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Welcome Students!

Braille Institute offers three varieties of classes depending on the class offering: on-site, remotely online, and at times a hybrid class will be offered where some students will visit the center hosting the class while other students will join remotely online. We look forward to the next semester with you in attendance!

On-Site Classes for Braille Institute Students: To maintain health and safety practices, visits to Braille Institute centers and on-site classes are limited to registered students, and/or by appointment.

  • Weekly classes in person at our centers for Braille Institute students
  • Classes take place over multiple weeks during a semester
  • Students must have completed a Low Vision assessment or have been on-boarded by a Braille Institute Specialist

Remote Classes For Braille Institute Students

  • Weekly classes conducted online for Braille Institute students
  • Classes take place over multiple weeks during a semester
  • Students must have completed a Low Vision assessment or have been on-boarded by a Braille Institute Specialist

All classes are provided FREE OF CHARGE to our students and community thanks to the generosity of our donors.

On-Site Classes

On-site classes are held in person over multiple weeks during the semester period and attended weekly. Classes are for individuals who are presently students of Braille Institute. In order to become a student, you must provide a current Braille Institute doctor referral form and be on-boarded by an Intake Specialist, Student Advisor, or Blind & Low Vision Social Worker.

To register for classes at Los Angeles, contact the Registrar at 323-906-3182.

Technology & Communications

Whatever your degree of vision loss there is technology to help you live with greater ease. Discover how to use the latest and most user-friendly devices and apps through one-on-one training at Connection Pointe.

Beginners Keyboard

Mondays 10 – 11:30 am
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Fridays 10 – 11:30 am
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Learn touch typing skills and proper finger placement techniques as we also enhance your accuracy and speed with typing. We will also explore common mistakes made while typing and how we can avoid them.

Instructor: Shenai Hernandez

Intro to Windows Narrator

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Narrator is a screen reader that comes with Microsoft Windows computers. This class will go into detail how to access this screen reader, how to start using it, and if it’s something you can use in your day-to-day life.

Instructor: Shenai Hernandez

All About the eReader

Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:45 am
(14 wks, starts Jan 03)

Learn eReader basics and features including how to download audio books from National Library Services, and much more. Basic braille and an eReader are required.

Instructor: Earth

Expolrando a fondo el iPhone/iPad

Jueves 1 – 2:30 pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

¿Conoces las apps de tu iPhone/iPad? Aprende a personalizar configuraciones y explora todo lo que ofrece tu dispositivo con nosotros.

Instructor: Jose

Exploring the Apple Watch

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

We’ll take a deep dive into all the features of the Apple Watch.ner un dispositivo Victor Reader Stream.

Instructor: Earth

Art

The arts not only fulfill the important and fundamental human need for creative expression, but they are also a powerful way to develop tactile and problem-solving skills; they stimulate and maintain visual memory and promote self-confidence.

Sewing Machine Quilting

Mondays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Mondays 1 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Traditional and personalized quilt-making projects made adaptively using a standard electronic sewing machine.

Instructor: Betty

Ceramics

Mondays 10 – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Formed by hand and hardened by heat, students will develop their mastery of clay creations.

Instructor: Noah

Sewing Machine Quilting

Mondays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Traditional and personalized quilt making projects made adaptively using a
standard electronic sewing machine.

Instructor: Betty

Knitting And Crocheting (Bilingual)

Tuesdays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Learn to make hats, scarves, blankets, and potholders with various complexities of crochet stitches.

Aprende a hacer gorros, bufandas, mantas y porta ollas con diversas
complejidades de puntos crochet.

Instructor: Margarita

Jewelry Making

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1)

Learn to use a variety of materials and techniques to assemble beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Instructor: Beth

Ceramics

Tuesdays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Formed by hand and hardened by heat, students will develop their mastery of clay creations.

Instructor: Noah

Tactile Collage

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Create a tactile collage on a 2D platform. Use your mind’s eye to create a sensory experience with mixed media such as paper, fabric, felt, feathers, etc.

Instructor: Noah

Basket Weaving en Espanol

Miercoles 10am a 12pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 1 de mayo)

Aprende los conceptos básicos de la cesteria, creando obras de arte funcionales.

Instructor: Luis

Art Lab

Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Independent study for experienced students with general guidance from the instructor. Students will select projects and participate in constructive critiques. Students who have taken at least one year of Braille Institute art courses will be prioritized for enrollment.

Instructor: Noah

Mosaic

Thursdays 1 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Students will learn to create a patterned surface of tiles.

Instructor: Simone

Basic Crochet

Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Learn to make a variety of items with crochet. This class is for those picking up a crochet hook for the first time, or those who want to improve crochet confidence with low vision.

Instructor: Barbara

Printmaking

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

This class teaches the craft of printmaking, or making multiple copies of an artwork. Students will use objects and inks to create a 2D composition, then utilize a printing press to create copies.

Instructor: Simone

Art Basketry

Thursdays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn the basics of basketry, creating functional works of art.

Instructor: Simone

Creative Writing And Storytelling

Fridays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Find your creative voice and build confidence while expressing your thoughts and ideas in your own way. This class aids in daily living skills, builds community, and empowers.

Instructor: KT

Ceramics Deafblind/ASL

Fridays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Formed by hand and hardened by heat, students will develop their mastery of clay creations. Tactile ASL interpretations are available in this class.

