Languages

Languages

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

Learning a new language opens new avenues of thought, new modes of expression, and new models of understanding. Expand your mind and change your life by taking a journey to new cultures, people and places with Continuing Education language classes. Offered throughout the year, offerings include Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Register and pay online for languages courses

Summer 2018 registration has started! Call 314-984-7777 to register by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

Chinese

Chinese for First Timers

Explore an ancient culture and language with Chinese for First-Timers. This is the perfect class for beginners that are ready to start with the basics. You will be introduced to pronunciation, the Pin Yin system, greetings and basic sentences. No text required.
FLCH:717 | $59 | SR $35.50
S01 | M 7-9 p.m. | John Yeh
June 11 – July 2 | MC - SO 105

French

French for the Traveler

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. Enjoy an easy and practical introduction to the French language. Learn survival phrases, how to read menus, transportation schedules and more. Explore cultural differences and be prepared to enjoy your adventure. A jump-start course for smart travelers! Text required-bring to first class.
FLFR:716 | $75 | SR $45.50
S01 | MW 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Patricia Adams
June 4 – June 20 | MC - CN 228

French Language: Beginning I

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in French! Text required-bring to first class.
FLFR:717 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | MW 7 -9 p.m. | Patricia Adams
June 4 – June 27 | MC - CN 228

Japanese

Japanese Language: Beginning I

This class introduces the Japanese language and culture through conversation. The goal is mastery of the basic grammatical structures. Cultural aspects of the class include customs, modern topics and traditions. No text required, handouts provided. No class 7/28. Senior discount does not apply.
FLJP:717 | $99
S01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Nobue Olwig
June 16 – August 18 | FP - G Tower 119

Spanish

Spanish for the Traveler

Enjoy an easy and practical introduction to the Spanish language. Learn survival phrases, how to read signs, menus, transportation schedules and more. Explore cultural differences and be prepared to enjoy your adventure. A jump-start course for smart travelers! Text required - bring to first class.
FLSP:716 | $75 | SR $45.50
S01 | W 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 18 – August 22 | FP - F Tower 327

Spanish Beginning I - Friends and Family

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with your friends and/or family! Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation, and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish! Ages 8 and up; students under 16 must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Registration required for each participant; individuals welcome. Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:717 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | Th 4-6 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 14 – August 9 | MC - SO 107

Spanish Language: Beginning I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish! Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:717 | $99 | SR $60
S02 | M 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 11 – August 6 | WW 202
No class July 9
*** Class dates for S02 were incorrect in the printed catalog. Class ends on August 6, and there is no class July 9.
S03 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 5 – August 23 | FP - C Tower 221
04 | Tu 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 12 – August 7 | FV - C 104

Spanish Language: Beginning II

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Spanish language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in dealing with everyday situations. Prerequisite: Spanish - Beginning I or equivalent experience. Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:718 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 10 – August 28 | FP - F Tower 327
*** S01 meets on Tuesdays. The start date was incorrectly marked as Thursday, July 12 in the printed catalog.
S02 | W 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 13 – August 8 | MC - CS 204

Spanish Language: Beginning III

Continue to increase your knowledge of the Spanish language including speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Concentration will be on oral use of the language in dealing with everyday situations. Prerequisite: Spanish - Beginning II or equivalent experience. Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:719 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 14 – August 9 | MC - CS 209
S02 | M 7-9:30 p.m. | Timothy Neckermann
July 9 - August 13 | FP - C Tower 221
*** S02 has been added, was not in the printed catalog.

Spanish Conversation: Intermediate I

Improve your conversational skills in Spanish through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Examine and review basic grammar and sentence structure. Aspects of Latino culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout the class. Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:720 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 14 – August 2 | MC - CS 206
*** New class addition, was not in the printed catalog.

Spanish Language: Intermediate II

Improve your conversational skills in Spanish through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Examine and review basic grammar and sentence structure. Aspects of Latino culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout the class. Prerequisite: Spanish Conversation Intermediate I or equivalent experience. Text required-bring to first class.
FLSP:721 | This class has been cancelled.
S01 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 14 – August 2 | MC - CS 210

Spanish Conversation: Intermediate III

Class is designed for continued expansion of conversational skills in Spanish through focus on everyday vocabulary and situations. Advanced level grammar and sentence structure will be examined and reviewed. Aspects of Latino culture will be introduced and highlighted as topics of conversation throughout the class. Prerequisite: Spanish Conversation Intermediate II or equivalent experience. Text required - bring to first class.
FLSP:722 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 13 – August 1 | MC - CS 210

Spanish Grammar: Level I

Become proficient in conjugating verbs! Gain an in-depth understanding of the present tense through writing and practice speaking as you master the Spanish language. Prerequisite: Spanish Language - Beginning II or equivalent experience. Text required - bring to first class.
FLSP:765 | $99 | SR $60
S01 | M 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Ann Rupert
June 11 – August 6 | MC - CS 209
No class July 9
*** Class dates were incorrect in the printed catalog. Class ends on August 6, and there is no class July 9.

Introduction to the Culture of Mexico

Learn more about the culture of Mexico! Explore the grandeur of activities and ways of life that are unique to the Mexican society including history, customs, traditions, celebrations and food. Taught by a native Spanish language instructor and former tour guide, you’ll discover why the people cook with milk, why the country celebrates and offers gifts to the spirits, the role of religion, holiday festivals and more.
FLSP:765 | $19 | SR $13
S02 | M 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maria de la Garza
June 11 | MC - SO 107

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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