Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am
Eight Wednesdays: Jan. 9 - Feb. 27 • 9:00-11:00 am • $235A basic introduction for students who have never studied Spanish. Study guide can be purchased from the instructor at the first class.Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. She has been teaching Spanish for 35 years. She enjoys sharing her culture and language with students. Students unsure of their level will be provided with the instructor’s e-mail address in order to determine placement
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:30 pm
Eight Wednesdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27 • 11:30-1:30 pm • $205 Students continue the study of grammar. Focus on subjunctive text. Students will read authentic Italian texts and improvelistening skills.Gisella Petrone has a Masters degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.
Start: 4:30 pm
End: 5:30 pm
Four Wednesdays: Jan. 9-30 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $100 This fun class for middle schoolers opens the door to a bilingual education. A reading and conversational knowledge of German is valuable in business, science and international law. Hamid Emami, who also teaches at UC Berkeley Extension and College of Marin, has a Master’s degree from Universität Hamburg. He creates a truly enjoyable, friendly setting in which to learn the language.
Start: 7:00 pm
George Howe Colt shares Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History ($30.00). Colt’s new book is an idiosyncratic and masterful blend of memoir and history featuring both the author’s three brothers and iconic brothers in history—the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, and the Thoreaus. Illuminating and affecting, this book will be revelatory for any parent of sons, any sibling, anyone curious about how a man’s life can be molded by his brothers. George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide and The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable book. He lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.