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Basic American Sign Language F19

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 5 pm

This class is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will also be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. 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 develop beginning conversational skills. 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, as a component of successful communication. A textbook 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

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Basic Spanish F19

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 at 5 pm

This class is an 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 also be explored and enhanced through computers, television, and movies that will be viewed during the semester. 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. Materials 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, preparing the students to acquire basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and simple writing. The class will also prepare students to continue their study of Spanish. This course is a great opportunity to enjoy learning a second language without the usual pressures of a traditional classroom setting. Limit: 10 Students

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Continuing American Sign Language F19

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 5 pm

This class is a continuation of the Basic ASL class. New students are invited to join the class. The class will continue to enhance students’ proficiency in the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have had an introduction to ASL. Students with at least two semesters of ASL will be comfortable in the classroom setting. Interested students are welcome to speak with the instructor to determine their level of readiness. A continued study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. During class, students will have the opportunity to engage in several non-voice activities. In this way, students will continue to develop conversational skills, using ASL entirely. Students will also complete an exit presentation, in ASL, at the end of the semester. Students will continue to develop the following aspects of ASL: grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, syntax, gestural skills, and grammatical non- manual signals, in order to provide more competence in communication, through receptive and expressive readiness activities. 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. Several online websites will also be used to provide continued reinforcement of material studied in the classroom. Limit: 10 students.

Continuing Spanish F19

$99

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 10 am

This class is a continuation of Basic Spanish. New students are invited to join the class. Students with a working knowing of vocabulary and grammar, including conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense will be comfortable in the classroom setting. The class will continue to enhance new vocabulary for everyday conversation, more grammatical structures, and the culture of Hispanic people through readings, computers, and DVDs. The focus of the class will be oral communication. By way of a textbook, students will read various short stories from an introductory Spanish reader. Vocabulary and grammar will be taught as they appear in the short stories. Materials and cost will be discussed at the first class meeting. Both the students and the teacher will speak Spanish in the classroom from the first class. The amount of immersion in the language will increase throughout the semester, preparing the students to acquire more skills in speaking, listening, reading, and simple writing. The class will also prepare students to continue their study of Spanish. Limit: 10 Students

French for Beginners: “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Messalonskee F19

$81

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Sep 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn or to improve your French? This introductory 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 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. There will be two sessions when the class will not meet in October, either Oct. 3 or Oct. 10 (to be decided) and on Oct. 31. Limit 10 students.

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