Foreign Language Classes

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>> Chinese Language Classes Page 

Chinese Schedule


  • Chinese for Beginners
    Assumes no previous knowledge of Chinese. Start with PINYIN, a phonetic system for transcribing Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet, then move on to basic vocabulary and useful phrases. Materials: Instructor will provide
    Wednesday: 3:15-4:15 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Jenny Tung • Cost: $180

  • Continuing Chinese,
    Includes tonal practice, expanding one’s vocabulary and learning phrases that lend to further conversation. Materials: Instructor will provide.
    Wednesday: 4:30-5:30 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Jenny Tung • Cost: $180

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>> French Language Classes Page 

French Schedule


  • French for Children
    Learn French at a young age when it is easiest and most natural! In a warm and nurturing environment and focused on hands-on activities, games, art and crafts, songs, and dance, nursery rhymes and stories, cooking, this course will give your children the tools to start and practice French in a fun way. With the help and guidance of a native and experienced French teacher, they will learn everyday vocabulary and build conversational skills while focusing on oral comprehension and spoken production. Classes will be almost entirely taught in French, using the immersion method. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend. Required Materials: The teacher will provide all materials. 6 weeks
    Thursday: 4-6 p.m. • 6 weeks
    Instructor: Nathalie Gorey • Cost: $180

  • French for Real Beginners
    Targets the fundamentals of the French language with a native and experienced French teacher as your guide. If you have never studied French or only briefly, this course is for you and will help you become a confident language learner as you acquire and build upon your French knowledge. You will learn correct French pronunciation and basic communication skills such as being able to exchange greetings and introduce yourself and your family, ordering French food and following directions to the nearest château! Listening, speaking, reading and writing will be practiced in class and reinforced at home through optional exercises and suggested online interactive websites. Required Text: Voilà, A Course in French for Adult Beginners by Gonthier and Geoghegan (Not Voilà, by Hellenman, Tournier, and Kaplan). Highly Recommended : CD pack for Voilà: Course in French for Adult Beginners by Gonthier and Geoghegan
    Tuesday: 4-6 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Nathalie Gorey • Cost: $360

  • Reveillez Votre Francais
    This is a conversation class conducted in accessible French for students who have studied French in the past and would like to revive their French for purposes of travel and communication. Movement, pair and group activities, games and native French songs and discussion of French art, music, and cuisine will be used. Listening, speaking and writing activities are provided for home practice. Required materials: Voilà, A Course in French for Adult Beginners by Gonthier and Geoghegan; highly recommended are the CD pack for Voilà: Course in French for Adult Beginners by Gonthier and Geoghegan, portable French dictionary, computer access.
    Monday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $360

  • Voyageons en Français! Culture, Chansons, et Conversation
    This is a continuing intermediate-level class for students with a minimum of two years recent French study or special permission. Build conversational and travel vocabulary and comprehension skills while learning about French culture. Activities, games, role-playing and home assignments will be used. This course is conducted in French. Required Materials: Voici, An Intermediate Course in French for Adults by Gonthier and Geoghegan and Practice Makes Perfect French Conversation by Eliane Kurbegov. Highly Recommended: CD pack for Voici, pocket, college-level French dictionary, computer access. Café Francais, a brown-bag lunch with French conversation follows from noon-1 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m.-noon • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $360

  • Visitons le Louvre! NEW!
    Explore and discover the treasures of the Louvre, while learning the language of French art and Parisian travel tips and expressions. Conducted in English as well as French, this course is designed to strengthen your conversational confidence. We will focus on art, artists, painting, and sculpture while incorporating many views of the Louvre. Art appreciation activities, interactive projects and conversation about art and other topics will be included. Acquire art vocabulary specific to your needs. We will take our new art appreciation skills to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and perhaps beyond. Required Materials: TBA. Appropriate for those who speak French and for those who do not. Optional trip not included in cost.
    Thursday: 10 a.m.-noon • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $360

