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Fall 2022

(Registration opens August 24 at 10:00am)
Free Activities (or drop-in fee/donation if indicated)
Introduction to French Conversation
Games Room
Participation is free but donations to Brock House are welcome.
Wed,  Sept 14 - Dec 7, 2022, 1:30 - 2:30

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Instructor:  Marlene Karnouk

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This group is intended for you if you wish to develop your French vocabulary and conversation skills. We will meet on Wednesdays. Participation is free but donations to Brock House are welcome.

Advanced French Conversation
Cafeteria in the Conservatory
Participation is free but donations to Brock House are welcome.
every Wednesday,  Sept 14 - Dec 7, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Drop-in. 
Instructor:  Marlene Karnouk

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Meeting for a cup of coffee and French Conversation in the cafeteria. This group is for people who are fluent in French and wish to converse with a friendly group. We will meet on Wednesdays in the Conservatory. Participation is free but donations to Brock House are welcome. A bientôt.

Spanish Conversation (Beginners)
Games Room
Participation is free.
Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00
6 weeks, Sept 20, - Oct 18, 2022

Drop-in. 
Instructor: Carlos Rabago

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Basic conversation and pronunciation in an informal setting. Excellent experience for those planning to travel to Mexico and South America.

Spanish Conversation (Intermediate)
Games Room
Participation is free.
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm
6 weeks, Sept 20, - Oct 18, 2022

Drop-in. 
Instructor: Carlos Rabago

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More advanced conversation and pronunciation in an informal setting. Excellent experience for those planning to travel to Mexico and South America.

Paid Activities
LG401 Italian Intermediate to Advanced
On Zoom only
$144/8 weeks
Wed, Sept. 14 - Nov 2, 2022

Instructor: Francesca Brambilla
ZOOM only

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Instructor: Francesca


Join Francesca for this 5-week continuation from last season's intermediate 1 course.


Benvenuti!

Our journey into Italian language and culture continues.

In this course we will master the foundational elements of Italian language. You will enhance your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in the context of everyday situations in the present and past tenses. You will be able to use simple vocabulary, structures and formulas in order to engage an everyday conversation with an Italian native speaker.

Ci vediamo presto!

 

Francesca was born and raised in Lecco, a small city on beautiful lake Como. She studied in Milan at Statale University and in Rome at Tor Vergata University. She also holds a Master's degree in Speech language Pathology. She has worked for over 10 years in Italy as a Speech Language Therapist with both children and adults.


Francesca moved to Vancouver in September 2018, a dream from when she was young. She enjoys helping people overcome language barriers and successfully communicate. She enjoys teaching Italian because she can share her culture and learn about other cultures as well.

LG402 French Intermediate
On Zoom
$100/8 weeks
Mon,  Sep 12 - Nov 7, 11:45am-1:20pm

Instructor: Monika Hastings, Little Sorbonne Language School 
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For those who have a working knowledge of low intermediate or intermediate French, this program offers an exciting way to improve or refresh your skills. We will study various aspects of grammar and vocabulary and tie them together with dynamic and fun speaking exercises for communicating in French-speaking countries and provinces. All materials will be provided. If you wish to travel to France or Quebec, communicate with French-speaking friends or refresh your knowledge of French, this course is for you. Students should be able to speak comfortably in the present tense and have reasonable knowledge of the past and future tenses. 


Monika Hastings is your instructor.


Monika has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages (French and Russian) from the University of Oxford, UK. She spent several years living in France as a child and then later lived in Paris for 4 years as an adult. She has taught French for many years, in companies, the government, community centres and to private individuals in various countries. She has a very strong knowledge of the intricacies of French grammar and likes to teach grammar and vocabulary in a structured way and follow it up with lots of speaking practice to consolidate what has been studied. She likes to make sure that students have the opportunity to speak as much as possible and uses different techniques to help them to assimilate the material studied.



Summer 2022

(Registration opens June 22nd at 10:00am)
Paid Activities
LG202 Italian Intermediate
On Zoom
$90/5 weeks
Wed,  August 3rd - August 31st, 5:00PM - 6:30PM


Register for this activity.

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Instructor: Francesca


Join Francesca for this 5-week continuation from last season's intermediate 1 course.


Benvenuti!

Our journey into Italian language and culture continues.

In this course we will master the foundational elements of Italian language. You will enhance your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in the context of everyday situations in the present and past tenses. You will be able to use simple vocabulary, structures and formulas in order to engage an everyday conversation with an Italian native speaker.

Ci vediamo presto!

 

Francesca was born and raised in Lecco, a small city on beautiful lake Como. She studied in Milan at Statale University and in Rome at Tor Vergata University. She also holds a Master's degree in Speech language Pathology. She has worked for over 10 years in Italy as a Speech Language Therapist with both children and adults.


Francesca moved to Vancouver in September 2018, a dream from when she was young. She enjoys helping people overcome language barriers and successfully communicate. She enjoys teaching Italian because she can share her culture and learn about other cultures as well.

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