Adult Language Classes

English Conversation Circle

You are welcome to join our weekly conversation circle when you can. The group is open to all levels and there is no charge. We encourage you to practice English in a relaxed circle of friendly people. Conversations are guided by experienced facilitators and we strive to talk about things that interest you.

Instructor: Instructional Non
Tue Apr 9-Jun 25 10:00-11:30am
210838 Free
Meeting Room 2

French – Beginner

Come and discover an exciting language in easy-to-follow lessons, each carrying a useful theme that will allow students to learn at least one basic concept per week. After each class, participants will be able to practice French at home, at work and on the street with greetings, numbers, dates, time and everyday conversational phrases. No textbook required. English explanations provided. Registration not available after 3rd lesson.

Instructor: LS Language School
Wed Apr 17-Jun 19 6:00-7:30pm
210145 $119/10 sess
Meeting Room 1

French – Beginner 2 Weak Intermediate

For those who have completed the Beginner program or those who have a working knowledge of weak intermediate French, this program offers an exciting way to improve or refresh your skills. Over the ten-week course, we will study various aspects of grammar and vocabulary and tie them together with dynamic and fun speaking exercises. 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 enrolling must be familiar with regular ‘er’ verbs in the present tense and be able to carry on simple conversations in the present tense. Registration not available after 3rd lesson.

Instructor: LS Language School
Wed Apr 17-Jun 19 7:30-9:00pm
210144 $119/10 sess
Meeting Room 1

Italian – Beginner

Learn Italian and more about Italian culture with an Italian teacher, in a funny and easy way! Whether you’re a beginner starting with the basics or looking to practice your reading, writing and speaking, this is the course that you are looking for! After each class, participants will be able to practice at home, on the street with everyday conversational phrases. No textbook required.

Instructor: Adrian Reda
Wed Apr 17-Jun 19 6:30-8:00pm
210149 $120/10 sess
Meeting Room 2

Italian – Intermediate

Learn Italian and more about Italian culture with an Italian teacher, in a funny and easy way! Improve where you left off with the beginners program and practice your reading, writing and speaking, this is the course that you are looking for! After each class, participants will be able to practice at home, on the street with everyday conversational phrases. No textbook required.

Instructor: Adrian Reda
Wed Apr 17-Jun 19 8:15-9:45pm
210150 $120/10 sess
Meeting Room 2

Mandarin (Chinese) – Ping Yin: Beginner NEW!

Come and learn Mandarin in Pin Yin by a native Chinese speaker. Pin Yin is the FIRST fundamental phonetic base in Mandarin. The complete world of Pin Yin will be explored in a very friendly setting with a very relaxed atmosphere and at a very easy pace! Course material is tailored to the classes abilities.

Instructor: Kate Zhu
Thu Apr 18-Jun 20 6:00-7:30pm
212165 $119/10 sess
Meeting Room 1

Spanish – Beginner I

Hola! This class is for everyone who wants to learn a bit of Spanish for travel, adventure, or to gain language skills. Be introduced to this beautiful language through phonetics, interactive classes and cultural outings. Learn to ask essential questions for travel and other much known phrases. Class taught by a native Spanish speaker and UBC trained teacher. All materials included in course fee. For more information please visit: www.spanishwithkaren.ca. No class Apr 22, May 20.

Instructor: Karen Mitchell
Mon Apr 8-Jun 24 6:30-8:00pm
208316 $120/10 sess
Meeting Room 1

Spanish – Beginner II/Intermediate

This course is designed for those people who can speak some Spanish, but would like to increase their vocabulary and understanding skills. We use conversation, videos, and readings to increase your confidence in the Spanish language. Our classes will look at and talk about the vibrant culture of the 500 million strong Spanish-speaking world. Included in our course are culturally-based outings. Class is taught by a native Spanish speaker and UBC trained teacher. All materials included in course fee. For more information please visit: www.spanishwithkaren.ca. No class Apr 22, May 20.

Instructor: Karen Mitchell
Mon Apr 8-Jun 24 8:00-9:30pm
208317 $120/10 sess
Meeting Room 1

*NEW* Spanish “Ensalada”

Looking for a Spanish class that allows drop ins? This class is for those who want to learn Spanish but can’t commit to a full semester. Come to one class, or come to all! Each session is self-contained and emphasizes practical conversational language skills. Every week we explore different topics: greetings, asking for directions, must-know phrases, ordering food, shopping, and telling people who you are. Class taught by a native Spanish speaker and UBC trained teacher. All materials included in course fee, no class Oct 8 & Nov 11.

Instructor: Karen Mitchell
Mon Sep 17-Dec 17 4:00-5:30pm
179840 $138/12 sess
Meeting Room 1

Russian – Beginner I

This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Russian. Students will learn Cyrillic alphabet and essentials of pronunciation while practising reading and listening. The course will introduce participants to grammatical aspects such as adjective-noun agreement, conjugation of verbs, accusative and prepositional cases of nouns. Creating simple dialogues on a variety of topics will let the students gain basic vocabulary and acquire confidence in using new language. The course will get them closer to understanding Russian culture and traditions. Drop in $15 (no drop in after second class), space permitting. Instructor: Inna Makarova

Sat Apr 13-Jun 15 9:30-10:45am
210161 $123/10 sess
Meeting Room 3

Russian – Beginner II

Refresh and improve your knowledge of Russian. Enrich your vocabulary, learn new grammatical concepts and their usage, get more confident leading the conversation as you practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course is designed for those who took Russian Beginner I or has similar level acquired. Drop in $15 (no drop in after second class), space permitting.

Instructor: Inna Makarova
Sat Apr 13-Jun 15 10:45am-12:00pm
210162 $123/10 sess
Meeting Room 3

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