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ON LI N E C L AS S E S

WINTER 2021 JANUARY – MARCH


Join us in one of our online classes and experience: A sense of community: Bring the world a little closer. Friends and family living in different states, and students from as far as Japan and Brazil have all convened in our online classes!

Interactivity:

No YouTube tutorials or prerecorded lectures here! Cook along in our cooking classes, practice your new language skills in conversation with others, or share your writing and artwork with a supportive group.

The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund:

Help Us Reach our New Goal of $500,000! In order to bridge the financial gap until the time when we can fully restore our in-person classes here in our historic houses on Brattle Street, CCAE Board Chair Christian Nolen, along with members of our Board of Directors, Board of Visitors, and long-standing CCAE supporters established The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund this past March. Our community has been incredibly generous over the past months and we reached our initial goal of $350,000 for this first phase of The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Now that the pandemic is longer lasting than we originally predicted, we have set a new goal of $500,000 by December 31. This goal allows us to continue to provide a full range of online classes throughout the fall and winter, offer scholarships to adult learners in need, and continue our free-of-charge community programs and events.

Give at ccae.org/support/donate today!

Entertaining events:

Our virtual art show opening receptions, virtual poetry readings, and more provide fun opportunities to gather and celebrate from the comfort of your home.


Catalog Directory R E GISTR ATIO N AND GE NE R A L INFORMATION ccae.org

Phone: 617-547-6789 Location: 42 & 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9113, Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

R EG ISTE R ON LINE AT CCAE .ORG W I NT E R R EGISTR ATION OPE NS Wednesday, November 18

W I NT E R T E R M START S

CL AS S CAT EG O R I E S FOOD & WINE

Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Wine, Beer & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ESL Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Level Descriptions for ESL & World Languages . . . . . . . . . . 19

WORLD LANGUAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 HUMANITIES

Art History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 History & Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Monday, January 11

Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

O F FICE HOURS

Stage, Screen & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-3pm

Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

Drawing & Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Sunday, Closed

Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Office hours are subject to change. See ccae.org for details.

Photography, Audio & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

H O L IDAYS

CCAE will be closed and no classes will be held on:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18 President’s Day, February 15

I M PO RTA NT INFORMATION

Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

PERFORMING ARTS

Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

LIFE & WELLNESS

Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Lifestyle & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

CO N NECT W ITH U S

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Food & Wine Demo

Vegetarian

Gluten-Free

Vegan

“Nicely curated recipes, well presented, with cooking tips and techniques snuck in along the way.”

—NATALIE S., ONE-POT MEALS WITH CAST IRON

Our online classes are interactive. You are welcome to cook along in our cooking classes or just watch and learn, unless otherwise noted. For demonstration classes, you are welcome to cook along but due to timing and format, instructors may not be able to troubleshoot any issues in real time. You will receive a link and recipe packet prior to the class. For curbside pickup classes, the pickup location is at CCAE, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge.

WINTER SAVORY PIES

COOKING

Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS DEMONSTRATION & DISCUSSION Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Demonstrations by professional chef, Chef Lars, will show you how to chop, dice, and slice. He will show you how to cut different vegetables. You’ll learn about the variety of knife types, how and for which tasks to use them. Chef Lars will show you how to sharpen your knives at home and how to take care of them. COURSE CODE: KNIF Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm. Jan. 11 | $60

ARTISAN BAKING AT HOME Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Nothing is better than baking fresh artisan bread at home before holidays. In this online interactive class, we’ll tackle artisan yeast breads from around the Mediterranean, including baguettes, batards, and focaccia. You’ll learn about concepts, terms, and techniques to bake the delicious bread at home. During the first part of the class, Chef Evelyn will show you how to shape the dough and bake the dough. In the second half of the class, you are welcome to make the dough along. You’ll let the dough rise and bake the dough after the class. COURSE CODE: ARTI Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am–1pm. Mar. 14 | $55

CROISSANT AT HOME Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Spend your Saturday at home learning how to make an assortment of exquisite sweet and savory croissants, including almond croissants, flakey ham and swiss croissants, and decadent chocolate croissants. We’ll also talk about how to store the dough and croissant for later. During the first part of the class, Chef Evelyn will show you how to turn the dough into different shapes and flavors. In the second half of the class, you are welcome to make the yeasted dough along and laminate the dough. You’ll finish the rest of the lamination and bake the croissant after the class. COURSE CODE: ICRC Sec. 01: Saturday, 12:30–3:30pm. Mar. 27 | $55

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Nothing is better than the buttery aroma in the kitchen during the winter. In this online class, you’ll learn how to make savory pies including Shepherd’s Pie with piped potato topping, rich vegetable pot pie with puff pastry crowns, and Chilean Pastel de Choclo—Beef and corn pie. We’ll talk about how to store the pies. COURSE CODE: WPIE Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Jan. 14 | $60

FRENCH MACARONS AT HOME Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

French macarons are sweeping the nation. These delicate and colorful almond confectionaries will be a sweet ending to your homemade meal. In this online class, you’ll learn step-by-step techniques to make shells and various fillings including Swiss buttercream and ganache. Impress your family with your delicious macarons. COURSE CODE: IMCR Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 19 | $60

GATEAU ST. HONORÉ Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Stay sweet and learn how to make St. Honoré, a classic French dessert that combines essential French pastry techniques into one dessert. You’ll learn how to make puff pastry, pate a choux, pastry cream, caramelized sugar, and whipped cream. You have to have puff pastry before class. You’ll receive a recipe to make puff pastry on your own or you are welcome to buy a store-bought puff pastry. COURSE CODE: STNR Sec. 01: Sunday, 1–4pm. Jan. 17 | $55

ROYAL ICING BRUSH EMBROIDERY COOKIES Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

Brush embroidery is impressive on a cake or a cookie for any celebration. This simple and easy-to-do lace effect achieves a dramatic result. You’ll learn how to create brush embroidery using royal icing on cookies. This paintbrush technique will create a stunning look on your cookies. We’ll practice the technique then create your design onto your cookies. COURSE CODE: BRBM Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–7:30pm. Feb. 25 | $40

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MASTERING BUTTERCREAMS

COOKING WITH WINE

Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

COURSE CODE: FROS Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8pm. Jan. 21 | $50

COURSE CODE: CKWN Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm. Feb. 8 | $60

There are many different types of buttercream and each one of them is good in a different way. In this online interactive class, we’ll make our familiar American buttercream. Then, we’ll make fluffy Swiss meringue buttercream. Then, we’ll make fluffier and stable Italian buttercream. You’ll learn different techniques to make them and we’ll talk about how to store the buttercream for your future use. You are welcome to make buttercreams along or just watch and learn.

SUCCULENT BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKES WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

Adorn your cupcakes with realistic-looking succulent plants made out of buttercream. You’ll learn to make a variety of cactus plants and desert roses. This class includes decorating tools that are necessary for decorating cupcakes. You’ll need to have unfrosted cupcakes and buttercream before class. Tuition includes the decorating kit. You’ll receive a recipe on how to prepare the buttercream before class. We’ll adjust the consistency together in class.

Everything works with a glass of wine, especially before Valentine’s. The food will also taste even better if you add a splash of wine. Why does wine make everything taste great? Let’s find out about this secret of cooking with wine in this online class. You’ll learn how to make goat cheese crostini with red wine balsamic glaze, classic coq au vin with creamy potato puree, pan seared fish with lemon white wine caper sauce and sauteed zucchini strips, and white wine poached pears with winter spices. We’ll toast with a glass of the wine of your choice!

SUPER BOWL ENTERTAINING Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor

Make this upcoming Super Bowl a memorable party! In this online interactive class, we’ll make crowd-pleaser appetizers including chicken ginger meatball bites, guacamole shrimp wonton cups, and buffalo chicken sliders. Toast your team’s touchdowns with a sparkling drink. Let’s get ready to impress your guests for the Super Bowl party. COURSE CODE: SBSB Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1pm. Feb. 7 | $60

Ploy Khunisorn

COURSE CODE: CUPS Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8pm. Mar. 12 | $70 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, March 10 from 5–6pm

COOKING WITH CANNABIS AT HOME WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Melissa Smith | Cannabis Enthusiast, Attorney

Infuse your own cannabis cooking oil at home with tools you probably already have in your kitchen, and learn how to incorporate your infusions into your home cooking. We will also take a peek into your spice cupboards and pantries to brainstorm cannabis-friendly concoctions together. While your oil is busy infusing at home, Melissa will demonstrate how to make an inspirational pesto and talk about how to make her popular BBQ sauce. This class includes a kit that contains the instructor’s own pesto and BBQ sauce; you will add your own cannabis-infused oil once you are ready. We’ll also talk about different ways to use the sauces and how to include this medicinal herb in almost anything you cook at home. COURSE CODE: PODS Sec. 01: Saturday, 2:30–4pm. Jan. 23 | $85 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, January 20 from 5–6pm

NEW ENGLAND CHOCOLATE HISTORY AND CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

New England has many historical connections to chocolate, starting with the Revolutionary War and continuing from that point in time, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America and the first forays into commercial white chocolate production. However, expanding our understanding of chocolate includes looking at it from a global perspective. Learn more about chocolate’s sweet local history as well as its complicated global future. Be prepared to come away from this class with a whole new appreciation of this wonderful fine food! The tuition includes the chocolate tasting kit.

ART OF CHEESE BOARD Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

We eat with eyes first as we use all sensory systems – taste, smell, vision, auditory, and touch to enjoy food. A beautiful cheese board helps stimulate the taste bud. You can easily impress your guests or just delightfully enjoy the cheese board with your family. Let’s build your cheese board together with your favorite cheese, charcuterie, and condiments. You’ll receive a supply list and suggest items for the cheese board in the confirmation email after registration. Your beautiful board will be ready just in time for the game. COURSE CODE: ELEG Sec. 01: Sunday, 2–3:30pm. Feb. 7 | $40

COURSE CODE: CHNE Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:30–3pm. Feb. 6 | $55 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, February 3 from 5–6pm

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FOOD AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Let’s Zoom in and explore the food and culture from around the world. Flights are on hold, but our connections are not. We’ll bring the local food and culture to your home. Join our local chefs from different continents for an hour experience and learn about their food and culture. We’ll take you to South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, and Italy. Stay connected.

SOUTH AFRICA: MAGIC SHOW AND DESSERT

THAILAND: DRIED SQUID AND SECRET SAUCE

Natalie Burgers and Chad Burgers | Date Night Ideas Creator and Professional Magician

Hasnah Wansuk | Hua Khao Dang Village

COURSE CODE: MDSA Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–12pm. Jan. 16 | $30

COURSE CODE: SQID Sec. 01: Saturday, 7–8pm. Feb. 27 | $30

South Africa is rich in culture and diversity in both culture and languages. Aside from gold, Johannesburg has a great variety of fun festivals with food, music, and arts. Join Natalie and Chad to learn about their precious way of life. We’ll start with learning about easy Afrikaans words and some interesting destinations in Johannesburg through fun quizzes. Then, you’ll learn how to whip up traditional South African peppermint crisp tart as this dessert is often served at a South African wedding, but it’s also great as a snack. We’ll finish this experience with a fun interactive magic show.

INDONESIA: BALINESE RITUALS AND VEGAN SALAD Ayu Martiasih and Ngurah Wijaya | Cooking Instructor, Canang Sari Homestay Bali

Indonesia became one of the world’s top travel destinations. Join Ayu and Ngurah as they will welcome you to their home and will show you how local concepts, rituals, and nature influence Balinese culture and food. You’ll learn how to make Ayu’s delicious Gado Gado, vegan salad with peanut sauce using traditional tools and fresh ingredients. You’ll also learn about their family tradition as an important part of their daily practice. At the end of the session, Ngurah will take you on a quick tour to see their home and the beauty of Bali nature. COURSE CODE: BALI Sec. 01: Saturday, 6–7pm. Jan. 30 | $30

MEXICO: OAXACA AND MOLE ALMENDRADO Carina Santiago | Chef, Tierra Antigua

Mexican gastronomy was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Oaxaca is considered as the gastronomic capital of Mexico and best known for its seven classic types of mole. Join Carina and learn about the mole, culinary customs, and wool rugs. Carina will show you how to use traditional Zapotec cooking techniques to make simple yet delicious mole almendrado that you can also duplicate in your home kitchen. Let’s explore about the mole tradition in her outdoor kitchen with open fire where the magic happens. C O U R S E C O D E : OA X A Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–12pm. Feb. 6 | $30

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Seafood is one of the main exporting products of Thailand. Join Hasnah and hear about the story of dried squid and her hometown in a small village in the South of Thailand. In the first half of the experience, you’ll see the location to dry squid and the process of natural preservation that helps increase the value of the squid products. You’ll have a chance to see the outdoor scene and the indoor production while she talks about the culture and tradition of local people. After that, Hasnah will show you how to cook dried squid with an ancient rolling machine and how to make secret sauce to serve along with the roller squid.

ITALY: SICILY FARM AND ALMOND MILK Fabio Santuccio and Annarella Susini | Farmers and Chefs, Zisolhouse Farm

In Zisolhouse farm, fresh ingredients are the key elements to make delicious and nutritious food and wine. Almonds were cultivated in Sicily before BC and have a reputation for its sweetness. Let’s have a quick tour of this farm and learn how to make almond milk from scratch. You’ll experience the huge difference between homemade almond milk and a store bought one. Fabio and Annarella will share their perspectives about sustainability of almond farming and their family recipes from the medieval time to cook with almond pulps. Sustainable farming has zero waste. COURSE CODE: ZISL Sec. 01: Saturday, 10:30–11:30am. Mar. 27 | $30


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ONE-POT MEALS WITH CAST IRON

A TASTE OF FRANCE

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

COURSE CODE: FE26 Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm. Mar. 22 | $60

COURSE CODE: FRNC Sec. 01: Saturday, 3–6pm. Feb. 13 | $60

Cast iron skillet is one of the chef’s favorite cookware. It’s a great cookware during stay-at-home time like this. In this online class, you’ll learn how to make braised chicken in Dijon mustard sauce, sweet potato and spinach skillet, cast iron seared ribeye steak, and delicious upside-down tart. We’ll talk about different types of cast iron pans and how to buy, use, maintain, and—importantly—season them.

Enjoy the authentic tastes of France in your home kitchen. In this online interactive class, we’ll make delicious mixed vegetables tart baked with goat cheese, fish fillet with creamy shallots and white wine sauce served with green risotto, and poached pear, chocolate ganache and roasted almonds. We’ll toast with a glass of French wine to celebrate our delicious dinner together.

INSTANT POTS AT HOME: TIPS AND TRICKS

RAVIOLI WORKSHOP

Yoshiko Sullivan | Private Chef, Cooking Instructor

Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

COURSE CODE: INPT Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6–7:30pm. Jan. 27 | $40

C O U R S E C O D E : R AV I Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Jan. 15 | $50

Let’s make delicious quick and easy comfort food using an Instant Pot. We’ll make chicken marsala and creamy mashed potato. We’ll finish our sweet night with a surprise dessert. Whether you have the Instant Pot or plan to buy one, this class can help you explore more delicious dishes. Yoshiko will also demonstrate how to use different functions of the Instant Pot with a Q&A session.

Italy boasts delicious ravioli from all regions. In this online interactive class, we’ll start making pasta dough from scratch and then we’ll turn the dough into a sheet so that we can shape different styles of ravioli including large, square, half-moon ravioli filled with ricotta spinach, pumpkin, and wild mushrooms. We’ll finish with different sauces including vodka sauce, parmesan cream sauce, and roasted pepper pesto.

WARMING WINTER SOUPS

GNOCCHI THREE WAYS WITH BOLOGNESE

Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Winter is definitely the time for warm, comforting soups. In this online interactive class, we will make white bean and escarole soup (minestrone) and clam chowder. You’ll also learn how to make broth from bones and/or vegetables for umami (savory) and will turn into a clear soup. You’ll leave the class with a confidence in making delicious basic stock and tips to choose and store-bought alternatives. Let’s make this winter filled with delicious warming soups. You’ll receive a recipe to make homemade stock to be ready before class. COURSE CODE: WSOU Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Mar. 11 | $60

CHICKEN FIVE WAYS Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

If you love chicken and would like to take your next meals to a different level, this class is for you. Chef Lars will show you how to break down the whole chicken. Then, we’ll turn different parts of the chicken into flavorful meals. You’ll learn how to perfectly sear chicken breast for juicy and tender results. We’ll make prosciutto wrapped, pesto marinated chicken breast and oven roasted basil lemon chicken legs with scallions and tomato. We will also make a classic chicken soup with the carcasses. You’ll also learn how to roast the whole chicken for the best flavors and juicy texture. COURSE CODE: CHCK Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm. Jan. 25 | $60

SIMPLY SEAFOOD Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Let’s take the mystery out of buying and cooking seafood. We’ll bring the seashore right into your kitchen. In this online interactive class, you’ll learn how to incorporate fish and seafood into your everyday delicious meals. We’ll talk about seasonality, wild versus aquaculture/ farmed, and freshness of fish and seafood. We’ll make green salad with salmon, Mediterranean three fish soup, and Normandy mussels. While we cook, we’ll also talk about and how to properly store and handle seafood. COURSE CODE: SEAF Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8pm. Mar. 26 | $60

Let’s learn how to make homemade gnocchi like an Italian. In this online class, Chef Diane will teach you techniques to make different types of gnocchi, such as classic potato gnocchi, butternut squash gnocchi, and Tuscan spinach and ricotta gnocchi. Chef Diane will show you how to make sauces including Bolognese, marinara, and brown butter sage. We’ll also talk about equipment to make your homemade gnocchi, including a potato ricer, a fork, and a gnocchi paddle. COURSE CODE: GNOC Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Mar. 19 | $50

ITALIAN FARMHOUSE DINNER Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Let’s cook more vegetables in your cozy kitchen. We are bringing the taste of Italy to your home this winter. We’ll make quick, easy, and yummy Italian dishes that are high in nutrition and full of vegetables. We’ll start with grilled bruschetta with mascarpone, wild mushrooms, and baby arugula. We’ll also make homemade pici pasta with pork ragu (no pasta machine required) and broccoli rabe with cannellini beans. We’ll finish the class with umbrian pastry wrapped pears, and stuffed with fig jam. C O U R S E C O D E : H FA M Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6:30pm. Mar. 27 | $55

ZUPPE ITALIANE Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Join Chef Diane in this interactive online class live from her Italian kitchen. We will learn to make the traditional soups of the Italian households including Tuscan Ribollita soup, escarole and white bean soup, classic minestrone, and Italian wedding soup. Nothing is better than warm Italian soups and stews this fall. COURSE CODE: ZUPE Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 5 | $55

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ITALY’S DOLCE VITA: ITALIAN DESSERTS Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Italians love ending their meals with desserts. Let’s make classic Italian desserts at home in this online interactive class. We’ll make tiramisu, Italian fruit crostata, ricotta pie, and citrus olive oil chiffon cake. We’ll also talk about how to store these delicious desserts. COURSE CODE: ITDS Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1:30pm. Feb. 21 | $60

AUTHENTIC GERMAN CUISINE Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

When we think about Germany, we think about beer and bratwurst. There is more to German food than just sausage. Join Chef Lars, a native German chef, and learn how to make authentic German food. We’ll make rouladen (German beef roulade stuffed with bacon, onion and pickles with rich gravy), semmel knödel (German bread dumplings), and apfel rotkohl (steamed red cabbage with apple). We’ll finish the class with bienenstich kuchen (a German cake with almond honey crust and cream filling). COURSE CODE: GRMC Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30–8:30pm. Mar. 8 | $65

HUNGARIAN KITCHEN Krisztina Perron | Owner & Chef, the Wooden Spoon Catering Company We’ll bring you right into the heart of European cooking tradition. Krisztina will talk about her family’s recipes and traditions of Hungarian cuisine. We’ll start with breaded and fried meatloaf bites (fasirt) as a delicious appetizer. We’ll also make traditional gulyás soup with nokedli (dumplings). We’ll have a sweet ending with palacsinta, Hungarian crepes with sweetened cheese filling. C O U R S E C O D E : H N RY Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1pm. Feb. 28 | $60

ARMENIAN SOUP AND HISTORY Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com

Join Chef Linda, our native Armenian chef instructor and learn how to make Madzoon Ov Kufteh, meatball yogurt soup with fresh mint in your cozy kitchen. We’ll start with making the chicken broth. While the broth is cooking, we’ll make hand-shaped kuftehs. We’ll talk about different cooking techniques and shapes of the delicious meatballs. Through our cooking process, you’ll learn about the history of Armenian food and Middle Eastern culture that has influenced the food. We’ll finish the class with Armenian coffee. COURSE CODE: AMSP Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1pm. Jan. 31 | $55

RUSSIAN DUMPLINGS: PELMENI AND VARENIKI Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor

If you want to explore more about the world of dumplings, let’s try with Pelmini and Vareniki, Russian dumplings. We’ll start with making the dough from scratch. While the dough is resting, we’ll make the meat fillings for Pelmeni and then vegetarian fillings for Vareniki. You’ll learn folding techniques and how to cook them. COURSE CODE: RNDM Sec. 01: Saturday, 3–5pm. Mar. 6 | $55

VALENTINE’S SPECIALS SUNDAY BRUNCH IN STYLE Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor

Sunday morning is the best time to get up, relax, and have a delicious brunch. How about a sweet roll or slice of coffee cake? Skip the trip to the bakery and learn how to whip up some classic brunch in this class. We’ll make strawberry sangria, gazpacho, pancakes with caviar and tiramisu. Start brewing the coffee and we’ll learn how to make delicious brunch in style. COURSE CODE: BRUN Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am–12pm. Feb. 14 | $50

VALENTINE’S ITALIAN DINNER Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Love is in the air and no one can pull off a romantic meal like the Italians. In this class, we will prepare dishes to celebrate a sweet Valentine’s at home. We’ll make fennel, radicchio, and parmesan salad, chicken saltimbocca, roasted tomato and porcini risotto, and braised artichokes and peas with fresh basil. We’ll finish the class with amaretto chocolate truffles and a glass of Italian wine. COURSE CODE: ICRO Sec. 01: Sunday, 4–6:30pm. Feb. 14 | $60

DINNER IN CHINATOWN: CHINESE NEW YEAR SPECIAL EDITION Elliot Savitzky | Culinary Instructor, Chinatown Expert

Let’s spend a walking tour of Boston Chinatown on Valentine’s and the day of Chinese New Year parade. We will be visiting many different locations and retail establishments during the tour such as dim sum, BBQ, Pho, hot pot, noodle shops, as well as restaurants of various cuisines. We will also stop by bakeries, bubble tea shops, herbal medicine shops, live poultry markets, grocery stores and a ginseng coop. During the last stop, we’ll enjoy a delicious dim sum together. . We’ll talk about the menu and how to order, so you can come back and enjoy Chinatown on your own. The plan might be slightly changed regarding the parade and the weather condition. Please see the section description for the meeting point. Tuition includes the cost of dinner, taxes, and tip. The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. Students are asked to follow Massachusetts State Guidelines regarding social distancing and to wear a mask throughout the class. COURSE CODE: CHTN Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am–1pm. Feb. 14 | $85

SPANISH PAELLA Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Nothing is better than homemade Spanish paella in a cozy kitchen this winter. Join Chef Luis and learn how to make the world’s most renowned rice dish, Paella Mixta. Our version contains scallops, shrimp, fish, mussels, chicken, saffron, pimientos, peas, tomatoes, and more. The palate, the nostrils, and the eyes will be highly stimulated with this dish. While paella is cooking, we’ll make delicious salad and sangria. We’ll end our sweet night with Chef Luis’ famous flan. You don’t have to buy a paella pan to make paella. Any pan at home will work fine. C O U R S E C O D E : PA E L Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Jan. 29 | $60

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Food & Wine

BARCELONA: DISCOVERING CATALONIAN FOOD

MASALA DOSAS

Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

COURSE CODE: BCEL Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 12 | $60

COURSE CODE: DOSA Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1pm. Mar. 7 | $50

Barcelona, within the region of Catalonia is known in culinary circles as the capital of the Mediterranean diet. We’ll begin with a Marcona almonds tapa and a glass of Catalonian cava. Will prepare pa amb tomaquet tomato and garlic bread, butifarra amb mongetes (Catalan sausage with white beans), espinacas catalana (Spinach with pine nuts and golden raisin) and a Barcelona seafood fideuà. We’ll end the class by tasting the quintessential dessert crema catalana.

Let’s spend a sweet Saturday morning and learn how to make dosa from scratch. Delicious and gluten-free, masala dosais are crisp and fluffy rice and lentil wraps filled with a spicy potato curry and served with creamy coconut chutney. With their combination of easy-to-digest protein and curried vegetables, these popular crêpes make for a healthy, light meal.

VEGETARIAN SPANISH TAPAS

VEGETARIAN ROYAL NORTH INDIAN FEAST

Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Pooja Bhatia | Chef, Entrepreneur, and Blogger, Varah Cook Club

COURSE CODE: VTPS Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Mar. 5 | $60

COURSE CODE: INDC Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6pm. Feb. 6 | $55

Madrid of Spain is home to many vegetarian restaurants. Most tapas bars offer vegetarian tapas and some dishes are naturally vegetarian. In this class, we’ll learn various types of vegetarian tapas including tortilla paisana with exotic vegetables, a toasted tapa with sauteed mushrooms in sherry over real aioli. We’ll also make sweet versatile piquillo peppers in various ways. We’ll also make pisto manchego and a classic Spanish Flan on top of our vegetarian parade.

North Indian food is rich in flavors and aroma with whole spices, saffron, nuts, cream, milk, and butter. Join Pooja and learn how to build flavors using cooking techniques that were part of the royal Indian heritage. We’ll make Hara Bhara kebabs with mint chutney. Then, we’ll make Shani paneer makhani, the royal butter paneer that is creamy and flavorful. She will share tips on how to make butter chicken using the same gravy. We’ll finish the class with Badaam Sheera, a rich almond dessert.

TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN CUISINE

INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY

Adriana Katekawa | Chef, Health Coach, adrianakatekawa.com

Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

Brazilian food is known as a multicultural cuisine due to its rich immigration culture. Join Adriana, a native Brazilian chef who has worked at a 2-stars Michelin restaurant in Sao Paulo and learn all the secrets to cook traditional dishes. We’ll make passion fruit caipirinha, savory and sweet tapioca crepe, escondidinho (Brazilian gratin with meat and cheese), brigadeiro. You’ll also learn where and how to shop for those ingredients. COURSE CODE: BRZL Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1pm. Feb. 27 | $65

ARGENTINIAN AND CHILEAN EMPANADAS Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

There are many types of Empanadas and commonly seen in Southern European, Latin American, Indonesian and Filipino cultures. In this online interactive class, we’ll make Argentinian and Chilean empanadas. We’ll be making two styles of flour dough from scratch. We’ll also make two different fillings. You’ll learn different folding techniques and can go creative. While we bake our empanadas, we’ll make two different sauces: Argentinian chimichurri and Chilean pebre. COURSE CODE: EMCA Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Jan. 22 | $60

HAVANA NIGHTS: CUBAN COOKING Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Cuban food is truly a mixed bag of wonderful tastes, combining flavors from Spain, Africa, the Caribbean, and Native American Taino food. In this online interactive class, we’ll make guiso de maiz (Cuban corn chowder), picadillo classico (Cuban savory beef), morosy christiano (rice and black beans), platanos mauros (fried plantains), and pastel de limones creollos de cazo bueso (the original key lime pie). COURSE CODE: CBAN Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6:30pm. Mar. 13 | $60

The richness and flavor of South Indian food is mainly attributed to the large array of spices and natural ingredients. We’ll make delicious chicken curry in 3 different ways. We’ll start with making chicken curry powder from scratch. Then, we’ll make restaurant-style chicken curry, pepper chicken curry, and south Indian chicken curry. We’ll serve the curry with steamed basmati rice. We’ll talk about the history and culture of the food in India that differentiate different styles of food and health benefits of Indian spices. COURSE CODE: INDS Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1pm. Jan. 23 | $50

BOLLYWOOD TADKA INDIAN STREET FOOD Pooja Bhatia | Chef, Entrepreneur, and Blogger, Varah Cook Club

When we talk about Indian street food, we’ll think about Mumbai as the center of Indian street food full of carts on the street. We’ll be making two different famous Indian Frankies, also known as Kathi rolls. We’ll make paneer Kathi rolls, a warm, flaky, (readymade) paratha filled with spicy paneer with gravy, mint chutney, and caramelized onions. Then, we’ll finish up with a veggie frankie filled with potato kebabs, mint chutney, and pickled onions. Before we roll, we’ll sprinkle some cheese! COURSE CODE: INMS Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6pm. Mar. 20 | $50

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MOMO: NEPALESE DUMPLINGS

CHINESE SOUP DUMPLINGS: XIAO LONG BAO

Jenny Shrestha | Home Chef, Recipe Curator, @jenchaskitchen

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Momo, Nepalese dumpling is one of the most popular dishes in Nepal. Join Jenny, our native Nepalese cooking instructor in this online interactive class and make Momo from scratch. We’ll start with making the dumpling wrapper from scratch. While the dough is resting, we’ll make the delicious signature sauce. Then, we’ll make the chicken filling and learn how to fold. We also have vegetarian and vegan options. While we steam delicious Nepalese dumplings, we’ll talk about the culture and history of this popular Momo. COURSE CODE: MOMO Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6pm. Feb. 20 | $55

MAKING NOODLES FROM SCRATCH: HAND-PULLED AND UDON Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

If you love noodles and want to make them from scratch, this class is for you. We’ll start with making the noodle dough from just all purpose flour and water. We’ll talk about types of flour and techniques that make each type of noodles different. We’ll turn the dough into Biang Biang hand-pulled noodles, Lamian hand-pulled noodles, and Udon noodles. We’ll serve the noodles with homemade sauce and delicious shoyu broth. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. COURSE CODE: NODL Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 11 | $60

CHINESE STEAMED BAO Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Steamed buns (Bao) are a popular food item in China. Chinese use steamers to make plain, savory, and sweet Bao in a variety of shapes and sizes. Steamed bao dough is a yeasted dough. Some advance prep is needed if you plan to cook along. In this online interactive class, we’ll make a couple of fillings and techniques for delicious sweet and savory steamed buns including scallion rolls (hanamaki), savory pork buns, and sweet red bean buns. While our first Bao steam, we’ll work on assembling the second. C O U R S E C O D E : B B AO Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 4 | $60

BASIC DUMPLINGS FROM SCRATCH Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Dumplings are delicious and easy to make during this stay-at-home time. In this online class, you’ll learn techniques and tips for making your own dumplings at home. We’ll start with making the wrappers from scratch. You’ll learn how to make colorful dough using real food ingredients for colors. You’ll also learn how to make fillings, fold dumplings into over 10 designs, and cook them with different techniques. The online class will not be recorded but a folding tutorial will be sent after the class for your own practice. COURSE CODE: ONDM Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Jan. 30 | $60

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Soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao are the famous food in Shanghai. With a single bite, you’ll get juicy delicious broth with delicious pork filling full of flavors. Let’s learn how to make them at home in your own kitchen. In this online interactive class, we’ll make wrappers from scratch and make delicious mouthwatering soup fillings together. While we fold, you’ll learn about the history and culture of Xiaolong Bao. We’ll enjoy our homemade soup dumplings with homemade dipping sauce. Some advance prep is needed if you plan to cook along. COURSE CODE: CHSD Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Feb. 13 | $60

CHINESE COOKING: FLAVORS OF MALA Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Mala is Chinese flavor profile that includes numbing (Ma) and spicy (La) flavors. Did you know Sichuan peppercorns are not true peppercorns? We’ll learn more about this and other iconic ingredients. Famous chili peppers from the Sichuan region will also be used, and we’ll review other key ingredients of the Sichuan pantry. Chengdu of Sichuan has been recognized by UNESCO as the city of gastronomy because of the sophistication of cooking. Let’s explore the unique cooking techniques and learn how to make wontons in chili oil, Xinjiang cumin lamb, Gan Bian Si Ji Dou (dry-fried green beans). COURSE CODE: MALA Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 18 | $60

A TASTE OF JAPAN Yoshiko Sullivan | Private Chef, Cooking Instructor

Join Yoshiko, our native Japanese cooking instructor who will bring a taste of Japan to your home kitchen. Japanese food is known for cooking techniques that are simple but delicious. In this online interactive class, we’ll make delicious teriyaki chicken and will turn into teriyaki chicken donburi and teriyaki pizza. While pizza is baking, we’ll make miso soup. We’ll finish the class with a sweet Japanese dessert, Matcha green tea pudding. You’ll need to cook rice and/or make pizza dough before class. C O U R S E C O D E : J PA N Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6–7:30pm. Feb. 10 | $40

JAPANESE RAMEN AT HOME Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

This class is not about instant ramen noodles. It is about traditional homemade Japanese ramen where we’ll start making ramen soup broth and fresh ramen noodles from scratch. We’ll make Tonkotsu ramen, the rich and creamy pork bone broth ramen served with delicious chashu pork belly, slow-cooked pork shoulder, and marinated soft-boiled eggs. We’ll talk about various toppings and how to apply different cooking techniques to make ramen at home. There are vegetarian and vegan options for miso broth. COURSE CODE: RAME Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Mar. 20 | $65


Food & Wine

SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS

VIETNAMESE CUISINE AT HOME

Yoshiko Sullivan | Private Chef, Cooking Instructor

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

COURSE CODE: MAKI Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–7:30pm. Mar. 4 | $45

COURSE CODE: VIET Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 26 | $65

We’ll have fun creating the art of rolling sushi. You will learn every step from preparing ingredients and cooking each sushi component including sushi rice and Japanese egg roll (tamago). You’ll also learn how to roll and properly cut California roll and hoso maki. You’ll receive the recipe to make the sushi rice that has to be done before class. You’ll receive a zoom link and a recipe packet including kitchen tools and sushi mat prior to the class. This class is not using raw fish. The imitation crab will be optional to use.

KOREAN BBQ FEAST Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Korean BBQ is a popular food to make indoor during the winter in Korea. We’ll start with an introduction to the key Korean pantry items. In online interactive class, we’ll focus on two key Korean BBQ favorites: Samgyeopsal-Gui (sweet and hot marinated pork belly) and Bulgogi (marinated beef) as well as a dipping sauce, Ssamjang that will instantly become your favorite condiment. We’ll wrap our grilled meats with lettuce cups, rice, and herbs. You’ll receive the recipes for side dishes (Banchan), rice, and soup to make ahead. COURSE CODE: KBBQ Sec. 01: Thursday, 6–8:30pm. Jan. 28 | $65

THAI STREET FOOD Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

The sights, sounds, and flavors of Thailand burst through its street food. Often called the street food capital of the world, Bangkok’s signature cuisine offers unique ingredients, cooking styles, and dish garnishes. In this fun interactive online class, you’ll learn how to make Thai fresh rolls with peanut sauce, chicken coconut soup (Tom Kha Kai), Pad Thai with chicken, and mango sticky rice.These dishes are also naturally gluten free. COURSE CODE: AROI Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Mar. 6 | $65

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN THAI COOKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Thai restaurants have become wildly popular in the United States, and yet cooking Thai street food at home can be a challenge—especially for vegetarians. You’ll gain the skills and recipes to recreate your favorite vegetarian Thai dishes at home. You’ll also learn about where to shop locally for the freshest ingredients. In this online interactive class, we’ll make Thai fresh rolls with peanut sauce, Khao Soi (noodle curry soup), Pad Thai, and Thai dessert. A gluten-free option is available. C O U R S E C O D E : V TA I Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Mar. 13 | $65

Embrace the light and delicate flavors of Vietnamese cuisine known for fresh herbs, vegetables, and dipping sauces. Vietnamese dishes share common ingredients but come out differently because of different cooking techniques. In this online interactive class, we’ll make shrimp spring rolls, Vietnamese caramelized meatballs with fresh herb noodles salad bowl, coconut chicken curry with steamed jasmine rice, and sweet mango dessert. These dishes are also naturally gluten free.

SINGAPORE STREET FOOD THROUGH THE CRAZY RICH ASIANS MOVIE Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Join us to explore Singapore through footsteps of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. In this online interactive class, we’ll bring a hawker center to your kitchen through different movie scenes. We’ll make popular Singapore street food including chicken satay and kaya toast (coconut jam snack). We’ll also make popiah, Singaporean roll where we’ll also make the wrapper skin from scratch. While we cook, we’ll talk and learn through fun quizzes about different locations on the movie including the hotel that originated Singapore Sling. We’ll toast with this homemade gin-based cocktail together at the end of the class. COURSE CODE: SGPR Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–1:30pm. Feb. 20 | $60

GLUTEN FREE COOKING AND BAKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Stop spending a fortune in the gluten-free aisle at the grocery store! Entrees, side dishes, snacks and baked goods—you name it, we’ll cover it. In addition to cooking some delicious gluten free dishes, we’ll talk about resources, options, what labels say (and don’t say) and recipe substitutions. In this interactive online class, we’ll make cranberry fennel salad, chipotle chicken soup, roasted chicken breast with herb crust served with wild rice pilaf, kale chips, gluten free yeasted bread, and mini pear cobbler. COURSE CODE: GFCB Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am–1:30pm. Jan. 24 | $60

PLANT-BASED VEGAN Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Unlike some highly processed vegan products, plant-based vegan ingredients are whole foods and high in nutrition. We’ll make crudité with homemade spicy vegan mayo and mutabal shamandar (beet tahini dip), chickpea tomato coconut curry soup, warm cauliflower rice with falafel, roasted sweet potato, kale chips, and homemade vegan tzatziki sauce, and mini apple maple crisp. We’ll also talk about how to get complete protein and how to make vegan yogurt from scratch. COURSE CODE: VEGB Sec. 01: Saturday, 4–6:30pm. Jan. 16 | $60

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WINE, BEER & SPIRITS BASIC COCKTAILS WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

We’ll make different drinks based on different techniques and a different base spirit: vodka, gin, and whiskey. This class includes the ingredients kit including spirits, cordials/mixers, and fruits for making cocktails. You’ll only need basic supplies at home including glassware, shaker/strainer (or a glass with a spoon), and jigger/measuring cup. Tuition includes the ingredients kit. The registration will be closed on Monday, February 15 at 6pm. If you don’t want the tasting kit, please email us at info@ccae.org. COURSE CODE: BMIX Sec. 01: Friday, 7–8:30pm. Feb. 19 | $65 Curbside pickup on Wednesday, February 17 from 5–6pm

COCKTAILS NIGHT: GIN AND GENDER Alejandra and Daniela | Bartenders

Gin has a long history in America, so do cocktails. Join Alejandra and Daniela, a queer Latinx couple who has bartended for over 10 years and learn how to make 3 delicious gin cocktails step by step. We’ll talk about history and background of each cocktail including the story behind the glassware and how the gender stereotypes influence how the cocktails have been made until today. Each cocktail will lead us to the meaningful conversation and how each of us can make a difference as a citizen of the world. COURSE CODE: GINC Sec. 01: Friday, 6–7:30pm. Jan. 29 | $40

DRINKING IN COLONIAL AMERICA: HISTORY & TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge

Famine, warfare, pestilential diseases: it is no wonder the European colonists to what became the United States drank a lot! And what they drank shaped their experiences in social, economic, and political terms. We’ll explore how the colonists used rum, cider, beer, and mead to assuage their thirst, while tasting samples ourselves to fully appreciate the history. This class includes a tasting kit. Registration will close on Monday, January 18 at 6pm. Tuition includes the tasting kit, which is deducted if you are buying your own beverages. Please see ccae.org for full details. COURSE CODE: DRCO Sec. 01: Saturday, 5:30–7pm. Jan. 23 | $70 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, January 20 from 5–6pm

DATE NIGHT: BEGINNER WINE AND CHEESE TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Let’s spend a fun evening tasting wines and appetizers. We’ll sample red and white wines as well as unique nibbles including several artisan cheeses. You’ll learn about how to taste and how to best enjoy them. To enhance the experience of learning and tasting, this online interactive class includes the wine and cheese tasting kit. The tuition includes the tasting kit for 2 people. COURSE CODE: WINC Sec. 01: Saturday, 7–8:30pm. Mar. 6 | $125 per pair Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, March 3 from 5–6pm 10

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DATE NIGHT: SPARKLING WINE TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art

Let’s spark your night before Valentine’s in this date night wine tasting session. We’ll talk about methods for making sparkling wines, regions where they are produced and when and how to best enjoy them. We’ll see why having a glass of sparkling wine makes us feel special and more alive. To enhance the experience of learning and tasting sparkling wine, this online interactive class includes the sparkling wine tasting kit with small tasting bottles to sample. The tuition includes the tasting kit for 2 people. COURSE CODE: SPRK Sec. 01: Saturday, 7–8:30pm. Feb. 13 | $125 per pair Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, February 10 from 5–6pm

IRISH WHISKEY TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

Whether you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just want to taste Irish whiskey, let’s join Brendan and learn about different types of Irish whiskeys. We’ll talk about the history of the whisky, styles, and distilled processes. The best part is you can drink on your cozy couch at home. Tuition includes the tasting kit. The registration will be closed on Monday, March 8 at 6pm. If you don’t want the tasting kit, please email us at info@ccae.org. COURSE CODE: IRSH Sec. 01: Friday, 7–9pm. Mar. 12 | $85 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, March 10 from 5–6pm.

SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

In this interactive online class, let’s learn and taste Scotch whisky. Brendan picks a variety of Scotch whisky for you to taste. We’ll talk about the history of Scotch whisky, styles, and distilled processes. Tuition includes the tasting kit. The registration will be closed on Monday, February 1 at 6pm. If you don’t want the tasting kit, please email us at info@ccae.org. COURSE CODE: SCCH Sec. 01: Friday, 7–9pm. Feb. 5 | $85 Curbside Pickup on Wednesday, February 3 from 5–6pm

BELGIUM VS GERMANY: BEER HISTORY AND VIRTUAL TASTING Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge

Belgium v. Germany. Not a sporting match, but a beer comparison! These neighboring countries have dramatically different brewing traditions. Belgium is known for sweet, full-bodied beers with ingredients like orange peel and dark sugar that “go down like a loaf of bread,” while Germany is known for cold-conditioned crisp beers of limited ingredients and restrained flavor. We’ll talk about the major historical styles from both countries while exploring the influences on their brewing histories, from religion and technical advances to cultural preferences and even geography. COURSE CODE: BEGE Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6:30–8pm. Feb. 9 | $40


Business & Technology

“Stephanie [Mandell] is very organized and covered a lot of information that was helpful. I have a better understanding of the necessary steps to take to prepare a plan.” —STUDENT, HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PLAN

SMALL BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Joe Carreiro | Small Business Consultant

You know you have a great product; how do you turn it into a successful business? Success in small business is about the small and large decisions you make. Choosing the type of entity you should be, opening bank accounts, keeping track of income and expenses, employees, payroll, and taxes: we’ll make sense of it all. Join us to learn the ins and outs of starting a business and, if you have already started, how to get yourself on the right track. C O U R S E C O D E : S B QA Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am–1pm. Jan. 23 | $70

BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE CRAFTS STORE WITH ETSY Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

Whether you have great products, creative arts, or handmade crafts and jewelry, turning them into a money-making business on Etsy can help you generate extra cash and transform your favorite hobby into a full-time career. You’ll learn how to get started, evaluate your products, develop a business plan for growth, market to buyers on Etsy, and attract new customers. The class is based on Jason’s book, Start Your Own Etsy Business, available on Entrepreneur Press. C O U R S E C O D E : E T SY Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6–9pm. Feb. 2 | $70

FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP Sophie Kulas | Financial Professional

Money is rarely taught at home or in schools. Some people can work hard to make money for an entire career but still retire broke. Maybe we do not have much money because we do not know much about it. This workshop will help you manage your personal finance. We’ll cover various topics including cash flow, debt management, financial strategies, contingency plans, and retirement plans. COURSE CODE: FNNC Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $120

PUBLIC SPEAKING IN A ZOOM WORLD Rachael Dubinsky | Communications Professional

Zoom has become an important platform to communicate and connect in the midst of this pandemic. How can we effectively craft a clear and concise message in a Zoom world? Join Rachael in this 6-week class and learn how to confidently present in front of the camera. You’ll learn about different types of written content, new digital tools and assets, channels for creativity, and various tactics to create your online community. We’ll also discuss speaking styles from famous and favorite public speakers and influencers. Let’s find your voice in this new normal world. COURSE CODE: SPKZ Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $180

OVERVIEW OF INVESTMENT CONCEPTS Rod Laurenz | Financial Advisor, laurenzfinancial.com

Don’t know the difference between a stock and a bond? Confused about mutual funds and your 401k? We’ll clarify the basic information you need to know about investing, how to ensure you’re properly diversified, and why all your money shouldn’t be in your bank account. You’ll learn the most important concepts you need to make investment decisions and how to avoid common pitfalls. COURSE CODE: OOIC Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Mar. 2 & 9 | $70

SPENDING, SAVING, AND BUDGETING: DEVELOPING HEALTHY MONEY HABITS Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This class is for anyone who wants to learn to save more, spend less, and improve your financial decision-making skills.You will learn how to develop healthy and sustainable spending and saving strategies, create and sustain a budget, save for retirement, mix love and money, determine how much insurance you need, and how financial institutions operate. COURSE CODE: SSAB Sec. 01: Saturday, 1–3pm. Mar. 20 | $50

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Business & Technology

EVALUATING AND COMPENSATING YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This class is for anyone who has a financial advisor or is considering hiring one.You will learn a specific approach to select, evaluate, and compensate a financial advisor; this includes how to determine their suitability, competency, performance, and fiduciary commitment. You will also learn the various models by which financial advisors are compensated and which is the most suitable, least conflicted, and least costly. C O U R S E C O D E : E C FA Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am–12pm. Mar. 6 | $35

ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND KEEPING A HOME Jamie Keefe | Realtor, jamiekeefere.com

Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn to be an informed buyer and knowledgeably hire trade professionals to maintain or improve the property. We’ll discuss how to critically examine and compare properties, review essential questions to ask the seller/agent, and outline the purchasing timeline and action items. You’ll learn about the home inspection process, how to choose a building contractor, and the importance of clear contracts when engaging their services for your new home. COURSE CODE: FBKH Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am–12:30pm. Jan. 30 | $70

TRADING EQUITY OPTIONS Craig Forman | MBA, Professional Trader, Personal Portfolio Manager

Trading in equity options has exploded in recent years due to low commissions, excellent free trading tools, and the emergence of weekly options. We’ll explain how options work, how to trade them, and how to use them to control risk and enhance returns. You will learn strategies for naked options, option spreads, and stock/option combinations. We will also explore risk management, volatility, and adjustments. For beginning and seasoned investors who want to add options to their trading toolset. C O U R S E C O D E : T R WO Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $130

FINANCIAL PLANNING DURING RETIREMENT Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This class is for anyone already retired or planning to do so in the next few years. You will learn about investment strategy and determining how much risk to take, which assets to draw down first, the importance of minimizing fees, Social Security claiming strategies, the role of annuities, a safe level of spending, reverse mortgages, Medicare surcharges, and whether long-term care insurance makes sense. COURSE CODE: FPRE Sec. 01: Saturday, 1–3pm. Mar. 6 | $50

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YOUR MEDICARE ABCDS Elaine Miller | Regional SHINE Program Director, Minuteman Senior Services

Are you eligible for Medicare? Do you know the costs of Medicare and the types of services it covers? Do you know when to enroll to prevent permanent premium increase penalties? We will cover these topics as they apply to Medicare Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (drug coverage). We’ll discuss how having employer-sponsored insurance coverage after retirement impacts your Medicare choices and whether you should consider enrolling in a Medigap supplemental insurance plan. COURSE CODE: ABCD Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $50

HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PLAN Stephanie Mandell | Attorney

We all know that everyone should have a will, and yet many of us put this off. This class will motivate you to organize your assets and create an estate plan, including documents that can assist in case of incapacity. You will receive an introduction to the common terms and options, including how to specify personal representatives (formerly called “executors”) and guardians in a will and the differences between wills and trusts. You will also get tips for estate planning that go beyond the legalese found in estate documents. COURSE CODE: ESTP Sec. 01: Sunday, 2–4pm. Mar. 7 | $50

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 1 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

This is an intensive introduction to Excel for people who want to be able to use this spreadsheet program effectively in home or office procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, apply formatting, and design and use simple spreadsheets. Participants can expect to take away with them spreadsheets that they have designed that may be put to work immediately in their office or home. Students need to know how to download files from your email. If not, please take basic window skills before this class. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPC Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 26 | $145

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 2 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This class is designed to be a follow-up to our Introduction to Excel class, and will help you take your basic Microsoft Excel skills to the next level.You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data, write your own formulas, use Pivot tables, create charts, and more. Learn skills that will make you more valuable at work or in the job search. This class is taught on Microsoft Excel 2013 but is relevant to users of Excel 2007 and up. Please bring your own laptop. COURSE CODE: EXPW Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6–7:30pm. Feb. 23 | $125


Business & Technology

EXCEL FORMULAS

INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHUP

Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

Steven Santosuosso | Interior Designer

Take your Excel prowess to the next level. In this workshop, you will learn to write your own Excel formulas that will help make you more valuable at work and in the job search. Ideal for students who are comfortable with basic tasks in Excel and are ready to kick it up a notch. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPF Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6–9pm. Mar. 23 | $80

HOW TO AVOID IDENTITY THEFT David Rooks | MBA, Bentley University

SketchUp is a free 3D digital modeling program used by architects, interior designers, product designers, and sculptural artists. 3D rendering can be used for interior design, product visualization, and even 3D printing. We will learn fundamental concepts and techniques, including modeling, inferencing, and styling, to create 3D models of both real life objects and the construction of a 3D birdhouse. COURSE CODE: SKUP Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Mar. 4 | $100

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS

Identity Theft is one of the most common and potentially devastating types of fraud, impacting over 15 million people every year. In this class, you’ll learn about the different types of ID Theft, how to recognize them, and specific actions you can take to protect yourself. We’ll also review the steps to follow should your identity be stolen.

Ben Vivante | Web Developer, vivante.us

COMPUTER SECURITY FOR HOME AND SMALL BUSINESS USERS

COURSE CODE: WRDP Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $150

COURSE CODE: IDSC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30–7:33pm. Mar. 10 | $50

WordPress is one of the most easy-to-use blogging and content-management systems available. You can build almost anything from a personal or business website to everything in between. Join us for a quick overview of this powerful software. You will learn the ins-andouts of WordPress so you can begin building your site today! Basic computer skills and Internet literacy are required. Bring your own web-ready laptop.

Vadim Droznin | CEO Q.E.D. Systems, Inc.

This class is intended to educate students about the latest IoT (Internet of Things) security practices. It starts with basic introduction about past and current computer and network threats. You will learn how to defend and protect your home and business computers, networks, mobile devices, and other IoT against cyber threats. We will discuss protection against Viruses, Malware, Ransomware, SPAM, and others. Students will learn how to create complex passwords and protect their personal Wi-Fi and important data. COURSE CODE: CSEC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30–7:30pm. Mar. 3 | $50

Recycled Paper Printing, Inc.

INTRODUCTION TO MAILCHIMP Elizabeth Cerda | Design and Communications Specialist

You’ll learn how to use MailChimp to generate email campaigns for your organization, website, or business. We’ll learn how to set up email campaigns, create lists, segments, groups and tags. We’ll discuss best practices for maintaining a healthy subscriber list and conducting effective email campaigns to maintain an engaged audience. We’ll learn about MailChimp’s wonderful data reporting features and integrations with other popular software. Finally, we’ll briefly discuss alternative email marketing platforms. COURSE CODE: MCPB Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6–8:30pm. Feb. 24 | $55

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Printing digital, offset and large format

Mailing mailing, kitting, fulfillment

Online Storefronts branded online storefronts for automated ordering

Promotional Materials

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promotional and trade show materials

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English as a Second Language

“I enjoyed the class and Andrea is a fantastic teacher. I was able to see the instructor’s movement of her mouth well through the screen and it worked out for mimicking to improve my pronunciation.” —SAHORI M., LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

CCAE offers classes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced level taught by highly-trained and experienced instructors. Communicative, learner-oriented teaching methods, and the multicultural atmosphere facilitate not only language learning, but also friendships with people from all over the world. Our online classes can be joined from everywhere and this allows us to welcome back students who left the Boston area and meet at different time zones. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and establish learning goals. To find the right level, attend our free online personal assessment days or contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org. Please see p. 19 for level descriptions and visit ccae.org/classes/esl for our most up-to-date language classes.

ENGLISH INTEGRATED SKILLS CLASSES

PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL (THE TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

ESL BEGINNER: INTEGRATED SKILLS John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

This class is for beginner students who would like to work in a systematic way on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Focus will be on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and simple conversation. Students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple texts, converse on very familiar topics and master everyday situations, and write a short, simple note. COURSE CODE: EBEG Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10–11:30am. Begins Jan. 11 | $290 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Sec.02: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

ESL INTERMEDIATE: INTEGRATED SKILLS Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

This class is for intermediate students who would like to work in a systematic way on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students will learn to identify the main ideas of complex texts and interact with native speakers with more fluency and spontaneity and take active parts in discussions. Students will also practice to write on a wide range of subjects. Basic grammar will be revised and more complex structures of the English language will be introduced and practiced. COURSE CODE: EINT Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

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The TOEFL is the most widely used test to measure English fluency in the world. Thousands of academic institutions, government agencies and professional associations require a good TOEFL score for admission or membership. In this class, students practice the four skill areas evaluated on the TOEFL (reading, listening, speaking and writing) using authentic test materials. Tips and strategies are shared to help students get the score they need for admission to their top universities. This course is also perfect for advanced-level students who may not be planning to take the TOEFL but wish to further develop their general English skills. We highly recommend to attend one of our free personal assessment days before enrolling in this class. C O U R S E C O D E : TO F L Sec. 01: 7 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $300 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

Free Personal Online Assessment Days

Need help with finding the right class for you? Register for one of our free online assessments on Zoom.

Monday, December 7, 6-8pm Wednesday, December 16, 9-11am Monday, January 4, 6-8pm Tuesday, January 5, 9-11am

Contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112 for any questions.

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English as a Second Language

ENGLISH SPECIFIC SKILLS CLASSES BEGINNER – CEFR A2

CONVERSATION Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

Gain confidence and develop your English speaking skills in this conversation class for high beginning and low intermediate level students. Reinforce your basic knowledge of English, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, and practice correct pronunciation. This class will provide a friendly, safe classroom environment where you can practice with lively activities how to speak comfortably and confidently in everyday English. COURSE CODE: ENCB Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15–10:45am. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

VOCABULARY TRAINING Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructor

In this class for high beginner or low intermediate level students, we will work on acquiring, memorizing and using new vocabulary. Fun activities will introduce and reinforce the new vocabulary. Students will have a lot of opportunities to broaden their vocabulary by practicing with reading, writing exercises, conversations, and small presentations. COURSE CODE: EVBE Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

ENGLISH THROUGH SHORT FILMS Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

Develop your speaking and listening skills in this 6-week course focused on short films in English. Together, we’ll preview the themes of each work, view the short films during class, and discuss the stories as a group. Class activities will include work with relevant vocabulary, conversation about characters, setting, and themes, and time to exchange opinions about the films. COURSE CODE: ENSF Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 22 | $140

INTERMEDIATE – CEFR B1

CONVERSATION Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

This class is for intermediate-level students who want to improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar while developing their conversational skills. Activities will include open discussions, debates, and presentations. COURSE CODE: ENCI Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1–2:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

INTENSIVE VOCABULARY TRAINING Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this fun class, we will learn new vocabulary and improve speaking and comprehension skills with reading, writing exercises, and discussions. There will be tests and class activities each week to enforce the new vocabulary. For intermediate and advanced students. C O U R S E C O D E : E I VA Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15–10:45am. Begins Jan. 11 | $290 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

SPEAKING PRACTICE FOR FLUENT ENGLISH Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this high intermediate class, students will learn to present speeches, tell stories, and have conversations using fluent English. Class activities include formal and informal speech and story presentations, as well as practice writing and speaking conversational dialogues using new pronunciation and vocabulary skills. COURSE CODE: EFLU Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30–11am. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

This class is for intermediate level English students (CEFR Levels B1 and up) who want to improve their pronunciation, gain confidence in understanding native speakers and be more easily understood. We’ll cover intonation, primary stress in words, and the correct sounds of letters. Andrea will provide you with practice materials. We’ll use online resources and original materials such as television and movie scripts to practice our listening skills and to observe how native speakers produce sounds in General American English. COURSE CODE: PRON Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $290 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

ACCENT IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP Elaine Crowder | Ph.D., Applied Linguistics

Improve your accent and acquire a communication edge in business that enhances professional relationships. Learn to hear and correct accented speech sounds that contribute to misunderstood speech. After reviewing why certain sounds are so troublesome, we will practice universally difficult sounds, using a technique that builds new habits of speech. Please bring a recording device to class, and a willingness to practice! Digital script and shipping of practice CD are included in tuition. COURSE CODE: ABET Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am–12:30pm. Feb. 27 & 28 | $147

INTERMEDIATE WRITING Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructor

This class is for intermediate level students (CEFR Levels B1-B2) who want to improve their writing skills. Students will learn about different sentence patterns, paragraph structure, and correct punctuation. During the class, students will practice writing business letters, cover letters, emails, and short essays. COURSE CODE: ENWI Sec. 01: 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $260

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ENGLISH THROUGH NATURE AND THE LANDSCAPES OF NEW ENGLAND Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

In this 6-week series, continue improving your English skills and get inspired to get outdoors, while learning about the ecology of the New England region. Through reading, speaking, and listening activities, we will virtually “visit” different sites of natural beauty in each class. Examples of topics to be highlighted are the indigenous and colonial history of local place names, common flora and fauna, and tips on popular wild edibles like blueberries. Class sessions will include vocabulary activities, readings, practical information on how to visit the different sites, and group discussion about our experiences in wild places. COURSE CODE: ENNA Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 9–11am. Begins Jan. 29 | $140

ADVANCED – CEFR B2-C1

AMERICAN POP CULTURE: UNDERSTAND HUMOR AND CULTURAL REFERENCES Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this advanced class, we will read and discuss political comedy, speeches, celebrity interviews, TED talks, and stories from the stage. We’ll review new vocabulary, idioms, cultural and historical references, and American slang. Homework includes presentations and humorous readings. Let’s have fun and laugh! COURSE CODE: APOP Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15am–12:45pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

CONVERSATION: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEWS John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

The news is filled with very important events, from the American presidential election to the world health crisis and the worsening environmental disaster. And there is good news too, including the way people are getting involved to face these major events. Discussing the news is a great way to improve your English and get to understand the events better. In this class, we will talk about news events, the trends that they are part of and their historic context. We will cover grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation, and also develop your fluency in spoken English. We’ll make international friends and understand the situation in the US better! COURSE CODE: ENCA Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 10am–12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $190

EARLY BIRD ENGLISH PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

Start your day off right with some English exercises before you go to work, or, if you join us from another time zone, finish your day with this refreshing and fun class. You will practice conversation, listening, pronunciation, and reading with new activities. COURSE CODE: ENEB Sec. 01: 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15–9:15am. Begins Jan. 19 | $260

PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING PRACTICE Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

If you speak quite well in English but would like a more solid understanding of the stumbling blocks in your pronunciation, this is the class for you. This is an opportunity to examine and resolve the chronic pronunciation errors. In this class, you’ll learn how to improve your intonation, connect sounds to produce natural sounding speech, practice primary stress in words, and produce the correct sounds of letters (phonemes). We’ll also cover features of speech that native speakers use to speak at faster rates. In turn, this will help you understand faster native speaker speech. Steve will provide you with practice materials and we’ll use online listening resources to observe and learn from native speaker speech. C O U R S E C O D E : P R OA Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL GRAMMAR AND FLUENCY POLISH Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Increase your confidence and polish your English. Learn to use less common grammar and review grammar topics. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about grammar and vocabulary usage and clear up any uncertainties you could have. Discover ways to improve through conversational speaking activities so that you can speak English even better than you do already. We’ll cover grammar points and questions that are often overlooked. Polish your skills and fluency with a refreshing approach to English grammar and usage. Grammar topics will include: Hypothetical language and modal verb review, present and past time advanced review, prepositions and adverbs, and much more. COURSE CODE: ENGR Sec. 01: 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $260

WRITING & GRAMMAR John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

If you have a good command of English, but find that your writing needs help, this is the class for you. We focus on vocabulary and word forms, grammar, punctuation and practice. Verb tenses, sentence structure, paragraph building and essay development are all part of the curriculum. Students will have a lot of opportunities to practice expressing themselves in written English. In this class, all major forms of writing will be covered, including letters (business and personal), journals, essays and other forms that students find helpful. This class is great for any high intermediate or advanced student who wants to improve their written English and is especially recommended for students preparing for the TOEFL. C O U R S E C O D E : E N WA Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 2–4pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $190

PRECISE ENGLISH PUNCTUATION Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Get English punctuation under control and eliminate doubt about how best to punctuate your writing. Learn the rules of English punctuation and find out when there’s some flexibility with English punctuation. We’ll use worksheets and short paragraphs of your own writing to practice and learn by doing. We’ll also use articles to analyze and understand English punctuation. Two punctuation guides are included in this course. All your questions are welcome while we sip a glass of wine during class. COURSE CODE: EPUN

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KEYS TO AMERICAN COMMUNICATION CULTURE Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Optimize your professional communication in the States by developing a greater understanding of American culture. Participate in short presentations and dialogs in order to communicate more effectively with American work colleagues in the States or wherever you are located. Share experiences, observations, problems, and how you believe you would like to adapt so that you can maximize your professional success in the States or internationally as an English language speaker. Topics include getting to the point, directness, tactful language, agreeing and disagreeing, information presentation, assertiveness, expressiveness, and more.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS ENGLISH Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

If you are a high intermediate to advanced ESL student who is interested in learning how to navigate the English-speaking workplace, then this is the class for you! This class covers a range of business topics, such as professional introductions, meetings, telephone conversations, writing business letters and emails, etc. We will discuss examples of typical workplace situations, while practicing business vocabulary, speaking, reading, and writing skills. COURSE CODE: BEGL Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $200

THE POWER OF YOUR BUSINESS VOICE: PROMOTE YOURSELF AT WORK Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Develop your vocal expression and vocal strength so that you are able to be a more convincing communicator at work and in business. Unlock your power and project your real self at work when you speak with leadership, team members, cross-functional teams, and clients. Learn to use the power of your voice to promote yourself at work. Participate in speaking practice activities and exercises to move beyond the limitations of your current voice. Receive coaching and guidance to increase your vocal expression and vocal strength. For advanced ESL students. COURSE CODE: ENPV Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6–9pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Learn how to make your résumé and cover letter more effective. Résumés and cover letters are marketing documents that you use to get interviews with hiring managers. We will work as a group and learn from each other. We’ll review your résumé and cover letter content, and you’ll find out how to create more robust documents that effectively highlight your accomplishments and skills. Workshop participants who do not have a complete résumé and cover letter to work with will receive guidance on how to write a résumé and a cover letter. The objective is to learn how to do this yourself.

COURSE CODE: ENCC Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7–9:30pm. Begins Feb. 17 | $200

MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Increase communication confidence and competence. Learn from experience. Program participants will practice short presentations for business or academic purposes. We’ll focus on vocal presentation, content, organization, confident language, personal expression, and communication strength. Also, taking from your real-life experiences, we’ll practice speaking in situations that are difficult or awkward so that you can practice finding the right words to use in order to keep good relations with colleagues. Program participants receive coaching, guidance, and critique so that they can convey messages more successfully. COURSE CODE: ENMP Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 10:30am–1:30pm. Begins Feb. 27 | $200

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: WRITING ACROSS DIFFERENCES Marika Preziuso | Associate Professor of World Literature at MassArt I have crossed an ocean I have lost my tongue From the root of the old one A new one has strung (Grace Nichols)

In Found in Translation, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We will then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to. We will take seriously the original meaning of the prefix “trans” as “across”, and create new writing at the intersections of ethnic and cultural identities (we all have these!), personal and world histories, native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes. C O U R S E C O D E : AC R O Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 5–7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $105

COURSE CODE: ENRE Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 10:30am–1:30pm. Begins Jan. 23 | $240

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EVBE: Vocabulary Training 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 ENSF: English through Short Films 6 Fridays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 22 | $140 ENWI: Intermediate Writing 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $260 BEGL: Business English 9 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $200 TOFL: Preparation for the TOEFL 8 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $300 ENGR: Professional Level Grammar and Fluency Polish 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $260 PROA: Advanced Pronunciation & Listening Practice 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 ENPV: The Power of Your Business Voice: Promote Yourself at Work 5 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

ENCB: Conversation for Beginners 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 PRON: Intermediate Listening and Pronunciation Practice 9 Weeks Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $290 EFLU: Speaking Practice for Fluent English 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 EINT: Intermediate Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 ENCI: Intermediate Conversation 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 ENNA: Down to Earth: English through Nature and Landscapes of New England 6 Fridays, 9-11am. Begins Jan. 29 | $140 APOP: American Pop Culture: Understand Humor and Cultural References 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290 ENEB: Early Bird English Practice 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15-9:15am. Begins Jan. 19 | $180

For an online self-assessment, visit ccae.org/language-levels, or contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112.

Need help finding the right class for you? Come to one of our free assessment days on Zoom: Monday, December 7, 6-8pm Wednesday, December 16, 9-11am Monday, January 4, 6-8pm Tuesday, January 5, 9-11am

You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. If you have any questions, please contact our Student Services Coordinator at info@ccae.org.

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT DAYS ON ZOOM

CCAE offers a financial assistance—50% off tuition—to qualifying adults of all ages. Some restrictions apply. Scholarships must be approved prior to registration. All scholarship applications must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the requested class.

ENMP: Meetings and Presentations | 4 Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm. Begins Feb. 27 | $200

ENRE: Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | 5 Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm. Begins Jan. 23 | $240

ENCA: Advanced Conversation: Let's Talk About the News | 8 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $180

ABET: Accent Improvement Workshop | Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 27 & 28 | $147

ENWA: High Intermediate/Advanced Writing & Grammar | 8 Saturdays, 2-4pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $180

DAYTIME CLASSES

ACRO: Found in Translation: Writing Across Difference 3 Fridays, 5-7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $105

ENCC: Keys to American Communication Culture 5 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Begins Feb. 17 | $200

EPUN: Precise English Punctuation 4 Fridays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Feb. 5 | $135

EBEG: Beginner Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $290

EBEG: Beginner Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Jan. 11 | $290

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COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE (CEFR) LANGUAGE LEVELS CCAE LEVEL

Beginner Level 1 Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 3 Beginner Level 4 Beginner Conversation

Low Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Conversation

High Intermediate Advanced

Advanced

CEFR LEVEL

A1

I have no or little previous knowledge of the language. I would like to...

A2

I have achieved most of the goals of A1. I would like to...

B1

I have achieved most of the goals of A2. I would like to...

B2

I have achieved most of the goals of B1. I would like to...

C1

I have achieved most of the goals of B2. I would like to...

LISTENING

READING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Identify familiar words & very basic phrases concerning myself, friends, family, & surroundings when people speak slowly & clearly.

Point out familiar names, words & simple sentences, such as on posters, notes or in catalogues.

Ask & answer simple questions. Interact in a simple way with repetition & slow speech. Use simple phrases & sentences to describe familiar people.

Write a short, simple postcard & fill in forms with personal details.

Understand phrases & the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance. Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages & announcements.

Read very short, simple texts & find specific information in everyday material such as menus, advertisements, & short personal letters.

Communicate in routine tasks & social interactions. Use a series of phrases & sentences to describe family, educational background & present work.

Write short notes, messages & personal letters relating to immediate needs.

Understand the main points of clear speech, & the main point in radio or TV programs on current events, or topics of personal or professional interest.

Understand texts with high frequency, everyday, or jobrelated language. Understand the description of events, feelings & wishes in personal letters.

Handle travel situations, enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics, & connect phrases, give reasons & opinions, & describe plots of books or films.

Write simple texts on familiar or personal topics, such as letters describing personal experiences and impressions.

Understand extended speech & lectures & follow even complex lines of argument. Understand most TV news & current affairs programs.

Read articles & reports about contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Understand contemporary literary prose.

Interact with fluency & spontaneity & explain a viewpoint & advantages & disadvantages of various options. Take an active part in discussions.

Write on a wide range of subjects, essay of support or against a topic, as well as personal letters highlighting the personal significance of events.

Understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured & when relationships are only implied & not signaled explicitly. Follow television programs & films without too much effort.

Understand long & complex factual & literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. Understand specialized articles & longer technical instructions.

Use language flexibly & effectively for social & professional purposes. Present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating subthemes.

Write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. Select style appropriate to the reader in mind.

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“Tomoko-sensei is great! She maintains a great class atmosphere, explains things well, etc. I was impressed with how well she managed the transition to an online lesson.”

—MARINA B., JAPANESE: BEGINNER CONVERSATION

CCAE offers classes in many languages taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and establish learning goals (p. 20). Please visit ccae.org/language-levels for a self-assessment, level descriptions, and our most up-todate language offerings. Please take advantage of our Personal Assessment Days (p. 21). For any questions about a specific language or level you can also email languages@ccae.org or call Francesca Ferraris at 617.547.6789 ext.112. Many language classes require the purchase of a textbook. We recommend purchasing the book before attending the first class.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

Sara Vallesteros | ASL Instructor, Native Speaker

Jõao Copertino Pereira, Katia Costa-Bancroft, Allan Oliveira | Native Speakers

Learn the basics of sign language as a first step to developing receptive and expressive skills. You will learn commonly used signs, the basic grammatical rules of American Sign Language, and information about the deaf B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ASB1 Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $175

B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: BPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255| Allan Oliveira

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

ARABIC Mansour Salsabili | Ph.D., Middle East Studies

Approximately 422 million people worldwide—both Muslim and Christian—speak Arabic, which includes three varieties: Classical Arabic (the language of the Islamic religion), Standard Arabic (official language, news, documents, etc.), and colloquial Arabic (different dialects). Spoken both in the Arabian world and in several Asian and African countries, Arabic was adopted as one of the six official languages of the United Nations in 1973. Events in the Middle East have encouraged new interest in Arabic. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ARB1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: ARB2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

B EG INNE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: ARB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS Katia Costa-Bancroft | M.A., Portuguese Language Education

Portuguese and Spanish are both Romance languages, closely related in vocabulary and grammar. For speakers of Spanish, it can be a challenge to study Portuguese because of this close linguistic relationship. This class is for advanced and native speakers of Spanish who would like a quick, solid introduction to Brazilian Portuguese. COURSE CODE: BPSP Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

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Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including one million in Massachusetts! This series of engaging classes emphasizes spoken production and interaction.

COURSE CODE: BPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 | Jõao Copertino Pereira No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

INT E R ME DIAT E C O N V E R S AT IO N Expand your vocabulary and fluency in this relaxed and fun class for students who have at least 60 hours of instruction (or equivalent). We will practice to express ourselves comfortably, discuss current events, and engage fully in the cultural context of Brazilian Portuguese. COURSE CODE: BPIC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Katia Costa–Bancroft

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE THROUGH POPULAR MUSIC: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HISTORY AND CULTURE IN BRAZIL Allan Oliveira | Native Speaker

Since the 1960s, popular music has been an important aspect of Brazilian culture with artists like Carmen Miranda, Tom Jobim, and Sérgio Mendes. The popular music in Brazil is extremely diverse with several genres and styles, most of them unknown to foreign audiences. This music also reflects Brazil’s history and culture. Practice your Portuguese language skills with interesting discussions and fun activities, deepen your knowledge of vocabulary, and enjoy the tunes. Every term new music. For students with an intermediate level (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: BPMU Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $140

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FRENCH

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE II

Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Melanie Huguet | Native Speaker

Mélanie Huguet | Native Speaker

French is the official language of 29 countries. It has a long history as an international language of literature and scientific standards and is a primary or second language of many international organizations. French has been called one of the three most useful languages for business by Bloomberg Businessweek. Join their ranks in this series of engaging classes, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: FRB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Feb. 1 | $255 | Neha Coureil No class Feb. 15

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: FRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 18

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: FRB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 16

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: FRB4 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 20 | $255 | Neha Coureil

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is for students who have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent and are comfortable using the present and have some knowledge of passé composé and imparfait. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of French, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture, and practice with lively activities and conversations. COURSE CODE: FRCB Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

I N T E RME D IATE CONVE RSATI ON You are pretty comfortable in everyday situations and in applying your solid knowledge of the basics of French. Now it’s time to practice expressing yourself in more complex situations, to voice opinions and share points of views with your classmates, to increase your vocabulary and engage fully in the cultural context of French. COURSE CODE: FRIC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 17

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE I Melanie Huguet | Native Speaker

This class will improve the students’ pronunciation and help to facilitate the comprehension of spoken language. It will cover the vowels and letters that are mispronounced by English speakers such as “R” and “U,” as well the nasal vowels and sounds that are combinations of letters and vowels. We will also go over the consonants that are not pronounced at the end of words. The class aims for the development of perfect French pronunciation by having fun practicing. This class is for students who took at least 30 hours of French (CEFR A2 and above).

In this class students will focus on practice of pronunciation and intonation in fluent French speech. This class is for students who took Pronunciation 1 or have an intermediate/advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: FPR2 Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $115

Á LIVRE OUVERT: FRENCH BOOK CLUB Michel L’Huillier | Native Speaker

Nous nous rassemblerons, via Zoom, deux fois par mois pour une discussion ouverte autour d’un livre en langue française. Nous définirons les mots difficiles, puis soulignerons les thèmes essentiels pour voir comment ces thèmes font écho à des événements récents ou touchent des sujets importants de notre vie personnelle. Pour commencer Á livre ouvert et notre conversation en français, nous nous transporterons en France, sous le soleil de Provence, et suivrons Marcel, un jeune garçon de la ville qui tombe amoureux des collines sauvages d’Aubagne. Vous l’avez deviné, le livre que nous lirons ensemble est La gloire de mon père de Marcel Pagnol, de l’Académie Française, un livre qui célèbre l’enfance et la nature, l’amitié et l’amour. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: FRBC Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 (meets bi–weekly) | $140

LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE: FRENCH CONVERSATION AND CULTURE Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Did you know that French is an official language in 29 countries and that the “L’organisation internationale de la francophonie” has 84 member states ? Join us this winter as we travel to different parts of the world to explore the history behind “la francophonie” and get a glimpse into how the different “francophone” cultures have adapted the French language to make it their own. Along the way you will improve your listening and conversational skills, learn some new vocabulary and enjoy the cultural exposure. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). Every term new material. COURSE CODE: FRCO Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Mar. 4 | $115

Free Personal Online Assessment Days

Need help with finding the right class for you? Register to one of our free online assessment days on Zoom for Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Tuesday, December 15, 6-8pm Monday, January 4, 9-11am Tuesday, January 5, 6-8pm

For an online self-assessment, visit ccae.org/ language-levels. Contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112 for more details.

COURSE CODE: FPRO Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $175

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GERMAN Petra Bittner, Diana Erinna, Francesca Ferraris | Native Speakers

The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. The German-speaking countries are ranked fifth in terms of annual publication of new books, with one tenth of all books (including e-books) in the world being published in German language. Count yourself among its learners in this series of engaging classes, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: GRB1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Petra Bittner

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: GRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 | Petra Bittner No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:30–11am. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Diana Erinna

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: GRB4 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30–7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Petra Bittner

LOW I NTE RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: GRLI Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Petra Bittner

ADVANCE D RE AD ING A ND CONVE RSATI ON

COURSE CODE: GRRC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Francesca Ferraris

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH Diana Erinna | Native Speaker

Enjoy your breakfast while improving your German communication skills. This class will build your vocabulary and fluency in a casual atmosphere. Recommended for advanced level students. COURSE CODE: GEBB Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:30–11am. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

TRAVEL IN GERMAN: DIE KIEZE IN BERLIN Petra Bittner | Native Speaker

So you think you know Berlin? Perhaps you’ve taken selfies in front of the Brandenburg Gate, visited Nefertiti and enjoyed the view of the capital from the TV tower. Then, it is time to dig deeper. Berlin is a fantastically diverse, creative and colorful city full of unique people and chock-full of history. The city breaks down into a number of very distinct neighborhoods called Kieze. In this class, we will explore 4 Kieze: their history, culture, people and Lebensgefühl. We’ll look at 2 neighborhoods from the former east and west each. This class is recommended for students with a high beginner level (CEFR A2) and above. COURSE CODE: BERL Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3–4:30pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $115

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GERMAN CONVERSATION ABOUT LITERATURE: DIE BUDDENBROOKS: VERFALL EINER FAMILIE Petra Bittner | Native Speaker

Dieser Roman des Schriftstellers Thomas Mann erschien 1901 und ist der erste Gesellschaftsroman in deutscher Sprache von Weltrang. Er erzählt vom Niedergang einer reichen und einflussreichen Kaufmannsfamilie des norddeutschen Großbürgertums zwischen 1835 und 1877. In diesem Kurs lesen und diskutieren wir gemeinsam 4 zentrale Szenen des Romans in deutscher Sprache. Diese skizzieren exemplarisch den Handlungsverlauf. Ausschnitte aus der Verfilmung des Romans von 2008 komplettieren den Ausflug in die Welt der Buddenbrooks. We suggest reading the novel in English before class. A German edition of the Buddenbrooks is required for this class. The class is recommended for students with an intermediate level (CEFR B1) and above. COURSE CODE: BUDD Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3–4:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $115

CHINESE Jin Cooper | Native Speaker and Author, “Notes from Harvard”

Mandarin Chinese has more native speakers than any other language. As Mandarin’s popularity increases among language learners, give yourself an advantage with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: CMB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: CMB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

B EGINN E R L E V E L 4

COURSE CODE: CMB4 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

HIGH B EGIN NE R / LOW IN T E R ME DIAT E

COURSE CODE: CMLI Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255


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ITALIAN Maria Grazia Lolla, Elena Lori | Native Speakers

Italian is spoken as native language by approximately 85 million people in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Throughout the world it is the fifth most studied foreign language. Taught by experienced and educated instructors, these classes emphasize building vocabulary, solidifying grammar, and improving spoken interaction. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ITB1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 11:15am–12:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Elena Lori Sec. 02: 4 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4–5:30pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $230 | Maria Grazia Lolla

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: ITB2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:30–11am. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Elena Lori Sec. 02: 4 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $230 | Maria Grazia Lolla

I TA LI A N B EG INNE R CON V E RSATI ON This class is for students who have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent and are comfortable with using the present tense and have some knowledge of passato prossimo and imperfetto. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of Italian, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture, and practice with lively activities and conversations. Please note this class requires a textbook: Opera by Alessandro De Giuli (publisher: Alma edizioni).

COURSE CODE: ITBC Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Elena Lori

DUE CHIACCHIERE E UN CAFFÈ: ADVANCED ITALIAN CONVERSATION Elena Lori | Native Speaker

Immagina di essere seduto al bar di una piazza italiana, immagina di bere il tuo caffè e di gustare un cornetto mentre chiacchieri in italiano con le persone sedute ai tavoli vicini. Immagina di immergerti nella cultura e nello stile di vita italiani anche solo per un giorno alla settimana. This class is recommended for advanced students. C O U R S E C O D E : I TC C Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15–10:45am. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

APERITIVO LETTERARIO: ITALIAN BOOK CLUB Elena Lori | Native Speaker

Do you love Italy and all Italian things? Do you like the idea of knowing more about the country’s literature, history, and culture? Then this Italian book club is perfect for you. Come to share some classic literature, novels, and contemporary fiction with a glass of wine, the Italian type, of course! Intermediate Level (B1) in Italian required. Every term new books. Required book for the first meeting: I leoni di Sicilia by Stefania Auci.

DIAMOCI DELLE ARIE! L'ITALIANO ATTRAVERSO L'OPERA Maria Felicita Fichera | Native Speaker

E’ una serie di incontri in cui sarà raccontata la storia del Teatro d’Opera Italiano attraverso le storie, le melodie e i versi che hanno reso questa pagina della Storia italiana famosa in tutto il mondo. E’ un percorso che esplorerà le origini dell’Opera, la lingua, lo sviluppo e i caratteri dell’Opera seria e dell’Opera buffa. Conosceremo i celebri Protagonisti, dal Mozart italiano a Puccini, attraverso i loro capolavori e, visitando i palcoscenici dei Teatri più importanti, ascolteremo le voci dei grandi interpreti. Recommended for intermediate and advanced level (B1 and above). C O U R S E C O D E : I TA R Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6:30–8pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $140 No class Feb. 15

GIALLO & SPUMANTE: ADVANCED ITALIAN MYSTERIES CLUB Maria Grazia Lolla | Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Stereotyped as the land of crime and intrigue, Italy has been the setting of many international best-selling mysteries. Politically committed, narratively sophisticated, and supremely enjoyable, the best Italian mysteries explore the dark side of Italy’s present, challenge ideas of justice, and seduce readers with the evocation of la dolce vita. We will discuss La donna della domenica (1972) by the duo Fruttero and Lucentini. Set in Turin, the novel investigates the murder of a small-time architect at a time of social unrest. Half crime fiction half novel of manners, this long, skillfully constructed and elegantly narrated best seller is noted for its unique ability to combine literary care with readability. C O U R S E C O D E : I TG P Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6–8pm. Feb. 24 | $50

CINE-CITTÀ: TWO FILMS BY ITALIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS Maria Grazia Lolla | Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

We will discuss Vergine giurata (2015) by Laura Bispuri and Lazzaro felice (2018) by Alice Rohrwacher. These two critically acclaimed films bring together fable and realism to represent the aspirations and fears of our present. Mesmerizing, thought-provoking and wonderfully acted, their unique take on issues of class and gender will provide us with an opportunity to share our thoughts and impressions. Students of all levels of Italian are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. COURSE CODE: CICI Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 5–7pm. Mar. 3 & 10 | $75

COURSE CODE: APLI Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 6–7:30pm. Jan. 22, Feb. 12, Mar. 5 & 26 | $115

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JAPANESE

MODERN HEBREW

Tomoko Takagi | Native Speaker

Dalia Mendel | Native Speaker

Japanese is spoken by more than 125 million people around the world—primarily by the inhabitants of Japan, but also by populations of Japanese origin in Hawaii, as well as in North and South America. Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese; Japanese is an agglutinative language whose origins are not clearly established. The writing system consists of two syllabaries—Hiragana and Katakana—and the Chinese Kanji characters. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: JPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:15–6:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: JPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: JPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

B EG INNE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: JPB4 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:15–6:45pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is designed to thoroughly review beginner level Japanese (Beginner Level 1-4 or equivalent), and exercise those learnings under practical situations. It is for students who have completed Beginner Level 1-4 classes or equivalent, who have learned Hiragana, Katakana, and have some knowledge of basic conjugations of verbs (masu-form, te-form and dictionary form) and adjectives et al. COURSE CODE: JPBC Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6:15–7:45pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

KOREAN Soe Young Lee | Native Speaker

Korean belongs to the Ural-Altaic family of languages and is spoken by approximately 100 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and the US. Due to Korea’s increasing economic and political importance in North-East Asia, Korean is growing increasingly popular around the world as a foreign language. The “Korean Wave” has become an influential global phenomenon since the start of the 21st century, heavily impacting the contemporary cultures, music, film, and television industries, and behavioural aspects of various people throughout the world.

The official language of the state of Israel, Hebrew is a Semitic language which belongs to the Afro-Asian language family. Hebrew is the only Canaanite language still spoken, and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language. Modern Hebrew is spoken by approximately 10 million people around the world. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: MHB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 4:30–6pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: MHB3 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 4:30–6pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255

POLISH Edward Mitukiewicz | Native Speaker

Polish is a West-Slavic language, the official language of Poland and one of the official languages of the European Union. After numerous waves of emigration since the beginning of the XIX century around 10 million people speak Polish around the world in addition to the approximately 38 million of speakers who reside in Poland. One of the largest Diaspora communities is located in the US where Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people. Join them with a patient and experienced instructor who can guide you through this unique and interesting language. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: PLB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: PLB3 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $255 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

RUSSIAN Katya Maher | Native Speaker

Russian is the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and is also widely spoken in Central Asia. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total numbers of speakers. Our experienced instructor, Katya Maher, will make you familiar with how to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet and everything else you need to communicate in this language.

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

COURSE CODE: RUB1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 COURSE CODE: RUB2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: RUB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255

INT E R ME DIAT E C O N V E R S AT IO N A ND GR A MMA R COURSE CODE: RUIC Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

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SPANISH Carlos Cruz, Luis Carlos Lopez, Jose Lopez Espinosa, Martha de la Vega, Luz Elena Zuluaga | Native Speakers Spoken in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world. It is also the second most studied language in the world, and the third most used language on the Internet. Make Spanish your second language with our first-rate instructors. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: SPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15–10:45am. Begins Jan. 20 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm. Begins Jan. 20 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: SPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Carlos Cruz

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: SPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Martha de la Vega

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: SPB4 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:30–9pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Luis Carlos Lopez

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is for students that have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent of it and are comfortable with using the present tense and have some knowledge of preterite and future. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of Spanish, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture, and practice with lively activities and conversations. COURSE CODE: SPBC Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $255 | Carlos Cruz Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga No class Feb. 15

I N T E RME D IATE CONVE RSATI ON You are pretty comfortable in everyday situations and in applying your solid knowledge of the basics of Spanish. Now it’s time to practice expressing yourself in more complex situations, to voice opinions, and share points of views with your classmates, to increase your vocabulary and engage fully in the cultural context of Spanish. COURSE CODE: SPCO Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30–7pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

THE THREE GROUPS OF VERBS Luis Carlos Lopez | Native Speaker

In this class, we will focus on the conjugation and pronunciation of most common verbs in indicative, preterite (imperfect and perfect) and subjunctive (indicative). A lot of practice, fun games and exercises will allow students to express themselves in these tenses. This class is for students that have completed at least Beginner 4. COURSE CODE: SPVR Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 7:30–9pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $140 No class Feb. 15

SPANISH ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION: REFLECTIONS ON SOCIETY IN SHORT STORIES AND POEMS Luis Carlos Lopez | Native Speaker

This class introduces students to short stories and poems that reflect the flaws and values of societies in their contexts. We will discuss the authors’ cultural and historical contexts to understand the representation of society within their texts. Authors will include Julio Cortazar, Cristina Peri Rossi, Juan Gelman, Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Wiener, and many more. Students are encouraged to practice their fluency by connecting the reading selections to the leading themes of gender, madness, ethnicity, and existential identity. This class is recommended for advanced students (CEFR B2 and above). COURSE CODE: SARC Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $140

SPANISH ENCOUNTERS THROUGH MUSIC AND SONGS Martha de la Vega | Native Speaker

Songs are a great medium to express a wide variety of universal emotions and a great window to other cultures. They are also very helpful and fun when learning Spanish. In every session, we will listen and process a couple of songs from different countries and genres. Improve your listening skills and review some grammar, learn new vocabulary and idioms, and enjoy the immersion in the language and the culture. For intermediate and advanced students (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: SPSO Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 22 | $140

CONVERSACIONES A TRAVÈS DE CORTOMETRAJES HISPANO: SPANISH CONVERSATION & SHORT FILMS Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics En esta clase miraremos cortometrajes hispanos y hablaremos de los temas de cada filme. Haremos ejercicios de conversacion antes de mirar el filme, y despues de mirar el filme. Por consiguiente, si te gustan los cortometrajes (de 5 minutos a 15 minutos) esta es la clase para ti! Los cortometrajes son de diferentes paises, asi que escucharemos diferentes acentos, combinado con diferentes temas como “LBTG”,”inmigracion”, “Black Lives Matter”, “el amor!”, “la bondad en las personas” etc. Tambien podemos traer “botanas” y hacer la experiencia mas divertida! Andale y animate. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (B1 and above). New films every term. COURSE CODE: CCMH Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $ 140

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“I highly recommend it. I developed an appreciation for the works we studied and I look forward to seeing these artworks in the museums when that becomes possible again.” —MARTHA S., ART IN PARIS

HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

COSTUMES IN FILM Lena Borovci | Costume Designer, lenaborovci.com

Through their creations, costume designers have left lasting impressions on cinema audiences from the early days of Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe made history with her performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) on the very famous pink dress with a big bow in the back designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the “Little Black Dress” with a single opening scene showing Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Meanwhile Dorothy’s ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland are amongst the most valuable items of The Wizard of Oz (1939) memorabilia! In this class, we will take a close look at some of the most memorable moments of costumes in film, and the role of the designer to bring characters to life through costumes, focusing on classic moments from film favorites and the untold stories of the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars. COURSE CODE: CFLM Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30–7pm. Mar. 10 | $45

HISTORY OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY: HOPE AND DISILLUSION (1900 – 1920) Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

This class will explore the cultural, political, and scientific ideas that emerged in 1900 and beyond. Scientific ideas from those like Einstein, discoveries in medicine and technology, and more widely-available recreation—such as movie theaters and automobiles—improved the lifestyles of even working-class people. But the colonialism that accelerated in the previous century was not dead yet. With fewer places in the world left to colonize, imperial rivalries between the European powers resulted in a war that consumed the entire world, which resulted in social upheaval and a world pandemic. Politicians, artists, and thinkers wondered whether modernity was really a curse, and society at large wondered whether this new 20th century really would be all that better. Was it? C O U R S E C O D E : E T WC Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3–5pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $250 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

ART IN PARIS: 1900–1940 Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Between 1900 and 1940, Paris drew artists from all over the world and became a center for creative activity. Known as the School of Paris, these included both French and émigré artists such as Picasso, Soutine, Miro, Chagall, Giacometti, Modigliani, and many other important artists working in Paris. We will also discuss major movements of art and the artists’ relationship with the historical and social background of their time. At each session, we will view works by three or four artists and learn interesting facts about their lives, the characteristics of their art, and their contributions to art history. C O U R S E C O D E : PA A R Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 2–3:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $180

PUBLIC ART IN CAMBRIDGE Rhett Nichols | S.B. History & Criticism of Art & Architecture MIT

For art lovers of all levels. Cambridge is a treasure trove of public (outdoor!) visual art with gems throughout the city and its universities. We will look at a range of types including sculpture and contemporary art, murals, historical monuments, memorials, many types of street art, and projects like sidewalk poetry, as well as maps and resources to help you find them. This online class will include opportunities for discussion and engaging activities as fun and thought-provoking homework. Focused on Cambridge but open to students anywhere.

THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE RISE, FALL, AND GLOBAL LEGACY (1300–1918) Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

The geographical nexus that connects Europe, Asia, and Africa was where a small group of migrant Turkic-speaking peoples from Central Asia came, settled, and built what we know as the Ottoman Empire. Ottoman control of global trade routes that crisscrossed their lands and the conquest of large parts of Europe and the Middle East have left their mark on world-historical outcomes, some of which were tragic. In another view, by ruling such a large and diverse set of geographies and peoples, the Ottomans practiced tolerance and encouraged the expression of art, culture, and scientific progress. We will explore why and how the Ottomans declined during World War I and to what extent the legacy of the Ottoman empire may explain Middle East events today. C O U R S E C O D E : OT E M Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3–5pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $250

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AMERICAN COMMUNES OF THE 19TH CENTURY Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

Long before there were hippies, Americans had experimented with communes. Whether as Christians or utopian socialists or yet something else again, they pursued a vision of social change by gathering together and sharing their property, their labor, their love, and their futures. Those visions could be as varied as free love or celibacy, returning to the soil or revolutionizing manufacturing. The class will provide an overview of their development, and examine in detail some of the more interesting movements, such as the Shakers, the Oneida Perfectionists, and the two phases of Brook Farm in Massachusetts. COURSE CODE: USCO Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 3–5pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $190

THE FIRST THREE MINUTES: A MODERN VIEW OF THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE Peter Fisher | Professor of Physics and Department Head, MIT

We will read The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Steven Weinberg and learn about the formation of the universe through reading, presentations, and discussion. Published in 1980, the book remains one of the great works of popular science. We will look at the experiments, “how we know what we know,” that led to our picture of the universe. We also will explore the science before and after the book’s publication and meet some of the great scientists of our time. This class is accessible to anyone with an interest in science. COURSE CODE: 3MIN Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $225

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: HOW GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH CAN BENEFIT FROM HISTORICAL MAPS

BEYOND THE FREEDOM TRAIL: 12 OTHER LOCAL PLACES WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE Elizabeth Merrick | Author

Curious about local historic sites off the beaten track? In this class with slide show and discussion, you’ll learn about 12 fascinating sites in the Boston area that are significant in political, architectural, and literary history. This virtual tour will take you to places close at hand yet often missed by visitors and locals alike. Instructor: Elizabeth Merrick COURSE CODE: BTFT Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30–7pm. Feb. 24 | $50

WHITE RAGE AND WHITE FRAGILITY Emily Frank | Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education Joshua Frank | Local Educator

In this class, we will take a deep dive into two books: Carol Anderson’s White Rage, which describes the history of backlash against civil rights gains of African-Americans, and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, which describes the emotional responses and defensive moves that white Americans frequently engage in to simultaneously deny their own racism and to hold racism in place. We will explore the linkages between white rage and white fragility by looking at the cycles of progress and backlash in the United States, and also by exploring relevant theories of psychological functioning. Participants in the class will develop an understanding of the interlocking historical and psychological factors that impede movement towards an equitable society. COURSE CODE: WRWF Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am. Begins Jan. 12 | $125

AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM: CASE STUDIES FROM JUST MERCY BY BRYAN STEVENSON

Edward Mitukiewicz | Mathematician, Compter Scientist

Joshua Frank | Local Educator

COURSE CODE: LOCA Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm. Feb. 3 & 10 | $75

C O U R S E C O D E : A J SY Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3:30–5:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $125

Answering the question “where do our ancestors come from?” is often key to a better understanding of the history and traditions of our families. Identifying the places where our ancestors used to live could be a critical step in finding sources of genealogical information, but locating those places can be quite a challenging task, particularly in Eastern Europe. Web-based resources—including digital repositories of historical maps and geographic information databases—can help overcome those challenges. This workshop demonstrates the use of such resources in order to enable correlating information from multiple sources and facilitate locating our ancestral towns in Europe.

In this workshop we will analyze the realities of mass incarceration through Bryan Stevenson’s lens of justice and mercy. We will unpack his case studies of how the United States came to lock up so many children and mentally ill adults. We will examine the new wave of urban district attorneys who are working to reshape criminal justice in American cities, and to address racial inequities in the justice system, with the support of majorities in those cities. Finally, we will grapple with Bryan Stevenson’s call for Truth and Reconciliation in the United States through his ongoing work with the Equal Justice Initiative. Required book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

It served as the ultimate inspiration behind Game of Thrones. It lasted more than one hundred years. And it wasn’t just the royal houses of England and France going to war with each other. It featured knightly jousts, regional power struggles, revolting peasants, class warfare, and the Black Death. Handouts will include a timeline and bibliography. COURSE CODE: HYWR Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 3–5pm. Begins Feb. 18 | $190

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WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION—PART I Margaret Bad Warrior and Jennifer Yanco | Co-facilitators

People of all racial identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. In these workshops, we use a multi-pronged approach to growing both our understanding and our capacity for action. In part 1 we’ll examine the impact of white privilege and how being unaware of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings, videos, podcasts and other materials to enhance our understanding. We will share everyday situations we have confronted and using role plays, work out effective ways to respond to and challenge racism. Each participant will develop a specific plan for challenging racism (in the workplace, organizations, community and personal circles) and will be encouraged to find other people in their lives who can provide support and serve as allies in implementing the plan. COURSE CODE: WPCR Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 20 | $150

ACTIVE BYSTANDER TRAINING Christopher Ellinger | Founder, True Story Theater

We all witness situations where we want, but hesitate, to intervene. Will our response make things better or worse? Could we get hurt? Learn how to become a more effective active bystander, someone who not only witnesses a situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse a situation or keep it from escalating. In this interactive, two-night workshop, learn to evaluate a situation to determine a safe and effective response and discover a variety of tactics for handling public attacks and microaggressions. Leave this class feeling more empowered and better informed. Note: The workshop will be facilitated by a white man. Everyone is welcome, at any stage of their learning journey, and invited to share their wisdom and experience. For requests for a workshop led by a person of color, please contact Amber@TrueStoryTheater.org. C O U R S E C O D E : AC T B Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Feb. 16 & 23 | $50

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: VOLUNTEER IN CAMBRIDGE Laurie Rothstein | Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse

If you are interested in volunteering in Cambridge, an agency is waiting to meet you, train you, and put you to work. Volunteers play a critical role in making our city welcoming, safe and supportive for all residents. In fact, Cambridge has more nonprofits per square inch than almost anywhere else in the world! But that’s also the problem: it can be challenging to narrow down the choices. In this session, we will show you your options and help you find the right fit. In this roundtable, you’ll hear directly from non-profit leaders and volunteer coordinators who are looking for volunteers. All direct service agencies must develop safe-distance or remote alternatives to in-person volunteering and we will discuss those options to the extent they have been announced. COURSE CODE: VLNT Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5–6:30pm. Feb. 9 | Free Sec. 02: Thursday, 5–6:30pm. Mar. 11 | Free

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CAMBRIDGE SERVES: LEVEL-UP YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICE IN 2021 These events are part of Cambridge Serves, presented by Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition (CNC) and Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse (CVC).

VIRTUAL BOARD RECRUITMENT FAIR Board members play an important role within nonprofits, providing strategic guidance, serving as community ambassadors, helping to raise funds and more. It is for these reasons and more, that building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse board of directors is a critical part of all organizations’ work. A board of directors relies on an array of perspectives, relationships and lived experiences to do its job well, and effectively guide an organization to success. Invest your time, talent and treasure in Cambridge by serving on a nonprofit board or committee of a Cambridge serving organization. Join us at our free Cambridge board recruitment fair where you will talk to agency leaders representing a variety of missions, about current opportunities. COURSE CODE: CCBO Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5–6:30pm. Jan. 13 | Free

THE FUTURE OF VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBRIDGE: ACHIEVING EQUITY Be part of a unique opportunity to shape the future of volunteering in our diverse community. We invite local volunteers to join nonprofit leaders and nationally recognized experts for a conversation about historical, current, and structural issues in volunteering—and to start building a roadmap for a new, more equitable approach to volunteering in Cambridge. Participants in this session will be invited to join future workshops to complete the roadmap project with other working groups. Presenters will include: Sue Carter-Kahl, MSW, President, Sue Carter-Kahl Consulting; Lecturer, San Diego State University; Bernette Dawson, Core Organizer, Cambridge Families of Color Coalition; Equity Strategist for Courageous Conversations in North Cambridge; Jerome Tenille, MSL, CVA, Manager, Social Impact and Volunteerism, Marriott International; Independent Consultant, Architecting Social Good. COURSE CODE: CCFV Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5–6:30pm. Jan. 19 | Free


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LITERATURE FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY’S CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Paul Karpuk | Emeritus Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Crime and Punishment is a tightly woven detective story about a student, Raskolnikov, who, wishing to believe himself an extraordinary man, commits murder for motives unclear to himself, but primarily to see if he can live with himself afterward, or verify that he cannot. The murder mystery provides the framework for a complex philosophical, theological, and moral argument about the social and personal necessity of living within moral limitations and the consequences of not doing so. COURSE CODE: DOST Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

JAMES JOYCE: DUBLINERS Margery Sabin | Lorraine Chiu Wang Professor of English Emerita

The publication in 1914 of the short story collection Dubliners launched James Joyce’s career as the most original, celebrated, and controversial modernist writer in the English language. Before the collection was published, Joyce struggled for years against demands that he omit language and content offensive to religious and political authorities. Joyce left Ireland for the continent in 1904. Though he never lived there again, Ireland remained the location and subject of all the writings that made him internationally famous. COURSE CODE: DUBL Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 10:30am–12pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $230

GETTING TO KNOW MISS MARPLE: AGATHA CHRISTIE’S FINEST DETECTIVE Olga Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor

Hercules Poirot may possess the highest number of gray cells, but it is to Miss Marple that we turn, whenever we need a fine connoisseur, or should we say connoisseurs, of human nature. In her, Christie has combined the gentleness of a well-bred lady, with the tenaciousness of a strong soul who possesses a keen insight into workings of the criminal heart. For Miss Marple, solving mysteries is as easy as knitting a sock! Please acquire Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories, ISBN 978-0-0620-7371-6. COURSE CODE: MISS Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 1–2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $170

DRAWING OUTSIDE THE LINES: ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN AND DIASPORA GRAPHIC NOVELS Ravi Shankar | Professor

Once considered a pulp genre, the graphic novel achieved new respectability when cartoonist Art Spiegelman won a Pulitzer Prize. In this class, we will study the genre’s history, before delving into work including Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, and more. We will also discuss identity, pictographs, and how this hybrid genre can enact powerful social commentary, and why it is fundamental in any understanding of 21st-century art and culture. COURSE CODE: PULP Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $225

A DICKENS SEMINAR: BLEAK HOUSE Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

The aristocracy to the slums of London. It is the story of a notorious lawsuit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the legal system and the society which supports it. Bleak House immerses the reader in Victorian society: law, social justice, political complacency, misdirected philanthropy, questions of feminism, the class system, and much more. C O U R S E C O D E : R OT T Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30am–11:45am. Begins Jan. 12 | $230 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2–3:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $230

THE SHORT STORY AND AMERICAN DILEMMAS Arto Vaun | Poet, Songwriter

This course explores the contemporary short story from major world literary figures. Students will engage in a close reading of the texts and consider form and content in relation to the social context and relevant literary and cultural movement(s), addressing issues such as race, modernity, conflict, love, injustice, and language. The course aims to deepen students’ skills in developing an appreciation of the fundamental ambiguities and complexities involved in all human attempts to answer questions about life. COURSE CODE: SSAM Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6–7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $160

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WRITING NONFICTION

MEMORIES, STORIES, REFLECTIONS: AN ONGOING PROJECT IN LIFE STORY WRITING Kendall Dudley | kendalldudley.com

Join us in writing stories you’ve forgotten and suddenly long to finish. Find voices, tempos, and characters. Use objects, photos, food, and all the senses to remember, build, and write. You’ll challenge rules of writing and remembering discipline and propriety! You’ll add dramatic tools to scenes and characters that then brighten your memory and feed your imagination. You’ll thrive through the support of classmates and contribute mightily to our next book of writings of which there are 60 volumes already. C O U R S E C O D E : AU TO Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1–3pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $240

REIMAGINING THE WRITING YOU ARE TO DO: NEW SHOES FOR WRITERS Kendall Dudley | kendalldudley.com

You may think of yourself as a memoirist, non-fiction writer, short story writer, poet, journal keeper, blogger, or novelist. What if you dropped the boundaries between types and styles of writing? What themes, content, imagery, knowledge bases, energy, and degrees of personal involvement might emerge? Are you looking for a fresh perspective on how you evolve your writing life? We’ll experiment with breaking molds and crossover writing, accessing new themes and imagery, and seeing what forms may be opened to you. COURSE CODE: MOLD

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am–1pm. Mar. 6 | $100

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Mopsy Strange Kennedy | Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian We concentrate on two related genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” and “Modern Love” columns in The New York Times and “Connections” in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine make use of the writer’s own self, though the topic may be an external one. Books such as Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard use fiction techniques to tell a story that is nevertheless the writer’s own. We’ll emphasize scenes, dialogue, and the use of pungent and telling detail. COURSE CODE: WREP Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10–11:30am. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:15–4:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

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MEETING YOUR PAIN IN WORDS: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN Rebecca Gray | Instructor

Chronic Pain—from specific trauma, chronic illness, or other unspecified illnesses—causes pain that is unending and, in some cases, constant. Living with constancy uncomfortable sensations can lead to deep misery, but it can also open up a trove of curiosity. In writing our pain, we learn about it. In expressing its story, we gain agency. Genre, like pain, is not always neatly labeled. By mixing and mutating genre—from personal essay to poetry to experimental writing—we will get closer to intimating our lived experiences. In this workshop, you will begin crafting your story in whichever genre best expresses itself. C O U R S E C O D E : PA I N Sec. 01: Friday, 6–8pm. Jan. 29 | $100

LIVING STORIES Don Gervich | Writer

What makes a story vibrant and unique? We discover this as we share our newest writing. Come to this class to experiment with styles and subjects—either fiction or memoir. Create vivid characters who connect with zinging dialogue. Infuse our scenes with detail, drama, and depth. Discover tales in our family and work, humor and turbulence, mistakes, and joy. As we practice, we travel together through the mystique of storytelling. Beginning and advanced writers are welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : LV S T Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $190

INVITATION TO MEMOIR Beverly Simon | Writer

Looking for a way to make a fresh start or take your memoir writing to a new level? This class will focus on writing practice as we delve into memory and recurring themes. Writing from stillness, we’ll seek the depth of our expression. We’ll read our work aloud and respond with kind attention. Come to energize your writing, talk about aspects of style, and engage in supportive feedback. Come for the sake of writing and for the inspiration to be found in the company of other writers. C O U R S E C O D E : H O LY Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 10am–12pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

FICTION

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING Thomas Meek | Writer

Leap into creative writing with in-class writing assignments and take-home prompts to help trigger the creative process. Reading assignments of the masters—Hemingway, O’Connor, and Salinger to name a few—and contemporary literature will illustrate craft, style, and technical elements. This participatory and supportive environment is designed to help the student find their inner voice. Be prepared to share your work and provide constructive feedback. Beginners are welcomed. COURSE CODE: FICT Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:45–7:45pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $240 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15


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CONTINUING FICTION WORKSHOP Thomas Meek | Writer

For the student actively writing, this workshop format is designed to provide a supportive environment and critical feedback to help deepen and develop one’s work. Each student will conclude the class with at least one finished piece of short fiction (or chapter). We’ll examine character, plot, structure, language and more while learning to incorporate constructive criticism from peers. Please note: Students should have a project in progress in order to take this class. COURSE CODE: CFIC Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30–7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

WRITING THE STRANGE Valerie Lute | Writer

Take a break from reality. In this class, we will explore strange, bizarre, and outlandish fiction, looking at everything from the classics of Poe and Kafka to the contemporary magical realists like Haruki Murakami. Each week we’ll share our writing out loud, receive feedback from the class, and complete writing exercises to unleash the nightmares of our unconscious mind. COURSE CODE: OFFB Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45–9:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

WRITING WORKSHOP: LINKED SHORT STORIES Rosalie Davis | M.L.A. in Humanities, Harvard University

From Hemingway’s In Our Time to Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies, the linked short story collection is an enduring and elastic American genre. Offering prose writers an open, intuitive form to build up a composite work of discrete narratives, these “novels in stories” tend to unfold chronologically and are strongly linked to a place. This workshop will introduce students to the genre as readers and move quickly to support them as writers. The first writing assignment will be to draft one stand-alone short story. After review and feedback, students will be asked to develop a second story, which enriches, continues, responds to, and—in some way—belongs with the first. For the first class, read two stories from a linked short story collection of your choice, and consider how they relate to one another. Registered students will be sent a list of suggested titles a week before class begins. C O U R S E C O D E : S H OT Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $225 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING CHILDREN’S BOOKS Lee Gjertsen Malone | Journalist, Editor, and Author

Have you always wanted to write a children’s book? Join Lee Gjertsen Malone, author of middle-grade novels The Last Boy At St. Edith’s and Camp Shady Crook (both published by Simon & Shuster), to learn the ins and outs of writing books for kids of all ages, including a look at the different types of children’s books; how to develop the right voice for a kid’s story; and various strategies for tackling plot. The class will include both reading and writing exercises and an opportunity to get valuable feedback on your work. COURSE CODE: TYKE Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45–9:45pm. Jan. 14 & 21 | $100

POETRY

DEVELOPMENT & DISCOVERY: A POETRY CLASS D. Eric Parkison | Poet

Development and Discovery is a course designed to introduce students to formal innovations and unique approaches to the writing of poetry. We will not decide between experimental and formal verse. Instead, we will consider both traditions to best express the ideas and feelings of motivating our work. Readings from contemporary luminaries like Jericho Brown, Danez Smith, Linda Gregerson, and Robert Hass will be considered alongside Whitman, Dickinson, Blake, Wordsworth, and others. What animates poetry? How do we animate our own? This will be our task. COURSE CODE: DDDD Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

LEARNING FROM RANDALL JARRELL: A POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP Tom Daley | Educator

Randall Jarrell, called “the most heartbreaking poet of our time” by Robert Lowell, was an important force in twentieth-century American poetry. His poems, often in the voice of invented characters, imagined the experience of soldiers, housewives, government clerks, socialites, and even newspaper boys with brio and poignancy. Participants in the workshop can bring poems on any subject. The optional exercises, based on Jarrell’s poetry, include writing a personal poem in the voice of a government worker, mythologizing a figure in one’s neighborhood, writing about a deceased person of means, writing about a lost world, and writing a soliloquy about aging. COURSE CODE: LFRJ Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $240

POETRY CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP Amanda Rouillard | Creative Writer Instructor

Have you ever had a dream of creating your own poetry chapbook? This workshop will help you to write, edit, and produce one over the course of 8 weeks. With a push in the right direction, you’ll be on the road to creating something that truly expresses who you are. COURSE CODE: CHAP Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7–8pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $135 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

SNOW POND: HAIKU FOR A WINTER AFTERNOON Jeanne Martin | Ed. D., Teacher Poet and Retreat Leader

Cozy up for an afternoon of haiku, the poem of heightened awareness of the natural world. We will learn about haiku: its history, form, and structure, read many haiku, and try our hands at writing using easy writing prompts that take us more deeply into the sight, sound, and touch of winter. Everyone is invited to this fun and supportive workshop. C O U R S E C O D E : S N OW Sec. 01: Saturday, 1–4pm. Jan. 30 | $60

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STAGE, SCREEN & MORE PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP Peter Littlefield | Stage Director, Writer, and Dramaturg

You get an idea for a play. Now, how do you build it into a narrative? Moments grow into scenes. The movement of scenes becomes a language in itself. Story is secondary to something more elusive: a dramatic world recognizable from our lives. We are here to support you, whether you’re just beginning or writing a full-length play. We will read work, discuss problems, and use exercises to trigger observation and imagination. C O U R S E C O D E : P LW R Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7–9pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $240

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING FOR MOVIES, TV, THEATER, AND MULTIMEDIA Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org

Whether you want to create movies for Hollywood, Sundance, or the local grindhouse, learn the basics of screenwriting in a supportive workshop environment while you work towards the first, second, or even final draft of a solid “spec” script. We’ll explore the three-act structure, industry-standard format, character, and dialogue, as well as tips for surviving in the entertainment business and making your own independent film. Instructor: Andrew Osborne COURSE CODE: REEN Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 7–9pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $240 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

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FILM CLUB DISCUSSION Thomas Meek | Writer

For this four-week session, you’ll watch two films each week and join classmates for a lively discussion lead by Tom Meek, Cambridge Day film editor and member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. Two films will be assigned each week (assignment will be given out before the first meeting). Films will be selected from what’s available on Amazon (may require rental) and Netflix (membership). Selections will ideally be one recently released film, and one related film (by filmmaker, theme, social issue, etc.). Cinephiles and casual viewers welcomed alike. COURSE CODE: PICS Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Mar. 10 | $100

GRANT WRITING Hillel Bromberg | Freelance Grant Writer

Do you have a wonderful project idea but feel stuck because you have no idea how to fund it? This grant writing class will provide the foundational knowledge to write a compelling grant proposal. You will learn about the entire grant lifecycle, including the essential skills of prospecting, the key components of a proposal, the basics of proposal budgeting, and strategies to help you mitigate common mistakes that block the approval of your grant. COURSE CODE: GRNT Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7:45–9:45pm. Jan. 13 | $50


Visual Arts & Crafts

“I appreciated the interactive nature of the class. This class was one of my few regular commitments during the COVID spring months and really looked forward to it.” —REBECCA B., WOODCARVING: DEMO AND QUESTIONS

Many of our art classes require students to purchase materials. A link to the Supply List can also be found in the class description at ccae.org.

METAMORPHIC DRAWING

DRAWING & PAINTING

YoAhn Han | Assistant Professor at MassArt, yoahnhan.com

BEGINNER DRAWING Clare Asch | Artist, clareaschstudio.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour.

COURSE CODE: DRBA Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $270 | Clare Asch No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $300 | Jeremy Durling Sec. 03: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am–12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $355 | Jeremy Durling

FIGURE DRAWING Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Jeremy Durling | jeremydurling.com

This virtual class will use a combination of digital figure resources, video lessons, and weekly assignments as a basis for understanding basic drawing elements such as line, form in space, spatial relationships, light and dark, gesture, and composition. Beginners will be welcomed and continuing students will also be challenged. Some classes may also include still life, landscape, portraiture, and human anatomy. Section 01 on Tuesdays with Brett Gamache is a virtual class but will not meet on Zoom at a specific time each week; students have the ability to complete assignments on their own time and have a weekly check-in with the instructor. Sections 02 and 03 with Jeremy Durling will meet synchronously on Zoom each week.

COURSE CODE: FDIQ Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 2–5pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $325 | Brett Gamache Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 1:30–4:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $390 | Jeremy Durling No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $390 | Jeremy Durling

Move beyond the fundamentals and break out of your comfort zone by exploring observational and abstract concepts with non-traditional drawing methods. Experiment with wet and dry media on paper while challenging form, shape, composition, and special relationships. Demonstrations, critiques, and virtual gallery visits bring your work to a more intriguing level. This class is designed for students that want to continue to refine their skills in the medium and refresh their understanding of concepts. The first half of this class focuses on drawing and moves into wet mediums of the students’ choice. COURSE CODE: MEMD Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $210 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

DRAWING WITH COLOR Ellen Stutman | Artist, ellenstutman.com

We usually think of drawing with lines. In this class, we’ll focus on color shapes to help us understand and draw what we see. We will learn about color mixing, using warm and cool colors to create volume, separating objects, and creating space by showing differences in value and issues of composition. We’ll concentrate on the strength that color gives to our drawing, using your choice of pastels, oil pastels, or colored pencils. Some drawing experience is useful but not necessary. COURSE CODE: COLO Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 5:30–7pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $175

SKETCHBOOK SERIES Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

It doesn’t take much to draw. While your surroundings may seem claustrophobic from being indoors during this time, that just means you might need a different point of view. In this class we will discuss different drawing techniques and how to look at our surroundings in new and interesting perspectives. Elements of composition, line quality and some playfulness will combine to bring out the “reclusive artist” in you. C O U R S E C O D E : S KC H Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:30–9:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $175

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VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIO FOR LIFE DRAWING The virtual open studio provides time for artists to draw from a live model over Zoom. Each week, the model will hold a series of short poses ranging from 1 to 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to draw from live models in the medium of your choice and from the comfort of your home or private studio space. The model will be clothed during all open studios. There is no instructor present, but there will be a studio monitor. Students are not permitted to record or take photos or screenshots of the model or the class at any point. We ask that students keep their own video camera on during the class, but may turn their camera off during scheduled breaks. COURSE CODE: STUD Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 10am–12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $115 Sec. 02: 5 Saturdays, 10am–12pm. Begins Feb. 27 | $115

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Join us for an introduction to the materials and mechanics of oil painting as well as the fundamentals of visual language. You will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color while working from still-life and on other projects. No experience is necessary. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P P Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6–9pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $325 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

You will be guided through a series of foundational color experiments involving personal still life setups. Learn the fundamentals of painting in this intensive, structured developmental painting program. We’ll stress visual language elements such as composition, observational measurement, values, space, and mark-making. In addition, we’ll utilize a series of limited palettes to build strength and understanding of color theory and color mixing. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but students who are comfortable using acrylic or gouache are welcome to do so. COURSE CODE: PFPH Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $370

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES FOR PAINTING: WASHES, GLAZES, AND IMPASTO Clare Asch | Artist, clareaschstudio.com

In this online class, we will explore various painting methods, from thin washes and glazes to thick impasto. Classes will include demonstrations with step-by-step instructions in the use of the various techniques, examples of artists who use these techniques, a lot of hands-on practice, and feedback from the instructor. We will also focus on color, line, shading, and composition while working from still life setups, landscapes, and abstractions. Participants can choose to use either oil paint or acrylic paint, and the supply lists will specify the materials needed for both. COURSE CODE: PTEC Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210

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Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This class will explore the complex subject of painting an interior space. We will work one step at a time from direct observation, beginning with drawing and color studies and using these to inform a larger final painting. Our goal is to better understand how to capture light and perspective in this complicated environment. Can be paired with Painting Out the Window for a 2-part course. Experience in drawing and painting in oil or acrylic is required. COURSE CODE: PINT Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 9am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $270

PAINTING OUT THE WINDOW Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This class will study the beautiful and complex space we see while gazing through a window. This might be a landscape featuring a windowsill, or the light streaming into a beloved room. We will use drawing and color studies to experiment with ways of seeing this space, and these studies will inform a larger final painting. Can be taken independently or as a second part to Painting the Interior. Experience with drawing and painting in oil or acrylic is required. COURSE CODE: PWIN Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 9am–12:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $270

Maxwell’s Dream by Jeremy Durling

PAINTING FOUNDATIONS: PROJECTS AT HOME

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Visual Arts & Crafts

DRAWING AND PAINTING CAT AND DOG PORTRAITS Eric Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard, Artist

Portrait drawing and painting enhances and supports deep seeing into another living being. This process bridges our differences and can create enhanced intimacy with non-human species. In this class, we will focus on painting and drawing portraits of special cats and dogs in our lives, so we will celebrate their faces and names to help tell their stories whether they are still with us or passed on. We will also create a Facebook group and have an online exhibit of our works. COURSE CODE: PETP Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART: ALL LEVELS Rachel DeLuca | Painter

Abstract art covers a vast amount of different art making styles and strategies. This mixed-level class will help you focus in on the wide world of abstract painting and allow you to practice examining, discussing, and creating your own abstract artworks. Each class will introduce you to a particular style and you’ll also view famous historical or contemporary works. Classes will also cover basic acrylic techniques. There are many different ways to think of and paint an abstract picture, so this class will begin with exercises based around shape, color, and composition. More advanced students will be guided on independent projects. COURSE CODE: ABAL Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30–9pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $250

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

This eight-week workshop is an introduction to the world of collage and mixed-media art-making. Collage is one of the most accessible and freeing artistic mediums. With a creative eye, nearly anything in your home can become a material for expression. In this class, we will look to collage artists throughout history and the world around us for inspiration. Through in-class demonstrations, students will learn a myriad of collage techniques, including cut-paper, 3-D collage, and creating collagraphs for press-free printmaking. C O U R S E C O D E : M I XC Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $210

DRAWING WITH A KNIFE: PAPER CUT ART Peter O. Zierlein | Artist, peterozierlein.com

This class offers an introduction to the history and various regional styles of paper cutting. Students will learn about the tools and techniques involved in creating paper cut art, design with paper shapes in 2D and 3D, learn to differentiate the intricacies of symmetrical design, and to apply paper cut art in commercial and fine art contexts. In-class demonstrations and exercises will explore the applications of paper cut art for illustration, decoration, stenciling, light projection, and fine art. COURSE CODE: PCUT Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6–8pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $210 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

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BULLET JOURNALING Kirsten Swartz | Artist

Bullet journals are customizable agendas, calendars, to-do lists, and diaries for anyone interested in a creative outlet to practice mindfulness, organize your thoughts, and plan your time. This class will go through the basic symbols and yearly, monthly, and daily spreads to get you started, then move into trackers for habits, moods, birthdays, etc. as well as more complex designs. Throughout the class we will cover some tools and art techniques you can use to embellish your journal such as calligraphy and hand lettering, pen and ink drawing, using color with colored pencils, watercolor pens, or watercolors, paper cutting, and collage. This is a great class to start the New Year—learn how to track healthy habits, make new goals for 2021, and create a beautiful and functional journal that is customized to you. C O U R S E C O D E : B LTJ Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $90

MINDFULNESS AND INTUITIVE ART Jhilam Sanyal | Artist

Art as a mindfulness practice and the act of intuitively painting or drawing is a practice accessible to all regardless of art experience or skill. This class will introduce mindfulness practices utilizing art for stress relief, establishing a connection with your heart and innate creativity, and incorporating creative practice into your daily life. The class will focus on mindfulness and art as process rather than a finished product or the technical aspects of art. Activities will include guided meditations and instructor led exercises to aid the student in discovering their own, unique natural creativity. Students will also have the opportunity to use their own art supplies and experiment with mediums of their choice. No art experience required. COURSE CODE: MDIA Sec. 01: Saturday, 2–4pm. Feb. 20 | $50 Sec. 02: Thursday, 5:30–7:30pm. Mar. 18 | $50

KAPOW!! A CRASH COURSE IN CHARACTER DESIGN Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Are you a budding illustrator looking to bring your character to life? Or a writer looking to illustrate your own books? Maybe a charismatic game master looking to design your own villains and heroes. Join us for a one-day drawing-based character design intensive that will cover the basics of character development, with a focus on the conceptualization and style of the character, dynamic poses and genre. C O U R S E C O D E : K P OW Sec. 01: Saturday, 12–4pm. Feb. 27 | $90

WATERCOLOR WATERCOLOR IMMERSION Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

Spend a full day immersed in this beloved art form. Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. We will explore the medium in an intensive workshop that will cover the fundamentals. The class will include an hour-long break from 12-1pm. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT B Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am–3pm. Mar. 20 | $100

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WATERCOLOR

JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS

Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. In this class, we will address the fundamentals of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on exploration and personal expression. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT E Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 10am–12pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210

WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Corey Corcoran | Artist and Illustrator, coreycorcoran.com

Learn to marry the fluid, luminous quality of watercolor with the expression of hand-drawn pen and ink lines to create detailed illustrations with personality. Students will learn and experiment with a variety of techniques for using watercolor and pen and ink together, and will choose one style for one or more developed pieces. Prior experience with watercolor preferred, but not necessary.

COURSE CODE: WPIN Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 1–3pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210 | Bryan Ramey Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $210 | Corey Corcoran

PRINTMAKING PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS Selma Bromberg | M.F.A., Artist, sbrombergartist.com Kelly Slater | kellyslaterart.com Laura Sheffield | Artist

Begin (or continue!) your printmaking practice guided by artists and instructors. Working from home studios or kitchen tables, this class will be divided into 3 parts, each led by a different instructor. We will explore trace and reduction monotypes led by Kelly Slater, followed by linocut techniques and printing with a two- or three-color linocut with Laurie Sheffield, then Selma Bromberg will explore the use of materials, techniques and papers, including a woodcut printed on rice paper. In the final class we will explore printmaking with found objects, altering and collaging with prints, and creating a simple artist’s book. We will meet on Zoom to learn from demonstrations, view artists’ websites and videos for discussion, practice our skills during class, and share our work. No previous art experience required, only a curiosity about printmaking. COURSE CODE: PRWP Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 11am–12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $200

In this class, you will make a Japanese woodblock print, following demonstrations and guidance provided each week by the instructor. Each class will feature a demonstration and an opportunity to ask questions. Between classes you will complete the demonstrated step in the process. Please see the supply list linked in the section description at ccae.org and in the confirmation email that you receive after you register. Some supplies, such as the wood blocks and carving tools, you will need to purchase in advance of the first class. If you have any questions, email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: JPRI Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 7–9pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $200

PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & VIDEO DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

Knowing how to manipulate images digitally is an essential skill for any creative person. Whether you are touching up family photos, looking to add digital design skills to your resume, or interested in creating art on the computer, this class will help you build foundational skills in photo manipulation and design. In this class, students will learn the basics of three fundamental Adobe tools—Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. We will begin with short projects to introduce the software, then move into more independent projects with guidance from the instructor, depending on each student’s individual goals. Students should be comfortable using a computer and are required to own or purchase a subscription to the Adobe products. COURSE CODE: DIGI Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $210

CREATIVE PHOTO SELF-PORTRAITURE Allison Evans | Owner/Operator, Allison Evans Photography

Join us for this live, interactive Self Portrait studio class in your home via Zoom. Learn about using light, image composition, and get more creative as if you have no limits. Your home studio is any space where you have enough room to get a wide shot that includes your environment and allows you to use lights. Explore styles from environmental, cinematic, long-exposure, artsy, and more. In each class, we’ll talk about your goals, set up your studio shot, and give constructive criticism that will allow you to become a stronger image-maker. Bring sample self-portraits you want to emulate to the first class to share. Required Supplies: a directional source of light which can easily move around, a way to scrim (block or filter) light, a tripod, and your camera must have a self-timer option or have a port for you to use a shutter-release cable, which you’ll need to be able to make your camera fire when you are in the shot. Basic photography experience required. COURSE CODE: CSPO Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Feb. 10 | $190

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PODCASTING FROM HOME

STAINED GLASS AT HOME

Erika Simon, Cambridge Community Television | cctvcambridge.org

Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

Learn the process and best practices to plan, record, edit, and distribute your interview-style podcast with optional homework to give you practice between sessions. What equipment do you need and how do you set up at home to record yourself and your guest who’s calling in remotely? How do you add music, and where can you find it license-free? Demonstrations on a Mac, but still applicable to PC users. COURSE CODE: PODH Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7–8:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $140 No class Jan. 18

CRAFTS MAKING REALISTIC MINIATURE FOOD WITH POLYMER CLAY Dina Gjertsen | Art and Technology Educator

Learn how to make hyper-realistic, scale miniature food from polymer clay to use in dollhouses, art projects or jewelry. We’ll explore a variety of polymer clay techniques, including making detailed canes that can be reduced to extremely tiny diameters, texturing and tinting clay with chalk pastels, using liquid polymer clay to add the appearance of wetness and using homemade tools and supplies to create miniature scenes. Participants will come away from the class with experience in all the skills and techniques required to make miniature food of all types. COURSE CODE: MINI Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 5:30–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $150

WOOD CARVING WITH SMALL TOOLS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Through a series of demonstrations and discussion, you will be introduced to a variety of wood carving techniques and styles, all of which can be carved with a modest set of small wood carving tools. We will explore surface texture, low-relief, raised line, and incised carving. Each class will include a project demonstration, and between classes you will have an opportunity to create the project. We will share our work and the instructor will answer questions before moving on to the next carving project. Please see the supply list linked in the section description at ccae.org and in the confirmation email that you receive after you register. Some supplies, such as the wood blocks and carving tools, you will need to purchase in advance of the first class. If you have any questions, email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: HTDC Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7–9pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $200

In the comfort of your home, create a stained glass panel with guidance provided during synchronous and asynchronous classes. All the tools needed will be provided to you along with supplies necessary for one large 12” x 18” stained glass panel. You will meet online on Zoom weekly with your instructor for a step by step demonstration, basic skill-building, and troubleshooting. You’ll have access to short videos of your instructor demonstrating the different processes. You will be provided with a simple geometric stained glass pattern along with glass bevels and a choice of 6 glass sheets to create your own original stained glass window. The window will be framed with precut zinc channels for you to proudly display your masterpiece. The kit, including the tools and glass, costs $285 and you must pay the fee directly to the instructor after you register. Instructions for purchasing the kit and choosing the glass options will be emailed to you. Registration will close on January 20, 5pm. The kit will be available for pickup at CCAE at 42 Brattle Street on January 23, 10am-12pm. C O U R S E C O D E : S TG H Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6–7pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $105 Materials Kit Pickup at CCAE: Saturday, 10am–12pm Jan. 23

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS Kirsten Swartz | Artist

This class will go through the basic building blocks of knitting, giving you the skills to take on a variety of simple knitting projects. We will start with casting on and off and the primary stitches (knitting and purling), and move on to knitting in the round and increasing/decreasing stitches. We will also discuss how to read a yarn label and select the right yarn for your project, how to read a knitting pattern, and end with decorative designs and finishing touches like pom poms and fringes. This class is perfect for the winter months and will give you the skills you need to make gifts for friends and family, or special projects for yourself. COURSE CODE: BKNT Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $175

WARDROBE ALTERATIONS AT HOME Lena Borovci | Costume Designer, lenaborovci.com

Do you have a pile of clothing that needs to be altered and because they don’t perfectly fit, you end up never wearing them? Affording a tailor is a luxury in the times that we are living. Join us to learn how to alter clothes at home. You will learn how to hem your pants and skirts, shorten your sleeves, and make shorts from that perfect pair of jeans you own. We will use a sewing machine, but if you don’t own one, we will also discuss the basic stitches used to sew by hand and will explain helpful tools and techniques to use when altering clothes at home. Bring your own clothes to alter and have a sewing machine ready if you plan to use one. C O U R S E C O D E : A LT H Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30–7:30pm. Feb. 9 | $50

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Performing Arts

“A great mix of theory and playing, so you understand why something is a certain way. Jane Hua offers a lot of constructive feedback and gives each student attention.” —MANAN T., PIANO: BEGINNER LEVEL 2

All music students must provide their own instruments. Students will need to rent an instrument if they do not own one.

STRAVINSKY: A BELOVED BUT CONTROVERSIAL COMPOSER

DANCE JAZZ, FUNK, AND HIP HOP DANCE Maria Walter | Dancer, Choreographer

The stage is yours! We’ll practice styles of commercial dance, the type of dance that we normally see in the music videos, or during live concerts. The style will be a combination of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. After warming up and stretching, we will learn a short choreography and polish it until it has a performance quality. The class is good for a beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate level. Please wear a comfortable outfit, sneakers and bring water to drink. COURSE CODE: COME Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15pm. Begins Jan. 5 | $100

MUSIC MUSIC APPRECIATION

THE CREATIVE EXPLOSION: POPULAR MUSIC FROM 1965–1970 John Clark | Music Historian, Lecturer

The purpose of this course is to document and illustrate the history of the most fertile and creative era in the popular music of the last hundred years. The course will track the contribution made by these artists and albums in terms of their influencing both their own contemporaries as well as future artists. Another goal is to find the connections between this music and the tumultuous history of this half-decade. How did the music both reflect and influence the mood and the watershed events of the era? COURSE CODE: EXPL Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 1–2:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $135

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Dr. Ryan Noe | Northeastern University, Adjunct Professor of High Brass

Igor Stravinsky was a 20th-century composer that turned the music on its head. His classical music spans many styles, including symphonies, tone poems, chamber music, opera, and choral works. In this class, we will discuss all of the impacts he made that changed music. COURSE CODE: STRA Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:30–8:45pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $205 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY Michael Frank | Ph.D. Cornell University

Of all the composers whose works make up the standard repertory, Tchaikovsky is almost certainly the one with the most immediate popular appeal. That’s easy to understand: his extraordinary gift for memorable melody along with the emotional expressiveness of many of his works can make his music unforgettable. But Tchaikovsky was also a master musician and many of his less immediately striking works are equally wonderful. In this course, we’ll cover the full range of his music, from the most famous to the relatively obscure, from symphony to sonata to opera, though we’ll stay away from the 1812 overture. C O U R S E C O D E : TC H A Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

REFLECTIONS OF...DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES: THEIR HISTORY AND LEGACY Von Beckford | English Literature Professor, UMass Boston

Do song titles like “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” ring a bell? You may know the songs, but do you know the group that made them? It was the Supremes, an African American female singing group, and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. In this class, we will explore and discuss the history of the Supremes against the backdrop of the patriarchal and racially divided climate of the 20th century in America. Come join this fun and an informative class of one of the most important girl groups of its time. COURSE CODE: GIRL Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 7–8:30pm. Mar. 19 & 26 | $100

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Performing Arts

THE MUSIC VIDEOS AND ART OF MICHAEL JACKSON

SONGS EVERY UKULELE PLAYER MUST KNOW (SEUPMK)

Howard Bernstein | Michael Jackson Enthusiast and Fanatic

Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

In this class, we will look at Michael Jackson’s art, particularly his music videos and how they complement his songs and dancing. Over two sessions we will take a look at several videos and discuss and explore their meanings. His output consists of songs and videos that run the gamut of human expressions—from songs about the wish for a better world to songs about love and lust to songs about the competitive spirit. We will look at his well-known videos and possibly a few lesser-known ones. We will also examine certain themes that crop up a lot, including the role of spirituality. Suitable for anyone who wants to explore and discuss the music videos and art from the King of Pop. COURSE CODE: MJKP Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 7–8:30pm. Mar. 1 & 8 | $100

STRINGS

INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE Amy Kucharik | amykucharik.com

The approachable ukulele, more popular than ever, is the instrument of choice for great-sounding, portable music. You’ll learn the basics quickly so you can start playing songs you love right away. Simple chords will have you sounding great after just one class, and you’ll soon have a repertoire ranging from Tin Pan Alley ukulele classics to current pop hits. You will learn tricks for hunting down ukulele song chord charts online and adapting them for your own strumming and singing pleasure! No prior experience necessary; bring your own uke. COURSE CODE: UKE1 Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $205

EASY LOVE SONGS FOR UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Your ukulele can sound beautiful if you pluck it gently to accompany yourself singing a love song. Learn these famous songs for Valentine’s Day. Pre-requisite: you must be able to tune your ukulele, read chord diagrams, play basic down and up strums.

