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 (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!

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Fall 2022 Classes

Conversational Spanish for Adults: Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, ONLINE via Zoom, Sept. 29 to Dec. 8, excluding Nov. 24, 2022

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.

Situational Spanish for Adults: Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, Sept. 27 to Dec. 6, 2022, excluding Thanksgiving week

Situational Spanish builds on the language skills covered in Conversational Spanish, 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.

Elementary Korean: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm, Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, Sept. 28 to Dec. 7 excluding Thanksgiving week, 2022

This course is designed for adults who have had limited to no experience with Korean and would like to develop basic conversational skills. The class will start with the alphabet and simple phrases and will develop into conversational classes covering basic grammar. There will be resources provided to students and fun activities to help you enjoy learning Korean. Students also will learn about how the Korean language and culture intersect with each other. We are excited to see you and teach you Korean!

Korean for Daily Life: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, Sept. 27 to Dec. 6 excluding Thanksgiving week, 2022

Korean for Daily Life builds on the language skills covered in Elementary Korean, 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.

Conversational Japanese: Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, Sept. 29 to Dec. 8 excluding Thanksgiving week, 2022

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.


The CLS Director & Contact Information

Mr. David House, Community Language School Director

Email us at cls@uca.edu