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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

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Spanish - Continuing 7.11.22


with Paul Garcia

Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Advanced Beginner Spanish further expands understanding of culture and language learning in general. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class, if you are continuing from an earlier class you will be using the same book.

Writers Workshop - Support for Aspiring Writers


with Laura Lee Perkins, MS

Calendar Jul 27, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

This 3-hour class will offer tips that will answer your questions and encourage you to keep writing. You will learn how to write a catchy query letter; gain professional presentation skills; learn about grants for writers and artist-in-residencies; learn about submitting to magazines/periodicals; and how to build your resume as a writer. The class will include information about publishers who are open for submissions.

Beginning Conversational Spanish
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Beginning Conversational Spanish


with Cristina Sempe

Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions.  Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Two-Month Course, quarterly starts

Digital Tools for the Beginning Memoir Writer


with BoomerTECH Adventures

Everyone has a story to tell. Writing your memoir helps you reflect on the varied experiences that impacted your life and helped shape who you are today. This course looks at a variety of digital tools, available through any digital device, that make the process of memoir writing more fun and a little less daunting. You will explore several unique approaches to research, learn strategies for gathering and storing materials in one easily accessible place, and delve into ways to illustrate your memoir even if you are not an artist. Polishing your work for publication and presenting it in a public format are other video topics. You will leave the course well equipped to begin your writing adventure.

Discover Sign Language
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Discover Sign Language


with Erin Trimble

Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do.

Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!

Sessions begin monthly. Call to register.

Fiction Writing, Introduction to
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Fiction Writing, Introduction to


with Jacqui Lipton

Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction writing experience, find your pathway towards your fiction writing goals. Learn the basic building blocks of story: character, plot and setting. Then find out the different forms of fiction writing and some of the genres you might like to explore. 

Whether you’ve never written a word of fiction, or haven’t written since high school or college, you will complete the course with the skills you need to get started. Create a new work of fiction, or  revive an old one that’s been sitting in your bottom drawer.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

Writing Essentials
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Writing Essentials


with Ann Linquist

Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you’ll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.

Whether you’re hoping to get a better job, write for a blog, or publish your short story, this course will give you the writing tools you need for success. It’s also a perfect choice if you speak English as a second language. With the knowledge and hands-on practice you gain from this course, you’ll be able to express yourself clearly and persuasively in writing—both in your personal life and in the business world.

Sessions begin monthly. Call to register.

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