French and Spanish Language Classes

Dear Language Class Participants,

The Alexandra Centre Society, like all organizations, is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in order to make informed decisions with respect to our activities, including our programs and classes.  Our responses are guided by the best current information available, as well as a commitment to protecting individual and public health.

At this time, we are following the guidance of the health experts at the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.  It is important to remember that, according to medical experts, we can all do our part in keeping each other safe.  It is important to remain vigilant and do everything possible to minimize potential spread.  The Alexandra Centre Society will be practicing social distancing measures to help ensure the safety of all who access the Centre.  This means that the scheduled LANGUAGE CLASSES (for both French & Spanish) WILL NOW BE OFFERED ONLINE. For the time being the Alexandra Centre Society staff will also be working from home.

Please see the message below, from Azran the Language Nerd, regarding the switch to online classes.

An e-mail has been sent out to all participants that registered.  We can issue a refund to those participants that would prefer a refund.  We would also be grateful to anyone wishing to waive their refund, and put it towards a donation to the Alexandra Centre Society. Please respond with you preference to transfer to online classes, requesting a refund, or if you would prefer to make a donation.

Should anything change because of the COVID-19 situation, we will ensure our website is updated.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office via e-mail at info@alexandracentresociety.org .  Any voice messages left on our answering machine at 403-269-5588 will be returned as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding in making adjustments through this difficult time.  We appreciate you being a part of our community and hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

MESSAGE FROM AZREN:

" HI Everyone,

I hope you and your family are doing well despite the current coronavirus situation.  It really is a shame considering that Calgary has been going through tough times in recent history (i.e. layoffs, cut to the public sector, etc.).  I think it's fair to say that the overall mood in Calgary is lower than it once was.

In terms of the group classes at the Alexandra Centre Society, I have some good news & some bad news:

BAD NEWS: we are no longer going to be running classes in-person at the Alexandra Centre to ensure everyone stays safe.

GOOD NEWS: we are still going to continue the class online and provide extra 1-1 support for each class member.  The class structure will look like this:

-Every Wednesday, we will have an online lesson as per the previous schedule.  We will e-mail you a link every week before the lesson starts.

-Aside from class, each person in the class will have an additional 30 minute private phone call with either myself of the teacher.  This is to ensure we can help you with any concepts you struggled to understand in class, since it is an online medium and there may be a little less interaction compared to usual.

With seemingly everything "shutting down" given the current situation.  I'm determined to keep our services running.  With everyone isolating themselves at home, I believe it to be important to continue being productive and this is now possible thanks to the internet.  This is why we're working hard to make sure we can continue offering Calgarians an opportunity to practice their target language.

Let me know if you have any questions about this shift at all!

-Azren the Language Nerd"

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Courses Available Online for those registered :

 

Winter 2020 Language Sessions - Wednesday Evenings - Now ONLINE starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

February 5, 2020 - April 22, 2020 (15 classes total) 

Adult Spanish Class: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Adult French Class: 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Class Fee: 

- Adults: $275/session for Non-Members, $225/session for Members 

- Seniors (age 60+): $200/session for Non-Members, $150/session for Members

Membership only costs $5!

Drop-In is also available for $20/class!

Classes are taught by Azren the Language Nerd! Learn more about him and his team at: https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/calgary-language-nerds/ 

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