Please see below the line-up of language courses being offered by UC Berkeley Extension this summer, starting as soon as June 2. Please let me know if you have any questions, and you can enroll at extension.berkeley.edu
Travel to Rome
ITALIAN X404 • 2 semester units in Italian
Leslie Elwell, Ph.D.
Develop speaking and listening skills in Italian while gaining knowledge of Rome and Roman culture. Practice Italian while learning about Roman geography, architecture, visual art and food. On successful completion of this course, you should be able to communicate basic information about yourself; participate
in simple conversations about everyday topics; read texts to understand the main information; produce Italian with enough grammatical and pronunciation accuracy to be understood by a native speaker; and, ultimately, be able to travel
to Rome with a basic command of its language and culture. Learn in a lively atmosphere using media, authentic texts, interactive activities and structured dialogue with the instructor and peers. Absolute beginners are welcome.
Wednesdays, 6–9 pm
June 3–Aug. 5
Berkeley Campus: 79 Dwinelle Hall • $475
Spanish Film: El Cine en el Mundo Hispánico
SPANISH X411 • 2 semester units in Spanish
Pamela Lim-McAlister, M.A., Extension Honored Instructor
View contemporary films in Spanish, with an emphasis on the Hispanic and Latin American worlds, through the eyes of renowned directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Luis Buñuel and Alfonso Arau. You first read the literary source where applicable and get an introduction to the film’s sociocultural, historical and political background. Viewings are followed by a critique and discussion in Spanish. At the end of this course, you should have improved comprehension and greater facility in using the language, as well as an increase in your Spanish vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Spanish II or equivalent.
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm
June 2–Aug. 11 (no meeting on June 23)
Berkeley: Golden Bear Center • $475
FRENCH X403 • 2 semester units in French
Marie-Claude Le Gall, M.A.
In this continuation of French II, hone your everyday conversational and writing skills in French. Expand your vocabulary and idiomatic expressions while strengthening your pronunciation and grammatical accuracy. Gain conversational
fluency in past and future tenses while exploring the conditional and subjunctive tenses. This course uses various techniques to promote language learning, including audio materials, role playing and interactive in-class exercises.
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm
June 10–Aug. 12
San Francisco: San Francisco Campus • $475
Travel to Spain and Latin America
SPANISH X412 • 2 semester units in Spanish
Julieta Zuniga, M.A.
Uncover your passion for languages and learn basic Spanish skills—speaking, reading, writing and listening—while discovering the multicultural Spanish world. Learn about the diversity in its cuisine and traditions, and prepare to travel to Spain and Latin America. Gain basic conversational Spanish and an understanding of various aspects of Hispanic culture, including the history, geography and art of Spanish-speaking countries. Develop your skills in a lively environment that uses audiovisual material, authentic texts, and interactive activities among students and instructor in the target language. No previous Spanish language experience necessary.
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm
June 23–Aug. 25
Berkeley Campus: 156 Dwinelle Hall • $475
Conversational Mandarin for Beginners
EA LANG X405 • 1 semester unit in East Asian Languages
Baocai Jia, M.A.
Get basic training in listening and speaking Modern Standard Chinese while learning about Chinese culture through its traditions, arts and cuisine. You interact closely with the instructor and other students to enhance your speaking and listening comprehension skills by learning grammar structures and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. You also learn pinyin, a romanization system useful as a tool for writing ideas in Chinese without knowing the Chinese characters. By the end of the course, you should be able to pronounce Mandarin with reasonable accuracy;
introduce yourself and others; ask for and make simple comments on chosen cultural topics; and discuss nationalities, occupations, family members and everyday activities. Class materials also further enhance your knowledge of Chinese culture. No previous Chinese language experience is necessary.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–9 pm
July 14–Aug. 6
Berkeley Campus: 151 Barrows Hall • $395
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