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Arabic Conversation

 

Rihab Al-Shamari, Davis Sr. High L-24, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/26

Spring, 1st class 4/3

Wed: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
$60 fee/quarter

 

All levels are welcome to join this class. Teaching focuses on acquiring language tools to help survive everyday situations typical of a visit abroad. Students will develop listening, pronunciation, speaking and reading skills.  An Intermediate level class may be added in future quarters depending on demand.  If you would be interested in this class, please contact our office and let us know!

 

 

French Conversation - Beginning

 

Dominique Blanchard, Davis Sr. High L-23, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/25

Winter, 1st class 1/8

Spring, 1st class 4/2

Tu: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$75 fee/quarter

 

This class is for students with no previous knowledge of French or for those who need a refresher. In addition to a brief overview of the French sound system, teaching focuses on practical vocabulary appropriate for basic interaction in French-speaking countries.  Basic grammar is introduced, including articles, gender, adjectives, numbers, and present tense verbs.  An Intermediate level class may be added in future quarters depending on demand.  If you would be interested in this class, please contact our office and let us know!

OPTIONAL Textbook available in the office: $10

 

 

German Conversation - Beginning

 

Gisela Schubert, Davis Sr. High L-15, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/26

Winter, 1st class 1/9

Spring, 1st class 4/3

Wed: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$75 fee/quarter

 

This class is for students with no previous knowledge of German or those who need a refresher. In addition to a brief overview of the German sound system, teaching focuses on practical vocabulary appropriate for basic interaction in German speaking countries. Basic grammar is introduced including articles, gender, adjectives, numbers, and present tense verbs. Winter and Spring Quarters assume knowledge learned in the prior quarter.

Textbook available in the office: $25

 

 

German Conversation – Intermediate

 

Gisela Schubert, Davis Sr. High L-15, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 10/4

Winter, 1st class 1/10

Spring, 1st class 4/4
 Th: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$80 fee/quarter

 

This class is a continuation of the beginning course and assumes the knowledge acquired in one year of instruction at adult education or the equivalent. Teaching focuses on expanding language skills needed in common daily situations with emphasis on listening and speaking. More grammar points are introduced including past and future tense verbs. Winter and Spring Quarters assume knowledge learned in the prior quarter.

 

 

Italian Conversation & Tasting

 

Laura Bertolini, Davis Sr. High S-4, 6 weeks

Fall, 1st class 10/15

Winter, TBD

Spring, TBD

Mon: 6:45-8:45 p.m.
$80 fee/quarter
(includes food fee)

You will get an introduction to Italian language and learn basic Italian conversation skills from Laura, an acclaimed poet from Tuscany. As most likely you want to go to Italy to eat, at the class you will also get to taste the Italian language by simple 100% traditional recipes (written and cooked in Italian, of course).
Textbook available in the office: $25

 

 

Japanese Conversation and Culture

 

Kiyomi Buchanan, Davis Sr. High S-6, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/25

Winter, 1st class 1/8
Spring, 1st class 4/2
Tu: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$80 fee/quarter

 

This class is an introduction to the Japanese language, as well as Japanese reading and writing. It will focus on pronunciation, listening and speaking skills, as well as social communication. Cultural treasures will be revealed to enhance the students’ understanding of Japan. Students will be encouraged to memorize Japanese characters for everyday use. The class will also focus on expressions and idioms useful in travel. 

Textbook available in the office: $45

 

 

Spanish Conversation – Beginning

 

Miriam Mascareno-Lopez, Davis Sr. High L-27, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/25

Winter, 1st class 1/8

Spring, 1st class 4/2

Tu: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$75 fee/quarter

 

This introductory class assumes no previous knowledge. The basic drills and concepts acquired will serve as a foundation from which fluency will be developed. Class time instruction will focus on the development of listening and speaking skills. Take home reading and writing assignments will be reviewed to assess understanding. Winter and Spring Quarters assume knowledge learned in prior quarter.
 Textbook available in the office: $25

 

 

Spanish Conversation – Intermediate

 

Nelly Salazar, Davis Sr. High L-27, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 10/4

Winter, 1st class 1/10

Spring, 1st class 4/4
Th: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$75 fee/quarter

 

This class assumes basic knowledge acquired in beginning Spanish and will also introduce past tense and other parts of speech. Class time instruction will focus on the development of listening and speaking skills. Take home reading and writing assignments will be reviewed in class.
 Textbook available in the office: $25

 

 

Spanish Conversation and Discussion Group – Multi Level

 

Nelly Salazar, Davis Sr. High L-27, 10 weeks

Fall, 1st class 9/26

Winter, 1st class 1/9

Spring, 1st class 4/3

Wed: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$50 fee/quarter

This course is for the more proficient Spanish speaker and will review skills acquired in beginning Spanish courses. This course focuses on oral language skills in an immersion model to increase fluency.  Occasional reading and writing activities may be employed to reinforce grammatical concepts.

OPTIONAL Advanced Textbook available in the office: $25

 

 

Foreign Languages

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