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Local Adult School Offers Wide Variety of Language Classes and More

The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park is offering a wide variety of day and evening classes this fall to help enrich the lives of area residents. Subject areas are diverse and include:  languages, computers, dance, interactive lectures, arts and crafts, fitness, trips and tours and much more.

Learn to speak a new language or improve current skills to help with a job search, make an upcoming trip more enjoyable or for the pure joy of learning.  Director Charlene Peterson noted that The Adult School has expanded language offerings and affordable day and evening classes are now available to learn:  Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, French and Sign Language. The classes are held in convenient area locations and include beginner and more advanced offerings.  Visit or call 973-443-9222 for more information or to register.

Don't Just Vent - Reinvent! is a new offering this fall.  It is an interactive, fun, two-part workshop that will challenge students to explore who they are and who do they want to become. It is designed for any individual experiencing a major transition ranging from graduation, empty nest and retirement; to job loss, foreclosure, death, divorce, or disability. Students will discover the power of an intuitive "Change Model" that draws on resiliency, empowering questions and the creative imagination of a playful child within.  At the end of the two part workshop students will have a blueprint and action plan to begin to re-invent themselves and have fun doing it.  The workshop is being held on October 13, 2010 and October 27, 2010.  The cost is $50.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee.  It is being held at the Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, Chatham.  The instructor is Gailann Bruen.  Gailann is NJ License Clinical Social Worker, has years of experience helping clients in private practice as well as being a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University.  She has appeared on Good Day New York & New Jersey News Cablevision.

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For those who prefer to learn from home hundreds of online classes are also available.  Visit  for more information.

View the fall catalog at  Secure and easy online registration is available from this website or by calling 973-443-9222. Register for more than one class at a time and pay only one $10.00 registration fee.

The Adult School, founded in 1937, is an independent, non-profit organization providing a comprehensive range or learning experiences for people of all ages.  The school is not funded by government or local school districts, and welcomes students of any race and of any national or ethnic origin.    

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