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, $134
 

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, $134

 

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

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.

 

 

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.
 
 

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
 

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
 
 

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