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Beginning American Sign Language

Learn American Sign Language at your own pace. You will learn the manual alphabet and how to improve your expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills. You will learn signs, but more importantly, how to communicate with Deaf people, building on previously learned material each week. Finally, you will learn about Deaf culture, which will help you understand and communicate better with Deaf people. The textbook, "The American Sign Language Phrase Book", is recommended but not required. Instructor Tim Kitterman has a MA from Gallaudet University and has taught ASL at the high school and college level for 19 years.

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Brown Bag Spanish, Advanced & Conversational

Advanced students will practice and perfect conversational skills and further enlarge vocabulary and smooth out grammar glitches.

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Brown Bag Spanish, Advanced I

Continue your study in "Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication and Culture" with instructor Silvia Garcia-Rosell. Reading newspaper articles in Spanish and grammar will also be covered in this class.

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Brown Bag Spanish, Beginning Level II

Students will continue their study of the Spanish language with instructor Silvia Garcia-Rosell.

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Brown Bag Spanish, Beginning Level III

This class will take you through the paces of stem changing and irregular verbs in the present and past tenses. You will learn more about the plural forms of -ar, -er and -ir verbs in the present and past tenses. Other topics covered will include present and past tenses of the verb "to be" and the progressive tense. You will continue to use "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" by Margarita Madrigal and will cover chapters 17-22. You will cover chapters 5-8 in "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Third Edition" by Dorothy Richmond. Silvia Garcia-Rosell is the instructor.

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Introduction to Chinese

Are you interested in studying Mandarin Chinese for the first time? Instructor, Mary Field will take you through this four week introductory course where you will learn useful phrases for travel in China or Taiwan. By the end of the course, you will be able to ask and share basic information about yourself and be familiar with more than 50 Chinese characters. Instructor will provided all materials.

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Spanish, Advanced 2

This class is an advanced conversational Spanish class with ample opportunity to practice in-depth conversations. Using the book, "Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture" published by McGraw-Hill, we will review all verb tenses from present to subjunctive. Silvia Garcia-Rosell is the instructor.

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Spanish, Advanced 3

Continuing with the book, "Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture" published by McGraw-Hill, we will review imperfect tense. Students will translate articles and short stories and will practice in-depth conversations in Spanish. You will be watching "Destinos" beginning on episode 35 to improve listening skills. Silvia Garcia-Rosell is the instructor.

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Spanish, Beginning 1

The very first step in learning Spanish is to learn the basics including the alphabet, articles, pronouns, nouns, simple prepositions, "to be" (present tense) and verb conjugations in past tense. You will also be able to convert English words into their Spanish equivalents. Begin to build your vocabulary with some common Spanish words. Chapters 1-9 will be covered in "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish." Sign up for this class and bring a friend for half the price. Online registration is not available for special 50% off pricing. Please call (210) 407-0140, option 3, for registration information. Instructor is Silvia Garcia-Rosell.

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Spanish, Beginning 2

You will practice the conjugation of regular verbs, learn verbs that end in -er and -ir, learn how to form adverbs, the plural of nouns and how to convert nouns into verbs. In addition, you will learn adjectives, how to form the past tense plural of -ar, -er and -ir verbs and when to use "estar." Chapters 10-16 will be covered in "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish." Chapters 1-4 will be covered in "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Third Edition" by Dorothy Richmond. Silvia Garcia-Rosell is the instructor.

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Spanish, Beginning 3

This class will take you through the paces of stem changing and irregular verbs in the present and past tenses. You will learn more about the plural forms of -ar, -er and -ir verbs in the present and past tenses. Other topics covered will include present and past tenses of the verb "to be" and the progressive tense. You will continue to use "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" by Margarita Madrigal and will cover chapters 17-22. You will cover chapters 5-8 in "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Third Edition" by Dorothy Richmond. Aurora Ramos-Zuñiga is the instructor.

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Spanish, Intermediate 1

Using "Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish" by Margarita Madrigal, this class will continue delving into the Spanish language by studying chapters 23-28. "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Second Edition" chapters 9-12 will be covered as well. We will review stem changing verbs, present and past tense and convert verbs to nouns. Our study will also include a present and past tense review of the verbs "ir," "estar" and "ser." Then we will step into new territory by learning about present perfect tense, demonstrative pronouns and reflexive verbs. Rosalinda Stead is the instructor.

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Spanish, Intermediate 2

This class will take the Spanish language learner deeper into conjugation of the imperfect tense, direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns. There will be a continuation of learning about present progressive, preterit and future tenses. We will continue to use "Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish" chapters 29-34, along with "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses," Third Edition by Dorothy Richmond, chapters 13-16. Continue learning with us! Instructor is Silvia Garcia-Rosell.

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Spanish, Intermediate 3

Continue to review indirect object pronouns, present and past perfect tense, past participles of nonconformist verbs, stem changing verbs, reflexive verbs in different tenses, imperfect tense, imperative, subjunctive, the future and conditional perfect tense and the present and imperfect subjunctive. This course is designed for the student who is ready to dig deeper into the Spanish language. Chapters 35-40 will be covered in "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" and chapters 17-21 in "Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses." Rosalinda Stead is the instructor.

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The Beginning Writer’s Journey

Have you been thinking about writing a book for months, years, or even decades? Would you like to finally begin? This class will help get you started. Find out what’s in your way. Discover the format that best suits you or your business. Tap into the key signposts you must have for each chapter. Start your engines, ladies and gentlemen, because we will begin the journey this very evening. You will leave this class with an outline, chapters and character ideas. Instructor, Janice Dean, is the author of "The Way Back Home." A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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