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Upcoming Classes

  • If you are interested in CALA courses delivered on-site at your business, church, school, or elsewhere in your community, please feel free to contact us to discuss a customized language-learning solution for you!
  • Registration:  When you sign up for a course (just click the link under "Sign Up!," you will be directed to register through MTSU's secure payment server.  Complete course information and payment details are available prior to check-out.  If you have any questions before, during or after the registration process, please feel free to contact us.

Language Classes

Date(s) and Time(s) Sign Up! Instructor Location
 March 7 - March 11, 2016:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Full Seminar - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106

 

Yoga Classes

Date(s) and Time(s) Sign Up! Instructor Location
February 20, 2016:  10:00-12:00pm Upa Yoga (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 20-21, 2016:  4:00-6:15pm Surya Shakti (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 21, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 27-28, 2016:  9:30-12:15pm Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 27-28, 2016:  3:00-6:15pm Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 28, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 19:  10:00-12:00pm Upa Yoga (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 19-20, 2016:  4:00-6:15pm Surya Shakti (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 20, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm  Surya Kriya Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 26-27, 2016:  9:30-12:15pm  Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 26-27, 2016:  3:00-6:15pm  Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
March 27, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up (Advanced)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 April 16, 2016:  10:00-12:00pm Upa Yoga (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 April 16-17, 2016:  4:00-6:15pm  Surya Shakti (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 April 17, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm  Surya Kriya Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 April 23-24, 2016:  9:30-12:15pm  Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 April 23-24, 2016:  3:00-6:15pm  Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 24, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm   Upa Yoga Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 21, 2016:  10:00-12:00pm Upa Yoga (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 May 21-22, 2016:  4:00-6:15pm  Surya Shakti (Beginners) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 May 22, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm  Surya Kriya Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 28-29, 2016:  9:30-12:15pm  Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 May 28-29, 2016:  3:00-6:15pm  Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 May 29, 2016:  1:00-2:30pm  Upa Yoga Follow-up (Advanced) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116

 

Language and yoga classes are added on an ongoing basis as they become available.  Please feel free to contact us at acceleratedacquisition@gmail.com if you would like to receive notifications through our distribution list.

 

Introducing Our Classes

  • Language Classes:  With footage of past language institutes and commentary from language learners and teachers, this short clip will give you an idea of what to expect from foreign language classes offered by CALA.  You can also learn more about the competencies developed in each course (Spanish, French, and German).
  • Prices 
      • Language Institute Courses (each part consists of 5 class sessions * 3.5 hours/session = 17.5 total hours of instruction)
        • First course
          • General community:  $300
          • MTSU faculty/staff/alumni:  $250
          • MTSU or high school students:  $175
          • K-12 teachers:  $175
        • Any additional course (e.g., Part 2 after taking Part 1):  $175
          • MTSU Honors Students:  Receive a $100 rebate from the Honors College for every class that you take!  (space limited; rebate applied to student account)
      • Refresher Courses (1 session * 3.0 hours/session = 3.0 total hours of instruction)
        • All refresher courses:  $39
  • Yoga Classes:  CALA's yoga classes are offered in partnership with MTSU Health Promotion.  

    In each class, you will learn a practice that you can practice on your own.

    • What is yoga?  Learn more about what it means in the classic Indian tradition:  Click here to see the video (~10 minutes)
    • Prices (please scroll down to "Yoga and Meditation" and click the course for a full description)
      • Developing Attention and Memory:  $65 (discounted to $35 for high school and MTSU students)
      • Inner Balance:  $30 (discounted to $15 for high school and MTSU students)
      • Surya Kriya:  $70 (discounted to $40 for high school and MTSU students)
      • Surya Shakti:  $60 (discounted to $30 for high school and MTSU students)