Instructor: Simone

Basketry Deafblind/ASL

Fridays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Learn the basics of basketry, creating functional works of art. Tactile ASL interpretation is available in this class.

Instructor: Simone

Music

Our music classes can help students acquire new skills and build upon past experiences with music With subjects including music performance, theory and analysis, digital production, and listing/appreciation, music classes offer something for music lovers of all skill levels.

Guitar

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Strum, pick, and learn chord shapes on the guitar fretboard.

Instructor: Carlos

Guitarra para principiantes

Jueves 1 pm – 3 pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

Rasguea, toca y aprenda las formas de los acordes en el diapason de la guitarra.

Instructor: Jose

History of Rock N’ Roll

Thursdays 10 to 11:30am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

This class will allow music lovers to learn and listen to music. Daniel will have a discussion with his class regarding the topic of the day and will allow participants to have a debate.

Instructor: Daniel

Cooking

Learn simple adaptive techniques to be able to support activities of daily living so that you can feel more confident and be able to address your most fundamental needs.

Cooking with an Instant Pot and Air Fryer

Mondays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Through demonstrations, descriptive instructions, and by preparing simple recipes, learn to use these flexible multi-cookers with their many user-friendly features and myriad applications.

Instructor: Mindy

Beginning Adaptive Cooking

Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm
(7 weeks, starts April 29 and June 17)

Through demonstration and descriptive instructions, learn adaptive cooking techniques to prepare simple recipes safely and successfully.

Instructor: Mindy

Intermediate Adaptive Cooking

Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Build upon adaptive cooking techniques to safely prepare more complex recipes.

Instructor: Mindy

Cocinando Con Amigas

Jueves 10 a 12pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

Aprende a cocinar platos latinos y americanos.

Instructor: Mindy

Reading and Writing

Not being able to read or write standard print does not need to be a barrier to accessing literature or nonfiction. We have classes that encourage exploring audio books and learning the braille code, which enables you to continue enjoying books, magazines and newspapers.

Braille Reading and Writing

Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am and 1 pm
(15 wks, starts Apr 29)

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Instructor: Monique

Slate & Stylus

Thursdays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

This class will be a class that will allow students to read and write braille by using old tools such as a slate and stylus. Students will be reading braille books and composing their own material.

Instructor: Alberto

Braille Reading and Writing – Deafblind

Fridays 1 – 2 pm
(14 wks, starts Jan 05)

Learn to use the slate & stylus, a portable analog writing and note taking tool for braille readers.

Instructor: Rosie

Life Skills

Learn simple adaptive techniques to support activities of daily living so you can feel more confident and address your most fundamental needs.

Memory Enhancement

Mondays 1 am – 2 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Learn how to make your home a safe and welcoming haven with tips and adaptive techniques for better organization and maintenance.

Instructor: Manuele

Sensory Awareness

Mondays 11 am – 12 pm
(7 weeks, starts April 29)

Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm
(7 weeks, starts June 17)

Thursdays 1 – 2 pm
(7 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn techniques to enhance your senses and more consciously apply them in your daily routines.

Instructor: Manuele

Mindful Living

Tuesdays 10 to 11:30am
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Thursdays 1 to 2:30pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn techniques to enhance your senses and more consciously apply them in your daily routines.

Instructor: Manuele

Meditation

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Take care of your mental health with these tools for mindfulness and meditation.

Instructor: John

Stress Management

Thursdays 2 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn and practice techniques for relaxation to better manage stress in daily life.

Instructor: Manuele

Independent Living Skills

Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm
(7 weeks, starts May 1 and June 19)

Learn simple solutions to help better manage everyday tasks; including instruction in personal care, organizing, shopping, cooking, home safety and maintenance.

Instructor: Mindy

Health & Wellness

There is evidence that it is healing to mind, body and spirit when we share and connect with others who are experiencing and adjusting to vision loss. Our support groups and classes teach coping strategies and techniques to relax and better manage stress.

Exercising with Arthritis

Mondays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Low impact exercise class to improve range of motion, muscle strength, and coordination. This class also incorporates brief health education segments on self-care for those managing arthritis.

Instructor: Manuele

Walking (Spanish)

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

This class is a series of slow gentle movements and physical postures, a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing.

Instructor: Naun

Yoga

Tuesdays 11 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Relax and take care of your physical fitness through this guided yoga practice.

Instructor: Meredith

Hula Dancing

Tuesdays 1 – 2 pm
(14 weeks, April 30)

Thursdays 1 – 2 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn the ancient and traditional Hawaiian dance.

Instructor: Frances

Shotokan Karate Training Complemented By
Strength And Conditioning Exercises

Wednesday 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Learn Karate skills while developing strength, speed, agility, and stability through training techniques, such as deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs, along with high-intensity bodyweight exercises including jumping rope. No prior experience is required.

Instructor: Jim Levy

Zumba

Tuesdays 2 – 3 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Thursdays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Stay active with Zumba, the dance-based cardio workout introduced at the turn of the millennium. The craze is still alive!

Instructor: Lisa

Line Dancing

Wednesdays 10 – 12 pm
(14 wks, starts Jan 03)

Synchronize and dance with your partners for an invigorating group exercise.

