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Italian Language for Beginners 1

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life”.This is a good reason to learn Italian,the language of culture, poetry, art, opera, fashion and food. This class will prepare students to use the Italian in simple and easy real life situations.Using a conversational approach, in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere, students will learn vocabulary, grammatical structures and expressions in varied real-life contexts. This course will be particularly suitable for students who are planning to travel to Italy or those who simply wish to appreciate Italian language.

Textbook: “Learn Italian the Fast & Fun Way”, 4th Ed. by Marcel Danesi ISBN 978-1-4380-7496-2.

 

About Instructor Lascala

Sabrina Lascala was born in Turin, Italy, and studied in Turin and in Rome. She has a bachelor’s degree in Italian Language and Literature (Turin), a Master in “History and economics of the Twentieth century” (Rome). She is a teacher, certified by the Italian Ministry of Education, with 15 years of teaching experience in Italian public schools. Sabrina has taught Italian, History, Geography and Civilization in several public middle schools in Italy between 2000 and 2015..



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18 - &up Lascala 9/10 - 10/29 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $120.00 View

Beginning French

Students with no or little French instruction will learn the fundamentals of French pronunciation and syntax. Students will develop everyday conver-sational skills with focus on phonetics, grammar,listening comprehension, reading and writing exercises. Students will also become familiar with French culture and customs. The book is Dis-moi!

Textbook: SBN 0-673-21627-6.

Book may be purchased online at amazon.com, booksellers.com, and abebooks.com.

Workbook: Will be provided in class.

Instructor: Pary Sarraf (Master’s degree in French, and holds California Adult Education Teaching Credential) 

No Class: 12/27, 1/3



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202602
Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Sarraf 11/29 - 2/14 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

Chinese - Mandarin

Ni Hao!

This class is an introduction to the oral and written forms of the Chinese language. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, everyday situations, and demonstration of understanding the interrelationship between language and culture.

Culturally authentic materials including a variety of Chinese cuisine, major festivals, music, calligraphy, origami and newspaper articles are integral to the course. Chinese is the language for today and tomorrow in any field and daily life. The students will learn how to use “Pinyin” phonetic system, cardinal numbers as well as basic greetings in restaurants, traveling and business meetings. Students will recognize simple street signs and business cards to become informed and sensitive to Chinese culture.

 

About Instructor Louse Cheng

The instructor, Louise Cheng, is a master teacher of Chinese language and culture. She has a MS in Chinese-English Bilingual Education. She has taught Chinese at New York University and Ridgewood High School in NJ for 22 years. She has offered her professional advice to World Language Supervisors in NJ, who are looking to replicate the RHS Chinese Model. It is reviewed as one of the most successful programs in NJ.

 



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Cheng 9/4 - 11/6 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $112.00 View
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204002
Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Cheng 2/5 - 4/23 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $112.00 View

French for Travelers

Bonjour! This class is specifically designed for travelers. Immerse yourself in a fun, relaxed atmosphere as you learn practical French used in common travel situations, such as asking for directions, finding accommodations, ordering at restaurants, and more.

Emphasis will be on developing your conversational and listening skills with a splash of French culture. Beginning, and those students who want to review the basics, are welcome.

Textbook: French phrasebook and dictionary 6th edition March 2015 by Lonely Planet ISBN# 978-1-74321-444-2.

 



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18 - &up Rothstein 9/10 - 10/22 Mo 08:15 PM - 09:45 PM $80.00 View
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204602
Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Rothstein 10/29 - 12/17 Mo 08:15 PM - 09:45 PM $80.00 View

Intermediate French

This Advanced Beginning French course is designed to teach students comprehension and conversation skills with focus on pronunciation.Students will develop listening and reading comprehension through exercises and develop vocabulary enhancing communication skills, as well as grammar and syntax. Students will accumulate knowledge about the French culture and customs.The book is Viens voir!

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning French.

Textbook: ISBN 0-673-216284.

Book may be purchased online at amazon.com, booksellers.com,and abebooks.com.

Workbook: ISBN 0-673-35046-0.

Instructor: Pary Sarraf (Master’s degree in French,and holds California Adult Education Teaching Credential)

No Class: 12/25/, 1/1



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204702
Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Dixon 11/27 - 2/12 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

Italian Language for Beginners 2

Sequential to the Beginning 1, this class is designed for students with basic Italian skills. Using a conversational approach and emphasizing oral fluency we will continue to expand vocabulary,grammatical structures and expressions in varied contexts. Many interesting and fun activities as role plays, memory games, interviews, chain sentences will help the students to use actively the language in simple and easy real life situations.

Textbook: “Learn Italian the Fast & Fun Way”, 4th Ed. by Marcel Danesi ISBN 978-1-4380-7496-2.

No Class: 11/12, 11/19, 12/24, 12/31, 1/21



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18 - &up Lascala 11/5 - 1/28 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $120.00 View

Japanese 1

This class is a continuation of Japanese – Intro class and for those with some basic Japanese. In this class, you will be expanding your vocabulary,learning more grammatical structures and expressions in varied contexts. In addition to learning Japanese oral communication skills.  Students will acquire hiragana writing skill, and be encouraged to read and write in Japanese.

Please note:  Our catalog has the incorrect day and date for Japanese 1. Japanese 1 and Intro to Japanese days and dates should be reversed.

NO CLASS: 12/27, 1/3



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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Japanese, Intro.

Are you interested in Japanese? Japanese culture and food is commonly seen throughout Silicon Valley. Anime, Japanese restaurants, and food have integrated deeply into American life. Sushi, tofu,bonsai, haiku, karaoke, karate, and futon are just a few Japanese words that are used in everyday English. In this ten week class, we will learn some basic conversational skills, such as greetings,counting, and simple everyday phrases. We will learn to read and recognize hiragana characters.The goal of the class is to begin to speak Japanese and enjoy the process of learning a new language and culture.

Learning Japanese should be an enjoy-able and challenging endeavor and this class aims to be the first step in that process.

Please note:  Our catalog has the incorrect day and date for Intro to Japanese. Intro to Japanese and Japanese 1 days and dates should be reversed.

NO CLASS: 12/25, 1/1



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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Spanish - Beginning 1A

An elementary course designed to help students develop basic communication skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, and to introduce students to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will learn practical vocabulary, everyday expressions and basic language structure. Students will be encouraged to make every attempt to participate and communicate in Spanish during class time. 

Book: Spanish Now Level 1, 7th edition. Available on-line.

No Class: 9/18, 9/25, 11/22



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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Spanish for Travelers

Hola! This class is specifically designed for travelers.
Immerse yourself in a fun, relaxed atmosphere as you learn practical Spanish used in common travel situations, such as asking for directions, finding accommodations, ordering at restaurants, and more. Emphasis will be on developing your conversational and listening skills with a splash of Spanish culture, and those students who want to review.

Textbook: Latin American Spanish phrasebook and dictionary 7th edition May 2015 by Lonely Planet ISBN#978-1-74321-447-3.



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Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Rothstein 10/29 - 12/17 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM $70.00 View