Language and Culture Series
A FREE 4-week series of interactive classes for our community,
making cultural and language learning more accessible to more people.
The series starts the week of May 25, but each language has its own schedule so be sure to check out the details below.
There is no cost to participate in this series of classes, but we ask that you sign up below so we can send you the Zoom links to access the classes.
Donations are accepted and much appreciated. If you would like to donate to the language school, you can donate here.
We are thankful for your support.
YOGA EN ESPAÑOL
with Rachel Graber (CSL Spanish teacher; Certified yoga instructor)
Want to have fun moving with your family and learning Spanish at the same time? This 45-minute class is designed for ages 5 and up. The instructor will give a brief explanation and introduction in English and then spend the rest of the class giving instruction and demonstration in Spanish to guide you and your family through movements and postures using vocabulary for parts of the body, directions, animals, shapes, and numbers. No previous yoga or Spanish experience necessary.
More about Rachel:
Rachel Graber is a Spanish and Yoga Instructor in Chattanooga TN. Rachel received her Yoga Certification while she was finishing her music education degree in Appleton WI in 2012. After teaching middle school choir and dance for two years, Rachel was ready to fulfill her dream of becoming bilingual and found herself in Costa Rica that fall. Rachel spent three years learning Spanish and teaching at a bilingual school in Monteverde, CR. When Rachel moved to Chattanooga in 2017 to start a band with her sisters, she hoped to continue to use Spanish and yoga in her new community. She began teaching after school classes and at Fairyland Elementary through CSL and continues to teach yoga at High Point Climbing Gym and Thrive Yoga and Wellness. Rachel is excited to meld her passions and share them with families ready to learn and grow in new ways together!
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JAPANESE POP CULTURE AND LANGUAGE
with George Mattar (CSL Japanese teacher) and Yumi Shimada (Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator) and lots of impressive guest speakers
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., starting May 25 for 4 weeks
Ever wanted to delve deeper into Japanese pop culture, but didn’t have time to commit to a course? In this 4-week course, we will be covering a variety of Japanese language and culture through the lens of pop culture. This course will feature expert speakers from each of the respective areas in an addition to a language component. Topics include, Japanese Slang; Going out in Japan; Anime; Travel in Japan; A Calligraphy Performance; Harajuku Fashion; and Japanese music. We will be featuring a number of guest speakers both locally and from Japan to give insight into their experiences and how their time in Japan has influenced their careers. No previous Japanese proficiency necessary.
POETRY AND SONGWRITING IN GERMAN
with Aud Wilken (CSL German teacher and musician)