Instructor: Barbara

Chair Fitness (Spanish)

Miércoles 10 – 11 am
(14 semanas, empieza el 1 de mayo)

Fortalece y tonifica tus músculos mientras estas sentado con los ejercicios de bajo impacto presentados en esta clase.

Instructor: Wendy

Chair Fitness

Wednesdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Strengthen and tone your muscles while sitting with the low-impact exercises presented in this class.

Instructor: Manuele

Line Dancing

Wednesdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Synchronize and dance with your partners for an invigorating group exercise.

Instructor: Barbara

Exercise And Balance

Thursdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Low impact exercise class to improve range of motion, muscle strength, and coordination.

Instructor: Manuele

BIA on the Go

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Walking maintains your cognitive and physical health and helps prevent a wide variety of health problems. This group makes walking safe and accessible!

Instructor: Odet

Tai chi

Tuesdays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Practicing the martial art of Tai chi brings physical and mental health benefits through movement and meditation.

Instructor: Lemont

Support Groups

Vision loss brings about uncertainty and major life changes, but you do not have to navigate these challenges alone. Seek the assistance of our support groups, led by social workers, Braille Institute staff members, and dedicated volunteers.

Living with Vision Loss For Newcomers

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

This support group is for those who are recently losing their vision. Join us as we explore the unique experiences for when adjusting to vision loss.

Instructor: Jeremy

Peer Support Group

Wednesdays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

For those experiencing vision loss – learn coping strategies to manage stress, build confidence, make new connections and share personal experiences of one’s vision loss journey.

Instructor: Jeremy

Dialysis Peer Support Group (Spanish)

Thursdays 11am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

This class is a peer support class that will allow students who are in dialysis to reflect and compare notes. This space will allow students to not feel alone or abandoned due to this health crisis.

Instructor: Joseph

Young Adult Support Group

Thursdays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

A support group to help navigate low vision and blind living while coping with young adult life (ages 18 to 40). Topics that may be discussed: relationships, navigating dating, family dynamics, white cane use, career choices, etc.

Instructor: Tess

Critical Thinking

These classes offer meaningful engagement with a wide variety of subject matter. Connecting and interacting with others in a classroom is a powerful way to combat social isolation and loneliness. Come connect with new ideas and new friends.

Current Events

Wednesdays 10 to 11:30am
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Thursdays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Join conversations about the latest news. Discuss current events, local, national, and global news, and their impact on our communities.

Instructor: Daniel

Remote Class Descriptions

Technology & Communications

Whatever your degree of vision loss there is technology to help you live with greater ease. Discover how to use the latest and most user-friendly devices and apps through one-on-one training at Connection Pointe.

Mondays

Get Smart with AI for Visually Impaired

Mondays 10 – 11 am
(7 weeks, starts June 24)

Learn the history and anticipated future of AI including the good and the scary. Also learn about the great benefits AI brings to the visually impaired.

Held by San Diego
Instructor: Ron & Daniel

Advanced Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPad

Mondays 10 to 11:30am
(8 weeks, starts April 29)

Explore the limits of what’s possible when using VoiceOver and a Bluetooth keyboard on IOS.

Held by Laguna Hills
Instructor: Salvador

Beginner Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPad

Mondays 10 to 11:30am
(7 weeks, starts June 24)

Discover what’s possible when using a Bluetooth keyboard and VoiceOver on an iPad including basic text editing and website navigation. Discover what you can accomplish with keyboard commands.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Salvador

Smart TV Streaming

Mondays 11am to 12pm
(7 weeks, starts April 29)

Learn helpful tips and tricks about Smart TV streaming.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Daniel

All about Victor Reader

Mondays 11am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Learn Victor Reader Stream 2nd generation basics with hands-on assistance from instructors. Explore Victor Reader’s key features. Victor Reader required.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Nikki and Shon

Technology News and Q and A

Mondays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Engage in round table discussions on mainstream and adaptive technology.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Daniel

Beginner Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPhone

Mondays 1 to 2:30pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Discover the possibilities of using a Bluetooth keyboard and iPhone’s VoiceOver. From basic text editing to website navigation, learn what you can do with keyboard commands.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Salvador

Advanced Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPhone

Mondays 1 to 2:30pm
(8 weeks, starts June 17)

Take a deep dive and explore the possibilities of using VoiceOver and a Bluetooth keyboard on IOS.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Salvador

Tuesdays

Intro to VoiceOver for iPhone and iPad

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

Learn how iPhone’s VoiceOver gestures let you hear everything on your screen. Explore how VoiceOver works with Phone, Messages, Mail, and YouTube.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Skylar

Is There an App for That?

Tuesdays 11am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Discover the most useful apps available to those with low to no vision.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Nikki

Deep Dive into iPhone and iPad VoiceOver

Tuesdays 2 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Take control of iPhone and iPad VoiceOver settings to customize your device based on your unique needs.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Nikki

Wednesdays

Android Talk Back

Wednesdays 11am to 12pm
(7 weeks, starts May 1 )

Explore how to navigate Talk Back on your Android device to perform daily tasks. Learn to use gestures, menus and more.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Nikki

Aprender Youtube en Telefonos Android

Miércoles 1 a 2:30pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 1 de mayo)

Hay mucho que puedes hacer y aprender con Youtube. Usando el teléphono Android, aprenderemos cómo navegar entre miles de videos, cómo guardar videos para ver más tarde y mucho mas.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Jose

Explore Games, AI, and Social Apps

Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1

Explore social networking, AI chat apps, and games using iPhone’s and iPad’s Voice Over. Smartphone and email address required. 

