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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
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb 21 – May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor
(book: Alter Ego Methode de Francais 1)
#8621.105

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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.

9 Mondays
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Feb 27 – May 8
, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#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.

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

10 Tuesdays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Feb 21 – May 2
, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor
(book: Alter Ego Methode de Francais 1)
#8622.205

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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.

9 Mondays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 27 – May 8
, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#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 basic skills needed for spoken and written language use.

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

10 Tuesdays
2:45 – 4:15 pm
Feb 21 – May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor (book: Alter Ego Methode de Francais 1)
#8623.205

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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 – 9:00 pm
Feb 23 – May 4, 2017
(no class April 13)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8623.306

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Beyond French 3
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 has a degree in French from Canada and a Masters in Linguistics. She is an experienced language teacher, having taught both here and in Switzerland.

8 Thursdays
4:45 – 6:15 pm
Feb 16 – April 6
, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $85 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8624.203

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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 has a degree in French from Canada and a Masters in Linguistics. She is an experienced language teacher, having taught both here and in Switzerland.

6 Fridays
9:00 – 10:30 am
Feb 10 – March 24, 2017
(no class February 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $85 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8620.102

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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 2+ years of study.

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

10 Wednesdays,
Feb 22 – May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Cost: $95
Location: Week 1 in Room 5A;
all other in Room C
#8627.201

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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
Feb 28 – May 9, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8625.203

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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.

Daytime Session
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 27 - May 8, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed) available in office
#8640.109


10 Wednesdays
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Feb 22 - May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed) available in office
#8640.207

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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 Wednesdays
5:45 – 7:15 pm
Feb 22 - May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee

(book: Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed)
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.

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 – 2:45 pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed) available in office
#8641.205

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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 Wednesdays
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Feb 22 - May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed) available in office
#8641.306

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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 – 4:30 pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1, 5th ed) available in office
#8642.207

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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
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Feb 23 - May 4, 2017
(no class April 13)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 2, 5th ed) available in office
#8643.203


9 Mondays
3:45 - 5:15 pm
Feb 27 - May 8, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90
plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 2, 5th ed) available in office

#8643.204

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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 Thursdays
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Feb 23 - May 4, 2017
(no class April 13)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 2, 3rd ed) available in office
#8644.203

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Spanish Level 6

This class is for students with 3 plus years of Spanish study and 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 27 - May 8, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $90 plus $25 book fee
(book: Spanish is Fun 2, 3rd ed) 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 27 - May 8, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
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 students are also 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
Feb 25 - May 13, 2017
(no class April 8 and 15)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room E
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.103

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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: Rosina Paluzzi hails from Rome and attended school in both Italy and the US. She has taught Italian to military families in Italy.

10 Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Feb 27 – May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.206

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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 Wednesdays
5:45 - 7:15 pm
Feb 22 – May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.305

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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 Fridays
9:30 – 11:00 am
Feb 24 – May 5, 2017
(no class April 14)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.106

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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 – 9:00 pm
Feb 22 – May 3, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.305

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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.

Daytime Session
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 27 – May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.303

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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 27 – May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8634.303

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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.

8 Thursdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Feb 16 – April 6, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $105 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8630.202

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American Sign Language

 

Start with Sign Language
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.

6 Mondays, 2:45 – 4:45 pm
Feb 27 - April 3, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A
Cost: $85
Seniors: $70
#8601.202

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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, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Feb 23 - May 4, 2017
(no class April 13)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room A
Cost: $125 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 knowledge of spoken or written Chinese. This class will focus on conversational skills and will prepare students for future study. Single 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
Feb 22 – May 3, 2017 (no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8615.302
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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 basic 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 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 22 – May 3, 2017 (no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8616.301
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Japanese for Travelers
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 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Feb 27 – May 15, 2017 (no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A
Cost: $95 plus $11 material fee to instructor
#8650.302



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