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    Spanish For Beginners - ONLINE

    Join Dunia Partilo, a Vermont licensed educator and native from Spain, and learn one of the most widely spoken world languages useful in business and travel. This 12-session course focuses on conversational skills through dialogues, vocabulary and typical expressions that are very useful in order speak the basics of the Spanish language. Each class will also follow the text, "Language Hacking: A Conversation Course for Beginners, Spanish", By Benny Lewis. Please purchase the textbook, "Language Hacking: A Conversation Course for Beginners, Spanish," by Benny Lewis prior to the start of the first class as this will be used throughout the course. All other material and handouts will be emailed. This is an online class and you will receive a Zoom invitation prior to the start of class.
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    Spanish For Travelers- ONLINE

    Dunia Partilo, our Spanish native Instructor, is offering this practical course for anyone looking to visit a Spanish speaking country weather on business or pleasure. This course is just what you need to feel comfortable and confident in speaking Spanish without having to ask, "Do you speak English?" You will learn how to introduce yourself and make small talk, as well as discuss the weather, time, ask for directions, food and restaurant conversation, family and friends, likes and dislikes, feelings, culture, and much more in these fun and informative 12 classes. You will also learn how to correctly pronounce Spanish phrases and words. No prior experience needed with Spanish. You only need a notebook and excitement to learn! All materials and handouts will be sent via email. You will receive a Zoom invitation from the instructor prior to the start of class.
  • French Conversation for Advanced Beginners - ONLINE

    You might have taken French classes here and there, or some time ago, and would like to refresh, here is your chance, through conversation! Learn again to express your likes and dislikes, ask directions, introduce yourself, read articles, write a little bit, talk about a movie, TV series, recipes, or a work of art. There is no required textbook, but we have been using Easy French Step by Step, so it’s highly recommended for learning and review. Resources will also be provided. Feel free to inquire about the class and your level if you are new to Access. 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: Intermediate to Advanced Levels- ONLINE

    Dunia Partilo, native Spanish 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. Not sure if you are ready for this class? Dunia will be happy to speak with you prior to registration. Please let us know so we can connect you! 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.
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    Guitar for Beginners - Part 1

    This class is designed for those of all ages with little or no experience. Join John, an enthusiastic musician with years of teaching experience, to learn basic acoustic guitar skills and work on learning a few chords through popular songs. Everyone will be playing music before long! Bring your guitar, and an electronic tuner which is strongly recommended, but not a prerequisite. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Italian for Beginners- Part 1 - ONLINE

    Imagine sitting on a small table in a piazza of a village in Italy. The waiter comes over and you converse in Italian. This course will give you the fundamentals of the Italian language as well as some phrases and ways to get around. This is an introductory course focused on the Italian language and culture where we will learn all about pronunciation, basic phrases, important vocabulary, beginning verb tenses and conjugations, and a sense of the everyday life and culture of Italy including food, wine, art, and how to get around this amazing country. This is a perfect course for those who want to begin learning a new language as well as for those who want to travel to Italy. There will be opportunities for speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Liz Winn taught for 30 years in the public school system with both music and classroom, and now continues to teach Italian. She once lived in Rome, and goes back about once a year to continue the immersion of the language and of the culture. Liz teaches to the needs/wants of her students. Expect to have a lot of fun while learning! This is an online class. A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the start date as well as handouts.
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    Conversational Italian (Intermediate to Advanced) - 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. This is an online class. A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the start date. All handouts will be emailed directly from the instructor.
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    American Sign Language (ASL)

    Are you motived to learn SIGN language? ASL is the visual gestural language used by the Deaf community. It has its own unique grammar, sentence structure, and facial expressions. This class is for anyone that is new to ASL or needs a refresher. Don, is part of the Deaf community and promises this class will be fun and filled with plenty of conversation as well as practical exercises. In the first class, we will have an interpreter to help communicate the class syllabus. In these 12 sessions, you will learn about Deaf culture and how to communicate with basic introductions, numbers, alphabets, colors, food, people, places, restaurants, geography, etc. Handouts and videos will also be introduced weekly to help reinforce your newly learned skills. Some homework will be assigned to help you progress with ease. Don Petit-homme Bio I am Deaf since birth. I grew up in the Caribbean. I am a Deaf Interpreter. Worked for Government. Attended Gallaudet U. and RIT. Taught ASL classes in the local community. Well traveled. My hobbies include the gym, hiking, deaf social at events, and relaxing at home. Recommended minimum age: High School
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    Guitar for Beginners - Part 2

    This class is designed for those guitar players who have had at least an introduction to guitar or have taken the beginner class at Access. Review the basics, and then learn new acoustic guitar skills. The focus is on playing songs while receiving instruction on technique. Bring your guitar! An electronic tuner is strongly recommended, but not a prerequisite. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Paris je t’aime (Paris I love you) - ONLINE

    Shhhhhh…..are you planning a surprise trip to Paris for someone? For yourself? Don’t know where to begin? Would you like to know what to do there and even discover some places that are off the beaten path? Where should you stay? Eat? Shop? See a ballet? Or a PSG soccer game? Do you like history or cool street art? What are some day trips that won’t break the budget or exhaust you? Would you like some travel phrases? Learn from a former ex-pat that knows the city inside and out! This is a fun and informative class for anyone and any age wishing to visit Paris in the future! Paris je t'aime Part 1 will be general information on visiting the romantic city! Paris je t'aime Part 2 will focus more on useful travel phrases! Sign up for one or both! This class will meet online. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.