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French For Beginners Part I

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

French for Beginners, Part I is comprised of the first seven classes of the Fall Semester of the first year of a 3-year progressive French program with its levels named Essential, Intermediate and Advanced. During this first year of Essential French, students begin to use basic French sounds, words and sentences through a progressive, simple and pleasant approach as they learn to listen, read, write and speak in French from the very first day of class. Topics covered in Part I will include essential French expressions, people, the family and numbers.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

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French For Beginners Part II

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This second part of the beginner’s French program resumes its emphasis on the four language skills of French: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Continue to have fun and to develop your confidence in expressing yourself in French as you do the preparation study at home, and then engage further in meaningful, real-life conversations in the classroom, as well as in listening, reading and writing activities related to the communicating contents of the course’s Book 1: Essential French manual and CDs. Topics to be covered in Part II will be “At home” and “Describing things”. Free online audio-visual flashcards and interactive games and quizzes also provide additional reinforcement for all of the lessons’ topics.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Intermediate French Part I

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This second level of the LIVING LANGUAGE FRENCH continues to build onto the basic, essential elements of the four language skills to be acquired in French communication: listening, reading, writing and speaking that were introduced and emphasized in your first full year of French. You will use Book 2: Intermediate French of the LIVING LANGUAGE FRENCH, Complete Edition program. This second year of French continues to strive to give students an experience that is natural, very smooth, user friendly, gently progressive, continuously sustaining in building student confidence and progress, personalized, enjoyable and rewarding. Audio CDs accompany the Book 2 textbook/workbook home preparation and in-class sessions. The overall approach of Book 2: Intermediate French treats five general topical units: 1. Greetings and Introductions, 2. Everyday Life, 3. At a Restaurant, 4. Using the Telephone and 5. Asking for Directions. Each one of these five units are developed systematically and progressively through their four relevant separate lessons from single words, to phrases, to sentences and finally to sustained conversations. Students will incorporate into their progressive conversational styles: the present, past and future verbal forms, as well as giving commands and expressing themselves through “conditional” statements. Sub-topics covered in Part I, beginning September 10th, will include Numbers 1-20, Yes/No Questions, To Be and To Have, Review of Adjectives, More on Adjectives, Question Words, Using Adjectives in Sentences, Using Multiple Adjectives in Sentences, Days, Months And Weather, Infinitive Verbs of the First Group Ending in –ER. Free online audio-visual flashcards and interactive games and quizzes also provide additional home-study reinforcement for all of the lessons’ topics.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Intermediate French Part II

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Continue your growth in French skills using Book 2: Intermediate French and its CDs for another six class sessions of fun and rewarding experience while cultivating your personal, already acquired French talents in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Sub-topics in Part II will include: Location, Using Colors, Reflexive Verbs, Reflexive Verbs in The Negative, To Go, Expressions Using To GO, To Eat, Some, On, and The Near Future Verb Tense. Free online audio-visual flashcards and interactive games and quizzes also provide additional reinforcement for all of the lessons’ topics.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Sign Language, ASL I - Beginner

$55

with Dawna Marie Thorpe

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Interested in sign language to communicate with a family member or a member of the community? If so, you will find this class a “hands talking” experience. Learn basic ASL such as baby signs, family signs, and visual gestures. Realize why many people who previously struggled to learn a second language are perfect students for this class. Dawna Marie Thorpe has taught ASL as a substitute at Portland Public High School. Dawna attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and The University of Maine. She has strong ASL skills and also has experience with SEE (Signed Exact English).

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school.

Sign Language, ASL I - Intermediate

$55

with Dawna Marie Thorpe

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course builds upon the Beginner course as participants continue to learn more vocabulary and grammar skills, understand the use of structure, and how to ask questions. Dawna Marie Thorpe has taught ASL as a substitute at Portland Public High School. Dawna attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and The University of Maine. She has strong ASL skills and also has experience with SEE (Signed Exact English).

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Spanish for Beginners Part I

$55

with Annia Warner

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course offers an introduction to Spanish in a personalized and fun style. The class is designed to help students acquire a foundation of Spanish vocabulary while learning how to speak and listen to the language for general and practical use. Students are encouraged to speak Spanish whenever possible in the class. The book is additional. Annia Warner is a native of Costa Rica, Central America. Senora Warner has taught Spanish in the Bangor Adult Education program for several years and previously taught Spanish for children at private schools.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Spanish for Beginners Part II

$55

with Annia Warner

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is a follow-up class to Spanish for Beginners Part I.





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