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Earth

Deep Dive into iPhone and iPad for Low Vision

Wednesdays 2 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Ever wondered what the apps that come with your iPhone or iPad can do? Take control of the settings to customize your device based on your needs. Join us as we take a deep dive into everything that comes with your device.

Held by San Deigo Center
Instructor: Nikki

Intro to JAWS

Wednesdays 2 to 3pm
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Learn how JAWS, Windows’ best screen reading software, allows you to hear everything on your screen, including websites and Word documents.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Skylar

Thursdays

Technology News and Q and A

Thursdays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Discuss technology and accessibility topics, enjoy opportunities for training, information sharing, and community support.

Held by Riverside Center
Instructor: Kelly

Q & A: iPhone & iPad VoiceOver

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Using VoiceOver on iPhone or iPad, navigate the device even if you can’t see the screen. Make calls, check voicemail, get the weather and more.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Hugo

Microsoft Office Tips and Support

Thursdays 11 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn to find what you want in Microsoft Word’s ribbon and context menus. Will also go over the basics of Excel and Outlook.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Nikki

Intro to NVDA

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
Thursdays 1 to 2pm

Navigate your computer with NVDA screen reader, a tool for low to no vision users.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Hugo

Intro to JAWS

Thursdays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Join our access technology instructor and learn the JAWS software for basic Microsoft Window tasks like reading Word documents and web browsing.

Held by Riverside Center
Instructor: Kelly

Getting to Know Media Apps on iPhone

Thursdays 2 to 4pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

With all the media apps available, which are accessible, and which are not? Together, we’ll explore some of the best accessible apps.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Earth

Fridays

Preguntas y Respuestas: Narracion de iPhone y iPad

Viernes 10 a 11:30am
(15 semanas, empieza el 3 de mayo)

Con VoiceOver en tu iPhone o iPad, puedes navegar por el dispositivo incluso si no puedes ver la pantalla. Aprendiendo lo básico, podrá hacer llamadas, consultar el correo de voz, obtener el clima y mucho más.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Hugo

Preguntas y Respuestas: Noticias Technologicas (español)

Viernes 11am a 12pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 3 de mayo )

Mesa redonda sobre tecnologia convencional y adaptativa.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Daniel

Todo Sobre el Victor Reader Stream

Viernes 1 a 2:30pm
(15 semanas, empieza el 3 de mayo)

Imagina tener las últimas novelas, revistas, tu música favorita, acceso a más de 36.000 estaciones de radio web, películas descritas por audio, herramientas de referencia en línea y contenido multimedia enriquecido, tus propias grabaciones de vox y textos, todo en la palma de tu mano.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Hugo

VoiceOver on Mac OS

Fridays 10 – 11:30 am
(15 weeks, starts May 3)

Let’s explore Mac OS with VoiceOver. Learn useful keyboard commands to help you navigate the screen and understand its structure.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Salvador

Talkback 101

Fridays 1 to 2 :30pm
(15 weeks, starts May 3)

Learn how this Android accessibility feature can help blind or visually impaired users perform ordinary tasks with their phones.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Salvador

Technology News and Q and A

Fridays 2 – 4 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Discuss news on technology, deals, and services. We’ll review the latest tech trends and experiences you had with a device, sharing experiences with the group.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Earth

Art

The arts not only fulfill the important and fundamental human need for creative expression, but they are also a powerful way to develop tactile and problem-solving skills; they stimulate and maintain visual memory and promote self-confidence.

Mondays

Creative Writing

Mondays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Create original descriptive writing and poetry forms that express creativity and vocabulary development. Explore diverse creative writing techniques and skills.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Anne

Tuesdays

Shakespeare

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

An appreciation of Shakespeare. Write a sonnet and discuss four plays: a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and Othello.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Paulv

Art & Reading

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Create art projects based on assigned readings available on BARD. Students may seek assistance from the Braille Institute Library to access braille and audiobooks on BARD.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Simone

Thursdays

Basketry

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Learn the basics of basketry, creating functional works of art. In this virtual class, participants will receive a kit of basic materials to get started.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Simone

Writers’ Circle

Thursdays 2 – 3 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Discuss the writing process, share your work, and get peer support and encouragement on your projects. Guest speakers will help provide guidance for your writing.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Elena

Fridays

Creative Writing & Storytelling

Fridays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts May 3)

Find your creative voice and build confidence while expressing your thoughts and ideas in your own way. This class aids in daily living skills, builds community, and empowers.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: KT

Music

Our music classes can help students acquire new skills and build upon past experiences with music. With subjects including music performance, theory and analysis, digital production, and listening/appreciation, music classes offer something for music lovers of all skill levels.

Tuesdays

Piano 1

Tuesdays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

Anyone can play piano, even if you’ve never touched the keys before. To join in, all you need is a keyboard or piano at home!

