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Spanish - Beginner

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Paul Garcia's classes have been among our most popular offerings for many years. Beginners’ Spanish introduces elements of basic grammar and vocabulary by means of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class.

French I - Beginner French

$59

with Kimberly Helmstetter

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a beginner course where we will cover topics such as greetings, personal preferences, shopping, asking for and giving directions, making plans with family members or friends, descriptions of people and places, ordering in a restaurant, how to get around town, go shopping, and ask for directions.

Spanish - Intermediate

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Intermediate Spanish gradually delves further into literature and culture. 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.

French I - Beginner French Continuing

$59

with Kimberly Helmstetter

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

More French! This class will be a continuation of French 1 - Beginner French.

Independent Publishing

$25

with Patsy Baldus

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Come hear why you should join Maine Publishing, our local cooperative publishing company! You have poured your heart and soul into that novel, poetry book, or even Aunt Ida’s Family Recipes, so now what do you do? Consider the possibility of joining a cooperative publishing company unlike any other in Maine that offers guidance, training, and support for you throughout the publishing process and even after your book is in print. Join published author, Patsy Baldus, (“Love, Lutefisk, and Lemon Zest Sneakers”) for an evening of fun, information, and reassurance that you can get your works published through Maine Authors Publishing. Whether you need just an edit, just the design and cover of your book, or just want to print what you already have, this is the company that can help you achieve that. Need all of those things? Patsy will outline the steps to completing the entire process from editing to printing. Bring your enthusiasm and your questions and expect some audience participation (tinged with humor) for this event!

Spanish - Continuing

$65

with Paul Garcia

Calendar Nov 7, 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.
Beginning Conversational Spanish
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Beginning Conversational Spanish

$290

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

$39

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.





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