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Sound Bites - Issue #6 / February 2014


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Michelle King, Director Community and Contract Ed Michelle King, Director
Career & Contract Ed.

Introducing  Life Long Learners

It’s my pleasure to introduce a newly created program called “Life Long Learners,” which will reward our best and most loyal customers and encourage them to continue to look to us for their continuing educational needs.

As many will attest, learning never stops. And so we want to help you, our life long learners, to cultivate your interests and professional development – indeed, even your dreams.

This program will offer incredible savings that are not part of our regular promotions and these exclusive offers will be sent out only through private mail with a special thank-you gift.

If you’d like to find out how to be qualified for the “Life Long Learners” program, please contact Jocelyn Winn at (310) 434-3410.


Michelle King
Director of Career & Contract Education



Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator, Community and Contract Ed Alice Meyering,
Program Coordinator
Community & Contract Education

What's New

Our Spring Session will be in full bloom starting Tuesday (Feb. 18) – but it’s not too late to sign up for classes and save money by taking advantage of our brand-new and exciting “Spring Cashback Extravaganza.”

Here is how it works: Sign up for classes over $100, you get a $10 discount; over $200, a $25 discount: and over $300, $50 off.

This offer is good only Feb. 10-28, and you must call 310-434-3400 and mention the Cashback campaign to receive the discount. This incredible promotion applies only to classes for which you register at the same time and is not retroactive. It also applies only to on-ground classes, not online courses.

With spring just around the corner, and Chinese New Year marked just a few days ago, now is the time for renewal and new beginnings. Whether it’s learning new skills, a new language, new cuisine, new art forms or new experiences, we’re here to help you.

Registration is online or by calling (310) 434-3400.
You can also email
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Usher in the Chinese New Year for Success

Chinese instructor Lucy Liao
(front row, right) with students.

The recent celebration of Chinese New Year serves as a reminder that
Community Education students of all ages have a great opportunity to
learn the Asian giant’s language and culture – and have a great time
doing it.

Lucy Liao teaches Chinese and, for the first time, will be teaching a
Chinese Boot Camp for youth ages 12 to 17 this summer.

“Lucy’s class is a lot of fun because she arranges field trips for students
that expose them not just to the language but also the culture,” said
Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education.
“She also hosts Chinese New Year potlucks at her home where she talks
about festivals and teaches how to make dumplings, the major dish of
the holiday.”

Meanwhile, what does this new Chinese year 4712 – Year of the Horse – have
in store for us?

“The horse is generally regarded as a symbol of loyalty and endurance, but is also used to describe individuals with extraordinary, or one-of-a-kind, abilities,” Meyering said.  “Therefore the Year of the Horse can generally be regarded as a good year, where careers have great potential to take off to a greater height.”

To register for Chinese or other classes, call (310) 434-3400 or go to: