Language Classes

Class: Jana Zanetto - French for Travelers (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

Eight Mondays; July 2 - Aug. 20 • 12 pm - 1:30 pm • $265

Creating basic communication skills and confidence for traveling through lots of practice in scenarios that travelers most often encounter, with focus on practical vocabulary and grammar for those with only a little French, and emphasis on pronunciation.

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 for both French and English and supports training the ear through listening. She continues to visit France regularly, often on unsupported bike trips.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Jana Zanetto - Beyond the Basics in French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Eight Mondays; July 2 - Aug. 20 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • $265

Moving beyond basic conversation and present tense verbs: Developing confidence and more facility in communication with new sentence structures, grammar, and vocabulary through conversation, lively discussions, and varied texts, with pronunciation assistance.

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 for both French and English and supports training the ear through listening. She continues to visit France regularly, often on unsupported bike trips.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Improve Your Italian Through Music (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Four Tuesdays July 10 - 31 • 10:00am - 12:00pm • $95

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

Class: Denise Adams - Intermediate Conversational French (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Four Wednesdays; July 11 – Aug. 1 • 12:00-2:00pm • $150

Denise Adams grew up in Paris and is a native French Speaker.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 3: Elementary (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:30am

Eight Thursdays; August 23 - October 18, 2018 (no class September 27) • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $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: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 4: Elementary (Sausalito Store)

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Ten Mondays; August 27 - November 19, 2018 (no class September 3, October 22, November 12) • 9:00 am-11:00 am • $325

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.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 1: Beginning (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Eight Tuesdays; August 28 - October 16, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $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: Alessandra Beraldi - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

8 Wednesdays; August 29 - October 17, 2018 • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm • $265

 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