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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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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.


Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Each progressive level listed below builds upon language development and comprehension skills learned in prerequisite classes. Courses include speaking, grammar, vocabulary and conversation for everyday use. Some aspects of culture and geography may also be discussed.

Bosnian-Croatian

Bosnian-Croatian for Neighbors

How did St. Louis become home to the highest Bosnian population (more than 70,000 individuals) outside of Europe? What is the difference in a Bosniak, Croat and Serb? Learn more about your Bosnian neighbors by exploring topics from customs and food to religion and history. If you are interested in cultures and inclusion, this is the class for you! No text required. Bring notebook, pencil and small pocket notebook.
FLBO-765 | 1 session | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Tu 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Azim Mujakic
Feb. 9 | Online

Bosnian-Croatian Beginning I

Are you interested in the Bosnian-Croatian language and regional culture? This is your opportunity to learn everyday expressions, simple conversational phrases and contemporary culture touchpoints 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
P01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Azim Mujakic
Feb. 23-April 13 | Online

Bosnian-Croatian Beginning II

Explore Bosnian-Croatian culture and language in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Build on your reading, writing, grammar, communicative competence and vocabulary in a new language. Prerequisite: Bosnian-Croatian Beginning I or equivalent experience. No text required. Bring notebook, pencil and small pocket notebook.
FLBO-718 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Azim Mujakic
Feb. 24-April 14 | Online

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese for First-Timers

Explore an ancient culture and language during this class for beginners. Learn pronunciations, greetings, basic sentences and the Pin Yin system. No text required.
FLCH-717 | 4 sessions | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P01 F 6-8 p.m. | John Yeh
Feb. 5-26 | Online

Chinese (Mandarin) Beginning I

Learn Mandarin conversation skills and dialogue for travel or business. Master useful dialogue, including phrases to ask for directions, navigate public transportation, order at restaurants and other necessities. After completing this class, you’ll have a basic knowledge of the Chinese language. Prerequisite: Chinese for First Timers or knowledge of the Pin Yin system. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLCH-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 F 6-8 p.m. | John Yeh
March 26-May 14 | Online

German

German Beginning I

Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and basic sentence structure necessary to understand and formulate conversations in German! Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Th 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
Jan. 21-March 11 | Online

German Beginning II

Increase your knowledge of the German language, including speaking, grammar and vocabulary! Concentration will be on oral use of the language during everyday situations. Prerequisite: German Beginning I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-718 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Th 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
March 25-May 13 | Online
NOTE: German Beginning III is not offered this semester.

German Intermediate I

Prerequisite: German Beginning III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-720 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 W 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
Jan. 20-March 10 | Online

German Intermediate II

Prerequisite: German Intermediate I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-720 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 M 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
March 22-May 10 | Online
NOTE: German Intermediate III and German Advanced I are not offered this semester.

German Advanced II

Prerequisite: German Advanced I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-765 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
Jan. 19-March 9 | Online

German Advanced III

Prerequisite: German Advanced II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLGE-765 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Ann Nufer-Cotter
March 23-May 11 | Online

Portuguese

Portuguese I

Tourists, business travelers and those interested in the Brazilian culture will gain the tools to engage in simple Brazilian Portuguese conversation and basic reading skills. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLPG-717 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil STL
Jan. 20-March 10 | Online
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Viva Brasil STL
Jan. 23-March 13 | Online
P03 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil STL
March 24-May 12 | Online

Portuguese II

Learn language structures, vocabulary, communication skills and information about the culture and geography of Brazil. While the emphasis is on conversation, this class will also tackle grammar. Prerequisite: Portuguese I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLPG-718 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil STL
Jan. 20-March 10 | Online
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Viva Brasil STL
March 27-May 15 | Online

Portuguese III

This course is for those with basic conversational ability in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Portuguese II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLPG-719 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil STL
Jan. 20-March 10 | Online
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Viva Brasil STL
March 27-May 15 | Online

Portuguese IV

Prerequisite: Portuguese III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLPG-720 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Viva Brasil STL
March 24-May 12 | Online

Portuguese Conversation

Exercise and grow your knowledge of the Portuguese language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary during this immersive class conducted almost exclusively in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Portuguese IV or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLPG-723 | 8 sessions | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Viva Brasil STL
March 27-May 15 | Online

Russian

Russian for First-Timers

Class introduces Russian alphabet, pronunciations, greetings and phrases. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-717 | 4 sessions | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P01 Tu 5-7 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 19-Feb. 9 | Online
NOTE: No class March 16.

Russian Beginning I

Broaden your horizons and discover a new culture and language. This course will primarily focus on oral proficiency. Prerequisite: Russian for First-Timers or a good understanding of the Russian alphabet. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 Tu 5-7 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Feb. 16-April 13 | Online
NOTE: No class March 16.

Russian Beginning II

Increase your knowledge of the Russian language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Focus on oral use of the language in everyday situations. Prerequisite: Russian Beginning I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-718 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 M 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 25-April 26 | Online
NOTE: No class Feb. 15, March 15.

NOTE: Russian Beginning III is not offered this semester.

Russian Intermediate I

Prerequisite: Russian Beginning III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-720 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 Th 5-7 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 21-April 22 | Online
NOTE: No class March 18, April 1.

Russian Intermediate II

Prerequisite: Russian Intermediate I. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-721 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 19-April 13 | Online
NOTE: No class March 16.

NOTE: Russian Intermediate III is not offered this semester.

Russian Advanced I

Prerequisite: Russian Intermediate III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-723 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 W 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 20-April 14 | Online
NOTE: No class March 17.

Russian Advanced II

Prerequisite: Russian Advanced I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-724 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 21-April 22 | Online
NOTE: No class March 18, April 1.

Russian Advanced III

Prerequisite: Russian Advanced II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLRU-725 | 12 sessions | $100 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P01 F 2:15-4:15 p.m. | Valerie Powers
Jan. 22-April 23 | Online
NOTE: No class March 19, April 2.

Spanish

Spanish for the Traveler

Learn practical Spanish vocabulary specifically for use in traveling with an overview of correct pronunciation for conversation and the basic sentence structures in Spanish. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-716 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 M 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Jan. 25-March 29 | Online
NOTE: No class Feb. 15, March 15.
P03 Th 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 25-May 13 | Online
P02 M 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
April 5-May 24 | Online

Spanish Beginning I

Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-717 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 23-May 11 | Online
P03 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 24-May 12 | Online
P01 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
March 30-May 18 | Online

Spanish Beginning II

Increase your knowledge of the Spanish language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. We’ll concentrate on oral language use during everyday situations. Prerequisite: Spanish Beginning I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-718 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 23-May 11 | Online

Spanish Beginning III

Prerequisite: Spanish Beginning II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-719 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Jan. 19-March 9 | Online
P02 M 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 22-May 10 | Online

Spanish Beginning I, II, III Review

Become proficient in conjugating regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs. 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 Beginning III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P05 Th 2-4 p.m | Timothy Neckermann
March 25-May 13 | Online

Spanish Intermediate I

Prerequisite: Spanish Beginning III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-720 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 25-May 13 | Online
P01 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
March 31-May 19 | Online

Spanish Intermediate II

Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-721 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 W 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 24-May 12 | Online

Spanish Intermediate III

Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-722 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Jan. 20-March 10 | Online
P02 M 2-4 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 22-May 10 | Online

Spanish Intermediate I, II, III Review

Become proficient in conjugating regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs. Indefinite past 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 Intermediate III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P04 M 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
March 22-May 10 | Online

NOTE: Spanish Intermediate Reading I is not offered this semester.

Spanish Intermediate Reading II

Use reading in Spanish to improve your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of the Spanish culture. Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate Reading I or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-721 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Th 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Jan. 21-March 11 | Online

Spanish Advanced Reading I

Increase your Spanish vocabulary and comprehension by reading and discussing a book that richly portrays Spanish culture and personal journeys. Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate Reading II or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 Th 4-6 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
April 1-May 20 | Online

NOTE: Spanish Advanced Reading II and III are not offered this semester.

Spanish Advanced Reading IV

Prerequisite: Spanish Advanced Reading III or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
Jan. 21-March 11 | Online

Spanish Advanced Reading V

Prerequisite: Spanish Advanced Reading IV or equivalent experience. Textbook information available on registration page.
FLSP-723 | 8 sessions | $70 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P03 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
April 1-May 20 | Online


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