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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 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00pm
Feb 20 – May 1, 2019
(no class Apr 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8620.203
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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 Thursdays
9:00 – 10:30am
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
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 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)

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 Thursdays
10:45 am – 12:15pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee
(Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8622.105

....OR

9 Mondays
7:30 - 9:00pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
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 – 10:30am
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee
(Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8623.104
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French Beginning Conversation

Come and learn more about French culture and the differences when traveling to France. This course is designed for French students who have studied the beginning levels and want to feel more comfortable conversing in the language. The class will explore how to have every day conversations.

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

10 Thursdays
12:30 - 2:00pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8626.201
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Intermediate French

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
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee
(Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8627.204

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10 Thursdays
5:45 - 7:15pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee
(Alter Ego 1) available in office
#8627.305

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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 - 5:30pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8624.203

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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 native of France and travels back often to experience the culture and her French roots. She has been living in the US since 2000.

10 Mondays
4:00 - 5:30pm
Feb 25 - May 13, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8625.202
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Spanish
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 since 2001.

9 Mondays
9:00 – 10:30am
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
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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Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish Literature, has taught Spanish since 2001.

10 Wednesdays
2:15 - 3:45pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.208

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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 Tuesdays
5:45 – 7:15pm
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8640.307

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Spanish Beginning 2

This class is suitable for those who have completed Spanish Level 1 (15 hours of instruction) or have previous study of the language.

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

10 Tuesdays
2:00 – 3:30pm
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8641.205


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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 Tuesdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8641.306


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Spanish Beginning 3
This class is suitable for those who have completed Spanish Level 2 (30 hours of instruction) or have previous study of the language. 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
3:45 – 5:15pm
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office
#8642.205

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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
5:45 - 7:15pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8642.306
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CVAE classes start promptly at their scheduled times. Please be courteous to others; arrive 5-10 minutes early to park and get to the classroom.
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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 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8643.205

....OR

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 - 9:00pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8643.304
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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 – 3:45pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8644.203


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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 Tuesdays
12:30 – 2:00pm
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 book fee
(Spanish is Fun 2) available in office
#8645.204


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Spanish Level 7
This class is for student who have studied these tenses: Present, Past, Future and Conditional.

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

9 Mondays
12:30 - 2:00pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $90
#8651.203
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Advanced Spanish
Learn reading, speaking and listening skills which are useful for travel, work or personal enrichment. This class is suitable for those with previous instruction or exposure to Spanish through travel.

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

9 Mondays
11:30am - 1:30pm
Feb 18 - April 29, 2019
(no class Marh 18, April 15)
Goebel Center, Wild Lilac Room
(March 4 & March 11 at Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10A)

$75 for Seniors
$115 for Non-Seniors
#9100.103
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Beyond Spanish Level 7

This class is for students who have progressed beyond Spanish Level 7.

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

9 Mondays
2:15 - 3:45pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $90
#8652.203


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Spanish for Travelers
You’ve learned some basic grammar and now you want to try out your language skills as you travel in the Spanish-speaking world. The focus of this class is on understanding and speaking in every-day situations. Appropriate for those with limited knowledge and intermediate level students of Spanish.

Instructor: Jill Murch is an experienced language teacher who trained in Europe, has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture and an educational credential in Spanish and ESL. She lived in Spain for a number of years.

8 Tuesdays
12:30 - 2:00pm
Feb 19 - April 9, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $80 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8648.201
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 since 2001.

10 Wednesdays
4:00 – 5:30pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.205


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9 Saturdays
9:00 – 10:30am
Feb 23 - May 4, 2019
(no class April 13, 20)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $90 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8646.106

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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
5:45 – 7:15pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.305

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10 Fridays
9:00 - 10:30am
Feb 22 - May 3, 2019
(no class April 19)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8631.106
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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 Fridays
10:45am - 12:15pm
Feb 22 - May 3, 2019
(no class April 19)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8630.103
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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 Thursdays
9:00 - 10:30am
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8632.106

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10 Wednesdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 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.

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


9 Mondays
5:45 - 7:15pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.306

....OR

10 Thursdays
10:45am – 12:15pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8633.105
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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.

9 Mondays
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8634.303
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Italian Conversation
Parliamone insieme! A fun, engaging course designed for intermediate and advanced Italian students who wish to improve their speaking skills while learning new vocabulary. With a new topic presented every week, students will be encouraged to talk about different aspects of Italian culture, current events, traveling and everyday life. Classes will be held entirely in Italian.

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

10 Tuesdays
9:30 – 11:00am
Feb 19 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8635.102
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Sign Language
American
Sign Language
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 and aspects of Deaf culture for over 30 years.

10 Thursdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8600.302
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Start with
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 of the Pierce Sign Language Program and has experience working with the Deaf community.


8 Tuesdays
2:15 - 3:45pm
March 5 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost for non-seniors: $85
Seniors: $70
#8601.202
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More with
Sign Language
Sign language can be rewarding and fun - continue to learn sign language, building your vocabulary and more!

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

8 Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:30pm
March 5 - April 30, 2019
(no class April 16)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost for non-seniors: $85
Seniors: $70
#8602.202
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Chinese, German, Japanese
Chinese
Beginning 1
An introductory class for those with no or very limited knowledge of spoken or written Chinese. This class will focus on conversational skills and prepare students for future study. Simplified characters will be introduced 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 - 7:15pm
Feb 20 - May 1, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C

Cost: $100 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8615.302
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German Beginning 1
Learn the basics of German in a fun and interactive environment while getting introduced to German and Swiss culture. Essential grammar, key phrases, listening and reading skills and simple conversation will be practiced. This class is for you if you’ve never spoken German before, or already know some bits and pieces.

Instructor: Andrea Rondestvedt is a German tutor in Thousand Oaks. She was born and raised in Switzerland where she taught elementary school.y.


9 Mondays
9:00 – 10:30am
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8660.103
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German Beginning 2
This class is for everyone who has had at least 15 hours of previous instruction and wants to continue building their speaking, reading and listening skills. New parts of German grammar will be introduced and more vocabulary studied. You will learn how to handle common situations like going to a restaurant, grocery shopping, and much more.

Instructor: Andrea Rondestvedt is a German tutor in Thousand Oaks. She was born and raised in Switzerland where she taught elementary school.

9 Mondays
10:45am – 12:15pm
Feb 25 – May 6, 2019
(no class Apr 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor
#8661.102
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 Thursdays
7:30 – 9:00pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2019
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $100 plus $11 material fee to instructor
#8650.302
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Conversational
Japanese
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 reading and writing covered upon request.

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!

9 Mondays
12:30 – 2:00pm
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $90 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8611.202
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CVAE classes start promptly at their scheduled times. Please be courteous to others; arrive 5-10 minutes early to park and get to the classroom.
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