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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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Languages - Upcoming Classes

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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 SUA‐PD

09634
$110
8/22/17 - 10/5/17
Tue, Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Elena Patterson
CE South Building

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

Section SUA‐PD

09639
$85
8/22/17 - 10/10/17
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Esther Yazzie Lewis
Garfield Middle School

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Millions of people use sign language to communicate. Take this beginning sign language course and learn how to join the conversation. You'll get an introduction to the structure of the language and practice the basic skills necessary to use sign language. The course includes a discussion of deaf culture. Note: Recommended text is A Basic Course in American Sign Language by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O'Rourke.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAB‐PD

09617
$95
8/24/17 - 10/12/17
Thu 8:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Maria Isabel Haverkamp
CE South Building

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Continue improving your Spanish language skills with this continuation of Spanish I. You'll learn more vocabulary and grammar and spend time practicing your conversation skills. The course covers chapters 4‐7 in the Dos Mundos text. Required text is Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA‐PD

09620
$110
9/11/17 - 12/11/17
Mon 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
Garfield Middle School

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Continue improving your Spanish language skills with this continuation of Spanish I. You'll learn more vocabulary and grammar and spend time practicing your conversation skills. The course covers chapters 4‐7 in the Dos Mundos text. Required text is Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUB‐PD

09620
$110
9/11/17 - 12/11/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
CE South Building

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Interested in learning Spanish for travel or everyday communication? This introductory class for students without any previous Spanish experience is a smart place to start. You'll begin by learning Spanish sounds and the alphabet. The class continues with a focus on essential communication skills through vocabulary and basic grammar. Required text is Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUF‐PD

09619
$110
9/12/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
CE South Building

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Fine tune your Spanish with this continuation of Spanish II. We will cover Capitulos Ocho, Nueve, Diez y Once. This class will be taught in Spanish, except when you need additional explanation in English. The class session is divided into one hour of grammar and review and one hour of conversation. Required Text: Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Professional Development. Students need to purchase Required Textbook: Dos Mundos, 7th Edition, McGraw‐Hill. Available at the UNM Bookstore. Class will not meet for two days that will be determined.

Section SUA‐PD

09621
$110
9/12/17 - 12/19/17
Tue 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
Garfield Middle School

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Interested in learning Spanish for travel or everyday communication? This introductory class for students without any previous Spanish experience is a smart place to start. You'll begin by learning Spanish sounds and the alphabet. The class continues with a focus on essential communication skills through vocabulary and basic grammar. Required text is Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUD‐PD

09619
$110
9/14/17 - 12/21/17
Thu 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
Garfield Middle School

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Interested in learning Spanish for travel or everyday communication? This introductory class for students without any previous Spanish experience is a smart place to start. You'll begin by learning Spanish sounds and the alphabet. The class continues with a focus on essential communication skills through vocabulary and basic grammar. Required text is Dos Mundos, McGraw Hill, 7th Edition. Text is available at the UNM Bookstore.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUE‐PD

09619
$110
9/14/17 - 12/21/17
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Lourdes Alexandra Riera
CE South Building

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Continue the conversations you started in Conversational Spanish Part I. You'll focus on communication, learn a variety of verb tenses, and practice using your vocabulary in daily situations. The class will be divided into conversational groups so you'll have an immediate outlet for using advanced grammar and vocabulary. You'll also make a Spanish presentation on a topic of your choice.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

09626
$95
10/9/17 - 11/27/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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Continue the conversations you started in Conversational Spanish Part I. You'll focus on communication, learn a variety of verb tenses, and practice using your vocabulary in daily situations. The class will be divided into conversational groups so you'll have an immediate outlet for using advanced grammar and vocabulary. You'll also make a Spanish presentation on a topic of your choice.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAB‐PD

09626
$95
10/9/17 - 11/27/17
Mon 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Maria Isabel Haverkamp
Garfield Middle School

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Build on your knowledge of sign language in this advanced course. You'll expand your understanding of the process and structure of sign language and continue improving your signing and comprehension skills. The class also includes a deeper look at deaf culture. Note: Recommended text is A Basic Course in American Sign Language by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O'Rourke.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

09618
$95
10/11/17 - 12/6/17
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Maria Isabel Haverkamp
CE South Building

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Online Languages Classes

Language and Arts|Languages

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All Language and Arts|Languages classes have run for Fall 2015. Winter classes will display on November 31, 2015.


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