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Natalie

Wednesdays

Poetry of Rock

Wednesdays 10 – 11 am
(10 weeks, starts May 1 )

Explore timeless songs and share memories or reflections you have in relationship with them.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Gail

Intro to Classical Music

Wednesdays 11 am – 12 pm
(10 weeks, starts May 1 )

In this class we’ll listen to and talk about various aspects of what’s broadly termed “classical” music in an easy informal setting.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Gail

Greatest Hits from Bach to Rock

Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Listen to familiar and new songs, while learning about the people and stories behind the music. Decide on music featured each week – Big Band, Country, Rock and Roll – anything goes!

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Stan

Thursdays

Tip Tap Tunes

Thursdays 11am to 12pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

In this music appreciation class, request favorite records and have fun listening, reminiscing, and learning about music genres with your classmates.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: DJ McBoogie

Piano 2

Thursdays 1 to 2:30pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Continue to explore, learn, and play piano, building on skills from Piano 1.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Natalie

Cooking

Learn simple adaptive techniques to be able to support activities of daily living so that you can feel more confident and be able to address your most fundamental needs.

Mondays

Instant Pot and Air Fryer

Mondays 10am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Through demonstration and descriptive instructions, learn adaptive cooking techniques to prepare simple recipes safely and successfully.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Mindy

Microwave and Convection Oven Cooking

Mondays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Learn how to best use these handy kitchen appliances for fast, efficient, and tasty food preparation.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Kt

Cocinar en Microondas

Lunes 11am a 12pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 29 de abril)

A través de instrucciones descriptivas aprende las técnicas para usar el microondas y preparar recetas sanas, sencillas de forma segura y exitosa. Una gran manera de practicar tus habilidades de cocinar sin usar una estufa.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Wendy

Thursdays

Beginning Adaptive Cooking

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
(7 weeks, Starts on May 2 and June 27)

Through demonstration and descriptive instructions, learn adaptive cooking techniques to prepare simple recipes safely and successfully.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Mindy

Cooking with Ease

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Use different appliances, meal prep, one-pan dinners, meals in a mug, along with safety tips and hacks.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Letty

Fridays

Smart Access Air Fryer Intro

Fridays 1 – 2 pm
(7 weeks, starts May 3)

Learn the accessibility features of a Smart Access Air Fryer and how Voice Over can make cooking easier, faster, and healthier.

Held by Riverside Center
Instructor: Miguel

Reading and Writing

Not being able to read or write standard print does not need to be a barrier to accessing literature or nonfiction. We have classes that encourage exploring audio books and learning the braille code, which enables you to continue enjoying books, magazines and newspapers.

Mondays

Braille Reading and Writing

Mondays 9 – 10 am
10 – 11am
11 am – 12 pm

(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations. For remote services, Braille Reading and Writing is taught via one-on-one lessons only.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Sharon

Braille Reading and Writing

Mondays 11 am and 2 pm
(15 wks, starts Apr 29)

*Weekly appointment scheduled at the time of registration

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Instructor: Monique

Tuesdays

Braille Book Club

Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:30 am
(14 weeks, starts April 30, 3rd Tuesday of each month)

Read a variety of books, share your opinion on the stories, and discuss books as literature.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Monique

Braille Reading & Writing

Tuesdays 9 – 10 am
10 -11 am
11 am -12 pm
1 -2 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and abbreviations. For remote services, Braille Reading and Writing is taught in one-on-one lessons only.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Sharon

Braille Reading and Writing

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, 1 – 3 pm
(15 wks, starts Apr 30)

*Weekly appointment scheduled at the time of registration

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Instructor: Monique

Wednesdays

Braille Reading & Writing

Wednesdays
10 -11 am
11 am -12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and abbreviations. For remote services, Braille Reading and Writing is taught in one-on-one lessons only.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Sharon

Santa Barbara Book Club

Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Read a variety of books, share your opinions on the stories, and discuss books as literature.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Lillian

Great Adventure Books

Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(3rd Wednesday of each month, May 15, June 19, July 17)

Read and discuss adventure stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Yanci

Inspirandote y Creciendo con la Literatura

4to Miércoles del mes 1 – 2:30 pm
(Empieza el 22 de mayo, el 26 de junio, el 24 de julio)

Leeremos y discutiremos literatura que ayudara a su crecimiento personal.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Yanci

Book Buffet

Book Buffet
1st Wednesday of the month 1 to 2:30pm
(May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7)

Leeremos y discutiremos literatura que ayudara a su crecimiento personal.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Anne

Thursdays

Braille Reading & Writing

Thursdays 9 – 10 am
10 – 11 am
11 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and abbreviations. For remote services, Braille Reading and Writing is taught in one-on-one lessons only.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Sharon

Braille Reading and Writing

Thursdays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, full term)

Learn the basics of reading and writing the alphabet, numbers, symbols, indicators, and uncontracted and contracted Braille.

