trained Suzuki Method Violin teacher. She teaches both children and adults violin using the Suzuki Method.

Will run

605S19 Russian - Intermediate

$89

with Elina Movsesyan

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This class is for the intermediate level learner who desires to continue to refine their reading comprehension, writing skills and develop a broader vocabulary. This course aims at giving a further understanding of grammar and emphasis on speaking competently through conversational topics. Handouts provided.

Elina Movsesyan is a native of Russia. She has taught both Russian and English for many years and her love of teaching continues to inspire her students.

606S19 Dysfunctional is Fun...When You're Writing!

$15

with Betsy Dickinson

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn from a published author how to make the characters in your fiction writing a little more dysfunctional. Surmount the challenge of adding depth to a character’s profile so they better reflect the human condition of imperfection. Get out of your comfort zone and get down with victims and persecutors, martyrs and saviors. Discover how interactions and dialogue illustrate character quirks and keep readers on the edge of their seats. Bring paper and pen and prepare to practice.

Betsy Dickinson was born and raised north of Chicago, in Waukegan, Illinois. She moved to the desert Northwest in 1992. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Betsy is married with a step-son and owns three rescue dogs. She is a pianist, has owned an herb store, been a Wiccan High Priestess, and generally led a non-linear life. She draws on all of these experiences to develop intriguing scenes in her novel, THE WATER MASTER.

608S19 Sign Language - Intermediate

$89

with Patty Guerrero

Calendar Mar 19, 2019 at 6 pm

Expand your American Sign Language (ASL) skills in a visual-gestural environment only. Gain a deeper knowledge of ASL grammar and vocabulary from interactive activities, cultural awareness education and individual feedback. There will be an emphasis on learning receptive and expressive abilities, which allows recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of ASL. Prerequisite: Must have basic ASL skills for this class.

Patty Guerrero has been instructing ASL classes for several years. She is a valued member of the deaf community and strives to educate those who desire to learn to communicate with their hands.





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