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French
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 Thursdays, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Feb 15 – April 26, 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8620.202
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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.

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

10 Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 20 - May 1, 2018
(no class March 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8621.105


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9 Mondays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Feb 28 - May 7, 2018
(no class March 26, April 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8621.306


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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.

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

10 Tuesdays, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2018
(no class March 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8622.105

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9 Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Feb 26 – May 7, 2018
(no class Mar 26, April 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8622.306


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French Beginning 3
This class is for those with a minimum of 30 hours of study or extensive travel to a French speaking country. The class will build on skills needed for conversation and written language.

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 Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 14 – April 25, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8623.105


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10 Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Feb 15 – April 26, 2018
(no class March 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8623.306
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French Conversation

This is the ideal opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to practice speaking French in a comfortable, relaxed setting. With a new topic introduced each week, you will develop new vocabulary and improve fluency. This conversation course is for people with a good command of basic verbs in present, past and future tenses who would like to participate in discussions held entirely in French.

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
Feb 20 – May 1, 2018
(no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8625.202

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

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 Wednesdays, 10:45am–12:15 pm
Feb 14 – April 25, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8627.102

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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, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Feb 15 – April 26. 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8624.203

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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.


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

9 Mondays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 26 – May 7, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.109

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10 Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Feb 28 – May 9, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.207

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

10 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Feb 28 – May 9, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.308
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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.

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

10 Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Feb 27 – May 8
, 2018
(no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8641.206


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

10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 28 – May 9
, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8641.305
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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.

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

10 Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Feb 27 – May 8
, 2018 (
no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8642.206
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Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish Literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years.

10 Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Feb 21 – May 2
, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8642.305
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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, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
March 1 – May 10
, 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8643.203
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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.

9 Mondays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Feb 26 – May 7, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8644.205

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10 Thursdays, 2:45 – 4:15 pm
March 1 – May 10, 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8644.206


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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.

9 Mondays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Feb 26 – May 7, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8645.203


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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.

9 Mondays, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Feb 26 – May 7, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90
#8649.203
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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 Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Feb 21 – May 2, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.203


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8 Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 24 – April 28, 2018
(no class Mar 24, Mar 31)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.104


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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.

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

10 Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Feb 15 – April 26, 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.105


OR


10 Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Feb
21 – May 2, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.306

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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.

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

10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb
28 – May 9, 2018
(no class Mar 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.304


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Italian for Travelers
This is the class for those who want “just enough Italian” to enhance a trip to Italy. Students will learn key phrases, develop essential vocabulary and practice short conversations. Topics will also focus on Italian culture, customs and travel tips. Buon viaggio!

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

10 Thursdays, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Feb 15 – April 26. 2018
(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8630.103
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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

Feb
26 – May 21, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.305

OR

10 Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Feb 22 – May 3, 2018

(no class Mar 29)
Conejo Valley Adult Schoo
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.104
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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 – 9:00 pm
Feb
26 – May 21, 2018
(no class Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8634.303
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Sign Language
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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 Fridays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 23 – April 20, 2018
(no class Mar 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $85
Seniors: $70
#8601.102


Sign language can be rewarding and fun! Continue to learn sign language, building your vocabulary and more!

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

8 Fridays, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Feb 23 – April 20, 2018
(no class Mar 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $85
Seniors: $70
#8602.101
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, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 15 – April 26, 2018
(no class March 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8600.302
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Chinese
Chinese Beginning 1 Chinese Beginning 2
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 Tuesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Feb 20 – May 1, 2018 (no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8615.302
This class is designed for those who have taken Chinese Beginning 1 and want to learn more basic Chinese speaking skills. Students will continue to build their foundation of Chinese speaking skills; additional grammar and vocabulary will be explored.

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 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 20 – May 1, 2018 (no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8616.302
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Japanese
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 Tuesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Feb 13 – April 24 (no class Mar 27)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $100 plus $11 material fee to instructor
#8650.302

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, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Feb 26 – May 21 (no class Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8611.202
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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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