Continuing Education Offers Conversational Spanish

Beginning Thursday, September 17th and spanning five weeks, Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Continuing Education will be offering Conversational Spanish.

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.

Conversational Spanish is an introductory level class with each 2-hour session introducing and then building 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.

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.

Conversational Spanish begins September 17th and runs every Thursday through October 15th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman. Cost for the course is $169 per person and includes all course materials. Registration deadline is September 9th, 2015.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.