For beginners with limited English language skills. We will focus on everyday conversation at work, home, and in the community. Emphasis will be on speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a fun and relaxed learning environment. We will discuss work, activities and abilities, and express likes, dislikes, interests, and opinions. ESL Basic is divided into two, 10-week classes. Units 15-28 will be covered in this class with units 1-14 covered in ESL Basic I; students may take the two classes in either order.
The required textbook is WorldView 1 (ISBN: 9780131839953). Class does not meet Oct 31.
Students who already have English skills can improve mastery of the language by building on vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversational skills. This class is geared towards those students who already have a grasp of the English language and are looking to further improve and take their skills to the next level.
The required textbook is Passages, 3rd Edition, Student Book 1 (ISBN: 9781107627055) and corresponding workbook 1 (ISBN: 9781107627253).
Develop English speaking, listening, and vocabulary skills through directed discussions about work, family, relationships, and culture. Vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation will be stressed. Audio and video tapes will be used in each class.
The required textbook is WorldView 2 (ISBN: 9780131754096).
China's economic rise means the world has a new second language - Mandarin. Learn practical and daily conversational Mandarin Chinese for use in travel or business. You will be introduced to Chinese customs and culture and have the opportunity to speak Chinese at every class. By the end of the course you should be able to initiate conversations and answer questions in Chinese.
The required textbook and CD is Learn Chinese with Me - Student's Book 1 (ISBN: 9787107164224). Class does not meet Oct 30 and Nov 27.
Begin your French instruction with an accomplished English/French speaker and teacher. Basic grammar, common conversational phrases, and everyday vocabulary will be our starting point for building conversations. A look at French culture will be included in our study.
Note to students: The required textbook is Ultimate French, Beginner - Intermediate (ISBN: 978-1-4000-0963-3).
If you have taken a beginning Spanish class or have an understanding of the basic language, this course will provide you an opportunity for advancement. After a review, new material will be introduced so you can build vocabulary and improve your conversational skills.
Note to students: The required textbook is Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 0-7641-2550-8). Prerequisite: Spanish I or a basic understanding of the language. Class will not meet on Nov 26.
Knowledge of Spanish phrases and sentences is helpful in the workplace or while traveling. Learn simple conversation and vocabulary to use in everyday situations. We will include enough grammatical study for an understanding of the language structure.
Note to students: The required textbook is Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 0-7641-2550-8).