Instructor: Maria

Leyendo y Conviviendo

3to Jueves del mes 11 a 12pm
(Empieza el 16 de may, el 20 de junio, el 18 de julio, el 8 de augusto)

Unase a nuestras discusiones sobre el bienestar, la salud mental, la autoayuda y la ficción inspiradora y emocionante a través de nuestra selección de libros. Unase para estar en buena compañia y compartir sus libros y aprendizajes favoritos los jueves a las 11! Todos los materiales para formar parte serán proporcionados por la biblioteca del instituto braille.and uncontracted and contracted Braille.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Staff

Fridays

Read to Live, Live to Read

3rd Fridays of the month 10 to 11am
(May 17, June 21, July 19, August 9)

Students who love reading adventures, mysteries, romances, and fantasy are welcome.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Carrie

Braille Reading and Writing

Fridays 10 am – 12 pm
(15 wks, starts May 3)

*Weekly appointment scheduled at the time of registration

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Instructor: Monique

Braille Reading and Writing – (Waitlist Available)

Fridays 10 – 11:30 am
(15 weeks, starts May 3)

Learn the basics of reading and writing the alphabet, numbers, symbols, indicators, and uncontracted and contracted Braille.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Maria

Library Resources and Technology

Fridays 1 to 2pm
(7 weeks, starts May 3)

Stay up to date on the latest goings on with the library and learn how to get the most out of the free resources available to you through Braille Institute and your local public library.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Elena

Summer Reading 2024

Fridays 1 to 2:30pm
(4TH Friday of the month, starts June 29)

Join the Braille Institute Library in San Diego for a fun summer of reading! Sign up for our summer reading program and win prizes. Participate in events and share your love of reading with other readers.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Elena

San Diego Book Club

Fridays 1 – 3 pm
3rd Friday of the month 1 to 3pm
(May 17, June 21, July 19, August 9)

Meet for lively monthly sessions to share a passion for and discussions about literature and critical thinking. Curriculum is decided by participating students, BARD use encouraged. Braille Institute Library will provide talking books and book readers.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Dennis & Theresa

Connect with Other Readers

1st Friday of the month 3 – 4 pm
(May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2)

Once a month, collaborate with the Braille Institute Library community to share what you have been reading and discover great books to read next.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Elena

Life Skills

Learn simple adaptive techniques to support activities of daily living so you can feel more confident and address your most fundamental needs.

Mondays

All About Guide Dogs

Mondays 10 to 11am
(7 weeks, starts April 29)

Have questions about getting a guide dog? Let’s talk. Students share ideas, experiences, and gather data from several Southern California guide dog schools.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Ron

Healthy Living

Mondays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Explore how you can lead a healthier, happier life in this fun and interactive class. Students suggest and decide topics for the class.

Held by Riverside Center
Instructor: Miguel

Home & Personal Management

Mondays 1 – 2 pm
(7 weeks, starts April 29 and June 24)

Learn how to make your home a safe and welcoming haven with tips and adaptive techniques for better organization and maintenance.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Kt

Areglo Personal para Mujeres

Lunes 1 a 2:30pm
(15 semanas, empieza el 29 de abril)

Aprende como apliquar maquillaje, vestirse y aprender diferentes técnicas sobre cómo prepararte para salir.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Emily

Conciencia Sensorial

Lunes 2 – 3 pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 29 de abril)

Students meet virtually, choose destinations, and make navigation plans. BIA Aprende técnicas para potenciar tus sentidos y aplicarlas de forma más consciente en tus rutinas diarias.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Wendy

Tuesdays

Memory Enhancement

Tuesdays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts April 31 )

Understand how your memory functions, master techniques for improving your brain’s ability to recall information and learn strategies to help you improve focus when you can’t rely on your vision to help you recall where you left your keys!

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Manuele

Around the World in a Day

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(7 weeks, bi-monthly, starts April 30)

Learn O&M strategies you can use when traveling the world. Virtually explore diverse countries and immerse yourself in countless cultures.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Martha and Marissa

Rights & Resources

Tuesdays 1 – 2 pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

There are many social service agencies and non-profits offering support to address myriad needs. Come discover which resources are available to you in your community.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Manuele

Habilidades para la Vida Independiente

Martes 1 a 2:30pm
(7 semanas, empieza el 30 de abril)

Logra las tareas cotidianas con soluciones sencillas e instrucciones detalladas sobre el cuidado personal, la organización, las compras, la cocina, la seguridad y el mantenimiento del hogar.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Emily

Healthy Living

Tuesdays 1 to 2:30pm
(7 weeks, starts April 30)

Engage in a wholistic approach to overall health by focusing on different health aspects each week – physical, intellectual, emotional, and social. Discuss ways to enhance and grow in each area. Learn techniques for relaxation and healthy cooking and eating.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Nicou

Living with Diabetes

Tuesdays 1 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Eat well and make healthier food choices to help control blood sugar. Peers share tips for navigating diabetes with low or no vision.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Mindy

Young at Heart

Tuesdays 2 to 3pm
(14 weeks, starts April 30)

Stay vital and connected in the world by building more confidence and honing better communication skills. A class for anyone or any age.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Mauele

Wednesdays

Independent Living Skills

Wednesdays 1 to 2pm
(7 weeks, starts May 1 )

Learn techniques and skills focused on helping people with vision loss stay independent and perform daily functions easier.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Ynabel

Habilidades para la Vida Independiente

Miercoles 1 a 2pm
(7 semanas, empieza el 27 de junio)

Aprenda tecnicas y habilidades enfocadas en ayudando la gente con perdida de vista mantenerse independiente y realizar las tareas diarias con mayor facilidad.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Ynabel

Thursdays

Independent Living Skills

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(Two 7-week sessions, starts May 2 or June 27)

