USEK Continuing Learning Center (UCLC)

Certified Professional Development Courses


English Conversation

Monday / Wednesday 5:30-7:00 pm
Start Date: February 13, 2019
OR
Wednesday / Friday 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Start Date: February 11, 2019

(10 weeks)

Fees: $250
This course will teach you to hold a conversation in which you can voice your opinions, and clearly express yourself on various subjects through well-constructed arguments and examples taken from daily lives.

Instructor Name : Joumana Farah or Nicole Richa
French Conversation

Start date: February 11, 2019

Monday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fees: $250
This course will teach you to hold a conversation in which you can voice your opinions, and clearly express yourself on various subjects through well-constructed arguments and examples taken from daily lives.

Instructor Name : Petra Atallah or Berthe Maalouli
Syriac Language

Start date: February 11, 2019

Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fees: $150
This course will serve as an introduction to the Syriac language: its history, evolution and usage. You will learn the letters and how to create simple sentences and paragraphs in Syriac.

Instructor Name : Youssef Dergham


Mosaic

Start date: February 12, 2019

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fees: $370
This course introduces students to the different techniques used to create mosaic from a historical perspective. Students will learn mostly through practical applications, such as non-figurative geometrical composition, coloring, cutting, and laying of tesserae.

Instructor Name : Youssef Dergham
Painting

Start date: February 12, 2019

Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $300
This course teaches the basics of paper and canvas painting, and the way to choose the topic in correlation with the composition. Collage, gouache, aquarelle, pastel, acrylic and oil are the techniques experimented in this course.

Instructor Name : Maya Tohme
Arabic Calligraphy

Start date: February 15, 2019

Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees : $250
This is a beginner’s course in the art of calligraphy. It traces the history of Arabic letters and will introduce you to the use of pens and inks, the Arabic letter proportions, strokes, ornaments, and families of the Arabic calligraphic alphabets: Kufic, Roqaa, Naskh, Thuluth, and Diwani.

Instructor Name : Laudy Abou Faycal


Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

Start date: February 12, 2019

Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $200
This applied course will provide you with insight into the entrepreneurial concepts and resources needed to create your own business. The course acts as a bridge between theory and the real-life application of business principles. It starts by defining startups and SMEs and will introduce you to the ecosystem that supports and funds entrepreneurship.

Instructor Name : Ralph Khairallah
Mastering Digital Marketing

Start date: February 13, 2019

Wednesday / Thursday5:30-8:30 pm

Fees: $250
This complete course walks you step by step through the process of defining your target audience and running advanced ad campaigns. This workshop will prepare you to become a professional digital marketer. You will acquire the right skills by practicing on a wide range of simulations that will enable you to launch and execute your own digital marketing campaigns. We will train you on the latest digital marketing tools, show you how they work and how to gain insights that will help clarify your strategy.

Instructor Name : Joseph Yaccoub
Advanced Communication Skills for Business Professionals

Start date: February 11, 2019

Monday / Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fees: $150
Forget about dictionaries and grammar books. You don’t have the time for that! You want short cuts to quick, fluent and natural-sounding English. In this course we will be looking at 'target language'; key expressions, and nonverbal communication needed for common professional and business situations. This will include networking, social interaction, negotiations, conflict resolution, meetings, presentations, and body language. This is an interactive workshop-style course including fun exercises and tasks for those who already have an intermediate level of the English language.

Instructor Name : Tracey Mansell


Wine Tasting

Start date: Week of February 11, 2019

Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $300
This introductory wine course will give you a taste of the world of wine. You will discover the essentials of wine evaluation and tasting techniques through tasting a range of wines and learning how to talk wine. This course will guide you through how to choose better wine and start you on your journey of wine discovery.

Instructor Name : Youssef El Rayess
Life Skills

Start date:  February 11, 2019

Monday 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

Fees: $250
Life skills improve our personal development and increase our awareness and identity, as they help develop talents and enhance our life quality and self-confidence. Personal development enables us to achieve our full potential and enjoy a happier life and state of mind. These methods, tools and techniques will allow for initiating inner change and becoming more successful. Are you ready to invest in yourself? Do you want to take action to improve your life? Let’s do it together by building a happy, fulfilled and confident You!

Instructor Name : Paula Hayek
Scriptwriting

Start date: February 12, 2019

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $170
The course covers the most important aspects of the art and craft of screenwriting. Topics covered include, among others, idea generation techniques, the drafting process, classical screenplay structure, conflict, characterization, and dialogue .

Instructor Name : Fayad Saab
Sustainable Living

Start date: February 15, 2019

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fees : $200
This course will give you an introduction to sustainable living and the environment. Topics covered will include: the impact of waste on the environment, sustainable shopping, recycling and sorting at home, water and energy conservation among others.

Instructor Name : Samar Azzi-Achkouty
Science in the Kitchen

Start date:  February 11, 2019

Monday / Friday 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fees : $250
Since kitchens make a great laboratory, this course aims to present scientific facts that occur inside the kitchen and to discover how scientific knowledge can improve cooking and lead to a healthier behavior. In this course activities will be explored to enhance the understanding of the science behind food and cooking. It will show you how science can help to create kitchens that are eco-friendly, healthier, and sleeker.

Instructor Name : Nathalie Estephan


100 Years of History

Start date: February 13, 2019

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fees: $200
The contemporary history of Lebanon is marked by the country’s fierce struggle to maintain its territorial integrity and independence. As the first political entity established in the Middle East with its institutional roots going back to the Middle Ages, Lebanon forged its own personality under the Mutasarrifiyya regime. This was confirmed with the establishment of the Republic of Lebanon (1926) and the Independence (1943). This course highlights several key topics in order to provide a thorough understanding of the historical factors that are currently shaping and influencing events and outlooks in Lebanon and the region.

Instructor Name : Elie Elias
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
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