New Languages for a New Year at TAMIU's Language Institute
If your new year's resolution involves world travel, trying something
new, or expanding your mind, new language courses offered by Texas A&M
International University's International Language Institute (ILI) may
be just the thing.
For the first time, ILI will offer Mandarin Chinese and Arabic, in addition
to Japanese and Spanish, as well as English as a second language.
Lola Orellano-Perez, ILI director, said she hoped area residents would
take advantage of the unique offerings, which are offered in the evenings
to allow for community member participation.
"We are excited to have such wonderful courses to present to the
community. Learning another language is one window into a different culture,
and it even provides insights into your own world," said Orellano-Perez.
She explained courses start Tuesday, January 18 and end Friday, May
20. Each class meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes and all are
"Since there's no pressure of a grade, this is a great course for
self-enrichment or professional purposes," explained Orellano-Perez.
For more information, please contact the International Language Institute
at 326.2136, visit offices in the Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino
Hall, room 302 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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