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Continuing Basic French: “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Messalonskee W20

$81

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Feb 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Have you ever wanted to learn or to improve your French? This continuing class will cover vocabulary, grammar, culture, and various communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and limited writing. There will be an emphasis on improving pronunciation. Students will speak the language from the first session, having the opportunity to increase the amount of speaking time each week. Students with backgrounds in Canadian French, as well as Parisian French, are welcome to join the class. The class is intended to be a relaxed and a fun way to learn a second language. A textbook fee will be discussed with the instructor at the first class session. It will be about $20. Limit 10 students. No class Feb. 20, Mar. 12, and Apr. 23. Storm date of June 4.

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Basic Spanish Continued W20

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks
This class is a continuing introduction to the Spanish language and will focus on the sound system, pronunciation, vocabulary related to everyday conversation, and grammatical structures. The culture of Hispanic people will be explored. The focus of the class will be oral communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Textbooks, workbooks, and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Both the students and the teacher will speak Spanish in the classroom. The amount of immersion in the language will increase throughout the semester. This course is a great opportunity for students with a limited exposure to Spanish to enjoy learning a second language. Limit: 10 Students. No class Apr. 20.

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Basic American Sign Language Continued W20

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks
This class is a continuing introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have had limited exposure to ASL. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be emphasized. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. Students will be exposed to the following aspects of ASL: grammar, basic vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, numbers, syntax, visual-gestural skills, and grammatical non-manual skills, in order to provide competence in communication. Students will practice appropriate receptive and expressive activities. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Textbooks, workbooks, and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Limit 10 students. Storm date of May 26.

Basic American Sign Language Continued II W20

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a continuation of the Basic ASL class. Interested students are welcome to speak with the instructor to determine their level of readiness. Students with at least two semesters of ASL will be comfortable in the classroom setting. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. In this way, students will continue to develop conversational skills, using ASL entirely. Students will continue to develop the following aspects of ASL: grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, expressive and receptive skills, and grammatical non-manual signals, in order to provide more competence in communication. A textbook, a workbook, and various DVDs will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Materials and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Limit 10 students. Storm date of May 27.





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