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  • Introduction To American Sign Language (ASL) - ONLINE

    This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students with no or minimal sign language to develop basic skills in use of ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture. Emphasis is upon acquisition of comprehension, production and interactional skills using basic grammatical features. Homework will be assigned to help you progress with ease. Requirement: Students will need to purchase, prior to class, the workbook, "Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Unit 1-6," by Cheri Smith. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email invite from the instructor, prior to the start date.
  • German for Beginners - ONLINE

    Join Pamela, a Swiss native and German teacher, to learn the German language and culture for business or pleasure. Gain a solid understanding of the German language, learn practical phrases, proper pronunciation and sentence structure. This interactive course includes cultural awareness of life in German speaking countries. Handouts will be emailed, and suggested books to purchase as a reference will be recommended. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Spanish For Beginners: Part 2- Online

    This class is a continuation of Spanish for Beginners- Part 1 OR for anyone with at least a high school foundation. Emphasis will be on improving conversational skills and language fluency. There will be lots of opportunity to practice in class and to learn cultural facts. This class will continue using the, "Language Hacking Spanish", with Benny Lewis, second half. If you do not have a copy of this textbook, please order a copy prior to the start date of class. All other materials and handouts will provided by the instructor. This class will meet online via Zoom. An invitation will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.
  • Italian for Beginners & Travelers - ONLINE

    Ciao! Learn the beginnings of the Italian language and focus on conversation from everyday life. Authentic realia such as train schedules, travel pamphlets, and menus will help guide you in your proficiency and help you with your travels. We will also cover the nuances of basic Italian grammar, very practical phrases and conversation to be used during your travels. This class will be supported with emailed handouts and suggestions. This is an online class. A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the start date as well as handouts.
  • Flash Fiction - ONLINE

    Flash Fiction is an extremely short (think flash in the pan) story. Experts in the genre generally agree that 300-1000 words describe a work. Join Annalisa, teacher and published poet, to explore excerpts and then play with some fun prompts to get everyone's creativity flowing. This is a fun class for all ages! This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • French Conversation for Advanced Beginners- ONLINE

    It’s Happy to Speak French Hour! Students who have taken up to 102 or equivalent will enjoy the chance to put into practice what they have learned in 101 and 102. Anyone with some French and wishes to jump in for a tune-up is also welcome. Themes based on videos, readings, music, etc, will be offered so you can prepare what you’d like to say in our discussions. Conversations will be mostly based on chapters 1-4 in the textbook which include a variety of verbs, vocabulary, negatives, and asking questions. The textbook is not required, but it is inexpensive and offers an excellent review of the basics and beyond. Textbook: Easy French, Step by Step, by Myrna Rochester, PhD. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Arsène Lupin: French Conversation for Intermediate to Advanced Speakers- ONLINE

    Have you been watching the excellent Netflix series Lupin and wondering about all the references to the books by Maurice Leblanc? This class will include watching the series and reading the novellas that make up the chapters in his first book en français, sharing some read-alouds for pronunciation, learning vocabulary, and fine-tuning the verb tenses you'll come across in these stories. We'll watch one episode per week (45m), and readings can be done within the week before class. Discussions will mostly center around the connections between the series and the books. No textbook is necessary, you will receive pdf handouts and other resources. If you feel that your French is not advanced enough, you can still benefit from listening and adding to our discussions. Both the series and the books are a lot of fun. English versions are available if they are helpful to understanding the French. Lupin is in French with English subtitles. The Netflix link. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Spanish Conversation: Advanced Level- ONLINE

    Dunia Partilo, Spanish native teacher invites you to immerse yourself into Spanish conversation from day one. Students will take part in discussions and debates of several topics of their interest. If you are planning to travel to any Spanish speaking country in the future and you need to boost your conversational skills this class is for you! This is also a great opportunity to connect with other Spanish language speakers in your area. Advanced level in Spanish is required to take full advantage of this class. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Conversational Italian (Intermediate to Advance) - ONLINE

    Benvenuti in Italia! “Conversational Italian” is dedicated to your needs and wants in this beautiful language. For this reason, the preliminary assignment for the first class is for you to prepare a realistic list of things you would like to learn given the number of sessions we will have. This is the ideal equation: Beginning of class + End of class = I learned what I wanted to know If you wish the class to be conducted in Italian or have a hybrid approach (Italian and English) you must all agree to this for obvious reasons. Having a hybrid approach is beneficial and Cinzia will explain her philosophy in this regard. Not sure what level of Italian you are at? No problem! Sign up and decide after the first class if this will meet your needs. *Option to continue for another 4 weeks in January! All materials will be provided by the instructor! This is an online class. A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the start date, as well as handouts.
  • Journaling to Relax and Let Go! - ONLINE

    We’ve been through a lot in the last few months and before facts, emotions and memories get confusing or start to fade, start a journal! A journal can be a great place to escape, reset, and relax. It also helps free and clear your mind while working through thoughts and feelings. Ideas are born from journaling and it makes for a great read for future generations. Writing Coach Annalisa Parent will guide you through prompts to get you into the zone, along with some tips to stay in a journaling practice. All ages welcomed! This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Modern Cursive Calligraphy with Lydia Batten

    It's the phenomenon you see everywhere these days--where cursive handwriting meets the calligraphy world! Everyone will walk away with their own interpretation of how to achieve this style--just think about how your own handwriting is unique to you! Don't know how to write in cursive? Here is a chance to see how it happens! We will look at examples of what is out there, and then study, examine, practice certain basic common forms and methods, and use a particular type of marker to get the style going. From there you can create your own letters and maybe a final piece! Basic supplies (markers, some different paper samples, and exemplars) will be provided. There will be the chance to try out other tools as well throughout the class for those interested in taking a deeper plunge. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Getting Into The Writing Habit - ONLINE

    Wish you could write more, but you never find or make the time? Getting into the proper mindset is an essential first step to writing a best-seller. This 4-week class explores ways for writers in all genres to stay focused, productive, and motivated. With tried and true methods, Annalisa will help train you to make writing an enjoyable habit and a priority. Make "writing more" your New Years resolution. All ages welcomed! This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • Intro to Writing Picture Books- ONLINE

    Join accomplished "Digging for Words" author Angela Burke Kunkel for an hour-long introduction to the ins and outs of writing picture books for children. Angela will cover the basic rules of the form, tips and tricks for writing and revision, and share both free and paid resources to help you with your craft. To learn more about Angela, visit www.angelakunkel.com. Signed copies of both, Digging for Words and Penguin Journey are available to purchase at the Flying Pig Bookstore as well as the Vermont Book Shop. This online class will use Zoom. Look for a link a day or two before the start of class.
  • What’s the Best Way to Publish and Where do I even start? - ONLINE

    Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent works closely with publishing industry professionals to get the most current information. She will share with you the ins and outs of publishing today, from self publishing to hybrid to traditional. This is an introductory class that will give you options to consider with pros and cons for each publishing avenue. Take the next steps to a becoming a best-seller! This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.