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

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

Classes are listed below. For Fall 2021, all classes will be taught live and interactive online using Zoom.



Spanish: Beginner, Part 1 ~ 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 obtain the text, Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Edition). Instructor Oscar Vargas (evening) 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 then ran his own business. He has taught Spanish here for over 20 years.

6 Sessions (12 hours) $160 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 131)
Thur., 10/7, 14, 21, 28; 11/4 and 1 to be added from 7 to 9 p.m.; taught online using Zoom.


Spanish: Intermediate, Part 1 ~ Evening
A continuation of Beginner, Part 3 from this past summer. Newcomers with equivalent experience are welcome. Please obtain the text, Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's 4th Edition) to class. Course will use and review material from beginners classes, will continue to work on pronunciation and vocabulary, and will introduce new grammar concepts. Supplementary articles will be provided depending upon class readiness. Class discussions and conversations will be emphasized. 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 then ran his own business. He has taught Spanish here for over 20 years.

Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 for Winter 2022 dates.


Spanish: Advanced, Part 3 ~ Evening
A continuation from this past spring. Newcomers with equivalent experience are welcome. Class will be conducted mainly in Spanish and will include review of grammar concepts and vocabulary, reading and class discussion of current event and articles, and discussion of assigned movie.
Please obtain the text, Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish as it will be used as a reference. 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 then ran his own business. He has taught Spanish here for over 20 years.

6 Sessions (12 hours) $160 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 131)
Wed., 11/3, 10, 17; 12/1, 8, 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.; taught online using Zoom.


Archaeology


The Rise of Civilization in Meso America ~ the Olmecs and the Zapotecs
Before pyramids appeared in Egypt, they were being built in Mexico, by people who had no written language, and used only stone tools. One by one, civilizations in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize rose and fell. In this course, we will look at hunter gatherers, the beginning of agriculture and small farming communities, and how they morphed into the first cities of the Olmecs, and the empire of the Zapotecs. Instructor Lynn-Marie Wieland is a lithic (stone tools) archaeologist specializing in southern New England prehistory focusing on the Indians of the Ridgefield area. She minored in Meso American Archaeology and hasa traveled extensively in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

3 Sessions $ 76 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 62)
Wed., 10/6, 13, and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Annex (Zoom backup)


Why Learn a Foreign Language? in Person? or Online with active Instruction and Participation?

Step away from a rote computer program and into live, active learning of a foreign language.

Absorb news as heard in another country.

Visit another country to see the sites, converse, eat, and enjoy the culture.

Use original genealogical sources.


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