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Registration Opens for Fall Spanish Language and Culture Classes

June 13, 2014

Notre Dame of Maryland University has begun registration for two Spanish Language and Culture classes dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the community and the Church that will run during the fall semester. The classes are offered through the University's Office of International Programs.

Two sessions of Spanish Language and Culture (Part 1) will be offered on Tuesdays starting on September 23 and running through November 25. Afternoon sessions will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and evening sessions will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This course is designed for professionals or volunteers who currently work with or will work with Hispanic communities in schools, hospitals, parishes, community-based organizations or other nonprofits, or other settings where you are interacting with Latinos. There is a language and a cultural component to the course. The language component enables one to learn basic conversational skills and elemental phrases to better communicate with Spanish-speaking persons. Good pronunciation, listening and speaking skills are emphasized. The cultural component emphasizes the spirituality, customs and traditions of Hispanics.

Spanish Language and Culture (Part 3) will be offered on Mondays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from September 22 to November 24. In Part 3, the emphasis is on listening and speaking skills. It stresses using the language in practical, conversational ways, drawing on the needs and experiences of the participants. There will be a continued grammar component, including beginning study of the subjunctive. The cultural component features interviews with native speakers. Prerequisite is Spanish Language and Culture (Part 2) or the equivalent.

Enrollment is limited, and early registration is recommended. The fee for each course is $400 per person or $1,050 for three participants if registered by September 8. After that date the fee is $425 per person or $1,125 for three participants. For more information or to register, call 410-532-5306, send an e-mail to Linda Stilling, SSND  or visit the Spanish Language and Culture page.