All Language Classes

Class: Victoria Einhorn - Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Feb - April 2020)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:00am
photo of Spanish teacher Victoria Einhorn

Six Thursdays • Feb 27 - April 2 • 10:00am - 12:00pm • $210

Students will work towards fluency by reading, writing, addressing grammar and responding to written text. We will also engage in conversation through readings and prompts to promote organic conversation.

Victoria Einhorn has a bachelor's degree in Spanish language from William Smith College and a master's degree in education from NYU. She has taught Spanish for 25 years. 

What Students Say about Victoria Einhorn 

Thank you for this ongoing Spanish Class!! Victoria is a delightful teacher, knowledgeable and approachable – a great combination. We all chat after class and agree that Victoria has pushed us along successfully to another level and that we are feeling more confident. – VSD, current student

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne Marie Lebas - Say it in French Int/Adv (March, April 2020)

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:30pm

Eight Mondays: March 2 - April 20, 2020 • 2:30-4:30 pm • $280

These custom-designed sequential courses are for students who wish to become more fluent and self-confident in speaking and writing French, expand vocabulary, understand and participate in casual conversations, and better comprehend the French way of life.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne Marie Lebas - Beginning French (March-April 2020)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: March 3 - April 21 • 2:30-4:30 pm • $280

These ongoing sequential courses are for students who have little knowledge of French. Students work to build a strong foundation of grammar, vocabulary enrichment, pronunciation, and short conversations, and to motivate students to continue their study of the language.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Elementary Italian (March-April 2020)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:00am

Six Tuesdays: March 10 - April 21 (no class 4/7) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $225
Prerequisite: 40 hours of prior classes

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at several language institutions in England, as well as classes arranged through the Italian General Consulate.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Higher Intermediate Italian

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:15am
photo of italian teacher alessandra beraldi

Six Wednesdays: Mar. 11 - Apr. 22 (no class: 4/8) • 9:15-11:15 am • $225

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

What Students Are Saying about Alessandra Beraldi

The first class went very well. Our Italian teacher Alessandra is humorous and interesting in class. After a few classes with her, I found out she is good at expressing the complex and difficult process formulas clearly and in a concise language. The lectures are compact and rich, with a large number of examples and exercises, which is very helpful for beginners students to master the classroom content in a short period of time.

She always says, l’italiano è facile, that means, to learn Italian with joy and happiness! I think I got the most passionate learning spirit from her!" - Francesca Metaxas

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Advanced Italian

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
photo of italian teacher alessandra beraldi

Six Wednesdays: Mar. 11 - Apr. 22 (no class: 4/8) • 12:00-2:00pm • $225

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

What Students Are Saying about Alessandra Beraldi

The first class went very well. Our Italian teacher Alessandra is humorous and interesting in class. After a few classes with her, I found out she is good at expressing the complex and difficult process formulas clearly and in a concise language. The lectures are compact and rich, with a large number of examples and exercises, which is very helpful for beginners students to master the classroom content in a short period of time.

She always says, l’italiano è facile, that means, to learn Italian with joy and happiness! I think I got the most passionate learning spirit from her!" - Francesca Metaxas

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian Conversation (New!)

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00am
photo of italian teacher alessandra beraldi

Six Fridays: Mar. 13 - Apr. 24 (no class: 4/10) • 10:00am-12:00pm • $225

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

What Students Are Saying about Alessandra Beraldi

The first class went very well. Our Italian teacher Alessandra is humorous and interesting in class. After a few classes with her, I found out she is good at expressing the complex and difficult process formulas clearly and in a concise language. The lectures are compact and rich, with a large number of examples and exercises, which is very helpful for beginners students to master the classroom content in a short period of time.

She always says, l’italiano è facile, that means, to learn Italian with joy and happiness! I think I got the most passionate learning spirit from her!" - Francesca Metaxas

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sara Bender - Beginning Spanish (Continuing) March-April 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:30pm

Seven Thursdays: March 19 - April 30 • 12:30- 2:30 pm • $245

Students will continue to practice the foundations of vocabulary and grammar that include key Spanish phrases, terminology for travel, and basic conversation. Participants will focus on their pronunciation while they learn to feel confident speaking Spanish. Note that this course is not intended for people new to Spanish. Cyretta Chaput offers a beginning Spanish course for those who have never studied the language. 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sara Bender - Intermediate Spanish March-April 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:30am

Seven Fridays: March 20 - May 8 (No Class 4/17) • 10:30 am- 12:30 pm • $245

Students will learn more conversational Spanish, improve upon and add to their vocabulary, work on their accents and learn the remaining “core” grammar. New students with a general confidence are welcome to join.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French - Level 2

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:30am to 2:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: March 31 - June 16 (Skipped Dates: April 21 - May 12) • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $285

Review of advanced grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur la planete,” discussions of current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel La liste de mes envies by Gregoire Delacourt. 

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 - Level 1

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Eight Tuesdays: March 31 - June 16 (Skipped Dates: April 21 - May 12) • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $285

Review of grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur la planete,” discussions of current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel La Femme au Miroir by Eric Emmanuel Scmitt.

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 - Intermediate/Advanced Italian Literature (April-May)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Six Wednesdays: April 1-May 6 * 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM * $200

In honor of the late, great Andrea Camilleri, we will read one of his early works, La Stagione della Caccia, which takes place in Sicily in the 1880s. It is a precursor to his later Montalbano series. It provides a look at Sicily of the 1880s plus a basis for the nascent genre of detective novels in that area. Students can simultaneously watch a YouTube film of this work. Students are asked to read the first twenty pages of the book in advance of the first class meeting.

Kathy Freschi has taught Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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