Eight-week Introduction to Spanish class offered at ICC Polk starting Jan. 20

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, an eight-week Introduction to Spanish class will begin at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus.
The course is designed for those who have never studied a foreign language or those whose high school courses are just a faded memory. Instructor Doug Morris is an adult learner of Spanish who has traveled widely in Spanish-speaking countries and attended the Academia de Espanol in Quito, Ecuador.
“Learning a new language at any age is an opportunity to expand your horizons,” ICC organizers said. “Becoming bilingual has many benefits, both personal and professional. Language skills are highly sought after in our diverse economy. It also allows you to better appreciate the culture of another country and understand its people.”
For those who are of retirement age, organizers said, research has shown studying a foreign language helps keep the brain in shape, just as exercise keeps the body in shape.
You can sign up for this no-tests, no-stress Spanish sampler by calling ICC’s Polk Center at 828-894-3092.
– article submitted by Kate Barkschat

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