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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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Bosnian-Croatian

Bosnian-Croatian Language: Beginning I

Are you interested in the Bosnian-Croatian language and culture of the region? Learn basic everyday expressions, simple conversational phrases and contemporary culture of the Balkan peninsula from a native speaker. No text required. Bring notebook, pencil and small pocket notebook.
FLBO-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 | REG
F01 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Azim Mujakic
Sept. 15 | Nov. 10 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/3.

Chinese (Mandarin)

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 | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F01 F 6-8 p.m. | John Yeh
Sept. 18 | Oct. 9 | Online

Chinese (Mandarin) Language: Beginning I

Learn practical Mandarin conversation skills and dialogue for travel or business. Master useful dialogue to ask for directions, navigate public transportation, order at restaurants and other necessities. After completing this class you will have a basic knowledge of the Chinese language. Prerequisite: Chinese for First Timers or knowledge of the Pin Yin system.
FLCH-717 | 8 sessions | $62 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F02 F 6-8 p.m. | John Yeh
Oct. 16 | Dec. 11 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/27.
• Bring required text to first class: “Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook and Dictionary” 10th ed., ISBN 978-1786571694.

German

German Language: Beginning III

Continue to increase your knowledge of the German language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary! Concentration will be on oral use of the language in everyday situations. Prerequisite: German Language: Beginning II or equivalent experience.
FLGE-719 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 M 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
Sept. 14 | Nov. 2 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Berliner Platz 1, NEU” ISBN 978-3126060257.

German Language: Advanced I

Continue to increase your knowledge of the German language including speaking, writing, grammar and vocabulary. Dialogue is utilized with a special emphasis placed on grammar. Prerequisite: German Language: Intermediate III or equivalent experience.
FLGE-765 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
Sept. 15 | Nov. 10 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/3.
• Bring required text to first class: “Berliner Platz 2, NEU” ISBN 978-3126060394.

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Portuguese

Portuguese I

Ideal for tourists, business travelers or those interested in the Brazilian culture, this beginning course provides the necessary tools for students to engage in simple Brazilian Portuguese conversation and to acquire basic reading skills. While the emphasis is on conversation, class also includes grammar. Class is taught by a native-fluent speaker.
FLPG-717 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil
Aug. 19 | Oct. 7 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: “Bom Dia, Brasil” ISBN 978-0300116311.

Portuguese II

Learn language structures, vocabulary, communication skills, and information about the culture and geography of Brazil. While the emphasis is on conversation, class also includes grammar. Prerequisite: Portuguese I or equivalent experience. Class is taught by a native-fluent speaker.
FLPG-718 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil
Aug. 19 | Oct. 7 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: “Bom Dia, Brasil” ISBN 978-0300116311.
F02 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil
Oct. 14 | Dec. 9 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/25.
• Bring required texts to first class: “Bom Dia, Brasil” ISBN 978-0300116311.

Portuguese III

Continue to learn language structures, vocabulary, communication skills, culture and everyday vocabulary. This course is for those with basic conversational ability in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Portuguese II or equivalent experience. Class is taught by a native-fluent speaker.
FLPG-719 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil
Oct. 14 | Dec. 9 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/25.
• Bring required texts to first class: “Bom Dia, Brasil” ISBN 978-0300116311.

Portuguese Conversation

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Portuguese language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary in this immersive class conducted almost exclusively in Portuguese. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in everyday situations, emphasizing conversation with cultural elements. Prerequisite: Portuguese IV or equivalent experience. Class is taught by a native-fluent speaker.
FLPG-723 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Viva Brasil
Aug. 22 | Oct. 17 | Online
• NOTE: No class 9/5.
• Bring required texts to first class: “Bom Dia, Brasil” ISBN 978-0300116311.

Russian

Russian for First Timers

Explore a new culture and language. This class is perfect for beginners who are ready to start with the basics. Get introduced to the alphabet, pronunciation, greetings and phrases.
FLRU-717 | 4 sessions | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F01 M 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 14 | Oct. 5 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Russian in 10 Minutes a Day” ISBN 978-1931873345.

Russian Language: Beginning I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. This course will primarily focus on oral proficiency of the Russian language. Prerequisite: Russian for First Timers or a good understanding of the Russian alphabet.
FLRU-717 | 8 sessions | $62.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F02 M 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Oct. 12 | Dec. 7 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Live from Russia: Volume 1” ISBN 978-0757552014.

