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September 2018

Spanish for Beginners – Level 1

September-12 to November-21, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Bienvenidos! My class is designed for a small group so you can learn a new language in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The emphasis will be on communications, proper phonetic, vocabulary, and some basic grammar. At the end of the course you'll be able to introduce yourself in Spanish and converse about travel, work and much more. Soleado1 textbook ($28) is required and can be purchased at the second class. $14.29 drop in, space permitting.

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Spanish for Beginners – Level 2

September-12 to November-21, 2018 from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Adelante! Join my small class designed to improve the basic Spanish learned in Beginners Level 1. Emphasizing communication, you will become familiar with idiomatic expressions and verbs such as 'estar, gustar, tener and hacer'. At the end of the course you'll be able to talk about your family, to order in a restaurant, go shopping, ask the time and more. Students are required to have the 'Soleado 1' textbook from the Level 1 course ($28). $14.29 drop in, space permitting.

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Planning Your Financial Future

September-13 to September-13, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

A great way to start off the Fall! If you?re planning to buy a house, want to retire in the next few years or want to help your kids with the cost of higher education, this course is for you. In this interactive workshop, you?ll learn tips and tricks on how to make your finances work for you and your family. We?ll discuss the importance of a budget, how to make the most out of your savings, and how a…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Beginner

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Curiosity in Chinese culture and Mandarin are all you need to join this beginner class. This course is for students of any background! Come to Ms. Gong's class with a binder and a pen. She will provide useful class handouts. By the end of this course, you will be able to greet others, introduce yourself and handle basic daily conversation in authentic Mandarin! You will be able to count numbers in Mandarin, identify Chinese currency, know famous Chinese cities /…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Intermediate

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you've already mastered Pinyin (the Chinese Phonetic system), you can now brush up your Mandarin conversational skills. In this class, you will build up your vocabulary and learn common expressions for daily living. You will learn the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar. Ms. Gong will teach you numerous synonyms and antonyms. Also, cross-culture training will help you to understand Chinese traditions, taboos, preferences and festivals. You will be taught how to handle various special situations, for example…

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