Adult & Language Classes

The Tucson J offers a wide array of events, classes and special interest groups. Register for classes below or in person at the Welcome Desk or call 520-299-3000.

 

 Around The World: Adult Summer Camp

Travel the world in a week without even leaving The J! Channel your inner adventurer and introduce yourself to the languages, cultures, and cuisines of China, France, Italy, Mexico, and Israel. Each day of the Around The World: Adult Summer Camp will focus on a different country’s culture and will include a language class, art making activity, and cooking class.

You can sign up for the $60/ $50 member (day rate) here or call the Welcome Desk at 520-299-3000
or you can sign up for the week rate $275/ $225 member (week rate) here or call The Welcome Desk at 520-299-3000 to register.

Mexico: Monday, June 12

9:00am-10:15am  Introduction to Spanish Class with Spanish instructor Myriam Barrientos

10:15am-11:30am Mexican Tile Making with Gerri Young

China: Tuesday, June 13

9:00am-10:15am  Introduction to Mandarin class with Tucson’s Chinese Cultural Center 

10:15am-11:30am Chinese Calligraphy with Tucson’s Chinese Cultural Center 


Italy: Wednesday, June 14

9:00am-10:15am Introduction to Italian class with Italian instructor Theresa Levy

10:15am-11:30am Italian cooking demonstration with Roma Imports


France: Thursday, June 15

9:00am-10:15am Introduction to French with Alliance Française de Tucson

10:15am- 11:30am Crepe Cooking Class with Alliance Française de Tucson


Israel: Friday, June 16

9:00am-9:45am Introduction to Hebrew with Hebrew instructor Sara Mussman

9:45am-10:30am Israeli Dance with Dance instructor Brandi Hawkins

10:30am-11:30am Israeli Cooking Class and Shabbat prayers

You can sign up for the $60/ $50 member (day rate) here or call the Welcome Desk at 520-299-3000
or you can sign up for the week rate $275/ $225 member (week rate) here or call The Welcome Desk at 520-299-3000 to register.

For questions, please contact Barbara Fenig, Director of Arts & Culture, at bfenig@tucsonjcc.org or call 520-299-3000.


 

Intermediate Hebrew for Adults

Eight one-hour sessions with instructor, Sara Golan-Mussman.
Yes!  Even you can learn to read, write and speak Hebrew.  Learn this ancient yet modern language from a native Israeli speaker.  Individual attention at a relaxed pace.  This class is designed for those at the Intermediate level. Cost of textbook paid to instructor.

April 19-June 14 (May 31st class to be rescheduled)
Wednesdays 6 – 7pm
$70 / $60 member


Advanced Hebrew for Adults

Eight one-hour sessions with instructor, Sara Golan-Mussman. Conversation, grammar, Israeli culture for students who have prior knowledge of Hebrew reading and writing. Cost of textbook paid to instructor.

Thursdays, 3-4 pm
May 11-June 22 (8 weeks)
$70 / $60 members


SPANISH SUMMER WORKSHOPS

These workshops are offered for those who are in Tucson in June and want to continue learning, practicing and enjoying Spanish before our summer break. Please join us and take advantage of these fun workshops.
ALL workshops are for ALL Spanish levels. 

 

Basic Verbs


1 – 2:30pm
Wednesdays
June 7 – 28 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members

Spanish Cognates


2:45 – 4:15pm
Wednesdays
June 7 – 28 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members

Conquering Spanish Verbs


4:30 – 6:15pm
Wednesdays
June 7 – 28 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members

Estudiantes y un invitado especial


9 – 10:30am
Thursdays
June 8 – 29 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members

Beyond the present tense and back to the past


10:45am – 12:15pm
Thursdays
June 8 – 29 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members

Cuentos de Eva Luna


12:30pm – 2:00pm
Thursdays
June 8 – 29 (four weeks)
$60/ $50 members


SPANISH

 

Basic Conversation (Spanish)

This course is for Low and Intermediate Beginner student who only wants to focus on conversational Spanish, almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, video, flash cards and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases and losing your shyness. Come join us!

April 19 – May 24
Wednesdays 2:45 – 4:15 pm
$85 member / $90 non-member

Conversación Práctica y español avanzado

Esta clase es para aquellos quienes ya saben y quieren practicar más español. Mejoraremos la pronunciación, redacción y formas de expresión. Hablaremos de temas actuales, participaremos en actividades y juegos divertidos y creativos. Poca gramática, mucha conversación, lectura y escritura sobre la interesante cultura mexicana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español!

April 20 – May 25
Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 am
$85 member / $90 non-member

 

Spanish Intermediate I

Ready for something more challenging?  This course is on emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through the studying of the preterite, imperfect, future, and passive tenses, as well as thematical vocabulary and situations. We will read basic authentic texts and produce language both orally and in writing. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish required.

April 20 – May 25
Thursday  9:45 – 11:15 am

$85 member/ $90 non-member

Introduction to Spanish 

This course is designed for the true beginner who will be introduced to Spanish. You will learn, understand, and speak basic every day Spanish in a stress-free environment. You will develop basic language skills:  listening comprehension, speaking, reading and vocabulary acquisition.

March 2 – April 6
Thursdays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
$85 member / $90 non-member

 

Introduction to Spanish II

Designed for students with a little more experience and background in simple Spanish.  Practice what you have learned in previous courses and expand your vocabulary, grammar and ability to communicate, as well as accent reduction. Previous knowledge: basic vocabulary, Ser/Estar, present tense of regular verbs.

April 19 – May 24
Wednesday 1:00 – 2:30 pm
$85 member / $90 non-member

For more information please contact Barbara Fenig, Director of Arts & Culture, at bfenig@tucsonjcc.org or 520-299-3000.