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Languages - Fall 2017 
                  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                    

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Beginning Sign Language                                         

Wednesday                                   LA173003          

11:00-12:30                     

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

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                               LA173001          

12:00-1:00                       

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

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                               LA173002          

1:30-2:30                         

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

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                               LA173009          

2:45-3:45                         

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

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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Conversational German                                          

Monday                                         LA173015          

1:30-3:00                         

Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

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 Spanish (Part 4)                                      

Tuesday                                         LA173006          

1:30-2:30                         

Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

Instructor(s): Nena Woods

This class is a continuation of Beginning Spanish (Part 3), which is a prerequisite. We will continue to learn common expressions using correct pronunciation and learning simple vocabulary in categories such as food and travel, and finally, learning simple verb conjugation in the present tense. Lessons and handouts are provided by the instructor. A notebook and Spanish dictionary are required.

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Un Poco de Todo:  Advanced Spanish                                

Thursday                                       LA173021          

12:00-1:00                       

Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

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 3)                                     

Thursday                                       LA173007           *$12

1:15-2:15                         

Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

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 3)                                 

Thursday                                       LA173004           *$13

2:30-3:30                         

Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

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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Beginning Italian                                         

Wednesday                                   LA173008           *$25

11:00-12:00                     

Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Instructor(s): Kristine vonRuffer

It’s time to say, "Parliamo italiano on po” to your fears of learning a new language with a non-native speaking instructor, who lived in Italy four years and had to learn it, too. Students will begin with the basic ABC’s, pronunciation and making short sentences. This class emphasizes immersion in the language and uses the original Berlitz System, which will help students be able to make short sentences at a very early stage. This class will use the same book from previous Italian classes at LLI: ITALIAN DEMYSTIFED, 2nd edition by Marcel Danesi. The book can be purchased through LLI during open registration only, and payment is due at registration.

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Conversational French Review                              

Wednesday                                   LA173019          

9:30-10:30                       

Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Instructor(s): Carol Pritchard

Bonjour! Come practice the French you learned in high school, college, or LLI in a casual, non-threatening environment. You will not be required to stand in front of the class and speak French. The class will be conducted in French, covering a different topic each week. Vocabulary will be provided, if needed, as you speak to the person next to you. Nous nous amusons! (We enjoy ourselves!)

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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.