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TWO ITEMS: Speak Greek and Irish

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Is learning other languages "all Greek"to you? Portland Community College will give you the chance to pick up the basics of a foreign language – and master the very one that characterizes your confusion.Greek Conversation: Beginning Term I will introduce you to the Greek alphabet, expose you to language sounds, offer pronunciation practice, and teach you how to speak phrases for everyday situations. Instructor Elia Sallos will present a fun, interactive class that celebrates all things Greek: students will have the chance to sample Greek food and get a look at Greek customs as well.The 10-week, non-credit class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 22 to Nov. 24, in Room 110 of PCC’s Portland Metro Workforce Training Center, 5600 N.E. 42nd Ave. The cost is $125 with $3 fee payable to the instructor.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6832.###Learn the language of the Emerald Isle with PCCPORTLAND, Ore. – Learn to make the beautiful sounds of the Irish people. This fall, Portland Community College will offer a unique opportunity to study Gaelic, the Irish language, with a non-credit class.Irish (Gaelic): Beginning Term I is designed for people who have little or no experience with Irish. Instructor Robert Burke will teach you the basics, emphasizing easy ways to remember pronunciation, grammar, spelling within the context of conversation. Learn greetings, toasts, introductions and more.The nine-week class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Nov. 18, in Room 229 of Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th St. Cost is $113.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6832.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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