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300     Basic and Conversational Spanish

EspanolThis class will be a continuation of the basic Spanish class from Winter 2014 for those who would like to improve their Spanish.  The focus will begin with basic Spanish, pronunciation and grammar and continue on to conversational Spanish.  The primary goal for this class is to enjoy it and have fun while learning to carry on basic conversations in Spanish.

Benito Gonzalez is a native of Mexico.  He has lived in Oak Ridge since 1981.  He worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is now retired.

Eleven sessions:  Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:10 p.m., September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2 and 9

301 German – Advanced

Students, along with Ms. Armstrong, determine together the nature of topics and discussions from a wealth of materials she brings from German Flag Smileyher yearly visits to Germany and Switzerland.  Classes include conversation, reading, and writing dictations, with short stories, poetry, and challenging “brain training” topics serving as catalysts.  Most students have participated over several years and have a good command of the German language.  Students should bring writing material to class.

Evelyn Oxenius Armstrong is a native of Germany and was educated in Germany, England and the U.S.  While teaching German (and when needed, French) at ORHS, she was involved in many school activities, especially AFS, an international exchange program.  Although a long time retiree, she still loves substituting at ORHS, and over the past 7 years, her German class at ORICL has given her much joy!

Five sessions:  Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:10 p.m., November 6, 13, 20, December 4 and 11

302 Introduction to Latin

This class is intended for those who have never taken a class in Latin, or for those who may have taken it quite some time ago, and wish to review.  This class will focus on very basic elements of the language – our best attempt at classical pronunciation, and elements of grammar and syntax.  This will be done through a series of readings adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  While I hope we can begin to understand the structure of Latin, the primary goal of the class will be to enjoy exploring the language through these readings.

Students should purchase their own text.  Latin via Ovid, Goldman & Nyenhuis – Wayne State Univ. Press,  ISBN –0-8143-1732-4, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million by order – Price is approximately $30.

Bill Moore received a BS in Electrical Engineering, BA in English from Texas A&M, and PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Houston.  He has worked in a variety of settings, including NASA, private industry, and academia.  The latter includes post-doctoral work at Duke, and posts at MTSU, Drake Univ., and Marshall.  He retired from active teaching several years ago, and has been doing some online courses since.  While at Marshall he was fortunate enough to take two years of Latin from two excellent teachers. 

Seven sessions:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:10 p.m., September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6

303 Latin via Ovid

This intermediate course will be a continuation of the Latin course offered last term.  Having taken high school or college Latin would also be an acceptable prerequisite to this class.  Basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation will be covered.  The text will present simplified versions of stories from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”

Class instructor is Bill Moore, please see course 302 for biography

Twelve sessions:  Tuesdays, 2:30-3:40 p.m., September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2 and 9

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