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Spanish ~ Evening & Day (Lots of classes - keep scrolling)

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Spanish: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
For students with little or no previous Spanish experience. Class covers basic vocabulary, pronunciation, elementary conversation, sentence structure, and basic grammar using the present and past tenses. Good background for travel to a Spanish speaking country. The course focuses on how to carry on simple conversations in Spanish, as spoken in Latin America. Please bring the text, Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.) to class. Instructor Bob Kibel was a Court Interpreter in Spanish and German for the Connecticut State court system for over 25 years. He is multi-lingual and teaches German, Spanish, and English, having lived and been educated in the Dominican Republic and Austria for a number of years. He also taught languages at the German School of CT and local colleges and Berlitz for many years. Instructor Oscar Vargas is a native of Colombia, who has lived here since 1969. A graduate of NYU, he worked in international business for about 20 years, and has traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain. He now has his own business. He has taught Spanish here for 20 years.

8 Sessions (12 hours) $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
+ $ text
Tue., 9/25; 10/2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 11/13 & 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Kibel; Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change

6 Sessions (12 hours) $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119) + $ text
Mon., 10/15, 22, 29; 11/5, 19 & 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Vargas; East Ridge Middle School



Spanish: Beginner Part, 2 ~ Day
A continuation of Beginners Part 2 from the Spring session. Newcomers with a little experience are welcome. After a brief review, class continues with basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and practical conversation. Please bring the text, Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.) to class. Instructor Bob Kibel was a Court Interpreter in Spanish and German for the Connecticut State court system for over 25 years. He is multi-lingual and teaches German, Spanish, and English, having lived and been educated in the Dominican Republic and Austria for a number of years. He also taught languages at the German School of CT and local colleges and Berlitz for many years.

8 Sessions (12 hours) $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7, 14 & 28 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Kibel;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Spanish: Intermediate/Advanced ~ Evening
A continuation of the Winter 2018 class. Newcomers with equivalent experience are welcome. Course will use and review material from beginners classes, will continue to work on pronunciation and vocabulary, and will introduce new grammar concepts. Emphasis will be: Short story and current event reading/discussion; students will be asked to bring articles for class discussion. Class discussions/conversation will be emphasized. Students should bring the texts, Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish (Barrons, 4th Ed.) and "Una vez mas" by James H. Couch (also McCann, Rodriguez-Walter, Rubio-Naroto), 2nd Ed., ISBN is 0-8013-0971-9 (plenty of used copies on Amazon). Instructor Oscar Vargas is a native of Colombia, who has lived here since 1969. A graduate of NYU, he worked in international business for about 20 years, and has traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain. He now has his own business. He has taught Spanish here for 20 years.

6 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Wed., 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7 & 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School