Campus Notebook

KC offers Spanish for Professionals class

David Paulson
David Paulson

Kishwaukee College is partnering with the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership to offer a class in Spanish for Professionals.

The class will meet for three consecutive sessions from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 11, May 18 and May 25 at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. This training is for nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County and is offered free of charge through the support of First Midwest Bank.

The training is focused on building Spanish-speaking skills in the workplace. Each session builds on the previous session and participants should plan on attending all three. Session 1 is Anticipating Language – Developing a Script; Session 2 is Hispanic Cultures – Expectations of Services/Vocabulary Building; and Session 3 is Negotiated Language – Lowering Affective Filters.

The instructor for Spanish for Professionals is David Paulson, who holds a Ph.D. in Spanish applied linguistics and teacher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has lectured in Spain, France, Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

Paulson has been on the faculty of the University of Barcelona, the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, North Dakota University, Minnesota State University and Concordia College. He resides in DeKalb, teaching ESL, G.E.D. Prep in Spanish, Spanish for Business, and undergraduate Spanish.

For information or to register, contact LaCretia Konan at 815-825-9791 or

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