Join local music instructor, Juan Rodriguez, to learn and explore the language of music. This workshop will help you understand and apply the musical principles that you need to strengthen and sharpen your understanding of the basic elements of music in a fun and social atmosphere. Additional lessons can be extended upon individual request. *Class on Sept. 29 will be from 12:00-4:00. Limit 10 students.
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-3:00p.m., Sept. 22, 28, & 29* (3 sessions)
This class is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will also be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. In this way, students will develop beginning conversational skills. Students will be exposed to the following aspects of ASL: grammar, basic vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, numbers, syntax, visual-gestural skills, and grammatical non- manual skills, in order to provide competence in communication. Students will practice appropriate receptive and expressive activities, as a component of successful communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Materials and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Limit 10 students
This class is an introduction to the Spanish language and will focus on the sound system, pronunciation, vocabulary related to everyday conversation, and grammatical structures. The culture of Hispanic people will also be explored and enhanced through computers, television, and movies that will be viewed during the semester. The focus of the class will be oral communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Materials and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Both the students and the teacher will speak Spanish in the classroom. The amount of immersion in the language will increase throughout the semester, preparing the students to acquire basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and simple writing. The class will also prepare students to continue their study of Spanish. This course is a great opportunity to enjoy learning a second language without the usual pressures of a traditional classroom setting. Limit: 10 Students