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., September 11-November 15
$785 + textbooks
This course teaches basic reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Instructor: Wendy McBride
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ESL - English for Intermediate
Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., September 11-November 13
$395 + textbooks
This course teaches intermediate reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah
Prerequisites: Evening English Basic for Beginners
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ESL - Pronunciation for Professionals
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., September 13-November 15
$395 + textbooks
This pronunciation course is for proficient English speakers who want to continue to improve their skills.
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah
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French I
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., August 28-October 15
$295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for French communication. 
Instructor: Mary Delo
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French II
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., October 30-December 18
$295 + $35 textbook fee
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
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., August 29-October 10        
$295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Italian communication. 
Instructor: Giorgi Barbi
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Italian II
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., October 17-December 5
$295 + $35 textbook fee
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
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., August 27-October 15
$295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Spanish communication.
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Spanish II
Mondays, 6–8 p.m., October 30-December 11
$295 + $35 textbook fee
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.
Prerequisites: Spanish I
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Instructors

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Mary Delo
Academy of the Arts
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Heather Kaiser
Academy of the Arts
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Wendy McBride
Academy of the Arts
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Kristi Shaw-Saleh
Academy of the Arts