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This informal gathering is an ideal way to meet other spouses and learn about the many options for enriching your stay in the Stanford area. Conversation tables offer an informal way to meet others, practice English and share experiences. Join us every Friday, between 10 a.m. and noon! Also join Chula during the Friday Coffee for Songs for Children, around 11:00 am in the Back Lounge! We each bring a snack or fruit or juice to go with the coffee and tea provided by the I-Center. Volunteers are always needed to help set -up (at 9:45 a.m.) and put away afterward! Everyone (with and without children, new and returning) is equally welcome. First Friday Morning Coffee of the quarter is April 5. Welcome!
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Babies: With Yuko Ikeda. Weekly, Thursdays, ongoing at 12:00-1:00pm. This is a prenatal and postnatal Yoga class for moms with babies! Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for stretching and ease of movement. Also bring some baby toys and an organic blanket. Please don’t eat anything heavy 3 hours before the class. A light snack is ok. Bring your yoga mat! Free.
Yoga for All-Vinyasa Flow Yoga: With Yuko Ikeda , Weekly Thursdays, ongoing, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. This Yoga class is from level 1 to level 2. Vinyasa flow moves steadily from pose to pose in sequences of movements synchronized with ujjyayi pranayama, often pausing to hold poses for various lengths of time while maintaining the rhythmic flow of the breath. Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for stretching and ease of movement. Please don’t eat anything heavy 3 hours before the class. A light snack is ok. Bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water! Free.
Woman’s Night Out. With Sally & Suzanne. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8 pm starts on April 2. The Woman´s Night Out is an informal get-together for women and a wonderful way to exchange experiences with other international spouses at Stanford. For more information, especially about the changing locations, & to join the Woman´s Night Out email list please contact Sally and Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese for Beginners: With Mengya Jiang. Weekly, Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm, starts April 4. Want to say hello and goodbye to your Chinese friends? Want to visit China someday, but don’t know where to go? How to order food in a Chinese restaurant? How to make a bargain and get great offers in a Chinese store or market? Learn some basic Chinese phrases and ask whatever you want to know about the language and the country in the class. Fee: a small material fee may be collected.
Basic German III . With Ray Deutsch.Weekly, Mondays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm starts April 8. Fee $3.00 This is a continuation of German II that was held in the Winter quarter.
German Conversational Class. With Cornelia Sahamie. Weekly, Thursdays 3:00–4:30pm, starts April 4. This class is for students on an intermediate or advanced level. The aim of this class is to improve your conversational skills by expressing yourself clearly. The class focuses on spoken German, but short texts from newspapers, scenes from German movies or TV-shows may be used as a basis for the conversation. Free.
Conversational Hindi: With Krishna Hariani. Weekly, Mondays 1:00-2:30pm, starts April 1. Learn simple, conversational Hindi, which you can use on travels to India, or just to surprise your friends! Maximum 10 participants. Free.
Beginning Japanese: With Yumi Kobayashi. Every Monday from 1:30-2:30pm & Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00pm, starts April 4. This class is open for beginners. You will learn oral practice of basic structures, vocabulary and grammar essential to basic communicative situations. No prerequisite. Fee: $5. To ask questions or know the syllabus, contact the instructor in advance: email@example.com
Beginner Spanish for Your Holidays: With Ane Arruabarrena. Weekly, Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm. Starts April 3. Are you planning to visit Spain? Is it a dream for you to discover our wonderful country? But you don’t speak any Spanish? I will give you all the tips that you need to make the best of your trip. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to communicate properly in hotels, restaurants, bars, public transport and in many other situations. We will also watch Spanish movies, and listen to traditional and modern songs from Spain. Fee $3.00
Spanish Language & Culture II: With Anna Nadal Burgues. Weekly, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, starts April 2. This class is for those who speak a little bit of Spanish. Each class will focus on some vocabulary/verbs. We will also listen to some easy songs or poems to work on vocabulary. Free.
Please note: For most cooking classes there is a fee. To register and pay for a cooking class, please email the teacher for that cooking class. Ask them about refunds, recipes and other issues concerning your attendance.
Arts, Crafts & Photography:
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Drawing Studio: With Lea-Ann Sakmann. Weekly, Wednesdays from 4:00–5:00pm, starts April 17. Each week we will do different exercises to improve your drawing skills for your individual creative projects. We’ll also experiment with different drawing media and surfaces. All levels are welcome, beginners to advanced. For the first lesson, please bring paper (or a sketchpad), drawing pencils, and an eraser. Free.
Fundamentals of Photography: With Shilpy Upadhyay. Tuesday, May 28 at 3:00-5:00pm. Decipher the buttons, dials and icons on your camera. Learn the rule of thirds, depth of field, exposure compensation and contrast range. 30 min. practice at Stanford campus. Max 6 participants. Free.
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