  • Bridge the Gap, Intermediate
    Is your French somewhere between intermediate and advanced? Join Alain for this one hour course then consider staying for Consolidate Your French. Materials provided by the instructor.
    Fridays: 9-10 a.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Alain Ollier • Cost: $180

  • Consolidate Your French
    This is an ongoing course for high-level intermediate and advanced students that focuses on the finer details of the French language. This class includes attention to specific grammar points and pronunciation. Required materials: Provided by the instructor.
    Friday: 10 a.m.-noon • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Alain Ollier • Cost: $360

  • French Country Cooking
    France, a country of many wonders and diversities, has traditional cuisine that is unique to every region. Learn about some of France’s regions and their authentic cuisines by recreating timeless recipes, from Burgundy’s Boeuf Bourguignon to Brittany’s buckwheat crêpes to Provence’s Soupe au Pistou. This hands-on cooking class will be conducted both in French and English in order to accommodate all backgrounds. Required Materials: instructor will provide; materials fee TBA.
    Tuesday: 6:30-8:30 p.m. • 6 weeks
    Instructor: Nathalie Gorey • Cost: $360

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>> German Language Classes Page 

German Schedule

  • Introduction to German
    Introduction to German assumes little or no previous knowledge of German and is designed for those who wish to travel, explore their German heritage or who want to be able to understand German for personal or professional reasons. Required Materials: Provided by the instructor.
    Saturday: 9:30-11 a.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Annett Jones • Cost: $270

  • Intermediate to German
    This course is designed to improve vocabulary and grammar through the use of books, German newspapers and websites. Also included will be topics on German culture, geography and various tips and vocabulary for those wishing to travel. Further content will depend on student level.
    Thursday: 5:30-7 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Annett Jones • Cost: $270

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>> Italian Language Classes Page 

Italian Schedule


  • Beginners I
    Begin your study of Italian with a native speaker by learning simple, useful, idiomatic expressions and common phrases for practical, everyday situations. Begin to study the rudiments of Italian grammar. Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian FIFTH EDITION by Lazzarino, Aski, et al.
    Wednesdays: 4:45-6:15 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Danielle Tognato • Cost: $270

  • Beginners II
    Learn to navigate most social situations with a focus on the most commonly used words in the language. Includes reading in class, dictation and homework as well as information on culture and society. Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian FIFTH EDITION, by: Lazzarino, Aski, et al
    Wednesdays: 3-4:30 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Danielle Tognato • Cost: $270

  • Intermediate
    Further your language skills while delving into Italian language and society with the help of the textbook and articles provided. Expand your vocabulary and participate in homework exercises essential to enhancing learning. Reading, writing and conversation will also be part of each class. Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian FIFTH EDITION, by: Lazzarino, Aski, et al. Pranzo, an optional brown-bag lunch with Italian conversation immediately proceeds from noon-1 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 1:15-2:45 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Danielle Tognato • Cost: $270

  • Advanced
    Consigliato a tutti coloro che hanno un buon livello d'italiano; in classe leggeremo e discuteremo articoli sulla vita quotidiana in Italia e nel mondo con soggetti vari e d'interesse comune. Infine pranzeremo tutti insieme dopo la lezione. In un clima piacevole e rilassato il vostro italiano fara` passi da gigante!) Pranzo, an optional brown-bag lunch with Italian conversation follows from noon-1 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 10:30-12 noon • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Danielle Tognato • Cost: $270

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>> Japanese Language Classes Page 

Japanese Schedule


  • Beginners
    Beginners is designed for people with little or no background in Japanese. The focus is on providing a foundation in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Hiragana, katakana and some Kanji will be introduced. Required Materials: Copies of text and workbook are available at the school. 10-weeks course.
    Tuesday: 3:45-5:15 p.m. • 10 weeks
    Instructor: Toshie Tesler • Cost: $225

