At PRIOR, our ideals of global connectivity and curiosity mean going beyond traveling together to far-flung places. We’re constantly thinking of ways to unlock the world and other cultures from wherever we are, a goal for which communication is key. Tune in to our first-ever series of language lessons held by experts and expats from Italy, China, and Lebanon. The classes will begin on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 on Instagram’s IGTV @PRIOR and are currently open for public viewing. In the future, PRIOR members will have access to these both in person in our NY HQ and online in an ongoing lesson series.
Tuesdays from April 21 - May 19:
Italian with Giada Paoloni, travel and food photographer originally from outside Venice, Italy
Wednesdays from April 22 - May 20:
Introduction to Mandarin with Chloe Lu, Shanghai native and auction house alumna
Thursdays from April 23 - May 21:
Arabic with Georges Chahwan, language teacher and member of the Global Language Project, originally from Lebanon
CALENDAR OF CLASSES
Week 1: Say Hello
Meet your instructors and learn to greet others, too: Say hello, ciao, marhaba, & nǐ hǎo as our teachers introduce themselves, the language, and some introductory basics.
Tuesday April 21st @ 6:00 p.m EST
Wednesday April 22nd @ 6:00 p.m EST
Thursday April 23rd @ 6:00 p.m EST
Week 2: Menus and Markets
From navigating authentic restaurants to bargaining with street vendors, learn how to navigate the menus and markets that make a trip memorable.
Tuesday April 28th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Wednesday April 29th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Thursday April 30th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Week 3: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Navigate with confidence: Master etiquette and intel on using local transportation, asking for directions, and speaking to drivers and conductors.
Tuesday May 5th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Wednesday May 6th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Thursday May 7th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Week 4: Key Phrases
Learn entertaining idioms and useful phrases to break through in local conversation.
Tuesday May 12th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Wednesday May 13th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Thursday May 14th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Week 5: Dos and Donts
Not everything translates. Get to know some common language pitfalls and ways to put your best foot forward.
Tuesday May 19th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Wednesday May 20th @ 6:00 p.m EST
Thursday May 21st @ 6:00 p.m EST
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