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    Learn a Language with PRIOR

    Follow our first-ever online lessons in Italian, Mandarin, and Arabic

    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.

    ITALIAN
    Tuesday April 21st @ 6:00 p.m EST

    MANDARIN
    Wednesday April 22nd @ 6:00 p.m EST

    ARABIC
    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.

    ITALIAN
    Tuesday April 28th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    MANDARIN
    Wednesday April 29th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    ARABIC
    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.

    ITALIAN
    Tuesday May 5th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    MANDARIN
    Wednesday May 6th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    ARABIC
    Thursday May 7th @ 6:00 p.m EST




    Week 4: Key Phrases

    Learn entertaining idioms and useful phrases to break through in local conversation.

    ITALIAN
    Tuesday May 12th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    MANDARIN
    Wednesday May 13th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    ARABIC
    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.

    ITALIAN
    Tuesday May 19th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    MANDARIN
    Wednesday May 20th @ 6:00 p.m EST

    ARABIC
    Thursday May 21st @ 6:00 p.m EST

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