New Year, New Language January 2011 In This Issue Learn Another Language…Keep the Mind Sharp Infant Development and Language The Veneto Wine Region A Merry Christmas for Haitian Children Quick Links Adult French Classes * Beginning French Class – Level 1 * Beginning French Class – Level 2 * Beginning French Class – Level 4…
Happy Holidays! December is a wonderful month filled with the anticipation of snow and the wonderful holidays of Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. It is a time of contemplation, gift giving and gatherings.
In November we welcomed in the Beaujolais Nouveau in Saratoga and it was a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attended. Our next event will be announced in January so keep checking our website for the announcement or joins us on facebook for up to the minute updates.
We are looking ahead to January 2011. We will be offering Beginning French, Beginning Italian, Beginning Spanish and Beginning Russian classes and we are taking registrations now.
Our October concert, The Sounds of Music: A Tour of France, Germany, Italy and Russia through Classical Music was quite the treat. The performers were amazing: Irina Petrik, Kelly Hutchinson, Vedrana Kalas, and Sariah Mae Patrick accompanied by Michael Clement. I was very pleased to be able to offer a concert of this caliber.
This month we will be starting our children’s Mommy and Me Program as well as our Learn to Speak French After School Program. Registrations are being taken now.
We are on facebook and we invite you to befriend The Language Learning Institute and post your comments. Our friends list is growing and we would love to have you join us and stay updated.
…We are starting a culture series this year. On October 24th at 5:30pm in Delmar at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church we are doing a concert entitled: A Tour of France, Italy, Germany and Russia through Classical music.
We are very excited and proud to be offering to the public a concert of this caliber. Irina Petrik, our Russian Teacher, and professional singer (soprano) will be singing in the concert as well as some of her friends: Kelly Hutchinson, and Vedrana Kalas and Sariah Mae Patrick. They will be accompanied by the esteemed pianist Michael Clement. This concert should not be missed! Tickets are available for purchase on-line or by calling the office at 518-346-7096. Light refreshments will be served.
In November we will be celebrating the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine and in December we will be holding a St Nicholas Day event. These dates and locations will be announced…
Our Beginning Italian class started on September 22nd and
September is here and we are getting ready for our fall classes. We are offering New beginning classes in French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian and taking registrations now. Be sure to sign up early! We have intermediate classes in French, Italian and Spanish available along with other levels that are already in progress from our Spring session. Please call the office to find out about placement at 518-346-7096.
Our Russian and Ukrainian classes are new and we are very excited to be offering these languages. We will also be offering Dutch and German private lessons as well this fall. Call the office at 518-346-7096 for more information and to register for Dutch and German.
New, this fall, is our on-line class in Italian….
During the month of August we are still conducting private and small group classes. If you, or someone you know, would like private lessons for language improvement or business and travel, call us at 518-346-7096 . We would be glad to set you up with a program that will meet your needs.
Our fall registration is underway. We have new level one classes starting for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced student in French. There are also French classes already in progress to which new students are invited to join. We are offering our Beginning Italian classes for adults and also have classes in progress that anyone can join, as well as Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.
This fall we are also introducing our “Live on Line with Luisa” Italian Language Program. We will be ready by mid-August to start our private language classes in Italian. In September we will be offering Beginning Italian Class – Level 4 on line from a central location. As the program and our technology develop, students will be able to stay in their own home and take group classes. We are very excited about this venture and we have been working on it for several months.
We are offering Russian this fall as well. For immediate needs, we offer private lessons…
School’s out but not for The Language Learning Institute! We just completed our Learn to Speak French Camp for kids and all had a great time. They were sad to see it end.
Our Learn to Speak Russian Camp for kids is planned for the week of July 26th. Join us for all kinds of fun, games and songs in Russian. There is still time to sign up!
Don’t forget our Welsh classes starting this summer on July 14th the first time. We are very
excited about the debut of this language to our course offerings.
Spanish is offered this summer in the way of private and small group classes, which will be offered through August 26th.
Our regularly scheduled classes end July 19th and will resume after Labor Day. All private lessons and semi-private classes will continue through the month of August. The private lessons and semi-private classes are perfect for those who enjoy travelling; they offer more flexibility in
Our newsletter is missing one of our writers this month. Passport to the Francophone World by Nouara will not be appearing this summer. Nouara is travelling with her family. Next month we will have a new writer and a new subject to delight and entertain you.
Be sure to plan ahead for September….
This month we are looking to summer and it is time to enroll in your favorite course.
For Kids we have Learn to Speak Italian After School which starts June 7th. It will run on Mondays from 4pm to 5pm for 5 weeks. Our children’s language classes do not run the week of July 5th so this program will end July 12th.
Our Learn to Speak Summer Camps for Kids has expanded into Spanish and Russian. We have special discounts for siblings and we also have busing available for an extra fee. Our Learn to Speak French Summer Camp for Beginners runs Monday through Friday the week of June 28th from 9am to 12pm in Clifton Park and from 2pm to 5pm in Colonie. Children who are already fluent in French are welcome and a camp within a camp will exist for them. The week of July 12th we will run our Learn to Speak Spanish Summer Camp for Beginners with a camp within a camp for children who are fluent in Spanish as well. This camp runs Monday through Friday 9am to 12pm in Clifton Park and 2pm to 5pm in Colonie. Our third summer camp this year runs the week of July 26th. Our Learn to Speak Russian Summer Camp is also a Monday through Friday camp. This camp is offered only in Clifton Park from 9am to 12pm. For the first time, we are offering busing to our camps. Please call the office for information on busing: (518) 346-7096.
We have an amazing line up of programs starting in May and running through the summer.
On May 27th at 7PM we are introducing the Russian language at The Language Learning Institute with an Introduction to Russian Folk Music Seminar. Irina Petrik, Ukraine born professional musician fluent in Russian, joined our staff a few months ago and we have developed a wonderful program to be enjoyed by all. This Language Learning Institute exclusive will leave you, singing in Russian a refrain to a popular folk song, knowing something about Russian folk instruments, as well as traditional Russian folk dress (yes, Irina will be wearing one that evening while she presents), and you will even learn a bit of Russian folk dance. This is an interactive presentation so you will get to participate on a level most comfortable for you…including just sitting back and taking it all in! We have tickets on sale now through May 27th at noon for a special pre-sale price of $9.00 for students and $12.00 for adults. At the door or after noon on May 27th, tickets will be $10 for students and $15 for adults. The program will end with light Russian refreshments. Come one! Come all! No one is too young or too old…and you don’t have to know Russian to enjoy. The program will be presented in English.
This summer, camp choices are plentiful with our Learn to Speak French, Learn to Speak Spanish and Learn to Speak Russian.
Happy 4th Birthday Language Learning Institute! And welcome to all of our new readers! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new location in New Paltz, New York. We will be conducting our classes in Christ the King Episcopal Church on Eugene Brown Drive in New Paltz. On April 24th we are offering a 4-hour seminar for beginners in French, and at the end of April/beginning of May we will offer an Immersion Film Weekend in French. Shortly thereafter we will be offering our regular class schedule in French and in Russian. Keep watching the website for details and registration information. Christ the King Episcopal Church is a brand new building for this congregation and we are excited to be offering our classes there. If you are in the New Paltz area, feel free to contact us at (845) 476-1900. With our fourth year upon us we are adding Spanish, Welsh and English as a Second Language in our Capital District locations in addition to our expansion into the New Paltz area. Sign up today for Beginning Spanish in our Colonie location! This course will begin on April 19th. If you have studied Spanish but your speaking is weak, this is the course for you.