Learn simple solutions to better manage everyday tasks including personal care, organizing, shopping, cooking, and home safety and maintenance.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Mindy

Healthy Living

Thursdays 1 to 2:30pm
(7 weeks, starts May 9, vacation day May 16)

Combine cooking techniques with discussions. Meet weekly, follow recipes, and prepare different foods using small appliances. Share shopping and cooking tips.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Julie

Rights and Resources

Thursdays 2 to 3pm
(7 weeks, starts May 2)

Explore many social service agencies and non-profits that offer support to address your needs. Discover which resources are relevant to you and are available in your community.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Ynabel and Monica

Health & Wellness

There is evidence that it is healing to mind, body and spirit when we share and connect with others who are experiencing and adjusting to vision loss. Our support groups and classes teach coping strategies and techniques to relax and better manage stress.

Mondays

People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Mondays 10 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts April 29)

Low impact exercise class to improve range of motion, muscle strength, and coordination. Includes brief health education segments on self-care for those managing arthritis.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Wendy

Stress Management

Mondays 11 am to 12pm
(7 weeks, Starts April 29 and June 24)

Learn and practice techniques for relaxation to better manage stress in daily life.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Kt

Tuesdays

Yoga for VI

Tuesdays 11 am – 12 pm
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

Join a mindfulness based, gentle step-by-step compassionate yoga practice. Experience the healing power of yoga and facilitating breath work.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Megan

Healing Mind & Body

Tuesdays 1 – 2:00 pm
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

Visually impaired adults practice techniques to keep the mind and body healthy and alert during these challenging times.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Sheila

Thursdays

Dating Blind at First Sight

Thursdays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Improve communication and relationship skills as you customize your relationship status.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Shon

Blind Rhythm

Thursdays 1 to 2pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Visually impaired students dance and get fit with R&B and Hip Hop group dance sessions led by a visually impaired instructor.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Shon

Mindful Living

Thursdays 1 to 2:30am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Mindfulness helps your health and wellness; studies show that daily mindfulness practice can help lower blood pressure, increase stress and pain tolerance, and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Eric

Support Groups

Vision loss brings about uncertainty and major life changes, but you do not have to navigate these challenges alone. Seek the assistance of our support groups, led by social workers, Braille Institute staff members, and dedicated volunteers.

Mondays

Ventura County Resources

Mondays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Share coping strategies and personal perspectives. Discuss how to address and rise above challenges. Guest speakers from Ventura County will present during the semester.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Linda

Women’s Support Group

Mondays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

This peer support group for women is designed to build confidence and share experiences.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Gerry

Viviendo con Perdida de Vision para Mujeres

Lunes 1 a 2pm
(14 semanas, empienza el 29 de abril)

Este es un grupo de apoyo de conexión entre pares donde compartimos y discutimos los altibajos de vivir con pérdida de visión. Conectarse y aprender de otros que experimentan situaciones similares; al mismo tiempo que anima a los estudiantes a ampliar sus redes sociales/de apoyo.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Wendy

Support Group

Mondays 1 to 2:30pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Build confidence and share experiences with your peers.

Held by Laguna Hills Center
Instructor: Linda

Tuesdays

Low Vision Support Group for Beginners

Tuesdays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

If you are just starting your vision loss journey, join us weekly to discuss topics pertaining to feelings and reactions related to vision loss.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Toni

Viviendo con Perdida de Vision

Martes 1 a 2pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 30 de abril)

Este es un grupo de apoyo de conexión entre pares donde compartimos y discutimos los altibajos de vivir con pérdida de visión. Conectarse y aprender de otros que experimentan situaciones similares; al mismo tiempo que anima a los estudiantes a ampliar sus redes sociales/de apoyo.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Monica

Peer Support Group

Tuesdays 1 to 2pm
(15 weeks, starts April 30)

A peer support group for those experiencing vision loss to learn coping strategies to manage stress, build confidence, make new connections, and share personal experiences of their vision loss journey.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Carrie

Wednesday

Peer Support

Wednesdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Join peers experiencing sight loss and speak with friendly individuals.
Build confidence while living with low vision.

Held by Riverside Center
Instructor: Kelly

Support Connections

Wednesdays 1 to 2pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Still working or have recently left the workforce? Group members support each other in coping with vision loss and maintaining work, social, and dating lives. Ages 30 to 65. 

Held by Coachella Valley Center
Instructor: Stella

Support Connections (Ages 65+)

Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30pm
(14 weeks, starts May 1 )

Still working or have recently left the workforce? Group members support each other in coping with vision loss and maintaining work, social, and dating lives. Ages 65 and over.

Held by Coachella Valley Center
Instructor: Stella

Thursdays

Nelly’s Discussion Group

Thursdays 10 to 11am
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Explore topics on denial, anger, stress, acceptance, and how to work towards living a positive and productive life with vision loss.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Nelly

Vision Loss INSIGHT

Thursdays 10 to 11am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Connect with peers facing similar challenges while you learn to live and thrive with vision loss. Experience true power in being part of a supportive community.

