Community Language School

The Community Language School offers language courses to community members and regularly runs language-focused summer camps.

Classes for Adults  | Kids’ Summer Camps | The CLS Director and Contact Info | Bear Camps Director Contact Info

Community Language Classes for Adults

Conversational German II, Thursdays, 6:00pm -7:30pm, Starts 2/1/24

This course is designed for adults who have limited experience with German and/or who have already participated in CLS German I and would like to further their ability in basic conversational skills. The class will begin with a review of basic grammar and pronunciation. It will develop into conversational classes covering intermediate grammar and vocabulary building. This course also presents language necessary for navigating specific situations in a German-language environment, including common etiquette, eating out, shopping, and travel.

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Korean for Daily Life, Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Starts 1/31/24

Korean for Daily Life builds on the language skills covered in Elementary Korean as offered before, but students who can read Hangul and speak conversational Korean are welcome to enroll without having taken a previous CLS course. This course presents language necessary for navigating specific situations in a Korean-language environment, including (but not limited to) common etiquette, travel, visiting the hospital/pharmacy, and asking directions.

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Conversational Japanese, Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Starts 1/29/24

This course is designed for those who have had limited to no experience with Japanese and would like to develop basic conversational skills; however, anyone with any Japanese skill level will learn something! Useful Japanese words and phrases will be practiced through games and activities to help students learn the language appropriate for basic conversation in Japanese. This class will also introduce various cultural topics of interest when traveling or making Japanese friends. Reading and writing in Japanese will be discussed, but the ability to read and write in Japanese is not necessary for the class.

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Conversational Spanish I (Online via Zoom), Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Starts 1/29/24

This course is designed for adults who have had limited to no experience with Spanish and would like to develop basic conversational skills. Topics include (but are not limited to) greetings, exchanging personal information, and providing basic information, such as the day and time.

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Conversational Spanish II, (Hybrid – In Person and via Zoom) Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Starts 1/31/24

Conversational Spanish II  builds on the language skills covered in Conversational Spanish I, but students who can use basic conversational Spanish are welcome to enroll without having taken a previous CLS course. This course presents language necessary for navigating specific situations in a Spanish-language environment, including (but not limited to) travel, visiting someone’s home/discussing family, and participating in cultural activities. Course content may be guided by the participating students’ skills and interests.

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Conversational French (Online via Zoom) Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Starts 1/29/24

Both teenagers and adults are invited to participate in a remotely taught beginner’s level French class. Those with previous experience in the language may join for additional practice. This course will cover the basics, such as commonly used phrases, grammar, and vocabulary. Equally as important, cultural lessons on various French-speaking countries will be included. The overall goal is to feel confident speaking conversational French in a realistic setting.

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Bear Camps (CLS Summer Camps)

These fun, action-packed day camps for children entering 1st – 7th grades (approximate ages 5-13) provide interactive foreign language instruction as well as hands-on cultural experiences including international games, food sampling, arts and crafts, music and celebrations related to the country of focus! International visitors from many countries share their lives with the children through photos, games, music, crafts and recipes.

Camps are reasonably priced and held in Irby Hall, suite 207 on the UCA campus where classrooms are transformed into colorful and exotic destination from afar. What a wonderful summer journey to send your child on!

If you would like to be added to the interest list to be notified when summer camp dates and details become available, please email us.


CLS Director & Contact Information

Mrs. Courtney Beard
Director, Community Language School
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Irby Hall Suite 207

Bear Camps Director & Contact Information


Mrs. Deanne Murphey
Director, Bear Camps
Email the Community Language School
Irby Hall Suite 207