NON-CREDIT CLASSES

Sign Language 
Next class starts late spring or summer

This course is designed for students at the beginner level in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Understanding Deaf Culture is part of the learning in this course. In this interactive class, students learn and enhance their vocabulary as well as deepening their understanding of grammatical structure in ASL. Lessons and activities focus on opportunities that help with practice and enhance learning. The teacher provides all course-related materials; no book is needed for this course.

Beginning Conversational Spanish
Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 11-April 5

This non-credit class will be taught by Dr. Susan Nusbaum, a former teacher and administrator in Chicago Public Schools. The class is designed for anyone who would like to learn basic conversational Spanish. Each class will be six weeks in length, and will meet the needs of the individual students. The class will primarily be conversation, but some reading and writing skills will be included. The class is adaptable to various levels of Spanish from true beginners to intermediate.

Asian Calligraphy Art: Basic Elements using Katakana/Kanji     
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7

Asian Calligraphy Art: Creating Animals using Katakana/Kanji   
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Asian Calligraphy Art: Birds and Fish using Katakana/Kanji   
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Asian Calligraphy: Learning Chinese through Calligraphy   
Wednesdays: Feb. 19-March 11, 6:30 to 8 p..m.
In the four-week class with Toshikazu Foley, participants will learn Chinese starting with numbers and days of the week, move through proper names and on to four character idioms.

Asian Calligraphy: Learning Japanese through Calligraphy   
Wednesdays: March 25-April 15, 6:30 to 8 p..m.
In the four-week class with Toshikazu Foley, participants will learn Japanese starting with Katakana and Hiragana and then moving to Kanji A and B. 

Asian Calligraphy: Learning Philosophy through Calligraphy   
Wednesdays: April 2-23, 6:30 to 8 p..m.
In the four-week class with Toshikazu Foley, participants will learn Asian Philosophy/Spirituality starting with Taoism and Traditional Medicine, moving through Confucianism, Buddhism and martial arts and ending with foods and holidays. 

New Testament Greek
Starts April 14

This four-week course covers the rudiments of Greek grammar, syntax and semantics. Using the first chapter of the Gospel of John, this course serves as an introduction to biblical exegesis. Using faith-based guidance and fundamentals of verbal conjugations and knowledge of the Greek alphabet, the work of this class is to determine the spiritual meaning of the text. No prior knowledge of Greek is needed.

For more information call (773) 442-5080 or email cape@neiu.edu.
 

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