IAP 99 Non-Credit Activities by Category

Foreign Languages

Basic Quenya
Susan Born
Tue, Thu, Jan 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 07:30-09:00pm, 2-136

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: None
Intimidated by some passages in Lord of the Rings? Planning a trip to Tol Eressea? Learn simple Quenya (High-Elven) in a few easy lessons. Vocabulary, grammar, possibly even Tengwar (alphabet). Native speaker instruction if we can find one.
Contact: Susan Born, (617) 497-7823, seborn@alum.mit.edu
Sponsor: Susan E Born, seborn@mit.edu

Borges's "El Muerto": Short Story and Film
Elizabeth Garrels
Tue Jan 5, Wed Jan 6, 01:30-04:00pm, 14N-313, last class runs 1:30-3:00pm

Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Spanish II or equivalent
Spend two classes practicing your Spanish (listening, speaking, reading) and discussing the famous short story, "El muerto," by Argentina's Jorge Luis Borges. The story will be discussed in terms of its historical-political context and its mythical content, as well as in light of one film director's efforts to reinterpret the printed short story through the medium of film. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Sign-up: Please sign up on FL&L Web page or in FL&L office (14N-305). Before Jan. 5, pick up copy of short story in 14N-305 and try to read it at least once.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Elizabeth Garrels, 14N-323, x3-5276, egarrels@mit.edu
Sponsor: Foreign Languages/Literatures

Learning Arabic
Sawsan Sharari
Wed, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 05-07:00pm, 5-233

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 20 students.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Learn the basics of conversational Arabic language.Everyone is welcome to this fun series. No previous knowledge of Arabic necessary, but regular attendance is required.
Contact: Sawsan Sharari, 10-180, x3-5610, ssharari@mit.edu
Sponsor: Sawsan Sharari

Simple Chinese Characters
Julie Sussman
Wed Jan 6, 03-05:00pm, 24-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: none
Next time you go to Chinatown, the writing on the walls needn't be all "Chinese" to you. Come and learn the meaning of some simple Chinese characters. No knowledge of Chinese or facility with languages required.
Web: http://mitpress.mit.edu/bookstore/authors/ican.html
Contact: Julie Sussman, (781) 646-6825, jems@alum.mit.edu
Sponsor: Gerald J Sussman, NE43 428, x3-5874, gjs@mit.edu

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