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Spanish Language Skills

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers courses for those who interact with Spanish-speaking employees in the workplace, and who are seeking basic conversational Spanish skills for use in their day-to-day communications. It is expected that participants will have no Spanish training or limited Spanish education that has been forgotten.

Who Should Attend: Managers, supervisors, classroom educators, health-care practitioners and other professionals would benefit from these courses as well as individuals who want to learn the language…be it for travel, work, or awareness.

Spanish in the Workplace

This training program is designed to facilitate basic communication with employees or clients whose native language is Spanish. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and specific vocabulary that targets business communication needs.

Dates: Fridays September 25-October 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 12 Noon
Instructor: Joyce Ramos Gomez de Avila, MA
Location: NEPA Alliance 1151 Oak Street Pittston, PA 18640
Cost: $295 per person, includes workbook

Conversational Spanish

Penn State’s “Conversational Spanish” is an introductory level class for students with little to no conversational ability in or knowledge of the Spanish language. The course will span 5 weeks. Each 2-hour session will introduce and then build upon basics of the language such as the Spanish alphabet, numbers, and present-tense verbs. The gender of nouns, adjective agreement, and other general grammar concepts will be discussed as well. In a comfortable and supportive environment, students will converse using common greetings and phrases — honing their pronunciation skills, enhancing their memories, and bolstering their confidence. Throughout the class, students will select and translate their own set of sentences designed with a personal goal of communication in mind — be it travel, work, or awareness. Students will also explore electronic and traditional translator tools, examining their worth and evaluating their usefulness.

DATES: Thursdays September 17-October 15, 2015
TIME: 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
FEE: $169 per person (includes course materials)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 9th, 2015
LOCATION: Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman

For more information, contact Continuing Education at (570) 675-9253 or wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

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