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with Dina Girón
This popular course taught by Dina Girón is a great way to learn the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, sentence structure and more in this four-week course. Through practice, reading and conversation, you will learn Spanish in the same way your instructor learned to speak English. Homework assignments are short and help you progress quickly through the course. Class size will be small to ensure individual attention. Please bring a portable Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen to class with you. Your course fee includes a textbook. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication, so attendance at all class sessions is important.
Register by Sept. 3
Instructor Dina Girón was born and raised in El Salvador and has been a citizen of Salina since 1997. She has made it her purpose to provide the chance for all to learn a second language, English or Spanish, and looks forward to teaching you too.
Inside Your Infinity Writing Workshop
with Jeanette Powers
“Inside Your Infinity” is a four-week course on creative writing. We will engage your personal stories to inspire new literary work in all forms, but especially poetry and fiction. Each week, a new writing skill will be explored: strong voice, dramatic situations, solid metaphor and great finish. During each session, instructor Jeanette Powers will share select poems and flash fiction, facilitate group discussion and individual writing exercises. The final hour of each week will be dedicated to reading and in-depth discussion of your personal writings.
Register by Oct. 1
Jeanette Powers has seven full-length books of poetry and has been published widely in both print and online literary magazines such as Chiron Review, Thimble Lit Mag, The Wild Word, Nixes Mate Review and Trailerpark Quarterly. She is editor in chief of Stubborn Mule Press and a founding member of FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Festival. Powers regularly hosts workshops in writing, publishing, promotions and performance.
Spanish Conversation Club Series 2
with Tania Arias
This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 7/22/19
Explore Spanish language and culture in a friendly conversational environment. This club provides the perfect setting to practice your Spanish with a native speaker while answering your questions about Spanish culture and language. Tania Arias will be facilitating the club and tailoring it to the group’s interests based on goals set at the first meeting. Please note: this is not an instructional class, and students should know some Spanish. Different experience levels are welcome to attend!
Register by Sept. 11
Instructor Tania Arias was born in Mexico, came to the USA in 1970, and lived and worked in California for the Department of Children and Family Services for 25 years as a Bilingual Eligibility Supervisor. She moved to Salina after retiring and enjoys working with people. Tania has always believed we can learn from each other and that communication is the key.