Sprechen sie deutsch? Parlez-vous français? Habla espanol?
Brush up on your foreign language conversation skills at Mark Skinner Library. Burr and Burton Academy, Maple Street School, and MSL are teaming up again to host conversation groups in German, French, and Spanish.Please note the following schedules:
German: one meeting per month October – May. First Tuesday of the month. 7- 8p.m. Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6
Spanish: one meeting per month – October – May. First Friday of the month. 3p.m – 4p.m.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2
French: two six-week sessions, one meeting per week. Thursdays, 7- 8p.m.
Session 1 – starts October 10
Session 2 – starts in February
BBA foreign language teachers Barb Miceli, Michelle Emery, and Sue Ritchie keep the meetings lively along with teacher Lizzy Lindenberg from Maple Street School.
These meetings are not lessons, rather opportunities to practice conversation skills. Most meetings center on a theme and are geared towards those with intermediate or advanced skills. Beginners are always welcome but their participation may be limited to listening and absorbing until they are ready to join the conversation.
The groups are free and open to everyone. MSL customers do have the added advantage of using “Mango Languages” and “Powerspeak”, online foreign language learning systems available through their library membership.