Classes, Continuing Education & ESL
Crash Course in Chinese History
3/13-4/17* (*No class 3/20)
Explore this ancient & fascinating nation with a Penn State Abington professor.
Instructor Dr. C. Pierce Salguero is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar fascinated by the intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and cross cultural exchange. He holds a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teaches Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in his scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body.
The Evolution of the Indie
4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
Over six weeks, this class will explore the history of independent film through screenings, readings, and discussions. We will watch three films in the class that encompass the evolution of independent film from the early days of filmmaking through the Sundance-era filmmakers of the 1990s. Screenings will be paired with brief readings about the development of independent cinema and key players in the art form. This class will also discuss the roles of arthouse theaters and the business behind theatrical exhibition.
Presenter Mike Kamison is the Programming Director for Renew Theaters which operates the Ambler Theater, County Theater, Hiway Theater and the Princeton Garden Theatre. He is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and then went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University. His favorite director is John Cassavetes and his favorite film is The Seventh Seal.
German for Advanced Beginners
3/19-4/30 (no class 4/16)
Continue your German language learning at UDPL! This class is for those who have taken German at UDPL before or those who have taken German in the past.
Instructor Jan Frohner majored in German at Westminster College and taught German to high school students for 35 years, also running a German exchange program for 21 of those years.Space is limited and registration is required. Instructor Jan Frohner majored in German at Westminster College and taught German to high school students for 35 years, also running a German exchange program for 21 of those years.
French Book Club
Next meeting: 4/30
Normally 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 2p but *Please check our calendar for group meeting dates changes.*
Discuss works written in French. For the advanced beginner French reader.
ESL Conversation Groups
Afternoon Session: Tuesdays, 1:30-3p
Evening Session: Wednesdays, 7-8:30p
For adults and teens 15+
Are you interested in practicing your English in a safe, caring environment? Come to one of our Conversation Groups and improve your skills!
Afternoon Facilitators – Marlyn Cohen, Betsy Sternthal and Carol Brigian
Evening Facilitator – Mary Hennessy