Language Classes

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning German (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am

7 Fridays: Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 • 9:00 - 11:00 am • $235

This class is for beginners and those who have previously had some exposure to German. You'll learn greetings, introductions, carrying on a simple conversation, basic grammar, and proper pronunciation.

Hamid Emami has a master's degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sandra Kierulff - Conversational French (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:30am

6 Mondays; Oct. 30-Dec. 4 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $225

Conversational French, with an emphasis on practical vocabulary for travelers, as well as a review of useful grammar structures through lively discussion, readings and songs.

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, and was the instructor and author of “French à la Carte,” a French course aired on KQED radio. 

She lived and worked in France for several years and holds degrees in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 2 (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30am

8 Tuesdays: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 14, 21, & 28) • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $265

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Jules” by Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 1 (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 Tuesdays: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 14, 21, & 28) • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $265

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:00am

9 Thursdays: Sept. 7 - Nov. 16 (no class Nov. 2 & Nov. 9) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Higher Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:45am

9 Tuesdays: Sept. 26 - Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 7) 8:45 - 10:30 am

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Lower Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:45pm

9 Mondays: Sept. 11 – Nov. 20 (no class Oct. 9 & Nov. 6) • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Conversation Course in French

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:30pm

6 sessions/Tues & Thurs July 27 – Aug. 17 (no class 8/10); 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm • $200

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:45am

5 Wednesdays: Jan. 17-Feb. 14• 11:45 am - 1:45 pm • $160

FOR INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED students of Italian
The workbook Sei Pronto a Perfezionarti by Barbara Carbon complements traditional Italian texts used in instruction. It combines grammar review of specialized topics and vocabulary enhancement for discussion of various cultural topics. The class will include writing assignments, oral conversation in Italian, and identifying current events in Italy. We will do the first three chapters of the workbook.

Kathy Freschi has been teaching Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin. In 1987, she founded the Credit Program of Italian at College of Marin, for which she was awarded La Stella d’Italia by the Republic of Italy.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Improve Your Italian Through Music

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:30am

4 Wednesdays, July 26 – August 16, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:15 am • $110

Listening to foreign-language songs is a great way to boost your language learning. In this class we will listen to a variety of Italian popular songs and use them as a tool for increasing vocabulary, improving listening skills, and reinforcing grammar. No singing, only listening! For students at or above an intermediate level. 

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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