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US HISTORY AND CULTURE

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Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, simonewojt@gmail.com
Duration: 8 wks
Date range: March 13 to May 8
(No class: April 3.)
Date(s) of the week: Monday
Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Quarter: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Recommended for high intermediate to advanced English language learners
Textbook: Required textbook can be purchased in advance in the Adult School office
Address: Cubberley Rm A3
Price: $128
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This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while becoming familiar with many interesting aspects of US history and culture.

We address why Americans think and behave the way they do and the foundation for some of their attitudes and values, such as the importance of competition and hard work.

Reading, vocabulary improvement, pronunciation, language usage, and a greater understanding of American culture and history are incorporated into each class.

Required textbook can be purchased in advance in the Adult School office.

Student Comments

I took the U.S. History and Culture class because I wanted to learn more about American people, life and traditions. The book that we used was very useful and interesting. This class helped me to understand more about the American way of life and values and eventually successfully enroll in Graduate program in San Jose State University.

Marta Muske,
Graduate Student

In the US History and Culture class, I had a really good time learning culture with Simone. It was very useful learning about housing, education and the current situation in the U.S. Now, I want to talk more about each topic with my American friends.

Jaemin Shin,
Stay-at-home Mom