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Au Pair Electives

Au Pair Enrichment courses: Our new Au Pair Enrichment Certificate is designed specifically to help au pairs improve their English skills while learning about American culture and customs. Please email learn@emory.edu for more information.

Abstract Painting


Experience the joy and freedom of abstraction. For the beginner to the more experienced student, this class focuses on the major styles from cubism to abstract expressionism. Even for those interested in representational painting, abstraction offers a great way to study paint handling, color theory and composition. Students are welcome to work with their own choice of medium- oil, acrylic or water color. Please view a suggested supply list if using Acrylic or Oil. Those wishing to use water color may use the Acrylic list, as appropriate, to estimate their needs.

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FOR BEGINNING OIL SUPPLY LIST CLICK HERE

Section: ABSPAINT (08MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 8, 2019 End Date: May 29, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Guy Robinson Register

Accent Reduction Part 1

The international speaker of English can greatly improve pronunciation with the assistance of this professional speech-language pathologist. Each student will have the opportunity to practice new pronunciations with direct feedback from the instructor. As students focus on changing pronunciation, they also acquire American formal and informal expressions in a relaxed, workshop-style course setting. The textbook is included, which will be handed out at the first meeting. Limited to 15.

What will be covered:

  • Recognition of the difference between the targeted American English sounds and error productions
  • Pronunciation of a number of sounds the American way in isolation, words and sentences
  • Inclusion of these new productions in oral reading and in your spontaneous speech
  • Introduction of American formal and informal expressions

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between the targeted American English sounds and error productions
  • Pronounce a number of sounds the American way in isolation, words and sentences
  • Begin to include these new productions in your spontaneous speech

Section: ACCNTRED (25MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 25, 2019 End Date: Apr 29, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jennifer Brown Parker Register
Section: ACCNTRED (08MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 8, 2019 End Date: Jun 26, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Donna Hope Register
Section: ACCNTRED (15JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 15, 2019 End Date: Aug 19, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jennifer Brown Parker Register

Accent Reduction Part 2

Further practice the sounds you learned in Accent Reduction: American English Pronunciation and learn how to incorporate them into your spontaneous speech. Simultaneously expand your knowledge and use of vocabulary and American expressions in areas such as descriptive language, oral explanations, guided discussions, and examining how to reply American-style in various conversational situations. Limited to 10 for an intimate setting to enhance learning potential.

PREREQUISITE: You must complete Accent Reduction Part 1 before taking this course.

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What will be covered:

  • Learning to produce the target sounds in multi-syllable words through extensive oral reading
  • Analysis of short video clips for auditory discrimination, humor and vocabulary/American expressions
  • Oral explanations, conversation, discussion with attention to inclusion of all target sounds


After this class, you will be able to:

  • Pronounce the target sounds more consistently in both oral reading and in spontaneous speech
  • Better discriminate discrete words in rapid speech, even when the words are not fully spoken
  • Expand your knowledge and use of American expressions in areas such as descriptions, explanations, paraphrasing and replies

Section: ACCNTREDCNT (20MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 20, 2019 End Date: Apr 24, 2019 Tuition: $250.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Donna Hope Register
Section: ACCNTREDCNT (10JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 10, 2019 End Date: Aug 14, 2019 Tuition: $250.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Donna Hope Register

Acrylic Painting for the Novice

For students with little or no experience with painting, this course will touch on composition, color theory and handling, and how to achieve pictorial depth and painterly surfaces. Students will get individual attention to help achieve their personal goals. Please view suggested supply list.

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Section: ACRYLPAINTNOV (27MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 27, 2019 End Date: May 1, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Guy Robinson Register

Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Star Gazing


Learn a basic understanding of the night sky and how to enjoy it from your own neighborhood. Your instructor will guide you through the constellations and how to use a sky chart to locate the major stars, locate the major planets and observe the phases of the moon. In this course, you learn basic astronomy concepts to further your enjoyment of the night sky. Textbook is not required; however a list of recommend books is available by request.
Section: ASTROBURBSINTRO (20MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 20, 2019 End Date: Apr 10, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Stephen Bieger Register

Beginning Drawing


Take a methodical approach to traditional drawing techniques under the personal guidance of this experienced instructor as your work becomes a direct channel for your own self-expression. Please view suggested supply list.

After this course you will be able to:
  • Experience the basic techniques and methods necessary to confidently continue with more advanced classes
  • Develop your work on your own and have, in general, a greater ability to observe and analyze visually
  • Have a great deal of fun pursuing your artistic skills

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Section: BEGDRAW (09APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 9, 2019 End Date: May 28, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Guy Robinson Register
Section: BEGDRAW (09JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 9, 2019 End Date: Aug 27, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Guy Robinson Register

Beginning Oil Painting


Enjoy an easier, more satisfying introduction to oil painting when you know the right techniques. You'll learn everything you need to get started with this flexible, rewarding medium. Explore composition, color theory, depth and harmony as you develop your own personal style and complete your first paintings. Please view suggested supply list.

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Section: BEGOILPAINT (10JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 10, 2019 End Date: Aug 14, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Guy Robinson Register

Compelling American Conversations for Non-Native English Speakers

Practice conversational English in the classroom through a series of activities—game playing, presentations, role playing, and others—that will help you with your pronunciation, expand your vocabulary, help you to correctly ask questions, and help you speak English more confidently. You’ll also research topics of conversation via social media, and reflect on your fellow students’ own communication styles and habits.

Students will practice in pairs, small groups, and with the class as a whole. Additionally, students will be expected to do approximately 2 hours each week of preparation for the next class session to include outside reading, research, or textbook exercises.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Practice real-world conversations to gain confidence with the English language
  • Practice vocabulary, pronunciation, and usage to improve comprehension, expand word and phrase bank, and increase fluency
  • Choose appropriate idioms and phrasal verbs to include in conversations
  • Practice listening and responding through stories, conversation activities, and class discussions
Section: ESLCONV (21FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 21, 2019 End Date: Mar 28, 2019 Tuition: $345.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Joleen M. Ledger Register

Decorating Basics


This course will address basic interior design principles such as identification of style components, and how to have continuity and flow while introducing complimentary and eclectic items. Class will also cover proper furniture placement, use of color, texture, and lighting, and how to select appropriate pieces that you presently own and to identify what you need to complete the look. Proper execution of wall art and groupings are also discussed.
Section: DECBASICS (28FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 28, 2019 End Date: Mar 21, 2019 Tuition: $175.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Lee Anne Culpepper Register

Decorating Basics II

Create beautiful and functional spaces where you live, work and play, and build on your foundation as we explore color theory and the physiological effects of color on relaxing and productive environments. Learn the techniques of illusion design which include the art of masking architectural flaws including off center doors and windows, and creating spaciousness. Included in the tuition is an exclusive tour of a "trade only" store to explore and learn the secrets of fabric combinations, furniture arrangement, furniture selection, quality determination, and rug purchases.
Section: DECBASICSII (04APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 4, 2019 End Date: Apr 25, 2019 Tuition: $175.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Lee Anne Culpepper Register

English Refresher

Your confidence level will soar as we learn the principles of effective writing, basic mechanics, and correct usage in this class. Through formal instruction, writing and grammar exercises, and group editing, you will improve grammar and punctuation skills by learning how they work in the context of your own writing and that of professionals. Learning how to edit, revise, and proofread will give you such an incredible sense of self assurance about writing that you will wish you had taken this class years ago. Textbooks not included in tuition.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Use your increased knowledge of English grammar
  • Know the eight parts of grammar
  • Use improved writing skills
  • Use improved vocabulary
  • Use increased reading skills

Section: ENGREFRESH (05MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 5, 2019 End Date: Apr 9, 2019 Tuition: $350.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Lisa Ethridge Register

Improving Writing Impact for Non-Native English Speakers

Explore several different writing formats so you can learn how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Expand your vocabulary, and practice self-editing. Through classroom activities and well-designed homework assignments, you’ll build your skills, week-by-week, working on writing and grammar activities to meet your needs. Participants will practice identifying and correcting grammar errors pertaining to verb tenses and form, sentence structure, agreement, prepositions, and determiners

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grammar use in writing
  • Write related sentences to form paragraphs and narratives using the building block of writing
  • Identify areas of weakness in writing and develop strategies for reducing errors
  • Demonstrate the ability to self-edit writing material
  • Practice writing skills through a variety of communicative writing activities
Section: ESLWRIT (18APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 18, 2019 End Date: May 23, 2019 Tuition: $345.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Joleen M. Ledger Register

Kitchen Design and Décor


Experts say even minor kitchen remodels return more value than any other project on the list--about 81 percent, nationally. Whether you're building or remodeling a kitchen, the process doesn't have to be stressful. Find the inspiration and courage to begin your project with the expertise of noted Interior Design Expert, Lee Anne Culpepper. Explore your style and how you will achieve it. Choices for cabinets, floors, countertops and lighting can be overwhelming – receive the information you need to make the job much easier!
Section: KITCHENDESIGN (05JUN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 5, 2019 End Date: Jun 26, 2019 Tuition: $175.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Lee Anne Culpepper Register

Watercolor 101 and Beyond

Both new and experienced painters can utilize this course to discover how to maximize and take full advantage of this complex -- yet extremely rewarding -- art medium. Come explore the science of color theory, learn about proper brush and paper selection, and practice effective painting techniques as you develop and refine your personal style through self-expression. Indulge your creativity and enjoy the gratifying process of producing your own masterpiece!

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define and practice color theory with their paintings.
  • Define and practice composition, proportions and a variety of techniques with their paintings.
  • Determine their innate watercolor painting style through experimentation.
  • Develop and complete a painting by class end.

Section: WATERCOLOR (21FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 21, 2019 End Date: Mar 28, 2019 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Kathleen Bosell Register