21st Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders

The 20th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders, is an opportunity for professionals, students and parents alike to delve deeper into fully understanding the complicated written language disorder of dyslexia. During these two days, participants will attend multiple sessions on topics of interest from experienced speakers of varying fields. In 2015, the DuBard Symposium welcomed Dr. Laure Ames and Dr. Nancy Cushen White as the keynote speakers. Speakers for the 2016 DuBard Symp...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Advanced Seminar

After taking the Basic Course in the DuBard Association Method®, the next step to furthering your understanding of this method is within the Seminar. Advance your skills in this structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy, that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction, and has changed the lives of individuals with language disorders for over 50 years. Topics Covered - A review of the beginning levels of the DuBard Association Method® - The str...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Practicum

DuBard Association Method® Practicum: A non-degree program of supervised clinical experience Do you want to take your professional abilities to the next level? Professionals who have received preliminary training in the DuBard Association Method® are eligible and encouraged to participate in the practicum, which builds upon the Basic Course and provides guidance in using the higher levels of the DuBard Association Method® curriculum. Topics Covered - Implementation of specific levels...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Basic Course

The DuBard Association Method® is a structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself with the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia. Topics Covered - The principles of the DuBard Association Method® as appropriate for K-2, and individuals with communication di...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Basic Course

The DuBard Association Method® is a structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself with the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia. Topics Covered - The principles of the DuBard Association Method® as appropriate for K-2, and individuals with communication di...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Missing Links in Academics

Missing Links in Academics: Learn strategies you can use immediately to improve student achievement. Missing Links in Academics will show you how techniques used in the DuBard Association Method® can be used for your students who may not need the intensive therapy but could benefit from different teaching structures. This multisensory teaching-learning strategy connects the link that's missing in your classroom to help students reach their fullest potential. Topics Covered - Multisenso...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Multisensory Math

Description: Beginning with basic numeracy and quantity awareness, there are specific conceptual horizons which all students must master if they are succeed in higher math. Place value, multiplication/division and fractions are historically important content milestones where significant numbers of students struggle. This workshop will offer hands-on, evidence-based strategies for meeting the needs of all students in critical skill areas. One segment will offer strategies for using technol...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Conscious Discipline: An Overview

Conscious discipline integrates classroom management with social-emotional learning, turning everyday events into learning opportunities. Use this evidence-based technique to learn how to respond to daily conflict, significantly improving the classroom seting for a superior learning environment. Donna Porter is a conscious discipline certified instructor, certified speech-language pathologist and retired classroom teacher. Suggested participants: - School administrators - Teachers - Coun...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Seeking Solutions: Is is Dyslexia?

In order to best serve students, it is important to understand the components of a comprehensive assessment used to evaluate students for dyslexia. This workshop will address a wide range of skill areas and the reasons for assessing each of these areas. Participants will become familiar with commonly used assessment instruments and will learn how results of a comprehensive evaluation can aid in planning therapy to remediate deficit areas. Sample evaluation reports will be presented, and partic...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Secrets of the Blues

The Blues began as an underground railroad of sound and poetics that conveyed Black Americans’ experiences of joy, suffering, longing, and spirituality. Its secluded origins in the Southern United States grew into an internationally acclaimed phenomenon. Secrets of the Blues will study how metaphorically veiled messages helped a segregated culture hone its self-definition and maintain inner strength through an interplay of developments in music and text and how contact with this art form pro...
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History of Music 4

Music History 4, the final course in the sequence, is a survey of music in the 20th and early-21st centuries. Students will be given listening, reading and brief writing assignments, and there will be a midterm and final exam.
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The Folk Process: American Folk Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Try to define "Folk Music" and you will find as many answers as there are questions. Is Folk Music defined by its sound? Its instrumentation? Or is it rather a process by which we share, learn, and participate in music? This class will focus on the latter path of investigation, exploring the oral traditions of American folk music, tracing themes, narratives, rhythms and melodies from the early 20th century to the present. Folk music creates the opportunity for every listener to become a perfo...
The New School

History of Music 2

Do you ever wonder why music sounds the way it does? Take a look at the fascinating and complex history of music. History of Music 2 will survey the music of European courts, churches, and theaters from 1600 to 1800. Special attention will attention be given to the development of opera from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to Mozart’sLe Nozze di Figaro. Lectures will be supported by recorded musical examples, discussion, and analysis.
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Survey of Post-Genre Music

Post-genre music represents a fundamental shift in the way music is categorized and talked about. Rather than viewing music as having a fixed purpose and a collective sense of progress, post-genre music defines musical creation an individual effort guided by hyper-personal experience and interests. In other words, post-genre is NOT, itself, a genre - but a refutation of the very notion of genre. Survey of Post-Genre Music will focus specifically on the here and now, treating New York City as a...
The New School

Jazz Piano for Pianists

Designed for pianists with some experience but with little or no prior jazz experience. Topics include jazz terminology and notation, jazz scales, chord voicings, blues and song forms.
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Arranging

