Language Classes

The Tucson J offers language classes in Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin, Italian, and French 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.

Hebrew Classes will resume in January

Beginner Hebrew
Thursdays, 2-3 pm

Yes – even you can learn to read, write and speak Hebrew. Individual attention at a relaxed pace. Six, one-hour classes designed for those at the beginner level.
Instructor: Sara Golan Mussman.
$70/ $60 members
Please contact the Welcome Desk in August for Fall class dates at 520-299-3000.

Advanced Hebrew
Thursdays, 3-4 pm

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.
$70/$60 members
Please contact the Welcome Desk in August for Fall class dates at 520-299-3000.


 


Beginner Italian

Tuesdays, September 25-October 23 & November 6-December 11, 6-8pm
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.
Instructor: Theresa Levy of Tucson Italian-
$70/ $65


Spanish at The J!

Fall Classes: 

There will be NO classes Nov. 21 or 22

MONDAY:

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: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22

Fechas: Nov. 5 – Dec. 17

$90/ $85 

WEDNESDAY:

Low-Intermediate

Ready for something more challenging?  This class is on emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, through re-introducing the preterite, imperfect, future, as well as target vocabulary and situations.  Students will learn day to day conversation and improve the quality of their spoken Spanish. Knowledge and previous classes in Spanish required. This is a continuation of the current Beginners II class.

Day/Time: Wednesdays  1 – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 & Nov. 7 – December 19

$72/ $75

Basic Conversational Spanish

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  2:45  – 4:15 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 & Nov. 7 – Dec. 19

$72/ $75

Spanish grammar one step at a time

This class will present the essential elements of Spanish grammar, which will allow students to build on what they already know. It will be a useful tool for beginners to advanced Spanish language students who need a clear and simple reference to Spanish grammar. Great practice, review and way of learning. This session: Prepositions! Join us!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 & Nov. 7- Dec. 19

$72/ $75

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

Día/Hora: miércoles  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 & Nov. 7 – Dec. 19

$72/ $75

THURSDAY:

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, lecturas, videos, juegos y escritura sobre la interesante cultura hispana. Clase totalmente en español ¡Disfruta y vive el español.

Day/Time: Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25 & Nov. 8 – Dec. 20

$90/ $85 

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 and past subjunctive, vocabulary and grammar. Students will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without too much difficulty.

Course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Day/Time: Thursdays  9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Sept. 20– Oct. 25 & Nov. 8 – Dec. 20

$90/ $85

Beginners I

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. In this section we will put together some beginner readings in Spanish to help you practice what you have learned so far.  Previous knowledge: Ser/Estar, present tense of regular and irregular verbs. In this session: Future and present participle.

Day/Time: Thursdays 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25 & Nov. 8 – Dec. 20

$90/ $85 

Introduction to Spanish I

A continuation of Intro to Spanish for those students who have already been introduced to the structure and usage of nouns, verbs, simple sentences and the verbs “estar and ser”. Students will gain confidence in their ability to learn a second language; will be prepared for further Spanish language instruction by gaining sufficient every day vocabulary to form simple sentences.

Day/Time: Thursdays  1:30 – 3:00

Dates: Nov. 8 – Dec. 20

$90/ $85