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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: 09/09/17

End date: 10/21/17

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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This class is a continuation of the first American Sign Language course introducing more vocabulary and moving along with sentence structure.  The first session or two will be a refresher of content learned previously then adding new content from that point expanding your American Sign Language abilities.

Start date: 10/23/17

End date: 12/11/17

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  112. 
  146.



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The majority of non-fiction books are sold by a book proposal, not a completed manuscript.The book proposal is a business plan that sells your book concept to a prospective publisher or agent, and includes a market analysis, competitive titles, an overview, outline, sample chapters, and ideas for marketing and promotion. This intensive, two-hour workshop is not for the faint-hearted writer, but one who is ready to begin pitching a non-fiction book project. The power point includes generous handouts and examples from Mary's own proposals that have resulted in book contracts.   

Start date: 09/12/17

End date: 09/12/17

Tuition $39.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Would you like to provide better customer service to the Hispanic population in your workplace? If so, conversational Spanish will enable you to learn key phrases so you can communicate on a basic level with Spanish-speaking customers. This minimal grammar class concentrates on conversational techniques and basic word phrases. Emphasis is on pronunciation and oral exercises in a learner-friendly environment. Improve your Spanish and reduce communication barriers! Textbook is included.

Start date: 09/11/17

End date: 10/09/17

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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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

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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: 09/11/17

End date: 09/25/17

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Take your songwriting to the next level! This class will be approached as a songwriting workshop with everyone contributing ideas and learning from each other. Guidance from the teacher will include song structure (lyrics, melody, rhythm, and chord patterns) and various songwriting techniques, aimed at approaching songwriting from different starting points, will be provided. Consider signing up for Level 1 or both.  

Start date: 10/28/17

End date: 11/18/17

Tuition $69.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Blogging is a great way to get the word out about your product, expertise or anything that's on your mind. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging applications, readily available on a lot of web hosts. In this course you will configure WordPress options and customize its appearance. We explore options for blog topics and getting the word out about your blog. You will write blog entries, publish them and then set up accounts for allowing access to your blog. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $255.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Blogging-with-WordPress/230



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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

Location : Online



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Spanish Fundamentals is a self-paced, online Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speakers. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $165.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Spanish-Fundamentals/1123



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