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Languages - Spring 2017 
                  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                    

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Conversational German                                              

Monday                                              LA171015            

1:30-3:00                             

Jan 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24

Instructor(s): Kristine vonRuffer

Students in this class should have a minimum of two year's coursework in German. This class emphasizes immersion in the language. You will TALK and THINK in German and become increasingly fluent and accurate through interaction with the native-speaking instructor and with other students in the course. This class will use the Berlitz System.

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Beginning Sign Language                                            

Wednesday                                      LA171003            

11:00-12:30                        

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

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                                           

Friday                                  LA171001            

12:00-1:00                          

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

Instructor(s): Dr. Lydia Aiken-Wilson

Join other students interested in learning French, one of the romance languages!  Focus will be on pronunciation, structure of the language, useful words, idioms that can be used when traveling in a French-speaking country and differences between French and English.  Both improvised and "canned" skits will enrich adult learning. You, too, will be a resource for this class. Come share what you know about the important events, religion, culture, history, food, geography, and heroes and heroines of France. (Je serai enchantee de faire votre connaisance!)

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Intermediate French                                     

Friday                                  LA171002            

1:30-2:30                             

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

Instructor(s): Dr. Lydia Aiken-Wilson

Join other students interested in learning French, one of the romance languages!  This class is for those who have previously taken the beginning level class. This group will build on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French with an emphasis on cultures of selected francophones. Instruction is geared to provide you with facility and "functioning in French."

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Advanced French                                            

Friday                                  LA171009            

2:45-3:45                             

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

Instructor(s): Dr. Lydia Aiken-Wilson

This course is designed for participants who have completed Beginning French and Intermediate French or for students with a high level of proficiency in the French language. Students will be welcomed to teach, but this is not mandatory. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, grammar and composition. Creativity will be expected as we explore the worlds of those who speak French (Francophones).

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Beginning Spanish (Part 2)                                         

Tuesday                                              LA171006            

1:30-2:30                             

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This class is a continuation of Beginning Spanish (Part 1), which is a prerequisite. We will continue to learn common expressions using correct pronunciation and learning simple vocabulary in categories such as clothing, weather and food, etc., and finally, learning simple verb conjugation in the present tense. The lessons and handouts are provided by the instructor. A notebook and Spanish dictionary are required.

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Conversational French Review                                 

Wednesday                                      LA171019            

9:00-10:00                          

Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Instructor(s): Carol Pritchard

Bonjour! This course is for those who studied French in high school or college and "can't speak a word of it," or those who have studied at LLI and want more practice. We will review vocabulary for a topic, then you will discuss it with the person sitting next to you, or a small group. The topics will be personalized and visual cues will be distributed to stimulate conversation. Although the class will be 95% in French, you will not have to speak in front of the class. Nous nous amusons! (We have a good time!)

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Un Poco de Todo:  Advanced Spanish                                    

Thursday                                            LA171021            

12:00-1:00                          

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This advanced class will cover Spanish conversation, grammar, literature, music and civilization and is for students who have completed the Intermediate Spanish series or for students with a high level of proficiency in Spanish.  All students will have the opportunity to converse on a variety of cultural topics and readings.

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Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Conversation (Part 1)                                         

Thursday                                            LA171007             *$11

1:15-2:15                             

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This class is for students with a solid base knowledge of Spanish and for students who have completed the Beginning Spanish Grammar series. Skills will be sharpened by learning in context with readings, example sentences and high-frequency vocabulary. This class will use the text: Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate Spanish Grammar by Gilda Nissenberg. The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration.

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Beginning Spanish Grammar (Part 1)                                     

Thursday                                            LA171004             *$13

2:30-3:30                             

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This class will introduce the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with an emphasis on mastering high-frequency grammar through exercises and reading comprehension. The class will use the text: Basic Spanish by Dorothy Richmond (2nd Edition). The book can optionally be purchased through LLI during Open Registration only, and payment is due at registration. Purchasing a Spanish dictionary is also recommended.

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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.