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S17B3 Conversational Spanish as a Second Language Part 1

This is a course for beginner and/or intermediate level learners. There will be some writing, reading, and listening assignments to supplement learning but overall students will express themselves orally. Students deciding to take this course should be aware that learning a foreign language is a very active and involved process. Similar, to sports, one does not learn a language by being a spectator. By the end of this course, students should be able hold basic conversations with Spanish speakers from all regions in the areas of greetings, food, necessities, everyday happenings, asking/giving directions, requesting medical assistance, and general conversational phrases. Class will involve a variety of learning methods such as learning through song, practicing with classmates and the instructor, learning through videos, as well as grammar to supplement concepts learned. Spanish is not difficult to learn but practice early on is of utmost importance and thus homework will likely be given regularly.

Instructor: Dianté Ryals graduated from JMU in December of 2015 with a B.A., Spanish and a B.S., Chemistry. He has traveled to several Spanish speaking countries including Spain and Colombia within the past two years. He has also interacted with native Spanish-speakers in the valley area including speakers from Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Spain, Colombia, and Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay and Cuba. He believes that immersion is the best way to learn the language, and immersion is more than possible right here in the U.S.

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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