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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 2

    Continue to reinforce accurate pronunciations, extend vocabulary and sentence structures to express yourself more skillfully.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: June 13 to July 18
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 309

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Chinese Beginning or the Fundamentals of Chinese Phonetics
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

  • CHINESE: Continuing Class

    Continue to extend vocabulary and grammar for efficient conversations.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 13 to July 18
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 309

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Chinese Beginning or half a year of Chinese study
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

  • ITALIAN WITH SONGS: ESTATE IN MUSICA

    A Summer review of your knowledge of Italian language through Italian songs! This class will be a joyful way to review your Italian.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 11 to July 16
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 308

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Beginning level
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • ITALIAN: ADVANCED GRAMMAR — HOW TO EXPRESS CAUSE AND EFFECT

    Have you been studying Italian for years, but do you still think there is space for improvement? That’s the perfect class for you!

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 12 to July 17
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 308

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Advanced level
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • SPANISH: BEGINNING

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

    Duration: 6 wks
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Previous level
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar

    SECTION A (Level 2)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 12 to July 17
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302
    Price: $96

    SECTION B (Level 3)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 11 to July 16
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302
    Price: $96

    SECTION C (Level 4)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 11 to July 16
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 8–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302
    Price: $96
  • SPANISH: HIGH INTERMEDIATE

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

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 13 to July 18
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Three quarters of low intermediate Spanish or equivalent
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar

  • SPANISH: ADVANCED CONVERSATION AND LITERATURE

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

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 13 to July 18
    (No class: July 4.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 302

    Quarter: Summer 2018
    Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish skills
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar