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 21-April 2 *No class March 10 and 12
Cost: $785 + textbooks *2 payment plan available for this class. Contact us at academyofthearts@samford.edu.
This course teaches basic reading, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion if they meet attendance and curriculum requirements. (40 hours of instruction) Ages 18+
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah

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ESL: English for Intermediate/Professionals
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 22-April 1 *No class March 11
Cost: $395 + textbooks
This pronunciation course is for proficient English speakers who want to continue to improve their skills. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion if they meet attendance and curriculum requirements. (20 hours of instruction) Ages 18+
Instructor: Kristi Shaw-Selah

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French I
Session A: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 14-February 25
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for French communication. Ages 18+
Instructor: Mary Delo

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French I
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., April 7-May 19
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for French communication. Ages 18+
Instructor: Mary Delo

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Italian I
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 15-February 26
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Italian communication. Ages 18+
Instructor: Giorgio Barbi

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Italian II
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 18-April 29
Cost: $295
This class continues with more advanced Italian communication. Ages 18+
Instructor: Giorgio Barbi
Prerequisites: Italian I

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Spanish I
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., January 13-March 2 *No class January 20
Cost: $295 + $35 textbook fee
This class introduces the basics for Spanish communication. Ages 18+
Instructor: Amy Nichols

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Spanish II
Mondays, 6–8 p.m., March 16-April 27
Cost: $295
This class follows Level I with more advanced Spanish communication. Ages 18+
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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Amy Nichols
Spanish Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Kristi Shaw-Saleh
ESL Instructor
Academy of the Arts