Scarsdale Adult School E-News
June 2023
World Languages in the Summer
Pick up a new language or improve your skills in one you already know this summer in the company of fellow SAS students.

Starting this week is a four-session French for Travelers (11951) pragmatic class geared for tourists led by Sylvie Corten. Students will become adept at speaking phrases useful for shopping, eating, and sightseeing.

American Sign Language (ASL) students have opportunities to advance to the next level this summer. Those who have taken an introductory ASL class with Gianna Hittmann or who have a basic understanding of common vocabulary and syntax may register for the next in the sequence, American Sign Language II (11973), meeting on Wednesday evenings starting June 28, 2023. Those completing the current ASL II class will move up to American Sign Language III (11972), meeting on Monday evenings, starting June 26, 2023. Novices will have an opportunity in the fall when the introductory class will be offered again.

Spanish at various levels is also in the schedule. Beginner Spanish (11950) will meet on Wednesday afternoons, starting June 28, 2023, with Shaun Johnson. He will also teach the next level up, Beginner Spanish II (11948), on Tuesday evenings, starting June 27, 2023.

Online, Michelle Haiek will lead Intermediate Spanish (11965) and Intermediate to Advanced Spanish (11966) beginning Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Before then, Johnson will offer Intermediate to Advanced Spanish (11949) in person, starting June 28, 2023.

In a more colloquial format, Johnson will lead Advanced Conversational Spanish (11967) online in the late afternoon, starting June 27, 2023 and Haiek will cover the next level up, Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (11947), in the mornings, starting Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Challenge yourself to think and speak in a different language and register for summer language classes today!
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of June 11, 2023
Art Appreciation
  • Shedding New Light on Old Dutch Masters with a Focused Lens on Vermeer (11890)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Clara Peeters, Female Still Life Painter during the Dutch Golden Age of Painting (11804)
  • Walking Tour: Genesis: The Beginning of Creativity, a Contemporary Art Exhibition at Riverside Church (11970)* RECENTLY ADDED
  • Walking Tour: Bryant Park, Midtown Oasis (11767)* RESCHEDULED

Career and Job Search
  • Acing the Interview (11935)* RECENTLY ADDED

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (11778)

  • Essential Yoga (11780)
  • Gentle Yoga (11782)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (Tuesday afternoons: 11939; Thursday mornings: 11940)
  • Walk 15® (11923)
  • Body Sculpting (11941)
  • MELT Method® for Enhanced Stability and Mobility (11961)
  • Total Body Workout with Bands (11942)

  • French for Travelers (11951)* RECENTLY ADDED

  • Modern British Short Stories (11896)
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: Foster (2022) and Small Things Like These (2021) by Claire Keegan (11854)
Week of June 4, 2023
  • Walking Tour: East River Vistas of Cherokee Place and East End Avenue (11821)* RESCHEDULED
  • Walking Tour: Historic Chelsea (11768)

Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Masterworks from the Yale Center for British Art on View at the Yale University Art Gallery (11795)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Angelika Kauffmann, Painting Women in the Neoclassical Era (11805)
  • Virtual Tour: Van Gogh's Cypresses at the Met (11924)

Arts & Crafts
  • Drawing: An Invaluable Skill and a Fascinating Medium (11775)


Food and Beverage
  • Aaharam, Indian Inspired Dishes (11938)
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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