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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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UW-Eau Claire Offers
Survival Spanish Class
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MAILED: June 26, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — Business leaders say it's becoming increasingly important for their employees to speak multiple languages. A new class being taught this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was designed to help meet that need.
"Survival Spanish for Work and Travel" will teach students basic greeting and courtesy expressions, help them ask and answer simple but important questions, teach vocabulary based on individual needs, teach use of present tense verbs and help students learn to initiate and sustain a simple conversation.
The class will meet from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, July 14-Aug. 20. Cost for the class is $255. It's open to anyone who wants to learn the basics of the Spanish language.
"There's no doubt at all that (participants) won't be fluent Spanish-speakers," said Dale Gable, one of two instructors for the course. "We want to derive a willingness and ability to use the basics, emphasizing giving participants the confidence to speak."
Dale, a foreign language instructor at UW-Eau Claire, has more than 15 years of teaching experience in adult education and Spanish. She has traveled in Mexico, Central America, South America and Spain.
Josette Migawa, a foreign languages lecturer at UW-Eau Claire, also will teach the class. She has lived in Mexico and Spain and has traveled in Peru, Puerto Rico, Caracas, Brazil and the Philippines. She has taught for 20 years in adult education at secondary and university levels.
"It's really fun to work with adults because they're so motivated and they come from different backgrounds," she said.
Applications are available from the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office, Old Library 1142, at UW-Eau Claire. For more information, call La Vone Sneen at (715) 836-2031.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: June 29, 1998