Russian Language: Beginning III

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Russian language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in everyday situations. Prerequisite: Russian Language: Beginning II or equivalent experience.
FLRU-719 | 12 sessions | $101.50 AGE 60+ | $189 REG
F01 Th 5-7 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 3 | Nov. 19 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Live from Russia: Volume 1” ISBN 978-0757552014.

Russian Language: Intermediate I

Improve your conversational skills in Russian through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Examine and review basic grammar and sentence structure. Prerequisite: Russian Language: Beginning III or equivalent experience.
FLRU-720 | 12 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
F01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 1 | Dec. 1 | Online
• NOTE: No class 9/22, 11/3.
• Bring required text to first class: "Live from Russia: Volume 1" ISBN 978-0757552014.

Russian Language: Intermediate III

Expand your conversational skills in Russian through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Advanced level grammar and sentence structure will be examined and reviewed. Prerequisite: Russian Language: Intermediate II or equivalent experience.
FLRU-722 | 12 sessions | $101.50 AGE 60+ | $189 REG
F01 W 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 2 | Dec. 2 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/4, 11/25.
• Bring required text to first class: "Live from Russia: Volume 1" ISBN 978-0757552014.

Russian Language: Advanced I

Continue to refine grammar and expand vocabulary while gaining confidence and comfort in conversational Russian. Prerequisite: Russian Language: Intermediate III or equivalent experience.
FLRU-723 | 12 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 3 | Nov. 19 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Live from Russia! Volume 1” ISBN 978-0757552014.

Russian Conversation: Advanced III

Continue to expand your understanding of Russian and develop your language skills. Become increasingly proficient in conversational skills as you use the language to explore real-life situations. Prerequisite: Russian Conversation: Advanced II or equivalent experience.
FLRU-725 | 12 sessions | $101.50 AGE 60+ | $189 REG
F01 F 2:15-4:15 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Sept. 11 | Dec. 4 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/27.
• Bring required text to first class: “Live from Russia! Volume 2” ISBN 978-0757558412.

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.
FLSP-716 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 M 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 14 | Nov. 2 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: "Spanish is Fun: Book 1" ISBN 978-1634199285; "Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook" ISBN 978-1531106331.

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.
FLSP-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Th 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 17 | Nov. 5 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: "Spanish is Fun: Book 1" ISBN 978-1634199285; "Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook" ISBN 978-1531106331.

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.
FLSP-718 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Tu 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Sept. 1 | Oct. 20 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: "Spanish is Fun: Book 1" ISBN 978-1634199285; "Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook" ISBN 978-1531106331.
F02 M 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 14 | Nov. 2 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: "Spanish is Fun: Book 1" ISBN 978-1634199285; "Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook" ISBN 978-1531106331.

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.
FLSP-719 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 16 | Nov. 4 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: "Spanish is Fun: Book 1" ISBN 978-1634199285; "Spanish is Fun: Book 1 Companion Workbook" ISBN 978-1531106331.

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.
FLSP-720 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Sept. 2 | Oct. 21 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-1629746708; “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.
F02 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 15 | Nov. 10 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-1629746708; “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.

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.
FLSP-721 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 17 | Nov. 5 | Online
• Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-162974670; “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.

Spanish Language: Intermediate III

Expand your conversational skills in Spanish through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Advanced level grammar and sentence structure will be examined and reviewed. Aspects of Latin culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout the class. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Intermediate II or equivalent experience.
FLSP-722 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
Sept. 15 | Nov. 10 | Online
• NOTE: No class 11/3.
• Bring required texts to first class: “Spanish is Fun: Book 2” ISBN 978-162974670; “Spanish is Fun: Book 2 Companion Workbook” ISBN 978-1629746654.

NEW! Intermediate Spanish Reading I

Enjoy reading in Spanish to improve vocabulary and understanding of Spanish culture. Prerequisite: Spanish Language: Intermediate III or equivalent experience.
FLSP-720 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F03 Th 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Sept. 3 | Oct. 22 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: “Spanish Short Stories for Beginners” ISBN 978-1983806893.

NEW! Advanced Spanish Reading III

Continue to increase your Spanish vocabulary and comprehension through the ongoing reading and discussion of a book that richly portrays Spanish culture and personal journeys. "Senderos fronterizos," by Francisco Jiménez, is the author's teenage recollection of emigrating to America and the challenges he and his family faced through poverty and prejudice. Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish Reading II or equivalent experience.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Sept. 3 | Oct. 22 | Online
• Bring required text to first class: "Senderos fronterizos" ISBN 978-0618226184, available online.


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