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American Sign Language (ASL) is the visual-gesture language used primarily among the American deaf communities. Using the immersion method, all teaching is done exclusively in ASL. You will acquire basic vocabulary and grammar by using ASL receptive and expressive skills in class. No prior knowledge of ASL is needed to join!  

Start date: 06/06/17

End date: 07/25/17

Tuition: $99.00



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Have you always wanted to be a writer? Do you have creative ideas for a blog, essays, or articles? Do you dream of seeing your name on the spine of a book? Widely published author and blogger, Mary Potter Kenyon, will jumpstart your writing career with this three-hour course that teaches the basics of successfully writing for publication. Topics include breaking into the market by writing shorter pieces, writing for anthologies, and the importance of social media. With concrete examples and ideas for common markets, you'll leave this class motivated to submit your work for publication or begin a blog. If desired, students have the option of submitting up to two, double-spaced pages of their writing for critique, at least one week prior to class.  

Start date: 06/27/17

End date: 06/27/17

Tuition: $39.00



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Expressive writing can be an effective form of therapy when utilized correctly. This class will delve into the research that demonstrates the emotional and physical health benefits of journaling and other forms of expressive writing, and you don't have to be a writer to benefit. Anyone can take an active role in working through loss, grief, divorce, or unemployment through writing. Whether you are looking for a way to incorporate journaling into your life or seeking publication of your writing in order to help others, this class is a step-by-step guide to utilizing writing for healing. The instructor is an author and certified grief specialist who has journaled her way through her husband's cancer, the deaths of three close family members, and a difficult job situation.   

Start date: 08/08/17

End date: 08/08/17

Tuition: $25.00



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Whether you want to learn how to write songs, or write better songs, or would simply would like to understand how to appreciate songs, this class will benefit you. You will learn the structure of a popular song and the elements of a hit song along with the hook and how it works. Different songwriting techniques will be discussed, along with the tricks of the trade. Plus, the instructor will also give you insight about the music business and how to get your song heard.

Start date: 04/13/17

End date: 04/27/17

Tuition: $59.00



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In what could be one of the most enlightening two hours you’ve ever spent, this online class will show how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more! In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! NOW is the best time to make this happen as companies are looking for new voices like never before. Join us for one of our online, interactive classes which includes a live question and answer session and voice evaluation. An email address is required at registration. A webinar link will be emailed to you prior to class start.  

Start date: 04/19/17

End date: 04/19/17

Tuition: $49.00



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NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally. NLP is one of the most powerful skills used today in business, psychology, sales, and all forms of personal development. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand your staff’s and customer’s needs, motivations and behaviors. Agenda Unit 1 Understanding the Main Ideas of NLP · What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming? · The Four Stages of Learning · The NLP Communications Model · The Presuppositions of NLP · The Five Principles of Success · The Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind Unit 2 Communication and Perception · Developing Sensory Acuity · Establishing Rapport · Matching & Mirroring · Pacing & Leading · Understanding The Doors of Perception Unit 3 Representational Systems · Representational Systems · Favored Representational Systems · Language and Representational Systems · Eye Accessing Cues · Submodalities Unit 4 Modeling · Learning theory · Strategies and Strategy Elicitation . The Recipe for Success

Start date: 03/06/17

End date: 03/31/17

Tuition: $175.00

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NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally. NLP is one of the most powerful skills used today in business, psychology, sales, and all forms of personal development. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand your staff’s and customer’s needs, motivations and behaviors. Agenda Unit 1 Understanding the Main Ideas of NLP · What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming? · The Four Stages of Learning · The NLP Communications Model · The Presuppositions of NLP · The Five Principles of Success · The Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind Unit 2 Communication and Perception · Developing Sensory Acuity · Establishing Rapport · Matching & Mirroring · Pacing & Leading · Understanding The Doors of Perception Unit 3 Representational Systems · Representational Systems · Favored Representational Systems · Language and Representational Systems · Eye Accessing Cues · Submodalities Unit 4 Modeling · Learning theory · Strategies and Strategy Elicitation . The Recipe for Success

Start date: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Tuition: $175.00



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NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally. NLP is one of the most powerful skills used today in business, psychology, sales, and all forms of personal development. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand your staff’s and customer’s needs, motivations and behaviors. Agenda Unit 1 Understanding the Main Ideas of NLP · What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming? · The Four Stages of Learning · The NLP Communications Model · The Presuppositions of NLP · The Five Principles of Success · The Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind Unit 2 Communication and Perception · Developing Sensory Acuity · Establishing Rapport · Matching & Mirroring · Pacing & Leading · Understanding The Doors of Perception Unit 3 Representational Systems · Representational Systems · Favored Representational Systems · Language and Representational Systems · Eye Accessing Cues · Submodalities Unit 4 Modeling · Learning theory · Strategies and Strategy Elicitation . The Recipe for Success

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition: $175.00



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