|Session||12 weeks 9/11|
This course provides an opportunity to practice and improve French language skills with fellow students and native speakers. Emphasis is on speaking and listening using reading and writing activities. Students collaborate in selecting topics for discussion and class activities, from reciting poems to watching films, reading Francophone works, discussing current events, explicating common cultural elements (proverbs, cartoons, children's stories), listening to music, making music, and sharing personal stories. Students work independently, in pairs, in groups, face to face, online, at school, in class, and anywhere learning takes place. Previous knowledge of French is recommended.
Coordinator: Lore Loftfield De Bower
Lore earned her degree in Medieval French Women's Studies. She has taught French for over 45 years.
|Session||First 6 weeks 9/10|
This class provides those with little or no knowledge of Spanish with a basic vocabulary to communicate their needs in any Spanish-speaking environment. Classes will center on the daily usage of the language for travelers, social situations, dining, shopping, health emergencies, directions and personal necessities. Within that framework, there will be discussions on grammar and culture. It is suggested, but not required, that you purchase a small English-Spanish dictionary.
Coordinator: Joseph Gonzalez
Joseph is a native Cuban, raised and educated in the United States. He is the co-editor of Escrivivientes, the Spanish-language literary magazine of Montclair State University. He is now working on a book of short stories in Spanish, three of which have been published.