Foreign Language Classes

Take the time to learn practical Spanish and Italian including vocabulary, grammar, and conversation.

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Spanish, Italian & Mandarin

San Mateo Adult Career and Education offers Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin classes for working adults to improve their foreign language skills for their personal benefit and/or career.

Spanish

Each part is 13-14 meetings (2 hours each) and the same textbook is used for all 4 parts.

Basic Spanish 7th Edition Jarvis, Lebredo, Mena-Ayllon
ISBN 13: 978-0-618-50569-2

Conversational Spanish Part 1
Take the time to learn practical language skills including vocabulary, grammar, and conversation. Well-suited for the south-of-the-border traveler.

San Mateo Adult School - Room 20
Dates & Times TBD
$168
Conversational Spanish Part 2
Sharpen your pronunciation and conversation skills while expanding both your vocabulary and intonation.

San Mateo Adult School - Room 20
Dates & Times TBD
$168
Conversational Spanish Part 3
Continue your Spanish instruction using compound tenses and command forms.

Dates & Times TBD
Conversational Spanish Part 4
Refine your speaking and listening skills. Learn about the subjunctive mood when applied to preferences and beliefs.

San Mateo Adult School - Room 20
Dates & Times TBD
$156

Conversational Italian

Join us for this popular and practical Italian language course.

Students will:

  • Find the conversational approach of each session both practical and easy to follow
  • Learn patterns and idioms of daily speech
  • Receive structured grammar instruction
  • Improve fluency in the spoken language
  • Be exposed to Italian conversation through movies shown in class

Through the class finale – dinner at a local Italian restaurant – students will have a chance to practice Italian in real-time while learning more about the Italian culture.

Buon appetito!

12 sessions

San Mateo Adult School – Room 40
Dates and Times TBD
$144

Textbook:

Ciao, Seventh Edition, Federici, and Larese-Riga,. ISBN: 1428288376
Ciao, Sixth Edition, Riga, Dal Martello. ISBN: 13:9781413016369

Mandarin Conversation Class

Learn how to speak Mandarin with ease! The most spoken language in the world! This class is taught at a beginner to Intermediate Level by an experienced native Mandarin-speaking teacher. Students will explore conversations encountered in daily life and in travel.

Times TBD

Dates TBD

Introductory price of $50

Beginner to Intermediate

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