Languages

Languages

Conversational French

Whether you’re interested in keeping up with the young ones in French immersion or you’re leaving shortly on a holiday- this course is for you.  You’ll have the opportunity to review vocabulary by theme, and use French by pairing with others while role-playing  scenarios.  Discussion and active participation are a must. « Venez vous amuser et parlez français! »

Instructor: Ginette Bromhead

Thursdays, Feb. 6 to Mar. 6

7 to 9 p.m.

$99

Thursdays, May 1 to May 29

7 to 9 p.m.

$99

Mediation and Buddhism

Finding clarity in our fast-paced world is important. The beauty of Buddhism is that it is not a system of doctrinal beliefs, but a series of psychological insights that can help you rediscover yourself, gain insight into your relationships, and find balance in your life. In this 3-week course you will learn how Buddhist meditation is a uniquely powerful method for realising the true nature of our mind.

Instructor: Diana Bridges

Mondays, Jan. 27 to Feb. 10

7 to 9 p.m.

$75 

Welcome to China

中国欢迎您

Explore the beauty of the Mandarin language and get a taste of Chinese culture. This introductory course, offered through the Confucius Institute, combines basic conversational Mandarin along with workshops that provide an introduction to various Chinese traditions. Each week, you’ll learn new words and phrases while gaining cultural knowledge through the art of tea, Chinese brush calligraphy, tai chi, and cooking.

Instructor: Yuming Xu

Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Mar. 4

7 to 9 p.m.$150

Learn French

Are you looking to refresh your French language skills? Using a lively & communicative approach, this course gives you a chance to refresh your  skills.  This is an introductory course for both spoken and written French, designed to give you the theory and conversational skills you may need in your travels, at home or for work.  Textbook included.

Instructor: Lina De Nardi

Mondays, Mar. 17 to Apr. 28

7 to 9 p.m.

$175

Conversational Italian

Benvenuto in Italia! Italian is the language of art, classical architecture and Renaissance beauty. Study the language and envision the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel or the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Immerse yourself in Italian culture as you become familiar with basic conversational skills. This is an introductory course; no previous exposure to Italian is necessary.

Instructor: Luigi Folinazzo

Tuesday, Mar. 25 to Apr. 22

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$99

Introduction to sign language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a beautiful and expressive language. This course will emphasize non-verbal communication as students learn basic vocabulary, sentence structure, facial expressions, signing parameters and other grammatical markers. Students will build basic expressive and receptive skills in ASL that will be reinforced by a variety of activities.

Instructor: Carolyn Finney

Wednesday Mar. 19 to Apr. 23

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$150 

A taste of Tuscany 

On this evening of Italian indulgence, you will enjoy a five-course Tuscan dinner paired with  Colaneri Estate Wines while instructor Giacamo Folinazzo takes you on a journey through the history, architecture, art, culture and influential people of the region. Giacamo is also an accomplished tenor and may even enhance the evening with a few bars of Bocelli. Please visit our website for the menu.

Instructor: Giacommo Folinazzo

Saturday May 3

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

$125