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.

Italian classes will be offered online only in Fall 2020.
Spanish and Mandarin classes will return when in person classes resume.

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 1

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

Textbook:

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

Section: 089601
Dates: 9/17 – 11/19
Days: Thu
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $120
Instructor: Tiziana Balestra

Mandarin Conversation Class

check back for class meeting dates when in person classes resume

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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