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Arabic Conversation

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/10

Spring, 1st class 4/4

Wed: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
$80 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.

 

 

French Conversation - Beginning

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/9

Spring, 1st class 4/3

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.

 

 

French Conversation – Continuing

 

Dominique Blanchard, Davis Sr. High L-23, 7 wks Winter, 10 wks Spring

Winter, 1st class 1/8

Spring, 1st class 4/2

Mon: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$65 fee/winter

$80 fee/spring

 

This class is a continuation of the beginning course and assumes the knowledge acquired in that course. 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. While oral communication is still the main focus, cultural readings and newspaper articles may be included.

 

 

German Conversation - Beginning

 

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

Winter , 1st class 1/10

Spring, 1st class 4/4

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 Quarter assume knowledge learned in the prior quarter.

 

 

German Conversation - Continuing

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/11

Spring, 1st class 4/5 Th: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$75 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 Quarter assume knowledge learned in the prior quarter.

 

 

NOT IN CATALOG

 

Italian Conversation

 

Sylvia Marchi-Glynn, Davis Sr. High L-25, 7 weeks

Winter, 1st class 1/8

Spring, TBD

Mon: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$65 fee/quarter

 

This class is designed for beginners as an introduction to the Italian language, but all levels are welcome. Focus will be on practical language skills needed for the situations most commonly encountered while visiting Italy. Emphasis will be on listening and speaking.

 

 

Japanese Conversation and Culture

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/11
Spring, 1st class 4/5 Th: 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. 

 

 

Spanish Conversation - Beginning

 

Sylvia Currea, Davis Sr. High L-14, 10 weeks

Winter, 1st class 1/9

Spring, 1st class 4/3

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. Students may choose to continue in the “Continued” class in Spring.

 

 

Spanish Conversation – Beginning Continued

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/9

Spring, 1st class 4/3

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

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 Quarter assume knowledge learned in prior quarter.

 

 

Spanish Conversation – Intermediate

 

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

Winter, 1st class 1/11

Spring, 1st class 4/5
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.

 

 

Spanish Conversation and Discussion Group – Multi Level

 

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

Fall, 1st class 9/27

Winter, 1/10

Spring, TBD

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.

 

 

Foreign Languages

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