Languages

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH: El Español Contemporáneo

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Price: 500.00 USD
12 Weeks

09 - 04 - 2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2019-09-04 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This class is a continuation of the beginning level Spanish class. The language materials used are part of a new series authored by Dr. Urrutibéheity titled El Español Actual (Today´s Spanish). Intensive speaking practice continues to be the main feature of each class. Participants are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish and progress at their own pace. The grammatical structure of spoken Spanish is given more emphasis than in the preceding level. Special pronunciation and grammatical contrasts will be discussed. Participants will be given CDs with the contents of each lesson and will be expected to do written exercises to reinforce the learning of new vocabulary and structures. (A limited enrollment class)

LE FRANÇAIS CONTEMPORAIN: French Conversation for Beginners

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Price: 350.00 USD
8 Weeks

09 - 05 - 2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2019-09-05 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

In this class designed for beginners, Dr. Urrutibéheity, a native speaker of French and Spanish, will use the textbook he has co-authored with Paris professor Brigittede Broin, LE FRANÇAIS CONTEMPORAIN, which is available at Copydotcom, 1201-F Westheimer, for $20. The materials in the textbook reflect the everyday speech of Paris. Class time will be exclusively devoted to oral communication and review in order to help students internalize the language materials. Participants will learn present-day French as spoken in France as well as new ways of reacting to life situations with French speakers. CDs of the lessons will be provided for participants at no cost. (A limited enrollment class)

BEGINNING SPANISH: El Español Contemporáneo

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Price: 500.00 USD
12 Weeks

09 - 09 - 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2019-09-09 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is intended for students who have had little or no previous Spanish. The emphasis is not on how much is “covered,” but on the internalization of that introduced in class, keeping in mind the fact that learning a second language in a non-immersion environment is a gradual process. The progress of the class will not be determined by the instructor but by the progress of the group. The first two classes will be a review of the first four lessons in the textbook—El Español Actual (2016 edition), authored by Dr. Hector Urrutibéheity. The textbook can be purchased at Copy.com, 1201 Westheimer. Please note that this is the only program in the city that provides students with CDs for each of the lessons introduced in class. (A limited enrollment class)

EXPLORING MORE GALLERIES OF HOUSTON

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Price: 275.00 USD
5 Weeks

10 - 08 - 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2019-10-08 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course is intended for art enthusiasts and those who are interested in the inner workings of Houston’s extensive fine art scene. Guided by art historian, appraiser, and owner of the William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery (dedicated to the promotion of Texas art), participants will be given the unique opportunity to visit the treasures our city has to offer. For the first class, we will meet at The Women’s Institute for a brief introduction to the course; the remaining four classes will be spent visiting remarkable galleries, some of which may be “off the radar” for class participants. (For former class members of Ms. Foltz, please note that new galleries and artists are included in this class. A limited enrollment class)

ADVANCED SPANISH: El Español Contemporáneo

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Price: 300.00 USD
5 Weeks

10 - 31 - 2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2019-10-31 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This class is designed for students who have completed prior Spanish classes at WIH or who possess, in their estimation, an advanced command of the language. News articles from all over the Hispanic world will be used as main conversation topics. Idiomatic expressions not commonly found in text books will be introduced gradually. In addition, some grammar points rarely found in text books will be discussed and practiced. Differences between variants of Spanish will be analyzed and special emphasis will be placed on the Spanish spoken in Mexico. Class participants will be expected to purchase a DVD of a well-known Spanish-language film designated by Dr. Urrutibéheity. Segments of the film will be discussed during several class periods. (A limited enrollment class)