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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8938.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8938

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2005 - Student Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8938.

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Transcript novel approach Continuing Education Storv bv Mark Smith 6At the end of the class, they put you in a relaxed state and I think you remember more. You just sit and listen to the music of the language." - Donna Copeland "Green is temporary,' Milagros reminded her student. She pointed to one in a series of color-coded posters on an extended window in her classroom. She had six students on this Monday session, all comfortably seated in a semicircle. They dance and play games, draw pictures and listen to music. All the while, they learn the grammatical structure and elementary vocabulary of Spanish. k The relaxed, and alternately playful fjltmosphere in this classroom was a product of a unique program developed by Continuing Education for working Houstonians. Milagros' class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings for three hours, with the semester running six weeks. In designing their foreign language offerings, CE hoped to appeal, in part, to college graduates and professionals with foreign language study in their academic background. The program is intended as an alternative to the curricula and aesthetic of high school and collegiate foreign language courses. Teresa Onofre, one of the program's directors as well as an instructor, believes that a majority of students enter her classroom having had an unpleasant experience of foreign language study in the past. "Many people had a hard time studying a language in college or high school" she said. "When they come here, we try to remove the negative feelings!' CE's promotional literature maintains that "a rich, stimulating environment is the main factor in achieving full potential!' Instructors actively seek out interesting visual and sonic elements to enhance the learning experience of their adult students. CE's classrooms are colorful, illustrative and pleasant sounding. Milagros played Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto on a small CD player as her students arrived for class on Monday. Occasionally she allowed the music to continue playing while she taught. The rhythms of the music often synchronize with the music of the language. The visual atmosphere of a CE classroom is, at first glance, childlike — large, colorful print graces the wall posters and tables set up along the walls present common objects labeled in the language being studied. Variously shaped sombreros sat on one table in Milagros' classroom. Every poster imparts essential grammatical information, and every prop is related to a lesson or memory game the class will play. Several students admitted that they have subconsciously associated the colors of a poster with the distinct grammatical elements relayed in its text. Instructors take pride in their artwork. An hour or more is spent transforming an empty classroom into a colorful learning space. Milagros' students, in particular, praised their environment. "I think they're learning that the old way didn't work well" Donna Copeland said. Like most of her classmates, she attempted to master several foreign languages in the past. "We end up spending much more time just talking in the language here. It's practical, it's fun!' CE's summer 2005 schedule included courses in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, ESL and multiple levels of Spanish. The total class time per offering is an average of 32 hours. (Continued on p. 68) B 66