World Languages

Registration for Spring 2015 Classes 

 Back by popular demand - American Sign Language!!

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Beginning American Sign Language

Instructor, Debb Boness
This class introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) which is used by the Deaf community. It includes basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling and grammatical non-manual signals. You will develop gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement and will leave with an appreciation and a cultural knowledge of the Deaf community. No previous knowledge of ASL is required. Textbook required.
Class meets every Tuesday, June 2 - 30, 6:00pm-8:30pm, $199

Intermediate American Sign Language

Instructor, Debb Boness
Enhance your current ASL skills learned in Beginning ASL. Develop new vocabulary and conversational strategies used by the Deaf community. Pre-requisite: Beginning ASL or consent of instructor. Textbook required.
Class meets every Thursday, June 4 - July 2, 6:00pm-8:30pm, $199

Spanish for the Health Care Professional

Instructor, Cecilia Rodriguez, emerita professor
This course is designed for beginning Spanish learners in the health professions (e.g. physicians, assistants, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, etc.) focusing on health care vocabulary and situations.  We will practice basic skills and discuss cultural knowledge needed to function in a Spanish-speaking health-care environment.
Classes will meet every Wed, Apr 1 - May 6; 6:00pm-8:00pm, $134


Cecilia RodriguezMeet your Instructor!

Emerita Professor Cecilia Rodriguez earned her PhD from the University of Kansas and is a retired professor of Spanish at UW-Waukesha. In addition to teaching, for more than 25 years she has worked as a translator for health agencies at state and local levels. She has experience teaching several levels of Spanish, is a MHD medical translator, and enjoys teaching Spanish to elementary students, police departments, health care and business professionals, and travelers.


Spanish for the Business Professional

Instructor, Cecilia Rodriguez, emerita professor
This course is designed for beginning Spanish learners in the business professions that need a broad understanding of Spanish culture. We will cover basic vocabulary in dealing with customers in the Spanish speaking countries. Discussions will include the culture and customs of Latin American and Spain regarding business terminology and their own standards for doing business.
Classes will meet every Wed, May 13 - Jun 17; 6:00pm-8:00pm, $134


Mandarin Chinese for Beginners and Business Professionals – Part II

Instructor, Yan Peng
Continue to improve your skills in reading, writing, and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Expand your vocabulary and learn Chinese grammar. Explore Chinese culture and travel destinations. No prior Chinese language experience required.
Class meets every Wednesday, Apr 8 - May 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $134

Italian for Travelers

Instructor, Marco Annoni
Ready for your trip to Italy? Get more from your experience by preparing for the most likely situations and learning the most common words you will hear and use. We will cover the alphabet and sounds, numbers, with an introduction to grammar. We will learn phrases for popular situations, and have reading and pronunciation practice.
Class meets every Friday, April 3-24, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $89

Continuing Beginning German

Instructor: Pamela Tesch, PhD
Continue to study German with conversational skills and vocabulary.
Textbooks required: Berlitz Basic German Course Book, ISBN: 978-178-004-378-4, German-English Dictionary
Class meets every Tuesday, Apr 14 - May 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $134

Continuing Intermediate German

Instructor: Pamela Tesch, PhD
Continue to study German by reading and discussing short stories.  Practice German conversation in class using past tense forms. Themes include: events, people, places and your calendar.
Textbooks required: Learn German with Stories: Café in Berlin by André Klein, ISBN: 978-14-92-39949-0, German-English dictionary
Class meets every Thursday, April 16 - May 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $134
Instructor, Kim Omachinski
This course is a continuation of Beginning Spanish. Stu­dents will build their vocabulary base, learn the preterite tense, and use more complex sentence structures.  Textbook required: Spanish Now! Level 1 (with CDs), 7th Edition, Publisher: Barrons, ISBN: 978-07-64-17774-3, approx. $30
Class meets every Thursday, April 2 - May 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm, $134


Advanced Spanish Part II

Instructor, Kim Omachinski
This course is a continuation of Advanced Spanish Part I. Students will expand their conversation skills while building their vocabulary.  Textbooks required: Spanish Vocabulary Drills by Ronni Gordon and David Stillman, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-180500-1, approx. $13; Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate Spanish Grammar by Gilda Nissenberg, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-177540-3, approx. $14.
 Class meets every Tuesday, Mar 31 - May 5, 7:00pm-9:00pm, $134 


 More details to come!!

Check our website for our American Sign Language classes that will be offered this June! If you would like us to send you the information, please send us an email.


Instant Italian - Online Class!

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words and phrases that will make your stay in Italy more enjoyable. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you're likely to encounter while staying in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You'll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian!
This course will convince you that learning a language is both fun and rewarding. You'll be pleased at how quickly this course helps you build your skills, and prepares you for your next adventure in Italia. Average hours 24, 6 weeks. $99

Beginning Conversational French - Online Class!

This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You'll learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You'll learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you'll be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language! Each lesson introduces a scenario, presented in short dialogues. You'll be able to practice and learn both sides of the conversation, so you'll easily understand and expect common responses. Every lesson also has cultural tips, which will make you more comfortable in a foreign setting.

This course makes learning French fun and surprisingly easy. You'll be pleased with your quick progress, and you'll be prepared for your next trip!  Average hours 24, 6 weeks. $99