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.
German For Travelers
For those with little to no knowledge of German. Explore German culture and language, with an emphasis on conversation, while learning the basics relevant for traveling.
Introduction to the Ktunaxa Language
Co-instructed by a Ktunaxa Elder, a historical overview of the Ktunaxa people as language group and their community structures. Introductory Ktunaxa language lessons include enunciation, making statements, asking questions, implying time, negation and interrogatives. Great professional development for those working in education or community service. Lunch included. Some scholarships available.
Introduction to the N'syilxcen Language
Delivered in oral format by the En'owkin Centre. Discover the 47 separate N'syilxcen 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: Level I
Discover Japanese with tis introductory course for those with little or no knowledge of the Japanese language. Practice the basics with an emphasis on conversation.
Japanese: Level II
Step up your knowledge of Japanese with this second level course. You'll continue your studies to improve your understanding and abilities with the Japanese language.
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 Conversations: Beginners
Looking for a place to practice Spanish? Come join this group for those who may have taken some beginner lessons and want to keep it up.
Spanish Conversations: Intermediate
Come prepared to speak Spanish and develop your fluency.
Spanish For Travelers
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.
Global Gesture Language Camp
The Global Gesture Language Camp held over the four day East weekend is an opportunity for students, individuals and families to learn new languages while doing fun activities together. World Sign Global Gesture can be signed, written, animated and danced. Family rates available, food and accomodation extra.
Crawford Bay School - $50 +GST/day or $100 +GST/whole event
- 4 classes: Mar 25-28, Fri-Mon 10 am-4 pm
Available camps include:
- French Immersion Experience
- German Immersion Experience
- Spanish Immersion Experience
- World Sign Global Gesture Communication
Call for more details: 250.227.9218 ext. 5518