MURFREESBORO — MTSU is again offering the community a chance to quickly learn a foreign language in just days to kick off the new year.
The Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition is hosting accelerated five-day Spanish and Chinese classes from Jan. 4-15 in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. A searchable parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16.
The first course is $300 for the general public, $250 for MTSU faculty/staff and $175 for students. Any additional course taken is only $175 for any participant.
• Spanish Part 1: 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 4-8, MTSU Honors, Room 116
• Spanish Part 2: 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11-15, MTSU Honors, Room 116
• Chinese Part 1: 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11-15, MTSU Honors, Room 106
Classes are for residents age 13 and older. To register and to view a video, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/cala and click on the “See Our Classes” button.
The center, also known as CALA, is the official language training operation of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University.
CALA has spent more than a decade researching how the brain learns language best with the experts in the field of psychology and brain research. Research shows the best way to learn a language is the same way you learned your native language — with lots of hands-on methods that are enjoyable and take place in a fun, low-stress atmosphere using movement, songs, games and stories.
Watch a video about the class structure at http://youtu.be/LuI9W5KWQRM.
For more information, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/cala.