Language School Offers Spanish Cinema and Parent-Child French in October

Posted September 29, 2017

Penobscot Language School, Rockland, will offer two new courses starting in October.

Spanish Cinema is a five-week high-level intermediate/advanced course conducted in Spanish on Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. starting October 18th. Students will analyze films of Spanish cinema based on the three-act structure and will then discuss and debate films with an eye towards their narrative structure and what makes them work or not work. Potential films include : “El Sur” Victor Erice, Director, “Amantes del Circulo Polar” Julio Medem, Director, 7:35 de la mañana” Nacho Vigalondo, Director.

Instructor, Joellenne Silver, was born and raised in the Caribbean on the island of Puerto Rico. She later moved to Spain where she earned a master’s degree in Film Direction. She has taught film and photo workshops in Barcelona and worked at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport.

Parent-child French Language is a four-week class for children ages 2-6 and their parents held Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. starting October 14th. Participants will enjoy a variety of fun, hands-on activities, methods including cooking in the school’s safe, state-of-the-art kitchen, French song and dance in our spacious classroom, crafts, and film All activities are intended to introduce children to French language and culture.

Instructor, Owen Page, is originally from Normandy, France and moved to the Washington D.C. area at the age of twelve where he attended a French school. He then attended McGill University in Montreal where he served as a teaching assistant and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Owen is currently at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland and looks forward to teaching the language of his native country.

For more information including cost, visit Foreign Languages at, email or call the school at 594-1084.