Languages

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – BASICS                               FEE: $120
Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 22)                            Virtual

No voices will be used in class as students learn a basic introduction to ASL and the communications of deaf culture. Visual-gestual activities include finger spelling, basic word vocabulary and sentence structure, use of body language and facial expression, and the describing of objects and location. This course is designed to meet the needs of family, employers, educators, human services providers and health professionals who use sign as a part of their daily and/or occupational responsibilities.  Virtual class limit 8. Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

 AMERICAN SIGN LANUAGE – INTERMEDIATE                 FEE: $120
Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 22)                              Virtual

Continues basic language and culture study. Offers the opportunity to build receptive and expressive ASL vocabulary in a non-voice setting with group practice. Topics include the use of signing space and further use of non-manual components, including facial expression and body postures. Prerequisite: American Sign Language – Basics (or equivalent knowledge).   Virtual class limit 8.  Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

ITALIAN/BEGINNER                                      FEE: $120
Wednesday,
6:00-7:30 p.m.                            Virtual
(9 sess. beg. Sept. 23)

This course will introduce you to the beginner grammatical features of this rich, romantic, and beautiful language. Basic vocabulary building, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking ability will be the focus of this class. At the end of this course you will learn the skills necessary for basic daily communication and simple interactions while traveling in Italy. Students must purchase required text: ITALIAN MADE SIMPLE,  ISBN# 978-0-7679-1539-7, available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

ITALIAN/INTERMEDIATE                             FEE $120
Wednesday,
7:30-9 p.m.                                  Virtual
(9 sess. beg. Sept. 23)

Ti piace parlare Italiano? This is an intermediate class for the student who has taken Italian I or has some  knowledge of the Italian language. Extensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, verbal fluency and idioms will be the focus of this class. Some history on culture and traditions will be introduced as well.

Students will be using the text:” LEARN ITALIAN THE FAST AND FUN WAY,4TH edition by Marcel Danesi - ISBN #9781438074962, available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

ITALIAN/ADVANCED                                            FEE: $120
New Date: Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.                  Virtual

(9 sess. beg. Sept. 30) (no class  11/25)

This course will focus on more advanced structures of the Italian language. We will work heavily both on understanding the grammatical structures and using them in appropriate contexts. We will also explore some literary treasures as well as some fun works! In this course we will be working both from ”Italian Made Simple” and extraneous materials which will be provided. This course is for those who have completed Italian Intermediate or Italian Advanced classes. Also, anyone who feels they have the appropriate skills based on the description is free to join us! Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

JAPANESE I - BASIC                                                              FEE: $90(Sr. Cit. $85)
Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (10 sess. Sept. 14)(no class 9/28)          Virtual

Offered  in   cooperation   with   Ramsey   Community   School.   Register through M.P.C.E.

This course will introduce you to basic Japanese vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, pronun- ciation and survival Japanese. You will learn not only conversational skills but also Japanese culture and great tips for travel to Japan. Required text: GENKI, (ISBN 978-4789014403), available at Amazon.com. This class will be virtual.  Instructor: NAOKO BATTAGLIA

 

JAPANESE-II INTERMEDIATE                                            FEE: $90(Sr. Cit. $85)
Monday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (10 sess. Sept. 14) (no class 9/28)       Virtual

 Offered  in   cooperation   with   Ramsey   Community   School.   Register through M.P.C.E.

This is an intermediate class for those who have taken the Basic Japanese class. Extensive work on vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation and writing hiragana, katakana. You will learn not only conversational skills but also business conversational skills. Required text: GENKI,(ISBN 978- 4789014403), available at Amazon.com. This class will be virtual. Instructor: NAOKO BATTAGLIA

 



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