Past Classes

Date(s) and Time(s) Sign Up! Instructor Location
January 11-15, 2016:  6:00-9:30pm Chinese Full Seminar - Part 1 Helen Zhou MTSU, Honors 116
January 11-15, 2016:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Full Seminar - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
January 4-8, 2016:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Full Seminar - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
December 5, 2015:  1:00-4:30pm Spanish Refresher - Part 3 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
November 29, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm  Upa Yoga Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 28-29, 2015:  3:00pm-6:15pm  Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 28-29, 2015:  9:30am-12:15pm Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 22, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 22, 2015:  11:00am-12:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 21-22, 2015:  4:00pm-6:15pm Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 21, 2015:  10:00am-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 21, 2015:  1:00-4:30pm Spanish Refresher - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
November 7, 2015:  1:00-4:30pm Spanish Refresher - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
October 25, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 24-25, 2015:  3:00pm-6:15pm Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 24-25, 2015:  9:30am-12:15pm Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 24, 2015:  1:00-4:30pm Spanish Refresher - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
October 18, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 18, 2015:  11:00am-12:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 17-18, 2015:  4:00pm-6:15pm Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 17, 2015:  10:00am-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
October 3, 2015:  1:00pm-4:00pm Spanish Refresher - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
September 20, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
September 20, 2015:  11:00am-12:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
September 19-20, 2015:  4:00pm-6:15pm Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 September 19, 2015:  10:00am-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
September 19, 2015:  1:00pm-4:00pm Spanish Refresher - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
August 30, 2015:  1:00pm-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 29-30, 2015:  3:00pm-6:00pm Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 29-30, 2015:  9:30am-12:15pm Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 23, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 23, 2015:  11:00am-12:30pm Upa Yoga Follow-up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 22-23, 2015:  4:00pm-6:15pm Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 22, 2015:  10:00am-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
August 10 - August 14, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Part 3 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
August 3 - August 7, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
 July 26, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Surya Kriya Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
July 25-26, 2015:  3:00-6:15pm  Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
July 25-26, 2015:  9:30-12:15pm  Developing Attention & Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116 
 July 19, 2015:  10:00-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 July 18-19, 2015:  4:00-6:15pm Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 July 18, 2015:  1:30-3:00pm Surya Kriya Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
July 18, 2015:  11:00-12:30pm  Upa Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
July 6 - July 10, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Latin Part 2 Jason Simpson MTSU, Honors 116
June 29 - July 3, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Latin Part 1 Jason Simpson MTSU, Honors 106
June 28, 2015:  10:00-12:00pm  Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
June 27-28, 2015:  4:00-6:15pm Surya Shakti Waker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
June 27, 2015:  1:30-3:00pm  Surya Kriya Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
June 27, 2015:  11:00-12:30pm  Upa Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
June 22 - 26, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Spanish Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
June 15 - 19, 2015:  1;00-3:00pm Teacher Training Shelley Thomas MTSU, Honors 116
June 15 - 19, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Spanish Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
June 8 - June 12, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Chinese Part 2 Helen Zhou MTSU, LRC TV Studio
June 1 - June 5, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm Chinese Part 1 Helen Zhou MTSU, LRC TV Studio
June 1 - June 5, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Arabic Part 1 Ahmad Jeddeeni MTSU, Honors 116
June 1 - June 5, 2015:  9:00-12:30pm German Part 1 Dylan White MTSU, Honors 116
May 31, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Upa Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 30-31, 2015:  3:00-6:15pm Surya Kriya Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 30-31, 2015:  9:30-12:15pm  Developing Attention and Memory Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 25 - May 29, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm French Part 1 Shelley Thomas MTSU, Honors 116
May 24, 2015:  10:00-12:00pm Inner Balance Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 23-24, 2015:  4:00-6:15pm  Surya Shakti Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 23, 2015:  11:00-12:30pm  Surya Kriya Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 23, 2015:  11:00-12:30pm  Upa Follow-Up Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
May 18 - May 22, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
May 18 - May 22, 2015, 6:00-9:30pm Chinese Part 2 Helen Zhou MTSU, Honors 116
May 11 - May 15, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Chinese Part 1 Helen Zhou MTSU, Honors 116
April 26, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Upa Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 25-26, 2015:  3:00-6:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 25-26, 2015:  9:00-12:00pm  Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 19, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm  Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 18-19, 2015:  3:00-6:00pm  Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
April 18-19, 2015:  9:00-12:15pm  Yoga (Surya Kriya)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
March 29, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Upa Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
March 28-29, 2015:  3:00-6:00pm Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 28-29, 2015:  9:00-12:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 March 22, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
March 21-22, 2015:  3:00-6:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
March 21-22, 2015:  9:00-12:00pm Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 22, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Upa Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 21-22,. 2015:  3:00-6:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 21-22, 2015:  9:00-12:00pm Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 15, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 14-15, 2015:  3:00-6:00pm Yoga (Upa)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
February 14-15, 2015:  9:00-12:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
January 25, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Upa Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 Jan. 24 - Jan. 25, 2015:  3:00-6:00pm Yoga (Upa)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Jan. 24 - Jan. 25, 2015:  9:00-12:15pm   Yoga (Surya Kriya) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
January 17, 2015:  1:00-2:30pm   Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
 Jan. 17 - Jan. 18, 2015:  3:00-6:15pm  Yoga (Surya Kriya)  Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Jan. 17 - Jan. 18, 2015:  9:00-12:00pm   Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Jan. 12 - Jan. 16, 2015:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Science Building, 2152 
Jan. 5 - Jan. 9, 2015 Spanish - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
Nov. 22 - Nov. 23, 2014:  9:00-12:00pm Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 22, 2014:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Nov. 22 - Nov. 23, 2014:  3:00-6:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Nov. 29 - Nov. 30, 2014:  9:00-12:15pm Yoga (Surya Kriya) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
November 30, 2014:  1:00-2:30pm Yoga (Surya Kriya Follow-Up) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116
Nov. 29 - Nov. 30, 2014:  3:00-6:00pm Yoga (Upa) Walker Purcell MTSU, Honors 116


Summer Language Institute - 2014

Date(s) and Time(s) Sign Up! Instructor Location
June 16 - June 20, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
June 23 - June 27, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
 July 7 - July 11, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
 July 14 - July 18, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
 Aug. 4 - Aug. 8, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 1 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
Aug. 11 - Aug. 15, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Spanish - Part 2 Brian Roberts MTSU, Honors 106
June 16 - June 20, 2014:  9:00-12:30pm  Latin - Part 1  Jason Simpson MTSU, Honors 106
June 16 - June 20, 2014:  9:00-12:30pm   German - Part 1  Dylan White MTSU, Honors 116
 June 23 - June 27, 2014:  9:00-12:30pm  German - Part 2  Dylan White MTSU, Honors 116
 June 2 - June 6, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Arabic - Part 1 Ahmad Jeddeeni MTSU, Honors 116
 June 9 - June 13, 2014:  6:00-9:30pm Arabic - Part 2 Ahmad Jeddeeni MTSU, Honors 116
 July 7 - July 11, 2014:  9:00-12:30pm Arabic - Part 1 Ahmad Jeddeeni MTSU, Honors 116
 July 14 - July 18, 2014:  9:00-12:30pm Arabic - Part 2 Ahmad Jeddeeni MTSU, Honors 116
 July 7 - July 11, 2014:  1:30-3:30pm Methodology Shelley Thomas MTSU, Honors 116
 July 14 - July 18, 2014:  1:30-3:30pm Methodology Shelley Thomas MTSU, Honors 116

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