Besides the many different ways to play Happy Birthday, every ukulele player should be able to play You Are My Sunshine, Auld Lang Syne, Iz’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow, any 12-bar blues, and any twochord song. Pre-requisite: you must be able to tune your ukulele, read chord diagrams, and play the basic down and up strums. C O U R S E C O D E : H A PY Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $110

INSTANT GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music

This is a guitar class for beginners on steroids! We’ll use innovative practice methods to get faster and better results without taxing your valuable time. Anyone can buy a chord book, look up songs on YouTube, or download a tab, but this class will show you how to make use of these resources. We’ll focus on how to put a chord progression together with rhythm and expression in order to play songs using strumming and some fingerpicking. You’ll walk out of the first lesson having started playing your first song! Students have to bring their own guitar or rent one. CCAE does not provide them in class. COURSE CODE: GTB1 Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $230

INSTANT GUITAR FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music This is a continuing guitar on steroids! We’ll make use of practice methods that will get faster and better results without taxing your valuable time. Moreover, we’ll explore the transitions between chords and tricks that will help you navigate a song. We’ll cover all the basic chords, strums, and even some fingerpicking and melody/leads! We will also talk about and try some of the ways that musicians use to make a song come alive! The Digital-PDF file of the book is included in the fee. COURSE CODE: GTB2 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45–9:15pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $230

C O U R S E C O D E : E A SY Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $110 No class Jan. 18

IRISH SONGS FOR UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Did you know that many Irish songs require just three chords? Get ready for St Patrick’s Day with these beloved Irish tunes. Pre-requisite: you must be able to tune your ukulele, read chord diagrams, and play the basic down and up strums. COURSE CODE: IRIS Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 7:15–9:15pm. Begins Feb. 16 | $110

THREE CHORD SONGS FOR UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Many popular and classic songs of all genres require just three chords. This class is good for high beginner students or anyone who wants to learn these fun and easy to play songs. Pre-requisite: be able to tune your ukulele, read chord diagrams, and play the basic down and up strums This class will introduce weekly thematic song sessions. COURSE CODE: THRE Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 7:15–8:15pm. Begins Mar. 3 | $110

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Performing Arts

PIANO

ACTORS AND METHOD: LEVEL 2

Joseph Miterko | Pianist

Parisa Bayenat | Theater Artist

Jan Hua | Pianist

Do you have a piano or keyboard at home but you don’t know how to play? Do you want to play your favorite songs on the piano? During these unprecedented home-staying times, how about making some piano music at home! Online piano class will teach you how to read music, how to play both hands together, and how to learn a new song more quickly. Join us to master the basics of beginning level piano playing. Requirement: you need to have a keyboard or piano at home. Level 1 requires the following textbook: Alfred’s Basic Adult All-inOne Course, Book 1. Level 2 is for those who can play with two hands together and read the grand staff. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: PNO1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5:30–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $225 | Joseph Miterko No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: PNO2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6–7pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $225 | Jane Hua

THEATER STORYTELLING AS PERFORMANCE Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV

We all have a unique story inside us and this is your opportunity to tell yours! The key to successful storytelling lies not just in the well-crafted story itself but in how the story is presented to make an intimate connection with your listeners. Voices, movement, nuance are skills critical to the actor are key and they can be taught! Join us in exploring this exciting art form and release the hidden actor in you. COURSE CODE: TELL Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6–7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $150

ACTING WORKSHOP: THE BASICS Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV

Explore the basics of acting for stage and film. We will work with scripts from contemporary plays and films, connecting our efforts to the work of living playwrights and film directors. We will use theater games and improvisation, having fun while taking chances. We will cover the audition process, what casting companies seek in an actor, and practical tips about the industry and how to get work as an actor. C O U R S E C O D E : AC T 1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45–9:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240

ACTORS AND THE METHOD: LEVEL 1 Parisa Bayenat | Theater Artist

In the class, we will explore the fundamentals of acting, followed by an introduction of the methods of Stanislavski, Chekov, Lee Strasberg, and the Meisner technique. Students will be assigned a monologue to work on, using the methods learned in class, and prepare a final Zoom video piece of their performance. You will receive feedback from the instructor and from students in the class. You will learn about character development by accessing the various acting methods and techniques taught in this class. In addition, you will have a final videotaped performance as the material used for auditioning. COURSE CODE: PLAN Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $225 40

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This class will continue the development of the actor’s knowledge about the techniques that were learned in Acting and Method: Level 1. Techniques used will focus on scene breakdown and character analysis, and the physicalization of character objectives, obstacles, actions, and environmental influences as well as audition techniques. At the end of the class, students will be able to analyze, develop, and perform a character. COURSE CODE: PLA2 Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 1–2:30pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $175

EXPLORING VOICEOVERS WORKSHOP Nancy Halpin | Voice Talent & V.O. Producer

Have you been told you have a great speaking voice? Have you wondered how to monetize it working in voice-over, but don’t know how to begin? Join us to learn essential strategies for pursuing the craft of voice over. You’ll get candid, insider tips on working as a VO actor. We’ll discuss VO acting techniques, making great VO demos, home studios with marketing strategies. You’ll have an opportunity to perform a commercial and get professional feedback in a nurturing, fun, no-pressure environment. You’ll leave the workshop with an action-oriented game plan! COURSE CODE: OICE Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45–9:45pm. Mar. 1 | $50

STAND UP COMEDY WRITING AND PERFORMANCE Joshua Filipowski | Comedy Instructor

Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. Students will also be given several opportunities outside of class to perform. COURSE CODE: IMPR Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30–7pm. Begins Jan. 11 | $225 No class Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

SKETCH COMEDY: CREATING AND PERFORMING YOUR OWN REVUE! Alexa Albanese | Actor

Sketch comedy allows an artist to create wacky characters, draw from personal experiences, and hold a mirror to society in 60 minutes. Students will makeup both the cast and writer’s room for a completely original, completely virtual, sketch comedy revue. This class will learn the foundations of writing, formatting, and editing sketches, as well as the structure of a revue. There will also be brainstorming sessions and improvisational games to generate a collaborative, fun-filled environment. COURSE CODE: SKET Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6–7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $240

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Life & Wellness

“It’s great–continued mental, physical and emotional therapy during the pandemic” —EMILY L., GENTLE YOGA

GENTLE YOGA

MIND & BODY

Eric Bornstein | Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor, M.L.A., Harvard

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK Eric Bornstein | Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor, M.L.A., Harvard

This posture sequencing guides you through poses (asanas) in a mindful flow designed to source all our movement from our deep strength and to discover the beauty in our movement. We will practice strategies to lengthen stubborn hamstrings and hips, to eliminate pain and compression in your lower back and neck, and to create opening and flexibility in your upper back and shoulders. Careful attention is shown to our awareness of proper posture and breathing (pranayama) while in transitions and in stillness. C O U R S E C O D E : BYO G Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:15–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $135

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: IMPROVING POSTURE AND RELIEVING PAIN Jill Geiger | Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique

Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, and reducing stiffness, pain, and tension? Since 1900 the principles of the Alexander Technique have enabled individuals of all ages to reduce tension and stress, improve the performance of all of life’s activities, and experience lasting relief from chronic pain. In this class, you’ll experience how they can be applied to everyday activities to help you feel, move, and look better.

This class is intended for those wanting a gentle approach to asana (physical yoga) practice. You can expect to learn basic yoga poses, pranayama (breathing), and meditation. We will pay attention to alignment, breath, and stillness of mind. Come as you are. COURSE CODE: GENY Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 12:15–1:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $135

MOVING OUT OF PAIN AND ANXIETY: FELDENKRAIS METHOD Joshua Elbaum | Feldenkrais Practitioner

In this course, you will be guided through gentle patterns of movements designed to calm the nervous system and transition the body out of neurological cycles of pain. Each class will consist of an Awareness Through Movement lesson from the Feldenkrais Method, a neuromuscular reeducation system derived from human motor development, martial arts, and physics. The lessons aim to be easy, engaging, and pleasurable. After the guided portion, there will be time to share, discuss, and ask questions about our experiences. Each lesson will be recorded for use in at-home personal practice during the week. By the end of five weeks, you will have a basic set of patterns for your own self-care and a deeper somatic understanding of your anatomy. COURSE CODE: FELD Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $100

COURSE CODE: TECH Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm. Jan. 21 & 28 | $100

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Life & Wellness

QI FLOW Leda Elliot | Tai Chi Master

Qi Flow is a grounding hybrid class that calms and collects your internal forces to develop inner strength. In this 8-week class, you will learn a combination of ancient techniques from Tai Chi, Qigong, and breath work to harmonize and strengthen yourself from the inside out. COURSE CODE: QIFL Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7–8pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $160

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Eugene Katz | Tai Chi Instructor

Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms—based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang—and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement makes it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional Yang-style of long-form Tai Chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6–7pm. Begins Jan. 12 | $155

A NEW WAY TO MANAGE YOUR HEALTH Frances Lin | Health Coach

This workshop aims to help people prevent diseases and better manage existing chronicle diseases to reduce the possibilities of progressing to acute life-threatening situations. This unique brand will give you insight into an approach on how to take control and maintain better health and abate diseases. You will find this class fun, understandable, and enlightening. COURSE CODE: WELL Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 2–3:30pm. Feb. 4 & 11 | $100

ASTROLOGY Sally Cragin | Astrologer

What’s your sign? What does it mean? There are 12, and we can give you some insights about your own sign, and the other 11. Astrology is as old as human history, and every culture developed its own interpretation of planetary movements. We demystify the signs and walk you through the basics of understanding the principles of astrology (the first science, as early practitioners used it for purposes of medical assistance, agricultural guidance, public works, and civic discourse and marital prospects!)Everyone in the room will have an “Aha!” moment. COURSE CODE: SIGN Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45–9:45pm. Jan. 25 | $50

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LIFESTYLE & RECREATION INTRODUCTION TO WITCHCRAFT AS SELF-CARE Ali Nebel | Eclectic Witch, Solitary Practitioner

In a bustling world full of endless social media alerts and career pressures, taking time to slow down and care for oneself seems to never be scheduled. In this class, you will learn skills derived from modern witchcraft to focus your spiritual energy towards self-care practices such as, and not limited to: meditative rituals, herbal remedies and potions, shrines and sacred space maintenance, tarot and astrology, and candle magick. C O U R S E C O D E : W I TC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30pm–7:30pm. Feb. 10 | $50

MODERN WITCHCRAFT: HERB MAGICK, POTIONS, TINCTURES, AND INFUSIONS Ali Nebel | Eclectic Witch, Solitary Practitioner

When picturing a Witch, what do we imagine? A black cloaked figure hunched over a bubbling cauldron? Well, that’s not quite right, but not wrong either! Herb Magick is a powerful tool when practicing modern witchcraft in an urban environment. Potions, elixirs, brews, and tonics have been used for centuries to heal, inspire, and add substance to rituals and spells. In this class, we will discuss the basics of herb magick within an urban landscape, herbal remedies, preparations, potion components and use. Each student will be provided recipes and an uncrossing herbal ritual guide. COURSE CODE: HMAJ Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30pm–7pm. Mar. 10 | $40

THE ART OF SELF-COMPASSION Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com

In this skill-packed class, coach, psychotherapist, CNN commentator, and bestselling author of “Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life”, Lauren Mackler, offers practical ways to cultivate greater self-compassion as a new way of being in your daily life. You’ll learn essential tools for building self-esteem and confidence, and appreciation for the unique person you are. Turn the concept of self-nurturance into concrete behaviors and create a more loving relationship with yourself. COURSE CODE: SCOP Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am–11:30am. Feb. 6 | $50

MAKEUP FOR A NATURAL LOOK Alexandra Dale | Makeup Artist, alexandradalemakeupartistry.com

Join our professional makeup artist and learn how to apply the right cosmetics for a natural, everyday makeup look. We’ll focus on how to choose a foundation, review essential products for your makeup routine, and demonstrate techniques that will make your routine quick and simple. Through the presentation of techniques on a model, the instructor answers students’ questions and shows students how to approach a personalized makeup application. Learn how to enhance your natural beauty in this class. C O U R S E C O D E : B E AU Sec. 01: Monday, 6pm–9pm. Jan. 11 | $75

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Life & Wellness

FLOWER ARRANGING Cass School of Floral Design

Discover the essential elements and principles of floral design while creating three different styles of arrangements. You will learn how to achieve long-lasting freshness and select the perfect containers and flowers for the look you want to achieve. Seasonal flowers, foliage, and themes will be emphasized. A materials fee of $45 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class. Class held at the Cass School of Floral Design, 531 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. COURSE CODE: FCAB Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30pm–8pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $100

GARDENING LANDSCAPE DESIGN Bertha Pantoja | MA-Registered Landscape Architect

Do you have a garden that you would like to improve? Have you dream of your ideal space but do not know how to start or what to do? Together we will transform your space into a beautiful usable garden. In the class, Bertha will help you to turn your outdoor landscape to your dream garden. This class will include the basics of garden design, composition, scale, seasonality, orientation and planting material. Bring pictures of your garden or we can use the CCAE courtyard to be a guide.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTO REPAIR Bruce Gerry | Dr. Tuneup, Auto Mechanic

Join an experienced mechanic and instructor who can make all things automotive both fun and clear. We’ll cover basic maintenance and troubleshooting ignition, charging, cooling, fluids, electrical, brakes, and exhaust systems. We’ll discuss common problems encountered with any vehicle. You’ll be better able to diagnose problems, perform basic maintenance, and deal competently and knowledgeably with local mechanics. Please note: This is a lecture and demonstration class. COURSE CODE: CARR Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6pm–8pm. Begins Mar. 4 | $165

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COURSE CODE: GDDN Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:30pm–7:30pm. Begins Mar. 2 | $120

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This is the right time to join CCAE’s special circle of donors, THE SPREADING CHESTNUT TREE SOCIETY At CCAE, the giving circle with the greatest impact begins with a gift of $1,000 or more. An annual gift of $1,000 has tremendous impact at CCAE. It allows us to launch groundbreaking series like Conversations on the Edge which brings in renowned and respected panelists and moderators covering a wide variety of topics, continue the beloved Blacksmith House Poetry Series, award 200 scholarships, maintain our beautiful historic buildings in Harvard Square, and continue to provide the kind of excellent, face-to-face learning you have come to love. When you join the Spreading Chestnut Tree Society with a gift of $1,000 or more, you have exclusive access to VIP event ticketing and priority reservations for classes by advance registration. You will also, as a treasured member of our giving circle, receive invitations to CCAE house parties and to special receptions and events. See all of the benefits at ccae.org/support/spreading-chestnut-tree-society, or call Mary-Catherine Deibel at 617-547-6789 ext. 130 or email marycatherine.deibel@ccae.org. REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF Board of Directors

Staff

Vice Chair David Lehman

Programs

Chair Christian Nolen

Treasurer Lidija Polutnik

Vice President Louise M. Goff

Vice President JaneAnn Fisher Secretary Melissa Smith

Richard Beaty Kris Butler Brian Carey Philip Crutchfield Robert Culver Mark N. Dolny Molly N. Downer S. Donald Gonson Lauren Holleran Julianne Idlet Brian Kelley Dan Paret Jonathan H. Poorvu Natalie Wigotsky Reed David Rooks Jennifer Serowick Denise Simmons Damon Smith Mark Stanek Board of Visitors

Chair Susan Eldredge Mead Sharman Altshuler Tina Bentley Hilary Burling Diane Carson Iris Chandler Patricia Chappell Elizabeth Coxe & David Forney Sandra & Toby Fairbank Hormoz Goodarzy & Elaheh Kheirandish Donna Gordon John Herron, Jr. Patricia Jacoby Jenny Littlefield Bill & LuAnn Polk Mary Power Katie Salter Jeannie & Matey Smith Fredericka Stevenson David & Patricia Straus E.V. Sweeney Bill Truslow Pamela Willis

CORPORATE SPONSORS $10,000+

Executive Director Linda Burton Assistant Director of Programs Jessica Covert Program Director, Performing Arts & Humanities Michelle Baxter

Program Director, Languages Francesca Ferraris

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Program and Registration Associate Gabija Vaisvilaite Development

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Marketing

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Logistics Coordinator Michael Schultz Customer Service & Communications Student Services Coordinator Lauren Darien

Registration Staff Patricia Estrela Nona Morse Jennifer Lin Madeline Ludtke Toni Brooks Lena Borovci

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Policies

ONLINE CLASSES

Online classes take place on Zoom. If you are unsure if you are able to use Zoom or if your camera and microphone work, we recommend testing it out by joining a test meeting before your class starts at zoom. us/test.

Register early!

CCAE reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. We begin cancelling classes with low enrollment up to 10 days before a class is scheduled to start, so register as early as possible in order to reserve your seat and help it meet the minimum enrollment.

Registration fees

An $8 registration fee is charged for any class whose tuition exceeds $25. Only one registration fee is charged per person per term. The registration fee is not refundable if you withdraw from a class. The fee is refunded if CCAE cancels your class or if changes to the class schedule prevent you from attending. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather or other significant factors beyond CCAE’s control.

Credits and refunds

If you withdraw 1 week or more before the start date of a class, we will issue you a course credit (good for 18 months from the date of issue). If you prefer, we will refund the class tuition minus a $10 processing fee. Withdrawals from courses and events under $25 are only eligible for a course credit. No cash refunds are given.

Online class withdrawal policies

For multi-week online classes, if you are unhappy with the format of the class, you may withdraw up to 24 hours before the second meeting of the class for a full class credit (no refunds given). For online Food and Wine classes, you can withdraw three days or more before the start date of a class for a class credit. After we send out a Zoom link and a recipe packet, no credits or refunds will be given.

For one-day online classes (with no curbside pickup component), you can withdraw the day-of for full class credit (no refunds given). For online classes with curbside pickup, you can withdraw up to two days before the date of curbside pickup or the first class meeting, whichever comes first, for a class credit minus the materials fee (no refunds given). If you attended the first class or already did curbside pickup, no credit or refund can be given.

Transferring to another class

For classes that are three sessions or longer, contact the registration office before the second meeting of the class in order to transfer. For one- and two-session classes, you must contact us at least five business days before the start of the class. For all cooking, wine, beer, or spirit classes, you must contact us at least five business days before the start of the class. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a class credit or there will be a remaining balance to be paid. Refunds are not given.

Cancellation or schedule change

CCAE reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. We begin cancelling classes with low enrollment up to 10 days before a class is scheduled to start. If we cancel your class, you will receive a course credit good for 18 months from date of issue or, upon your request, a refund. Please call our registration office to request a refund. IIf CCAE cancels your class or changes the class schedule before the class begins such that you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund or a course credit. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather, other significant factors beyond CCAE’s control.

Typographical errors

CCAE reserves the right to correct the listed price of a class or other errors due to misprints.

Photos

We may occasionally take pictures of students in our classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval.

The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Technical support

Students may contact our registration office at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 or zoom@ccae.org for technical assistance. Support will be available during all underway classes. Check ccae.org for up-to-date office hours.

Student expectations for online classes

Classes will take place on Zoom. Do not share the Zoom meeting invitation and link with anyone who is not registered for the class. Classes will take place at the time they are scheduled. We cannot guarantee that recorded classes will be available if you are not able to attend the class at the time scheduled.

One registration is for one person. If you are planning to invite your spouse, partner, or friend to attend this online class with you, please sign up for an additional seat. Inform anyone in your household that you will be in a class; if your camera and/or microphone are on, they will be seen and/or heard.

For the security of our instructors and students, please do not record the class. Please do not take photos of the class without the permission of the instructor and the other students.

Private Online Classes

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home. Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends. Contact us at rentals@ccae.org and start planning today!

Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Consider a CCAE Gift Certificate! Purchase gift certificates online or over the phone. Visit ccae.org/gift-certificates for details.

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What our students say:

“Thanks for the great and hugely successful effort to keep so many great classes available to so many!!! It has definitely helped to maintain my sanity during this difficult time. My thanks to the instructors who have kept up their enthusiasm for teaching through such difficult times.”

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“Thanks so much for offering virtual classes. As someone who lives alone, I have found them a great way to stay connected in these uncertain times.”

“I’ve greatly appreciated the CCAE over the past years. I’ve taken calligraphy classes, a stained-glass class, and various language classes, and more! and I am all the better for it. I hope you can be here for many decades more!”

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