Language Classes

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:30am

Seven Tuesdays; April 30 - June 11, 2019 • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $245

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le chapeau de Mitterand” de Antoine Laurain.

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: Victoria Einhorn - Intermediate Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Ten Thursdays; April 4 - June 13 (no class 4/11), 2019 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • $325

In this course, participants will learn more conversational Spanish, improve upon and add to their vocabulary, work on their accents and learn the remaining "core" grammar.  By the end of this course participants will feel confident communicating in Spanish. 

Victoria Einhorn has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from William Smith College and a Master’s degree in education from New York University. She has lived in Salamanca, Spain where she attended the University of Salamanca for a year. She has taught preschool in Manhattan, New York, first grade in the San Francisco public schools, and a Spanish bilingual third grade class in Texas. She now teaches Spanish as an enrichment class.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sara Bender - Beginning Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30am

8 Fridays; March 29 - May 17, 2019 • 10:30am-12:30pm • $265

In this course, participants will be introduced to 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 begin to feel confident speaking Spanish. 

Sara Bender was born in Mexico and lived there until she was 5. Spanish was her first language, yet she also studied abroad in Mexico and majored in Spanish Translation at the University of Maryland. She later received her Master’s in Secondary Spanish from The Johns Hopkins University. She was a teacher for 8 years and is currently tutoring in Marin. She is looking forward to teaching Spanish courses to the community and welcomes everyone.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class:  Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 6: Lower Intermediate (SAUSALITO Store)

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:00am

SAUSALITO Nine Mondays: April 15 - June 10 (no class May 27) • 9 - 11 am • $275

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.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian Literature (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:45am

Six Wednesdays; March 6 - April 10, 2019 • 11:45 am - 1:45 pm • $200

FOR INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED students of Italian
Part “giallo” and part comedy, Scontro di Civilta’ per un Ascensore in Piazza Vittorio, by Amara Lakhous, is primarily about the immigrant experience in Italy. It is an example of the nascent trend in Italian literature of foreign authors who write their works in Italian. We will explore the clash of civilizations and the “Italian” that the author creates. 

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: Anne-Marie Lebas - Beyond the Basics French (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:45pm

Eight Mondays; Feb. 25 - April 15 , 2019 • 2:45 - 4:15 pm  • $265

These second year refresher courses are for those who would like to review what they learned in high school or college French classes, or for those students who have taken the beginning French conversation courses. The goal is to boost confidence and fluency in speaking. Venez apprendre avec plaisir!

Anne–Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne-Marie Lebas - Beginning Conversational French (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:30pm

Eight Tuesdays; Feb. 26 - April 16, 2019, • 3:30 - 5:00 pm • $265

These sequential courses are designed for those who have no or very little knowledge of French. We work with pronunciation, vocabulary enrichment, and short conversations.

Anne–Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:30am

Eight Tuesdays; Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 2019 • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $275

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le mystere Henri Pick” by David Foenkinos.

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 Store)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

8 Tuesdays; Jan. 15 - Mar. 5 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $275

Review of grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur las panete”, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le petit Nicolas a des ennuis” by Sempe-Goscinny.

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: Jana Zanetto - Basic French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

6 Mondays; January 7th - February 11th, 2019 • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm • $235

Conversation practice in scenarios that travelers most often encounter, from ordering a meal at a restaurant to filling a prescription at a pharmacy. Perfect for the traveler with only a little French, or the rusty intermediate speaker wishing to review.

Jana Zanetto has been a francophile since childhood and majored in French at UC Santa Barbara, spending her junior year abroad in Bordeaux. She taught French at Berlitz before getting her M.A. in teaching ESL, working at City College for 33 years. She has developed techniques for reducing accents and improving pronunciation

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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