Held by Coachella Valley Center
Instructor: Tom

Peer Support Group

Thursdays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Peer support group for those experiencing vision loss to learn coping strategies to manage stress, build confidence, make new connections, and share personal vision loss journey experiences.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Carrie

Living with Vision Loss

Thursdays 11 am to 12pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

In this peer connection support group, share and discuss the highs and lows of living with vision loss.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Monica

Grupo de Apoyo para Hispanohablantes Facilitado por Hisponhalantes en Associacion con Joslyn Wellness Center

Jueves 11am a 12pm Gladys
(14 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

Un facilitador capacitado profesionalmente lo ayuda a encontrar soluciones para hacer frente de manera efectiva a su pérdida de visión. Los temas incluyen el use de un bastón blanco, asiedad/angustia, hablar con la familia, sobrellevar la situación y otros problemas relacionados con la pérdida de la visión.

Held by Coachella Valley Center
Instructor: Gladys

Grupo de Apoyo para Hispanohablantes Facilitado por Hisponhalantes en Associacion con Joslyn Wellness Center

Jueves 12 a 1pm
(14 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

Un facilitador capacitado profesionalmente lo ayuda a encontrar soluciones para hacer frente de manera efectiva a su pérdida de visión. Los temas incluyen el uso de un bastón blanco, ansiedad/angustia, hablar con la familia, sobrellevar la situación y otros problemas relacionados con la pérdida de la visión.

Held by Coachella Valley Center
Instructor: Gladys

Wellness Support Group

Thursdays 1 to 2pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

A support group to focus on our mental and physical wellbeing. A variety of fun activities to educate and stimulate our brains and bodies.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Toni

Vivir con Perdida de Vision

Jueves 1 a 2:30pm
(15 semanas, empieza el 2 de mayo)

Serie de discusión para desarrollar la fuerza emocional.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Emily

Fridays

Men’s Support Group

Fridays 10 to 11:30am
(15 weeks, starts May 3)

Peer men’s support group to build confidence and share experiences.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Richard

Men’s Discussion Group

Fridays 11am to 12pm
(15 weeks, starts May 3)

Share your experiences, coping skills, and vision loss strategies. Explore topics on denial, anger, stress, acceptance, and striving to live a positive and productive life with vision loss.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Tom

Critical Thinking

These classes offer meaningful engagement with a wide variety of subject matter. Connecting and interacting with others in a classroom is a powerful way to combat social isolation and loneliness. Come connect with new ideas and new friends.

Mondays

Say What?

Mondays 10 – 11 am
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

In this class, we will explore uncommon history of facts.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Mary

Trivial Pursuit

Mondays 11 am – 12 pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Exercise your mind with a series of tough, brain-bending questions.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Cindy

Talk Foodie to Me

Mondays 11 am – 12 pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Join in weekly conversations about food and fun trivia questions. If you enjoy eating food, talking about food, and planning food adventures, this class is for you!

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Mary

U.S. Constitution

Mondays 1 to 2pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Join fellow visually impaired students to read and discuss the Constitution of the United States.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Hiram

Intro to American Sign Language (ASL)

Mondays 1 – 2 pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Learn American Sign Language (ASL). Focus on vocabulary skills for simple conversations. Students must have their camera on during class.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Lizza

Intermediate ASL

Mondays 2 to 3pm
(15 weeks, starts April 29)

Use vocabulary and ASL skills in conversation to convey messages and information. Prerequisites: complete ASL 1 and have the camera on
during class.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Lizza

Wednesdays

Say What?

Wednesdays 10 – 11 am
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

In this class, we will explore uncommon history of facts.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Mary

Beginning ESL for Spanish Speakers

Wednesdays 10 – 11 am
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Learn English grammar, present and past tenses, verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives, greetings, numbers, telling time, and more.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Elvia

Cliches and Proverbs

Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Listen and respond to fun, popular cliches used in conversations, movies, books and more.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Mary

Trivia

Wednesdays 11am to 12pm
(15 weeks, starts May 1 )

Join conversations that challenge your knowledge of celebrities, music, television, and sports.

Held by San Diego Center
Instructor: Mary

Thursdays

Let’s Go to the Movies

Thursdays 9:30 – 11 am
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

Hooray for Hollywood! A class for film lovers. Watch and discuss audio described films and learn more about the art and history of cinema and its makers.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: John

Games & Tips for a Healthy Brain

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Have fun interacting with classmates, while learning fun, interactive games and activities for a sharp mind.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Beth

Sports Talk

Thursdays 11 am – 12 pm
(14 weeks, starts May 2)

A look at teams and individuals who are competing in the fields of athleticism. Come join the lively discussion.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: John

Current Events

Thursdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Join in on conversations about the latest happenings in the news. We will discuss current events in local, national and global news and the impact of these events on our communities.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Helen

Media Club

Thursdays 1 – 2 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Each week students will be assigned interesting and informative media to listen to. The following week we’ll share our opinions, feelings, likes and dislikes.

Held by Santa Barbara Center
Instructor: Dave

Conversational Spanish

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Have fun interacting with classmates, while learning basic words and phrases in Spanish.

Held by Anaheim Center
Instructor: Carmen

Current Events

Thursdays 2 – 3:30 pm
(15 weeks, starts May 2)

Join in on conversations about the latest happenings in the news. We will discuss current events in local, national, and global news and the impact of these events on our communities.

Held by Los Angeles Center
Instructor: Ken