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World Languages

Palo Alto Adult School offers classes in four different languages: Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. Our classes cover Beginning to Advanced instruction based on community interest and demand.

  • CHINESE: Beginning

    Learn the most popular language in the world in an efficient way and talk with accurate pronunciation from the beginning!

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 405

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

  • CHINESE: Continuing Class

    Learn the most popular and most difficult language in the world. It expands your world view and enables you to participate more effectively in the Bay area.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8:05–9:35 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 405

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of Chinese phonetics
    Price: $108
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

  • FRENCH: Beginning III

    Don’t let your knowledge of French go rusty, come and expand your basic skills.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: April 12 to May 24
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Two quarters of French or equivalent
    Price: $112
    Instructor: Mireille Belloni, msbfrench@gmail.com

  • FRENCH: Intermediate

    Vous aimez le Français! Continue your immersion in the French language and culture and master communication skills through group participation.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 21 to May 23
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 401

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: One year of previous French study
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Malika Labidi, malikafrenchclasses@gmail.com

  • FRENCH: Reading and Conversation

    Reading is fun and a great way to expand your knowledge of French!

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: April 13 to May 25
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–7:30 p.m
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 401

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: High intermediate/advanced French skills
    Price: $112
    Instructor: Mireille Belloni, msbfrench@gmail.com

  • FRENCH: Advanced —
    Et Si Nous Parlions Français?

    Bonjour! Welcome to Et Si Nous Parlions Français, an advanced class that will help boost your conversational skills in French!

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 401

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Advanced French skills
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Malika Labidi, malikafrenchclasses@gmail.com

  • ITALIAN: Beginning II

    Students with a basic knowledge of Italian will go forward with their knowledge of the Italian language and culture.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 21 to May 23
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6–7:25 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Italian Beginning I
    Price: $108
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • ITALIAN BEGINNING III

    Students will deepen their knowledge of Italian Language and Culture, practicing hands-on Italian structures already learned and some new ones.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 21 to May 23
    (No class: April 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7:35–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Italian Beginning II
    Price: $108
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • ITALIAN: Intermediate III—and Basic Conversation

    Continuiamo ad imparare l’italiano! Keep building the Italian skills developed in Advanced Beginning level!

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: March 23 to May 25
    (No class: April 6 and April 20.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–7:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Italian Intermediate II
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Stefania Filigheddu, stefania.filigheddu@gmail.com

  • ITALIAN: Advanced Reading and Conversation
    Class limited to 15 students

    Have fun in this lively and challenging class and increase your Italian vocabulary and culture while reading and conversing only in Italian.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: March 23 to May 25
    (No class: April 6 and April 20.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7:35–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Advanced Italian skills
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Stefania Filigheddu, stefania.filigheddu@gmail.com

  • SPANISH: Beginning

    Learn the essentials of Spanish grammar from a native speaker and develop the four language skills in meaningful contexts.

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Level 1: None; Levels 2 and 3: Previous Level
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar

    SECTION A (Level 1)

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 21 to May 23
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402
    Price: $144

    SECTION B (Level 2)

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 20 to May 22
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402
    Price: $144

    SECTION C (Level 3)

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 23 to May 25
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402
    Price: $144
  • SPANISH: Low Intermediate

    ¿Habla Vd. Español? Continue your studies and focus on conversational skills. Add to your knowledge of grammar and Hispanic culture.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 403

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Two quarters of beginning Spanish or equivalent
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Sarah Tevis, tevvy67@hotmail.com

  • SPANISH: High Intermediate

    Learn the fine points of Spanish grammar and the multiple uses of the subjunctive mood in this engaging course.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Three quarters of low intermediate Spanish or equivalent
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar

  • SPANISH: Advanced Conversation and Literature

    Converse with other students strictly in Spanish and read contemporary Spanish or Latin-American plays, novels and short stories.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: March 22 to May 24
    (No class: April 5.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish skills
    Price: $144
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar