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Executive Spanish Training

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Do you need Spanish training that is tailored to your schedule and your needs? Executive Spanish Training offers the flexibility and professionalism that you need to succeed.
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    $3,725
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Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Past Tenses

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Take your command of Spanish to the next level with this practical course. Brush up on those tricky past tenses, object pronouns and the subjunctive while learning to compose a well-written narrative. A Spanish-writing expert will give you personalized feedback on five writing assignments.
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    $209
    Self-paced

Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Basics

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This practical course has something for everyone. Brush up your Spanish writing by eliminating common errors and growing your command of basic language skills. Perfect the use of written accent marks, articles, gender, word order and tricky verb conjugations.
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    $209
    Self-paced

French 3

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
You will have the opportunity to review and practice your French while learning about French and Francophone cultures.
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French 4

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Polish your skills as you discuss the culture and history of France and the Francophone world. Refine your knowledge of tense, lexicon and register while improving your reading and listening abilities.
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German 3

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people, and tips for travelers as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. Prerequisites: German 2 or instructor's consent.
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Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture

Subject Area: Languages
In this introductory-level Urdu language and culture class, participants will have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in Urdu and learn about the rich cultural traditions of Pakistan and other Urdu-speaking regions.
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Italian 1

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain practical knowledge of the Italian language and familiarize themselves with Italian culture. Learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively in key social situations and while traveling.
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Italian 2

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
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Portuguese 1

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Explore the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world with this beginning-level language class (A1.1). Master the basics of Portuguese with a proven communicative approach that combines conversation practice with your instructor with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes.
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Portuguese 2

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Continue exploring the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world in this highly practical beginner course that will get you talking about food, the weather, shopping, and more.
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Spanish 4

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In this highly practical intermediate course (A2.2), you will deepen your ability to discuss past events, learn the future and conditional tenses and become familiar with Spanish command forms. Polish your skills as we discuss education, the workplace and the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
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Spanish 6

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Refine your command of advanced grammar topics, such as past uses of the subjunctive tenses and conditional phrases in this highly practical low-advanced class. Learn to use effectively complex structures in speaking and writing as you discuss the Spanish-speaking world.
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Spanish Book Club

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In this advanced Spanish book club, participants will read the best-selling memoir Solito by Javier Zamora, which chronicles his harrowing journey from El Salvador to the United States as a 9-year-old boy. Together we will discuss his story in the context of the Salvadoran Civil War, (im)migration, and cultural differences between El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
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Spanish Book Club: Low Intermediate

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Boost your confidence in Spanish with this short course that provides the perfect transition from Spanish 3 to Spanish 4. In this low-intermediate (A2.1) book club, participants will read the short novel Año nuevo, vida nueva together and discuss.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This highly practical intermediate course will review preterite and imperfect tenses while teaching you to converse about visual art created by women artists from the Spanish-speaking world. Improve your Spanish conversation skills.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.