Planning a trip and need to brush up on your Spanish, French or Italian? The Academy offers refresher courses on speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in these languages. Additionally, the Academy has a professional staff to train students in English as a second language. From beginners to intermediate to pronunciation for professionals, these classes provide practical instruction for all levels.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available, or reach out to us by email.

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ESL: English Basics for Beginners
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. September 14-November 18 (40 hours)
Cost: $685 (students order textbooks)
This course teaches basic reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah

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ESL: English Pronunciation for Professionals
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., September 15-November 17 (20 hours)
Cost: $395 (students order textbooks)
This course teaches intermediate reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah
Prerequisites: English Basic for Beginners

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French I
Session A: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., September 7-October 19
Cost: $245 (Student purchases textbooks)
This class introduces the basics for French communication.
Instructor: Mary Delo

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French II
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., October 26-December 14
Cost: $245 (Student purchases textbooks)
This class will help the student refresh basic speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for information, ordering meals, making plans, discussing past events, and negotiating the airport.
Instructor: Mary Delo
Prerequisites: French I

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Italian I
Session A: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., September 8-October 20
Cost: $245 (Student purchases textbooks)
Learn or refresh basic speaking, writing, listening and reading skills for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for information, ordering meals, making plans, discussing past events, and negotiating the airport. Ages 17+
Instructor: Giorgio Barbi

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Italian II
Session B: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., October 27-December 15 *No class November 24
Cost: $245 (Student purchases textbooks)
This class will help the student refresh basic speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for information, ordering meals, making plans, discussing past events, and negotiating the airport.
Instructor: Giorgio Barbi
Prerequisites: Italian I

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Instructors

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Giorgi Barbi
Italian Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Mary Delo
French Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Kristi Shaw-Saleh
ESL Instructor
Academy of the Arts