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Global Kids Classes Offer Unique Opportunity

AUG. 23, 2006--Classes designed to immerse elementary students in several languages and cultures through songs, games and hands-on activities will be offered on campus this fall by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls outreach office.

The Global Kids program meets once per week over eight-weeks. Classes in Chinese, Spanish or German for elementary school-age children are offered. The fee is $80 for eight weeks plus a $5 materials fee.  

Chinese will be offered on Mondays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 6, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Zaney Janey's Activity Center, 208 S. Main St., River Falls.

Spanish will be offered on Mondays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 6, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Regional Development Institute (RDI) building on the UW-RF campus.  

German will be offered on Thursdays, Sept. 21 to Nov. 9, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Regional Development Institute (RDI) building on the UW-RF campus.

The classes are co-sponsored by Zaney Janey's Activity Center and the UW-RF outreach office.

At the end of the eight-week session, students will receive a CD of basic vocabulary words they have learned. Additional eight-week sessions will begin in January, offering students a chance to build on their knowledge from the fall sessions.            

Instructors are chosen for the unique blend of teaching and language abilities. Educators note that learning a second language has multiple benefits including enhanced brain development, improved ear for listening, improved cognitive and academic skills, and an improved understanding of the English language. Learning a foreign language helps children develop a global attitude and greater awareness for other cultures as well, according to the course sponsors.

The UW-RF outreach office provides lifelong learners with academic and professional development programs that are practical, flexible, convenient, and affordable. A complete list of programs and registration information is available at www.uwrf.edu/outreach   or may be obtained by calling the UW-RF outreach office at 1-800-228-5607 or 715-425-3256 or e-mail outreach@uwrf.edu .

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