Thursday, May 2, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
For the more advanced student of Spanish, French, or German come these refresher courses from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Refresher courses are non-credit online language courses (French, Spanish and German) that run for three weeks year round.
These teacher-led courses review the curriculum of the first two years while preparing students to take the third year university courses. Every week deals with a new cultural topic and provides students with opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking, writing, reading and listening activities.
While fully online, these courses are teacher-led and are NOT self-paced. There are assignments due every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and students should plan on spending about 9 hours working on the course every week. Students will need daily access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, headphones, microphone and a webcam.
Classes are capped at 12 students and tuition is $95 for non-CU students. Click here for more information.
Posted by Leslie at 4:43 PM
Use it or lose it! Don't let the summer break see your language skills trickle away or disappear! Here are some tips to keep you on track with your foreign language skills until Fall semester.
- If you're in Spanish 1A, take Spanish 1B over the summer. Click here for the foreign language summer schedule.
- Watch television programs, listen to radio programming, or read news online in the language you're learning. Click here for a link to resource pages for each language. Look under "Media" for recommended sites for television, radio, or print media.
- Watch movies in your language on NetFlix, Comcast On Demand, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Streaming (to name a few resources).
- Read magazines, check out books and DVDs from the San Francisco Public Library. Don't know where to start? Ask a librarian!
- Listen to popular music and songs. Try Spotify or Pandora.
- Visit an ethnic market, in San Francisco that might be in Chinatown or Irving Street (@20th Street) for Chinese, the Mission District for Spanish (all over), North Beach for Italian (Molinari's, Lucca's or A.G. Ferrari), Japantown for Japanese (J-Pop Summit is coming up on 7/27-28) and the Outer Richmond for Russian. For French and German markets of any sort, you'll have to book a flight! But French and German restaurants abound in the City.
- Go to an ethnic restaurant and practice ordering from the menu with your very best accent! Wienerschnitzel, anyone?
Posted by Leslie at 12:47 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A Taste of Europe Language Fair - Free, Food and Fun at the Goethe Institute in San Francisco on 4/19/13
If you're considering taking German, French or Italian at CCSF (or Modern Greek through non-credit), but would like to be a bit more informed about these languages, check out the free language fair at the Goethe Institute.
When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
530 Bush Street
530 Bush Street
Come to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and visit four European countries in one evening!
- sample classes
- 10 percent discount if you sign up for a language course on this day
- short films
- travel information
- food tastings
Come and enjoy a fun night of learning a new language and get a taste of a different culture.
It doesn't matter if you are a business professional wanting to learn a new language for work, a student interested in going abroad, or a senior wanting to travel during your retirement, we welcome everyone!
Please register by clicking on this link: www.eventbrite.com
Posted by Leslie at 11:12 AM
Friday, April 5, 2013
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 8 A.M. - 6:45 P.M.
FRIDAY: 8 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.
Support staff will be on hand to assist you with finding the correct materials to support your foreign language learning. Not able to come into the Language Center? You may access the audio materials and, in some languages, video material, via the Online Language Lab. Ask your instructor for the user name and password.
Posted by Leslie at 12:50 PM
Tenty-nine foreign (29) language classes will be offered this Summer Session, beginning June 10. Eighteen (18) are at the Ocean (Main) Campus and eleven (11) will be at the Downtown Campus. There's something for everyone, and students completing a 1A class can jump into a 1B class in the Fall. Are you travelling later in the summer? Conversation classes (10 series) can give you a quick language infusion to add a new dimension to your travels, wherever they may take you. Click here to view the schedule (in pdf format). Then, apply and register! Classes fill up quickly, registration begins April 15.
Posted by Leslie at 12:41 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
online language lab or use some of the resources for your language on the Foreign Language Programs pages. Look under Language Learning and Culture Links, then check out the materials offered under Textbook Sites and Other Language Learning Sites. Watch some newscasts or videos on Netflix in the language you're studying, listen to music, radio, read newspapers online. World languages offer you the world right here in San Francisco!
Posted by Leslie at 11:39 AM