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How to survive a conversation in Spanish
Dates: 6 Wednesdays March 11th - April 15th
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Class Tuition: $145

Want to have a basic conversation in Spanish, give this course a try! Every language has certain words and phrases that are used over and over again. You will learn Greetings, Small Talk, Being Polite, Dealing with Problems, Question Words, Common Answers, Exclamations, and Goodbyes. This knowledge will get you started on your path to fluency in Spanish. REQUIRED MATERIALS: Please bring a pack of 100 index cards, some highlighters, and a pen.

Meet the Instructor: Paula Cookson Luria is a retired ESL & Bilingual teacher of Kindergarten through graduate level students. She loves to travel and frequently uses her Spanish skills while exploring the world.


Introduction to Conversational French
Dates: 6 Tuesdays March 31st, April 7th, 14th, 28th, May 5th, 12th (no class Apr. 21st)
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Class Tuition: $145

Planning a trip to Canada or France or a French-speaking country? Or perhaps you just want to learn this
language for your own enrichment. This class is for people who have never spoken the language or have
very limited experience. Maybe you took French class many years ago in High School or grew up with
French relatives but have forgotten it all. For six weeks we will cover basics such as introductions, family,
numbers, dates, nouns, adjectives, verbs and much more. Learn to speak, read, write and translate this
beautiful language.
Required Materials: A French-English dictionary in any form.

Meet the instructor: Nancy Fillip has a passion for teaching. After graduating from Norwich University and serving in the Air Force, Nancy began a long stretch of teaching high school/middle school science and math, alongside coaching Varsity field hockey and gymnastics for 35 years. She has taught several ALFA classes, is a member of the executive board, the curriculum committee, and is the editor of the ALFA-Bits newsletter. Nancy has taught piano, clarinet, flute, and art at her home studio for several years and is currently an online professor for an educational company. Her interests also include writing, and she has published two non-fiction books and seven fiction novels.


Instant Italian

LEARNING STYLE - Online Instructor-led

START DATES - March 18 (check link for alternative start dates)

48 Course Hours 

Tuition: $189

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you're likely to encounter if you plan to vacation in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You'll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian! This course will make it simple to master your pronunciation of Italian. Essential words and phrases are written phonetically by using sounds that are familiar to you from English words. The audio feature lets you hear the words and phrases spoken aloud with just a click of your mouse. Short exercises are included with each lesson to help you reinforce what you've learned and gauge your progress, making it easy to pinpoint areas that you still need to review. The exercises also give you immediate feedback—you'll know whether you answered correctly as soon as you finish.

By the end of the second lesson, you will have already learned about the Italian language's impact on the world, the Italian alphabet, phonetics, and pronunciation, proper forms of address, expressions of courtesy, and how to make introductions. When you reach your final lesson, you will know how to ask for help, ask directions, navigate Italian shops, book a hotel room, order a meal, and much more! Cultural notes are included throughout the course to help you better understand Italians and their way of life. You' will learn what various gestures mean to Italians, which ones to use, and those you should avoid. This course will convince you that learning a language is both fun and rewarding

Meet the Instructors: Robert Bertoldi

Robert Bertoldi has been mastering Italian for the past 25 years, and teaching college-level Italian in the classroom since 1987. He holds a Master of Arts in Italian literature, and has taught the language at several universities, colleges, and private language institutions. Bertoldi's proficiency in Italian has earned him university scholarships and a resident academic position in Italy. His enthusiastic teaching style has earned him the praise of hundreds of students, including fellow language instructors.

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