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300     Latin via Ovid

Picture of Latin BookThis 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.”

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 University, 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.

Sessions:  TBD

301     Conversational French

This class is intended to make the students practice the French language under the guidance of a French native.  We will discuss subjects of their choice:  travel, arts, news, literature, education, etc.Drawing of Eiffel Tower

Gilbert Cremese, a native of France, is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris.  He is a retired engineer.

Eight sessions:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:40 p.m.,

February 2 & 4; 9 & 11; 16 & 18; 23 & 25

302 Conversational Spanish

This class will continue to learn basic Spanish – specifically geared towards travel in Spanish speaking countries.  Our goal is Holato learn to speak and understand basic questions and commands in order to successfully navigate around a country that speaks Spanish.  Since this is a continuation of the Spanish Class from last Fall, a beginning Spanish class is a prerequisite to this course.

Estela Granado was born in Texas, speaking Spanish as her native Language.  She spoke exclusively Spanish until she began school at the age of 5 and learned English.  After receiving her degree, she spent 37 years in the accounting/banking industry.  After that, she moved to education in a variety of capacities for 17 years.  For the last 7 years, she has taught Spanish to K-4 students at Woodland Elementary School as a volunteer before school. 

Ten sessions:  Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:40 a.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3

303 German – Advanced

Students, along with Ms. Armstrong, determine together the nature of topics and discussions from a wealth of materials she brings from her yearly visits to Germany and Switzerland.Picture of Chalkboard with German words

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., March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7

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