Effective instrumental and vocal arrangements are critical to the success of a song (or composition.) Thru weekly writing assignments, students will learn how to enhance their songs and compositions with various instrumentations, and also what accompaniments will elicit the best performance from the singer or soloist. Ability to read bass and treble clef required.
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Songwriting

This course is intended for composers or students interested in learning more about how to be effective in the popular songwriting genre. Orchestration will be discussed as well as the business of copyrighting and working with performers. The goal of the course is to hone your skill in crafting songs in many styles and for many kinds of singers. This course will focus on lyric-writing, text-setting and text selection, harmonic vocabulary and accompaniment/orchestration. Ability to read an...
The New School

Orchestration 2

Continuation of Orchestration 1. Instructor permission required. Students will be asked to orchestrate pieces for diverse ensembles. Students will learn the basic ranges and techniques of wind, brass, string, harp, pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Students will be assigned pieces to orchestrate from standard classical repertoire. At Mannes College, 150 W. 85th St, 212.580.0210 x4802, mannesnext@newschool.edu
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Orchestration 1

Skilled orchestrators are a hot commodity in modern times. Whether your interest is in improving your compositions or to give yourself versatility and an edge in today’s competitive market, orchestration is an important and highly sought after skill. Students will learn to arrange a piece of music for performance by instrumental ensembles. Students will engage in a series of exercises in order to practice and gain comfort in writing music for any musical ensemble, or in order to adapt musi...
The New School

Intermediate Composition

Musical creativity - sharing ideas from one’s imagination and re-working them to fine tune one’s conception– can be a rewarding process. Intended for students who have had some experience composing, this course continues Basic Composition at a more advanced level. Students will experiment with different scales and rhythms and formal structures. Time will also be spent listening to music and seeing how this music can serve as models for new works. As at the basic level, there will be we...
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Beginning Composition

Have you ever wondered how great music was written---was it pure magic effortlessly spun from the minds of genius? Or just plain old nose to the grindstone hard work …perspiration over inspiration so to speak. Beginning Composition seeks to demystify the “magic” behind that most abstract, complex and arguably most beautiful and highest of all art forms. Starting with the premise that music can be defined as Sound Organized in Time; the course will familiarize you with the basic tec...
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Turkish Intro Intensive

This is a course for beginners who want to progress rapidly in learning standard Turkish. Students acquire basic speaking, reading, and writing skills while learning about Turkish culture. The emphasis is on developing communication skills.
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Latinoamérica bajo la lupa

Latin America is undergoing an extraordinary period of political, social and economic changes, and this course is designed to explore them and to dispel outdated notions surrounding the complex reality of this region today. We will take up a thematic approach, covering such topics as (in)equality, gender and gender violence, education, the environment and conservation, public health, economic organization, political shifts, migrations and demographic trends. Development of grammatical compete...
The New School

Spanish Level 5

This intermediate-level course assumes familiarity with basic Spanish grammar. The class reviews the most commonly used grammatical structures to build fluency. Students practice expressing themselves clearly and correctly using present, past, and future tenses. They also review and practice the subjunctive, the conditional, and compound tenses. They are expected to construct complex sentences and paragraphs both in speaking and in writing, including idiomatic expressions, relative constructio...
The New School

Spanish Level 4

This is the last course in a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Grammar instruction focuses on uses of the subjunctive and expressing conditions and hypotheses. Topics of classroom conversation and writing assignments include the environment, city life, personal well-being, and household chores. Students continue learning about Spanish and Latin American cultures. Prerequisite: Spanish Level 3, the equi...
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Spanish Level 3

This is the third course in a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students build on the basic grammar learned in previous courses and go on to learn the different uses of past tenses, combinations of pronouns, and the various forms of commands while learning to construct complex sentences. They practice by conversing and writing about topics such as celebrations, health, technology, and personal relation...
The New School

Spanish on the Go: Level 4

Before traveling to Spain or Latin America, stop at The New School for a weekend immersion in the Spanish language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Spanish. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish; Level 4 is an a...
The New School

Spanish on the Go: Level 3

Before traveling to Spain or Latin America, stop at The New School for a weekend immersion in the Spanish language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Spanish. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish; Level 4 is an a...
The New School

Spanish on the Go: Level 2

Before traveling to Spain or Latin America, stop at The New School for a weekend immersion in the Spanish language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Spanish. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish; Level 4 is an a...
The New School

Spanish on the Go: Level 1

Before traveling to Spain or Latin America, stop at The New School for a weekend immersion in the Spanish language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Spanish. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Spanish; Level 4 is an a...
The New School

Spanish Introductory Intensive 2

This accelerated course is the continuation of Introductory Intensive and completes the study of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Students extend their knowledge of essential grammar, learning how to express opinions (past and present subjunctive), and make conjectures (conditional and future). They continue learning about Spanish and Latin American cultures while developing communication skills. Prerequisite: Spanish Introductory Intensive 1 or the equivalent.
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Spanish Introductory Intensive 1