  • Intermediate
    Intermediate follows the lessons in the introductory class. Students will learn the how to conjugate adjectives, how to express basic thoughts, feelings and expressions and basic kanji. Japanese festivals, schooling and other cutlural aspects will be covered. Required materials: Copies of the text are avaialble at the school. 10-week course.
    Monday: 4:30-6 p.m. • 10 weeks
    Instructor: Sachiko Clough • Cost: $225

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>> Russian Language Classes Page 

Russian Schedule


  • Russian for Beginners
    Begin with the Cyrillic alphabet then include numbers, simple yet useful phrases and information on Russian culture. This course is based on Rachel Farmer's Beginner's Russian and will incorporate Russian cartoons and other resources as desired by class members. Get a jump on the Camden Conference as you begin your study or Russian before Russia Resurgent comes!
    Tuesday: 5:30-7 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Eva Campbell • Cost: $270

  • High Level Intermediate/Advanced Russian
    Expands upon elements of grammar and verb tenses. Students will perfect articulation and gain greater confidence in conversational skills. Culture and history will include folk tales and the fine arts. Required texts include bilingual Russian classics (Chekhov, Tolstoy), movies and cartoons.
    Thursdays: 5:30-7 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Eva Campbell • Cost: $270

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>> Spanish Language Classes Page 

Spanish Schedule


  • Spanish for Children
    Learn Spanish through interactive games, songs, and dance, nursery rhymes and stories, cooking. This course will give your child the tools to start and practice Spanish while having fun. With the help and guidance of a native and experienced public school teacher, they will work on speaking, listening and comprehension. Classes will be almost entirely taught in Spanish, using the immersion method. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend. Required Materials: The teacher will provide all materials. 6 weeks; one or both days.
    Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45-10:15 a.m. • 6 weeks
    Instructor: Elizabeth Mendoza • Cost: $160 for one day/$270 for both

  • Spanish for Beginners
    This course is also for the very beginner and will cover useful expressions, grammatical points and conversation. Materials provided by the instructor. 6-week course.
    Friday: 2-3 p.m. • 6 weeks
    Instructor: Nohora Estes • Cost: $90

  • Spanish for Beginners - Primeros Pasos (First Steps)
    This is a beginner’s course for people with no previous experience and for those with some experience who would like to speak more clearly and understandably. The focus is on fundamentals for practical use: high-frequency vocabulary, indispensable grammatical structures and understandable pronunciation. Required Materials: Basic Spanish Grammar, 6th edition.
    Monday: 5-7:30 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Billy Smith • Cost: $450

  • Advanced Beginners
    Expands on elements of grammar and tense, furthers spoken language skills and delves into literature and culture. Role playing and textbook lessons address the personal a, adjectives, time, present tense, present progressive tense, ser /estar, por /para, food, the human body, weather, and reflexives. Required materials: text $15 paid at first class.
    Thursday: 3-5 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Paul Garcia • Cost: $360

  • Medio Camino (Halfway there)
    for students ready to say more, speak in the past tense, get a good grasp on pronouns and break away from early Spanish. Required Materials: Dependent on student choice and ability level. Almuerzo, an optional brown-bag lunch with Spanish conversation follows
    from noon-1 p.m.

    Tuesday: 9:30-noon • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Billy Smith • Cost: $450

  • Tertulia
    “Tertulia: f. a reunion de personas que se juntan habitualmente para converser o recrearse.” Conversations and readings drawn from recent and contemporary Spanish language writing, starting with selections from Eduardo Galeano and lyrics sung by Mercedes Sosa.
    Wednesday: 6:30-8:30 p.m. • 12 weeks
    Instructor: Billy Smith • Cost: $360

  • Cooking with Comida Latin Kitchen
    Join Comida Latin Kitchen chef, Tom Sigler for this Latin-inspired cooking class that will include the foods of Spain, Cuba and Latin America. Materials fee: TBA. 6-week course.
    Monday: 6-8 p.m. • 6 weeks
    Instructor: Tom Sigler • Cost: $180


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