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Language Jumpstart

Language Jumpstart aims to enhance communication between U.Va. and our international peers by teaching the basics of foreign languages.  At the University of Virginia, we constantly interact with people from different cultures. Members of the U.Va. community now communicate with international scholars, engage in abroad programs, and conduct cross-cultural research more than ever.

The International Center collaborates with foreign language departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer programs during the academic year.

Previous programs: Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, Portuguese

 

 

DESCRIPTION:The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, numbers,and  much more. Cultural information is also presented indifferent lessons. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. The majority of each lesson is dedicated to interactive participatory learning to ensure that content is memorable.

AUDIENCE: All U.Va. affiliates and community members. Limited to 12 students.

PROGRAM FEE: $60 for each program.  U.Va. employee Education Benefits can be used for this program. 
Payment can only be in cash or check (make payable to the University of Virginia) and paid at the Lorna Sundberg International Center (21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903). You may also mail us the check. We cannot accept cash in the mail.

Spanish

Date: Saturday, November 1 & 8, 2014, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Lauren Reynolds, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

Location: OpenGrounds on the Corner, 1400 University Ave.

Extended Payment deadline: October 27
Last day to withdraw for a full refund: October 29

APPLICATION

Italian

Date: Saturday, November 15 & 22, 2014, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Damiano Benvegnù, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

Location: OpenGrounds on the Corner, 1400 University Ave.

Payment deadline extension: November 7

Last day to withdraw for a full refund: November 12

APPLICATION

 

Spring 2015

Tentative dates

Chinese: March 28 & April 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

German: April 11 & 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm