Language Classes

The Tucson J offers language classes in Spanish, Hebrew, and Italian that delve into language acquisition, literature, and cultural studies. Explore the world at The J! Please note: no refunds once the class has begun.

For questions about the course offerings, please contact Jeremy Thompson, Program Manager of Arts & Culture, at jthompson@tucsonjcc.org or 520-299-3000.

Spring Classes begin January, 2019. See language courses below.

 

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Hebrew

Hebrew 1
Thursdays, 2-3 pm

1/3-2/21

Yes! Even you can learn to read, write, and speak Hebrew. Learn this ancient, yet modern language from a native Israeli instructor. Individual attention at a relaxed pace. This class is designed for beginners who have little or no knowledge of Hebrew. Materials fee $15

Instructor: Sara Golan Mussman.
$75/ $65 members

Hebrew 2
Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm

1/3-2/21

Learn this ancient yet modern language from a native Hebrew speaker, Sara Golan-Mussman. This six-week course will focus on conversation, grammar, and Israeli culture for students who have prior knowledge of Hebrew reading and writing.

Instructor: Sara Golan Mussman.
$75/$65 members


Creator of “Tucson Italian,” Theresa Levy, Ph.D. always offers a fun and useful approach to learning the Italian language. Levy has more than 25 years of experience teaching Italian privately, as well having taught Italian for nine years at the University of Arizona, and at Pima Community College.

Italian

Learn Italian 1

Tuesdays, 6-8:00 pm

1/8-2/12

2/19-3/26

4/2-5/7

This 6-week course will focus on elements of the Italian language that are most immediately useful when interacting with Italians and will make your next trip to Italy even more enjoyable. It will provide conversational training for a wide range of common settings.

Instructor: Theresa Levy 
$100/ $85 members

Italian Conversation

Mondays, 6-8 pm

1/7-2/11

2/18-3/25

4/1-5/6

This 6-week course will consist of fun, informal conversation in Italian in a friendly, encouraging environment. We will focus on practicing types of conversations we plan on having in Italy, and/or with Italians. The idea is to improve our ability in expressing ourselves, as well as improving our listening comprehension. This will make your next trip to Italy even more enjoyable, providing conversational training for a wide range of common settings.

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$100/ $85 members

 

Sign Language

Love is a 3 Letter Word

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

6 monthly sessions beginning 1/7 

Have you ever wanted to be a part of The J?s mission statement of inclusion? Our goal for you in this class is not to turn you into a fluent signer, but to give you the tools to show love and acceptance to the deaf culture and to be able to interact socially in a deaf community.

Instructor: Mike Pitman
$75/ $50 members

 

Spanish  

Mondays:

Spanish 1: Introduction to Spanish

This course is designed for the true beginner who, for the first time or after a long time, will be introduced to Spanish and would like to learn, understand, and speak basic ?every day? Spanish in a stress free environment. It develops the basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, pronunciation, and vocabulary acquisition.

 Día/hora: Lunes/ Mondays, 4:15-5:45 p.m

Fechas: 

1/7-  2/11

2/25-4/1

4/15-5/20

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Conversación practica y espanol 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!

 Día/hora: Lunes/ Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m

Fechas: 

1/7-  2/11

2/25-4/1

4/15-5/20

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Spanish 1: Beginners

This course is designed for the true beginner who, for the first time or after a long time, will be introduced to Spanish and would like to learn, understand, and speak basic ?every day? Spanish in a stress free environment. It develops the basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, pronunciation, and vocabulary acquisition.

Día/hora: Lunes/ Mondays, 4:15-5:45 pm

Fechas:

1/7-2/11

2/25-3/1

4/15-5/20

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Tuesdays:

Spanish 4: Intermediate

Ready for something more challenging? This class has an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through reviewing the past tenses, as well as the future, present perfect tenses, with target vocabulary and situations. Students will be introduced to the Spanish subjunctive in a day-to-day conversation and improve the quality of their spoken Spanish. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish is required.

Day/Time: Wednesdays  1 – 2:30 p.m.

Dates:

1/9 -2/13 

2/27-4/3 

4/17 -5/22

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Basic Conversational Spanish

This course is for advanced beginners and low intermediate students who mainly want to focus on conversational Spanish with almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, videos, pictures, flash cards, and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases, and losing your shyness. We work around a central theme, integrating a specific subject of our everyday life. Come join us! Recommended for students in Spanish 3 & 4.

Day/Time: Wednesdays  2:45-4:15 p.m.

Dates:

1/9-2/13

2/27-4/3

4/17-5/22

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Spanish Grammar

This course is for advanced beginners and low intermediate student who mainly want to focus on conversational Spanish with almost no grammar, but lots of vocabulary, audio, videos, pictures, flash cards and games. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic conversational phrases and losing your shyness. In this class we work around a central theme, integrating a specific subject of our everyday life. Come join us!

Day/Time: Wednesdays  4:30-5:15 p.m.

Dates:

1/9-2/13

2/27-4/3

4/17-5/22

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Club Del Libro

Continuamos con el Club del Libro. Todos leemos el mismo libro y en cada clase analizaremos el contexto, los personajes, expresiones, modismos y expresamos nuestras opiniones sobre el tema del libro. Excelente práctica para la lectura y comprensión. Libro: TBA

Day/Time: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Dates:  

1/9-2/13

2/27-4/3

4/17-5/22

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Thursdays:

Conversación practica y espanol 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!

 Día/hora: Lunes/ Thursdays,8:00-9:30 a.m

Fechas: 

1/10-2/24

2/28-4/4

4/18-5/23

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Spanish 5: Advanced Intermediate

This course is for students who can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including discussions in different every day topics. There will be an emphasis in conversation, reading and writing strengthened and expanded by more complex verb forms, including the present subjunctive, as well as new vocabulary and grammar. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without too much difficulty. Introduction to the Spanish past subjunctive and more complex grammar. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:45-11:15

Dates:  

1/10-2/24

2/28-4/4

4/18-5/23

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Spanish 3: Beginners II

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

Day/Time: Thursdays 11:30-1:15 p.m.

Dates:  

1/10-2/24

2/28-4/4

4/18-5/23

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members

Spanish 2: Beginners

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

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Dates:  

1/10-2/24

2/28-4/4

4/18-5/23

Instructor: Theresa Levy
$95/ $85 members