Foreign Languages

*Please note that these class times are for the 2018-19 school year. 

 

Foreign Languages

Arabic Conversation


Rihab Al-Shamari, Davis Senior High L-24, 10 weeks

Spring, First class April 3
Wednesdays: 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 Senior High L-23, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays: 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 Senior High L-15, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 9
Spring, First class April 3
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$75 fee/quarter


This class is for students who are new to 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 Senior High L-15, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays: 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.

Textbook available in the office: $25




German Conversation – Advanced

Gisela Schubert, Davis Senior High L-15, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 10
Spring, First class April 4
Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$80 fee/quarter


This class is for the more advanced and experienced German student. This immersive class will be conducted entirely in German and will include reading activities that put advanced German grammar concepts in context.





Italian Conversation & Tasting

Laura Bertolini, Davis Senior High S-4, 6 weeks

Winter, First class January 14
Spring, TBD

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


In this class you will get an introduction to Italian language, learning basic grammar and basic conversation skills. You will also get a taste of Italian food culture by sampling simple and authentic recipes.

Textbook available in the office: $25





Japanese Conversation and Culture

Kiyomi Buchanan, Davis Senior High S-6, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays: 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 Continued

Miriam Mascareno-Lopez, Davis Senior High L-27, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays: 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 - Beginning

Sylvia Currea, Davis Senior High L-14, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays: 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 – Intermediate and Advanced Conversation

TBD, Davis Senior High, 10 weeks

We hope to have these more advanced Spanish classes back in the Spring if we can find an instructor. Stay Tuned!

Spring, First class TBD