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@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | South County

Learning a new language opens new avenues of thought, new modes of expression, and new models of understanding. Expand your mind and change your life by taking a journey to new cultures, people and places with Continuing Education language classes. Offered throughout the year, offerings include Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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Spanish

Spanish for the Traveler

Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country? Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary for traveling, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 1” ISBN 978-1634199285 and “Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1531106331.
FLSP-716 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 W 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 3 – July 22 | MC-SO, 107
S02 W 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 1 – Aug. 19 | FP-G, 327

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Spanish Language: Beginning I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 1” ISBN 978-1634199285 and “Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1531106331.
FLSP-717 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 Tu 4-6 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 2 – July 21 | MC-SO, 205
S02 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 2 – July 21 | MC-SO, 205
S03 M 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
June 29 – Aug. 17 | FP-G, 327

Spanish Language: Beginning II

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Spanish language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in everyday situations. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Beginning I or equivalent experience. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 1” ISBN 978-1634199285, “Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1531106331.
FLSP-718 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 2 – July 21 | FV-C, 104
S02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 4 – July 23 | MC-SO, 109
S03 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 1 – Aug. 19 | FP-G, 327
S04 Th 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 2 – Aug. 20 | STLCC-South County, 212

Spanish Language: Beginning III

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Spanish language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in everyday situations. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Beginning II or equivalent experience. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 1” ISBN 978-1634199285 and “Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1531106331.
FLSP-719 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
June 30 – Aug. 18 | FP-G, 418

Spanish Language: Intermediate I

Review basic grammar and sentence structure, and improve your Spanish conversation skills through everyday vocabulary and situations. Aspects of Latino culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout class. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Beginning III or equivalent experience. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-1629746708 and “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.
FLSP-720 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 M 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
June 29 – Aug. 17 | FP-G, 327
S02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 2 – Aug. 20 | STLCC-South County, 212

Spanish Language: Intermediate II

Review basic grammar and sentence structure, and improve your Spanish conversation skills through everyday vocabulary and situations. Aspects of Latino culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout class. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Intermediate I or equivalent experience. Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-1629746708 and “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.
FLSP-721 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 3 – July 22 | MC-SO, 107
S02 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
June 30 – Aug. 18 | FP-G, 418

Spanish Grammar: Beginning I

Become proficient in conjugating regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs! Gain an in-depth understanding of the present tense through writing, and practice speaking as you master the Spanish language. Only present tense verbs will be covered. Must have a basic understanding of how to conjugate regular verbs and match them with the proper pronoun and a good grasp of proper pronunciation, including rules of stress on the proper syllables of words. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Beginning II or equivalent experience. Bring required text to first class: “Primer Libro (Spanish First Year) Workbook” 2nd ed., ISBN 978-0877205197, available online.
FLSP-717 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S04 M 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 1 – July 20 | MC-SO, 205

NEW! Advanced Spanish Reading

Increase your Spanish vocabulary and comprehension by reading and discussing a book that richly portrays Spanish culture and personal journeys. “Más allá de mí” by Francisco Jiménez recounts the author’s challenges while continuing his education as a Mexican immigrant and also coping with poverty and familial loss. Prerequisite: Spanish Conversation: Advanced I or equivalent experience. Bring required text to first class: “Más allá de mí” ISBN 978-0547250311, available online.
FLSP-765 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 Th 6-8 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 4 – July 23 | MC-SO, 204 

Chinese

Chinese for First Timers

Explore an ancient culture and language with this class for beginners. Class introduces pronunciation, greetings, basic sentences and the Pin Yin system. No text required.
FLCH-717 | 4 sessions | $39.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S01 M 7-9 p.m. | John Yeh
July 20 – Aug. 10 | MC-SO, 109

French

French for the Traveler

Enjoy an easy and practical introduction to the French language. Learn survival phrases and how to read menus, transportation schedules and more. Explore cultural differences and be prepared to enjoy your adventure. A jump-start course for smart travelers! Bring required text to first class: “Berlitz French Phrase Book  and  Dictionary” ISBN 978-1780044859.
FLFR-716 | 6 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
S01 MW 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Patricia Adams
June 1 – June 17 | MC-SO, 204

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French Language: Beginning I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in French. Bring required text to first class: “French Now! Level 1” ISBN 978-1438072791.
FLFR-717 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 MW 7-9 p.m. | Patricia Adams
June 1 – June 24 | MC-SO, 204

French Language: Beginning II

Explore French culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Continue learning practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and formulate conversations in French! Prerequisite: French Language: Beginning I or equivalent experience. Bring required text to first class: “French Now! Level 1” ISBN 978-1438072791.
FLFR-718 | 8 sessions | $60 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S01 MW 7-9 p.m. | Patricia Adams
July 6 – July 29 | MC-SO, 204


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