Language and ESL Classes

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.

ESL: English Basics for Beginners
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–8 p.m., January 22-April 4, 2019
Cost: $785 + textbooks
This course teaches basic reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. Class meets for 4 hours each week (40 hours for entire course). Students receive instruction from ESL certified instructor and will receive ESL Certificate for completion of the course. Class requires 4 students to make. A 2-payment plan option is available for this class. Contact us at academyofthearts@samford.edu for details. Ages 18+
Instructor: Wendy McBride
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ESL: English for Intermediate
Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., January 22-April 2, 2019
Cost: $395 + textbooks
This pronunciation course is for proficient English speakers who want to continue to improve their skills. Class requires 4 students to make. Students receive instruction from ESL certified instructor and will receive ESL Certificate for completion of the course. Ages 18+
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah
Prerequisites: Evening English Basics for Beginners
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ESL: English Pronunciation for Professionals
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., January 24-April 4, 2019
Cost: $395 + textbooks
This pronunciation course is for proficient English speakers who want to continue to improve their skills. Class requires 4 students to make. Students receive instruction from ESL certified instructor and will receive ESL Certificate for completion of the course. Ages 18+
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah
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French I
Session A: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 22-March 5
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for French communication. 
Instructor: Mary Delo
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French II
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 19-April 30
Cost: $295
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. Text with flashcards and CDs included.
Instructor: Mary Delo
Prerequisites: French I
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Italian I
Session A: Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., January 23-March 6
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Italian communication. 
Instructor: Giorgi Barbi
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Italian II
Session B: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 20-May 1
Cost: $295
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. Text with flashcards and CDs included.
Instructor: Giorgi Barbi
Prerequisites: Italian I
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Spanish I
Session A: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., January 14-March 4 *No class January 21
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Spanish communication.
Instructor: Amy Nichols
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Spanish II
Session B: Mondays, 6–8 p.m., March 18-April 29
Cost: $295
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. Text with flashcards and CDs included.
Instructor: Amy Nichols
Prerequisites: Spanish 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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Wendy McBride
ESL Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Amy Nichols
Spanish Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Kristi Shaw-Saleh
ESL Instructor
Academy of the Arts