Whether you're traveling to a distant land, have some new neighbours on your block or want to communicate more easily with your out-of-town customers, our language series courses have something to get you talking.
Global Gesture Multi-Cultural Language Camp
Celebrate our multicultural society over the Thanksgiving weekend on the beautiful East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Explore the area in immersion classes in Spanish, French, German, World Sign language and more! Learn by doing! Food and accommodations extra - talk to us about family rates. For more information, contact Laverne at 250.551.5827 or by email.
Crawford Bay - $50/day or $100/whole event +GST
4 classes: Oct 7, 8, 9 & 10, Fri 6-9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am-4 pm, Mon 9 am-1 pm
Introduction to the Ktunaxa Language
Co-instructed by a Ktunaxa Elder, a historical overview of the Ktunaxa people as a language group and an overview of the community structures. Participants will be introduced to the Ktunaxa language starting with enunciation, and then moving into making statements, asking questions, implying time, negation, and interrogatives. This is a great professional development opportunity for anyone working in education or a community service organization.
Introduction to the N'syilxcen Language
Delivered in oral format by the En'owkin Centre. Discover the 47 separate Nsyilxcen sounds and basic introductions and greetings in the N'syilxcen Language. Land feature names including Okanagan traditional and ceremonial sites. Time permitting, an introduction to captiklw stories about the surrounding landscape. Great professional development for those in education or community service.
Italian For Travelers
Italian For Travelers I
For the very beginner! Basic Vocabulary, grammar and reading with our Italian born instructor. Leave this class being able to introduce yourself, ask for simple information and directions. Materials extra.
Italian For Travelers II
You're not a newbie and you're looking to improve your knowledge and skills. Expand your vocabulary to interactive dialogue with a focus on sentence structure, grammar and phonetics in a relaxed and fun environment. Materials extra.
Japanese For Travellers
Discover Japanese with this introduction to culture and language. Learn about Japan and practice the basics of conversation.
Japanese For Beginners
Have fun learning Japanese with this introductory course for those with little or no knowledge of Japanese. You will practice basic conversation and learn Japanese characteristics.
Russian: Beginner Level I
Prepare to immerse in Russian culture while developing fundamental skills in reading, writing, listening and sepakign with an emphasis on conversational competence.
Russian: Beginner Level II
Develop your confidence in Russian with this second level course. Focus on conversational Russian expanding your vocabulary and comprehension along with improving reading skills.
Spanish For Travelers: Beginners
Thinking of traveling to a Spanish-speaking country? We will cover pronunciation, basic grammar, culture, and key vocabulary. An emphasis will be given to conversation practice utilizing phrases particularly useful for travelers. A Spanish phrasebook is recommended.
Spanish For Travelers: Level I
If you know little or no Spanish but would like to learn, this is a great place to start. Our fluent instructors will teach you the basics with an emphasis on conversation.
Spanish For Travelers: Level II
Go further in-depth with your Spanish. You'll study more about grammar and sentence building, while learning new vocabulary. Must have Level I or a basic understanding of Spanish for this course.