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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 1

    Topics in the class will focus on a variety of food, shopping for food, dining out and treating friends to a meal.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8:05–9:35 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 405

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of Chinese phonetics and making simple sentences
    Price: $72
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

    No Longer Available

  • CHINESE: Continuing Class

    Learn the most popular and the most difficult language in the world. Continue to build vocabulary, develop grammar, reading and conversational skills.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 405

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of Chinese phonetics
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Lucia Wu, lucia_wwh@sbcglobal.net

  • GERMAN FOR TRAVELERS (**NEW**)

    Guten Tag und herzlich wilkommen! This class is designed for students who are interested in learning German, or traveling to Germany.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 5 to July 10
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 401

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $64
    Instructor: Kathleen Stender-Theuring, kathleen.st.theuring@gmail.com

  • ITALIAN: GIUGNO E CANZONI
    (June with Italian Songs) (**NEW**)

    Giugno e canzoni! This class will be a short, joyful review of your skills in Italian.

    Duration: 2 wks (4 sessions)
    Date range: June 12 to June 21
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Italian, beginner to low intermediate (A1, A2, B1)
    Price: $64
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • ITALIAN: ADVANCED GRAMMAR REVIEW (**NEW**)

    Have you ever questioned how to express a wish in the past, present or future?

    Duration: 2 wks (4 sessions)
    Date range: June 12 to June 21
    Day(s) of the week: Monday and Wednesday
    Hour: 8–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 408

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: High intermediate or equivalent
    Price: $32
    Instructor: Francesca Lorenzon

  • SPANISH: Beginning

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

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Previous level
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar

    SECTION A (Level 2)

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: June 6 to July 11
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402
    Price: $80

    SECTION B (Level 3)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 5 to July 10
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402
    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: 6 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Three quarters of low intermediate Spanish or equivalent
    Price: $96
    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: 6 wks
    Date range: June 7 to July 12
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 402

    Quarter: Summer 2017
    Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish skills
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Leonardo McCord Salazar