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Jan
22
Mon
French for Preschoolers @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
French for Preschoolers @ B135 Wells Hall

Our preschooler programs are open to children ages 3-6 and introduce children to the target language and culture in a playful way. By speaking in the target language throughout the entire class, the children are immersed in the language and become familiarized with the sounds of the language while learning to say simple phrases. The focus of the class is on listening and speaking, supported by visual cues.

Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). To qualify, registrations must be on the same transaction. Classes will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll. All classes meet in Wells Hall.

French meets on Mondays from 5-6 pm, starting January 22 and running for 10 weeks through April 16, 2018. There will be no class meetings during MSU’s Spring Break (March 5-9) and area schools’ Spring Breaks (March 26 – April 6).

Program Fee: $150.00
Jan
23
Tue
French for Kids @ Wells Hall
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
French for Kids @ Wells Hall

Our kids programs are open to children ages 6-12 and are designed to provide a fun learning environment that focuses on playful interactions in the target language. It will sensitize children to language learning, help them acquire an awareness and appreciation of other cultures, enhance their understanding of the native language, and hopefully motivate them to pursue language study. Our goals are to introduce the children to different facets of the target language and culture, expand their existing knowledge, and increase their abilities in speaking and listening while incorporating some reading and writing in the target language. We emphasize functional language use and cultural awareness. Our small class sizes allow us to work more closely with your children, differentiate instruction, and maximize learning outcomes. Concurrent sections to accommodate different levels are offered for most languages.

Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). To qualify, registrations must be on the same transaction. Classes will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll. All classes meet in Wells Hall.

French meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, starting January 23 and running for 10 weeks through April 17, 2018. There will be no class meetings during MSU’s Spring Break (March 5-9) and area schools’ Spring Breaks (March 26 – April 6).

Jan
25
Thu
Chinese for Kids @ Wells Hall
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chinese for Kids @ Wells Hall

Our kids programs are open to children ages 6-12 and are designed to provide a fun learning environment that focuses on playful interactions in the target language. It will sensitize children to language learning, help them acquire an awareness and appreciation of other cultures, enhance their understanding of the native language, and hopefully motivate them to pursue language study. Our goals are to introduce the children to different facets of the target language and culture, expand their existing knowledge, and increase their abilities in speaking and listening while incorporating some reading and writing in the target language. We emphasize functional language use and cultural awareness. Our small class sizes allow us to work more closely with your children and maximize learning outcomes.

Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). To qualify, registrations must be on the same transaction. Classes will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll. All classes meet in Wells Hall.

Chinese meets on Thursdays from 5-6 pm, starting January 25 and running for 10 weeks through April 19, 2018. There will be no class meetings during MSU’s Spring Break (March 5-9) and area schools’ Spring Breaks (March 26 – April 6).

Program Fee: $150.00
Chinese for Kids – Intermediate @ Wells Hall
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chinese for Kids - Intermediate @ Wells Hall

Our kids programs are open to children ages 6-12 and are designed to provide a fun learning environment that focuses on playful interactions in the target language. It will sensitize children to language learning, help them acquire an awareness and appreciation of other cultures, enhance their understanding of the native language, and hopefully motivate them to pursue language study. Our goals are to introduce the children to different facets of the target language and culture, expand their existing knowledge, and increase their abilities in speaking and listening while incorporating some reading and writing in the target language. We emphasize functional language use and cultural awareness. Our small class sizes allow us to work more closely with your children and maximize learning outcomes.

Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). To qualify, registrations must be on the same transaction. Classes will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll. All classes meet in Wells Hall.

Intermediate Chinese meets on Thursdays from 5-6 pm, starting January 25 and running for 10 weeks through April 19, 2018. There will be no class meetings during MSU’s Spring Break (March 5-9) and area schools’ Spring Breaks (March 26 – April 6).

The class is open to children with previous Chinese exposure (minimum of 3 years). Please contact us for placement questions.

Program Fee: $150.00
Jan
26
Fri
Chinese for Preschoolers @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chinese for Preschoolers @ B135 Wells Hall

Our preschooler programs are open to children ages 3-6 and introduce children to the target language and culture in a playful way. By speaking in the target language throughout the entire class, the children are immersed in the language and become familiarized with the sounds of the language while learning to say simple phrases. The focus of the class is on listening and speaking, supported by visual cues.

Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). To qualify, registrations must be on the same transaction. Classes will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll. All classes meet in Wells Hall.

Chinese meets on Fridays from 5-6 pm, starting January 26 and running for 10 weeks through April 20, 2018. There will be no class meetings during MSU’s Spring Break (March 5-9) and area schools’ Spring Breaks (March 26 – April 6).

Program Fee: $150.00
Feb
15
Thu
Summer camp registration for CLS opens @ Wells Hall
Feb 15 all-day
Mar
16
Fri
One World, Many Stories: Family Dance Party @ East Lansing Public Library
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
One World, Many Stories: Family Dance Party @ East Lansing Public Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The 11th annual family literacy event, One World, Many Stories is proud to present Connie Schofield-Morrison’s, I Got the Rhythm, a book about expressing yourself through dance and music and being inspired by the rhythm from the world around us.

Please join us for a book reading by Marble Elementary Principal Josh Robertson. Following the reading, there will be a Family Dance Party featuring DJ Rod Carpenter, accompanied by members of MSU Pompon Team. The first 100 families get a FREE copy of the featured book! The entire event is free and open to the public.

Schedule
5:30pm-6pm Pizza Dinner
6pm-6:15pm Book Reading by Marble Elementary Principal, Josh Robertson
6:15pm-7:30pm Family Dance Party Featuring DJ Rod Carpenter and Members of the MSU Pompon Team

One World, Many Stories is a community-based program for young children of all cultures. In collaboration with Michigan State University, East Lansing Public Library, and the East Lansing Public Schools, this initiative promotes family reading practices with interactive events that expose children to a variety of cultures and ideas. For the past five years, the books that were selected for this event have highlighted the importance of community participation, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding.

May
15
Tue
Early registration deadline for CLS summer camps @ Wells Hall
May 15 all-day
French for Adults @ Wells Hall
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
French for Adults @ Wells Hall

Did you know that French is the only language, other than English, spoken on five continents? Our French conversation course is designed for individuals who have had some previous instruction in French and for those who wish to brush up on their speaking skills. It is ideal for anyone traveling to a French-speaking area of the world who would like practical communication skills to carry on a basic conversation at an airport, hotel, train station, or a restaurant.

Advance your practical communication skills with our experienced language instructors, interact with other like-minded people in class, and learn about the nuances of how to navigate a different culture. Experience the joy of being back on campus through this enriching opportunity that will help you keep your brain fit and stay sharp intellectually. Our small group sizes and supplemental online resources provide hands-on learning experiences for individuals with and without prior foreign language knowledge.

All classes meet in Wells Hall.

French for Adults meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, starting May 15 and running for 10 weeks through July 24, 2018. There will be no class session on Tuesday, July 3.

This course targets beginners and advanced beginners with no/little/some prior experience in the target language.