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Language Classes

Planning a trip? Learn to speak and understand languages from around the world! UNM Continuing Education features a robust language program with classes taught by native speakers. From Spanish to Korean, we help you get started on the journey of language learning. We have advanced courses in many languages so that you may continue to enhance and practice your new language skills. Learn a new language, for business, social or cultural purposes. Language classes fill quickly, so register early.


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Study the ancient language of the Navajo people in this continuation of oral and written Navajo. The class emphasizes vocabulary used in daily situations including greetings, simple requests, and descriptive statements. This class is a continuation of Basic Navajo and will focus on more complex language study. Required Text is Dine Bizaad by Ivy W. Goossen. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore and Amazon.com.

Note: This class meets on Wednesdays, it is listed incorrectly in the catalog.

Section SUA‐PD

09639
$95
8/22/2018 - 10/10/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Esther Yazzie Lewis
Garfield Middle School

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Learn the basics to start speaking, writing and reading on everyday subjects in present and past tense. We will use various methods such as games, role playing, and others to guide you through your language learning. This class is for students who followed through level Italian Beginning I and II (or with practice and knowledge of Present Tense). Required Text: New Italian Espresso‐Italian course for English Speakers‐ Beginner and pre‐intermediate by Gruppo ItaliaIdea, Alma Edizioni, Firenze, Edition 2014 (ISBN 978‐88‐6182‐354‐9). Text is available online at www.schoenhofs.com

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Professional Develpment. Required Text:

Section FAA‐PD

09611
$110
9/4/2018 - 10/4/2018
Tue, Thu 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Cristina Baccin
CE North Building

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Embark on a language and cultural adventure in this introduction to Russian. Learning a new language is a great way to gain personal satisfaction and it's an excellent professional asset, too. You'll pick up some language basics and learn about the Russian culture. Required Textbook: Nachalo, Vol I (Textbook only), Author: Lubensky, McGraw‐Hill, 2nd Edition, 2000. [Additional Workbook is NOT required]

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development

Section FAA‐PD

09634
$110
9/4/2018 - 10/18/2018
Tue, Thu 11:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Elena Patterson
CE South Building

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Already familiar with basic Japanese? Join this class to build your conversation skills. You'll learn more about grammar, Japanese writing, and culture. Note: Required text is Japanese For Busy People, Revised 3rd Edition, Romanized version, Kodanshe USA.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

09616
$110
9/6/2018 - 12/13/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Machiko Bomberger
Garfield Middle School

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If you plan to take a business or sightseeing trip to Japan, start here to make your stay much more rewarding. You'll learn about the Japanese language and the country's intriguing culture. This class for beginners focuses on learning grammar, pronunciation, and basic conversational skills. Note: Required text is Japanese For Busy People, Revised 3rd Edition, Romanized version, Kodanshe USA. and Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook: Revised 3rd Edition (Japanese for Busy People Series) 3rd Edition.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

09615
$110
9/11/2018 - 12/11/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Tae Kunisawa, Ph.D.
Garfield Middle School

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These classes are designed for professionals in the medical field including medical school students, doctors, nurses social workers. Students that have a Spanish background will improve their vocabulary and grammar in this field as well as be more confident in conducting patient interviews, demographics, medical history, and medical terminology in general. NOTE: Required text ‐ McGraw‐Hill's Complete Medical Spanish, Practical Medical Spanish for Quick and Confident Communication by Joanna Rios, Ph. D., and Jose Fernandez Torres.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Professional Development

Section FAA‐PD

09633
$110
10/2/2018 - 11/15/2018
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Rossana Bartra
Garfield Middle School

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Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome! This course introduces you to the fifth‐most spoken language in the world, one holding great significance to almost 2 billion Muslims worldwide. Considered a critical world language by agencies of the U.S. government, Arabic provides a key to understanding ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, and it connects us to 4 million Arab‐Americans, including Albuquerque's thriving refugee and university‐related populations. The course will focus on key conversational scenarios while introducing the alphabet and cultural considerations. At the end of the course, students will be able to communicate their basic needs in the Arab World. The instructor has worked for more than six years in the Middle East and has taught Arabic locally for more than eight years. REQUIRED TEXT: Mastering Arabic I with 2 Audio CDs, 3rd Edition by Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar (Hippocrene Books, Inc., ISBN 978‐0781813389.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PD

09600
$110
10/8/2018 - 11/21/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
William Heenan
CE South Building

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Medical Spanish 2 is ideal for the medical and health science professional with knowledge of basic Spanish who need s to improve their communication with patients that only speak the Spanish language. This course is also perfect for students that will like to learn and apply the correct medical terminology ant their work place and give their patients the best care and communication possible. NOTE: Required text ‐ McGraw‐Hill's Complete Medical Spanish, Practical Medical Spanish for Quick and Confident Communication by Joanna Rios, Ph. D., and Jose Fernandez Torres.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Professional Development

Section FAA‐PD

09623
$110
10/22/2018 - 12/10/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Rossana Bartra
CE South Building

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If you're familiar with basic Russian and want to move to the next level, this class is for you. You'll expand your knowledge of Russian vocabulary and grammar and improve your speaking skills. In addition to the textbook, you'll work with authentic written and audio materials including Russian printed media and TV clips, as well as excerpts from Russian movies. Note: Required text is Nachalo Vol. 1, textbook. Additional workbook is not required.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

09635
$110
10/23/2018 - 12/11/2018
Tue, Thu 11:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Elena Patterson
CE South Building

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Online Languages Classes

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Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Read More...

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Discover the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate with Deaf people. Read More...

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Enrich the lives of your children by learning fun and natural ways to help them become proficient speakers and thinkers. Read More...

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If English is your second language and you're headed to college, this course will teach you the principles of grammar and structure you'll need to succeed. Read More...

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This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues of everyday words which will teach you to communicate in a wide variety of settings. Read More...

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Master the fundamentals of the Spanish language by practicing basic conversational skills and learning essential Spanish terminology for law enforcement situations. Read More...

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Learn the essential Spanish for teachers so you can communicate effectively with your Spanish‐speaking students and parents. Read More...

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Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. Read More...

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Follow‐up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you continuebuilding fluency. Read More...

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Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three‐part Speed Spanish learning series. Read More...

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Learn shortcuts to help you engage in conversational Spanish, as you build your language skills and develop fluency. Read More...

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