Courses

Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist. This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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Gain practical knowledge and basic conversational skills in this fun and relaxed class! This class is ideal for new students, or those who want to review the basics.
This class is offered for GOLD CARD MEMBERS Gold. Card members use discount code GOLD at checkout.


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Sign language is the third most common "foreign" language in the United States, and can be used right here in the Northwest. Learn and practice finger spelling and signs for 350-450 words in this welcoming environment. Instructor: H. Vreeland


July 12, 2022 to September 6, 2022, 05:00pm, TAP 17
Pick up speed and expand your signing vocabulary with immersion practice. Learn 350 more words and become a better communicator. Class will include two field trips. Instructor: H. Vreeland


July 11, 2022 to August 29, 2022, 05:00pm, TAP 17
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do. Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign! This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course bundle will help you understand the perspective of the hearing impaired through use of videos to demonstrate how to make signs and communicate by facial expression.


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This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues of everyday words which will teach you to communicate in a wide variety of settings. This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto.You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno! This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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