This is an accelerated course for beginners with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They acquire a wide range of elementary communicative competencies such as using the present, past, and future tenses; expressing likes and dislikes; describing things; and asking questions. They practice conversing and writing about themselves and others, school and leisure activities, time, weather, and ...
The New School

Spanish Level 2

This is the second course of a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students continue using the basic grammatical structures learned in Level 1 and learn new ones, such as past tenses, pronouns, reflexive constructions, and demonstratives. They practice by conversing and writing about topics such as food, daily routines, shopping, seasons, and travel. They continue learning about Spanish and Latin America...
The New School

Spanish Level 1

This is the first course of a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students acquire elementary grammar (present and future tenses), learn to ask questions, and practice by conversing and writing about family members, school and leisure activities, likes and dislikes, time, and weather. They learn about Spanish and Latin American culture while building their communicative skills.
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American Sign Language 3


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American Sign Language as Art Form

Theater, concerts, festivals, and Broadway have opened their stages to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The interpretation of music and lyrics in ASL is an art form that requires special awareness and training. This class focuses on the difference between "conversational" ASL and ASL techniques used to express lyrics set to rhyme and music. The course includes a history and discussion of deaf performers in theater, movies, and television. Some knowledge of ASL is desirable, but this ...
The New School

American Sign Language: Level 1

This is a beginner's course in the system of American Sign Language (ASL), a form of communication used by thousands of deaf Americans and Canadians. ASL is an expressive, versatile, full-fledged language and not a hodgepodge of charades and hand movements. It has its own grammar, poetry, and puns. Students learn the techniques essential to basic ASL conversations, including finger spelling and facial expressions, through demonstrations and class activities, including interactive exercises and...
The New School

Introduction to Sign Language

The totally visual language of deaf people is now the third most commonly used language in the United States. This course introduces the culture and communication methods of the contemporary deaf community, focusing on the experience of navigating social interactions using signs, gestures, and visual cues. Topics explored and practiced include the psychology of deafness, finger spelling, the art of interpreting, and the silent speech of body language. At the end of the course, each student com...
The New School

Russian on the Go: Level 1


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Russian Level 2

Designed for students with elementary knowledge of Russian, this course reviews simple elements of grammar (present, past, and future tenses) and introduces new grammatical and syntactical elements. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Russian culture in a classroom setting that emphasizes communication skills. Prerequisite: Russian Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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Port. for Spanish Speakers

This is a beginner's Portuguese course for students with a strong Spanish language background and little or no knowledge of Portuguese. They learn to use their knowledge of Spanish to gain competency and confidence in speaking Portuguese. They learn to minimize the confusions that can result from the similarities of the languages. The emphasis is on eliminating Spanish phonetics, vocabulary, and sentence structure from their Portuguese speech. After completing this course, students can take Po...
The New School

Portuguese Introductory Intensive

This is an accelerated course for highly motivated beginners who wish to progress rapidly in learning Brazilian Portuguese. Students acquire basic speaking, reading, and writing skills while learning about Brazilian culture. Emphasis is on developing communication skills. (0 or 4 credits)
The New School

Brazilian Portuguese Level 2

This course, designed for students with elementary knowledge of Portuguese, begins with a review of simple grammar (present, past, and future tenses) and then introduces more complex grammatical and syntactical elements. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Brazilian culture in a setting that emphasizes communication skills. Prerequisite: Portuguese Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
The New School

Latin: Empire and Decay

The strong parallels between Rome and America make the collapse of the Roman Republic into Empire of particular relevance. This period of chaos and its aftermath formed the greatest poets, historians, and satirists of Latin literature: Cicero, Livy, Horace, Ovid and Petronius . This course, intended for both beginning and advanced Latin students, will move through this period power and political decay with the goal of acquiring as much Latin as quickly, painlessly, and enjoyably as possible.
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Korean on the Go: Level 2

Before traveling to Korea, stop at The New School for an immersion in the Korean language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Korean. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Korean; Level 4 is an advanced course. Each worksh...
The New School

Korean on the Go: Level 1

Before traveling to Korea, stop at The New School for an immersion in the Korean language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Korean. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Korean; Level 4 is an advanced course. Each worksh...
The New School

Korean Level 2

Fundamental skills in speaking Korean are reinforced. Reading and writing of Korean characters receives added attention as students' speaking abilities develop. Korean Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
The New School

Korean Level 1

A beginning course in the national language of Korea. Emphasis is on learning to speak Korean. Reading and writing of Korean characters is introduced. All communication skills are taught in a cultural context.
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Japanese Intro Intensive 2


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Japanese Level 1

A first course in Japanese for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Students acquire basic speaking skills and are introduced to reading and writing hiragana and katakana while learning about Japanese culture. Class activities include interactive exercises and role-playing. Principles of grammar and syntax are introduced as students become more comfortable with the spoken language.
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