SUNY Ulster Offers Language Courses this Fall

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SUNY Ulster Offers Language Courses this Fall

American Sign Language, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese Among Offerings

SUNY Ulster Offers Language Courses this Fall

American Sign Language, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese Among Offerings

August 27, 2019 – Stone Ridge, NY – The SUNY Ulster Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of language courses throughout the fall.


Intro to Basic American Sign Language

ASL is the third most popular language in the US with its own syntax, vocabulary, and linguistic complexities. Students will learn the basics of ASL including vocabulary, Deaf Culture, hand-shapes, classifiers, and facial expressions as the equivalent of vocal inflections in ASL. 

Dates: 9/11/2019 – 10/30/2019

Days: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $189


Beginning French

Basic skills of French vocabulary and phrases will be practiced through interactive conversation. No previous knowledge of French is required. 

Dates: 9/12/2019 – 10/17/2019

Days: Thursday

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $79


German for Beginners: A Gentle Introduction

Learn basic vocabulary for frequently encountered topics: common classroom objects, house and household, family members, counting, the calendar, and more. Handouts will allow students to expand on some basic sentence patterns, emphasizing skills in asking and answering questions that can lead to some basic conversational proficiency.

Dates: 9/17/2019 – 10/29/2019

Days: Tuesday

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $189




Italian Language & Culture

Develop language skills while acquiring an appreciation of the history and culture of Italy through film, art, literature, fashion, and music. Practice pronunciation, grammar, and conversation while learning about the origin of common Italian words and expressions. No prior experience is necessary. 

Dates: 9/18/2019 – 11/20/2019

Days: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $195 + $10 material fee


Italian Language Weekend Intensive

In this immersion workshop, students study the Italian language and Italian culture through the weaving of historical, linguistic, culinary, literary, and musical threads. Practice pronunciation while learning more about the etymological roots of common Italian words and expressions.

Dates: 10/19/2019 – 10/26/2019

Days: Saturday

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $129 + $10 material fee


Spanish I

Basic Spanish skills will be achieved through interactive practice using common conversation. The course is intended for people who want to communicate in Spanish at work, in a social setting, in a school environment, or while traveling. No previous knowledge of Spanish is needed. Two classes are available, one on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. September 9 – November 4, or on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. September 10 – November 5. Class fee is $175. 


NEW! Beginning Chinese

Learn Chinese while looking into the important elements of the Chinese culture, including art, philosophy, and literature. Students will learn to speak, write and read at an initial level and learn the principles of construction of the language. 

Dates: 9/26/2019 – 10/17/2019

Days: Thursday

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $95

For more courses or to register, call Continuing and Professional Education at (845) 339-2025 or register online at www.sunyulster.edu/ce.

 

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