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American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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French
French Beginning 1
Bonjour! This course is for anyone who has not taken French before or would like to learn the basics. It’s fun and relaxed…perfect for travel, work or personal enrichment.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Claudine Schooley is a native French speaker who has a French diploma in Art and Communication.

10 Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30am
Sept 5 – Nov 14, 2017
(no class Oct 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8621.101

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Evening Session
Instructor: Soraya Thenoz
is a native French speaker who teaches the language locally to students of all ages.

10 Mondays, 5:45 – 7:15pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8621.302

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French Beginning 2

This class is suitable for students who have had a minimum of 15 hours previous exposure to French language study. It is designed to build on basic skills related to speaking, listening, reading and writing and to increase proficiency in grammar and vocabulary.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Claudine Schooley is a native French speaker who has a French diploma in Art and Communication.

10 Tuesdays, 10:45am – 12:15pm Sept 5 – Nov 14, 2017
(no class Oct 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8622.101

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Evening Session
Instructor: Soraya Thenoz is a native French speaker who teaches the language locally to students of all ages.

10 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8622. 302

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French Beginning 3
Evening Session
Instructor: Giancarlo Mondragon
majored in French literature, studied and lived in France, and loves to share his knowledge of French language and culture.

10 Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8623.302

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French 4
This class continues to advance the material covered in previous sessions. Students in this level have generally had 2+ years of study.

Instructor: Claudine Schooley is a native French speaker who has a French diploma in Art and Communication.

9 Thurdays, 3:45 – 5:15pm
Sept 7 – Nov 16, 2017
(no class Oct 12 and 19)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $90 plus plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8627.201

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Beyond French 4
Do you want to become more fluent in French? This class is for students who have studied French, and want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice their French and to learn new tools to communicate more easily and effectively. Each session offers new material to help students deepen their understanding of the French language and culture, and to communicate more fluently.

Instructor: Liane Laville Morse, a native of Canada with degrees in French and Linguistics, is a fluent French speaker with extensive experience teaching foreign languages here and abroad.

10 Thursdays, 4:45 – 6:15pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8624.201

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French for Travelers
Planning a trip to a French speaking country? This class will give beginning students the confidence and skills needed to interact with native speakers while traveling. Focus will be on key phrases and vocabulary as well as French culture and customs. Bon voyage!

Instructor: Liane Laville Morse, a native of Canada with degrees in French and Linguistics, is a fluent French speaker with extensive experience teaching foreign languages here and abroad.

10 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room E
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8620.301

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French Conversation

This is the ideal opportunity to practice speaking French in a comfortable, relaxed setting. With a new topic introduced every week, the instructor will facilitate discussion about life in France and French cultural issues. This class is appropriate for intermediate and advanced students.

Instructor: Mireille Ducolombier is a French native who has been living in the US for the past 17 years. She travels back to France often to experience the culture and her French roots.

10 Tuesdays
4:45 – 6:15 pm
Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8625.201

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Spanish
Important: Students in Spanish Beginning Levels 1, 2, 3 are required to have the
new edition
of the textbook – Spanish is Fun 1, 5th edition, available in office.
Spanish Beginning 1

Learn the basics of Spanish which are useful for travel, work or personal enrichment. Topics include: greetings, pleasantries, & basic communication. This class is designed for those with no previous study.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish Literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years.

10 Mondays, 9:00 – 10:30am
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.101

OR

10 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm
September 13 – November 15
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is
Fun 1) available in office
#8640.203
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Evening Session
Instructor: Kyra Sovero
grew up in Argentina and has traveled extensively. She has a Master’s degree in Spanish from UCLA.

10 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 12 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8640.302

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Spanish Beginning 2

This class is suitable for those with 15 hours of previous instruction or those who have had exposure to Spanish through travel. The class will build on reading, speaking and listening skills.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:45pm
September 12 – November 14
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8641.201

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Evening Session
Instructor: Kyra Sovero
grew up in Argentina and has traveled extensively. She has a Master’s degree in Spanish from UCLA.

10 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 12 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8641.302

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Spanish Beginning 3
This class is for those with a minimum of 30 hours of study or exposure to the Spanish language through travel.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30pm September 12 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8642.201

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Evening Session
Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish Literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years.

10 Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm September 12 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8642.302
Spanish Level 4
This class continues to advance the material covered in previous sessions. Students in this level have generally had 1-2 years of study.

Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 14 – November 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8643.201
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Spanish Level 5
This class is for students with 2 plus years of Spanish and will highlight verb tenses and vocabulary.

Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Mondays, 3:45 – 5:15pm September 11 – November 13 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8644.201

or

10 Thursdays, 2:15 – 3:45pm September 14 – November 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8644.202

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Spanish Level 6

This class is for students with 3 plus years of Spanish study & will focus on complex verb tenses and grammar.

Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Mondays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 11 – November 13 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8645.201

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Beyond Spanish Level 6
This class is for students who have progressed beyond Spanish Level 6.

Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America.

10 Mondays, 2:15 - 3:45pm September 11 – November 13 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $100
#8649.201

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Spanish Conversation

This class is the ideal opportunity to practice Spanish in a comfortable and relaxed setting by participating in instructor facilitated discussions. Current events, culture and history of Spanish speaking countries will be topics. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome!

Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish Literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years.

10 Saturdays
10:00 – 11:30 am
Sept 9 - Nov 18, 2017
(no class Nov 11)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.101

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Italian
Italian Beginning 1

Join us for a fun introduction to the Italian language and culture. This class focuses on practical communication and essential grammar as students develop basic speaking, listening and reading skills in la bella lingua. This class is for those with no previous exposure to Italian.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Bonnie Taylor has an MA in French and a certificate from the Universita per Stanieri in Perugia, Italy.

8 Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30am
Sept 15 – Nov 3, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $105 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.102

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Evening Session
Instructor: Bonnie Taylor
has an MA in French and a certificate from the Universita per Stanieri in Perugia, Italy.

10 Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:15pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room D
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.301

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Italian Beginning 2

For those who desire to continue their study of Italian language and culture, this class will build on basic speaking, listening and reading skills. Suitable for students with at least 15 hours of previous instruction.

Daytime Session
Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke, a native of Italy with a degree in Foreign Languages, has extensive experience teaching Italian.

10 Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00am
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.102

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Evening Session
Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke, a native of Italy with a degree in Foreign Languages, has extensive experience teaching Italian.

10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.301

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Italian Beginning 3
Are you ready to become more proficient in Italian? Bene! This level will introduce more complex grammar while building on your speaking skills and knowledge of Italian culture. Assumes at least 30 hours of previous instruction.

Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke, a native of Italy with a degree in Foreign Languages, has extensive experience teaching Italian.

10 Mondays
5:45 - 7:15 pm
Sept 11 - Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.301

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Beyond Italian 3
A continuation of our engaging Italian series, this class will help students perfect their speaking, listening, reading and writing skill in la bella lingua. A new program will be offered with each new session to help students build on different aspects of Italian language and culture. Class is appropriate for those with 1-2 years of previous experience.

Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke, a native of Italy with a degree in Foreign Languages, has extensive experience teaching Italian.

10 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8634.301

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American Sign Language

 

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American Sign Language

Sign language can be rewarding and fun! Learn the basics of American Sign Language, fingerspelling and build your vocabulary.

Instructor: Betsy Ceurvorst is a graduate from the Pierce Sign Language Program and has experience working with the Deaf community.

8 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Sept 20 - Nov 15, 2017 (no class Oct 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $85
Seniors: $75
#8601.201

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Discover how to communicate using American Sign Language. Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and sentences as well as information about Deaf culture and devices.

Instructor: Barrie Silberberg has been involved in signing & aspects of Deaf culture for more than 30 years.

10 Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Sept 14 - Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8600.301
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Chinese
Chinese Beginning 1
An introductory class for students with no previous or very limited knowledge of spoken or written Chinese. This class will focus on conversational skills and will prepare students for future study. Simplified characters will be introduced and taught in the class as part of Chinese culture.

Instructor: Shuqin Zhao is a native Mandarin speaker whose BA is in English. She has taught at local Chinese schools and the Adult School for many years.

10 Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Sept 13 - Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8615.301
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Japanese for Travelers
Japanese for Travelers Conversational Japanese
This class is perfect for people who are planning on visiting Japan. Each session focuses on a specific situation such as ordering at a restaurant or asking directions. In just 10 weeks, one will feel confident to interact in Japanese!

Instructor: Michelle Malizaki is a native of Japan and has been teaching Japanese for over 10 years. She is a Second City graduate and makes learning Japanese fun!


10 Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $100 plus $11 material fee to instructor
#8650.301

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This class is designed for people who have already learned basic Japanese phrases and want to practice their speaking skills. Topic in each class can vary by student’s interests. Some writing and reading can be taught as requested.

Instructor: Michelle Malizaki is a native of Japan and has been teaching Japanese for over 10 years. She is a Second City graduate and makes learning Japanese fun!


10 Mondays, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8611.201

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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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