Languages

french class

arabic class

french class

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American Sign Language (6 weeks)

Instructor: Annmarie Mead

  • Saturdays, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, January 27 - March 3
  • Fee: $71 NU/$81 Public

American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the United States today, and it is the native language of the Deaf in America. The American Deaf work, play, and go to school in a variety of settings in which they have no communication with their fellow workers, or supervisors. This class will provide a hands-on learning environment that will allow the students to learn vocabulary, to produce the signs accurately, to use the signs in appropriate contexts, to understand the signs of others, and to understand the culture of the adult who is deaf. This course enables the student to acquire basic conversational sign language skills, discusses deaf awareness and the different systems of signed communication.

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Beginning Arabic Part 1 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Leila Tayeb

  • Mondays, 5:00-6:30PM, January 22 - February 26
  • Fee: $71 NU/$81 Public

This course serves as an introduction to written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic. Students will develop basic skills through games, exercises, and conversation. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify, write, and pronounce Arabic letters; be comfortable with simple greetings; be able to express themselves through basic questions and statements; and have gained vocabulary like colors, animals, and food.

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Beginning Arabic Part 2 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Leila Tayeb

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:00PM, January 22 - February 26
  • Fee: $71 NU/$81 Public

In this second part of a basic introduction to written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic, students will develop basic skills through games, exercises, and conversation. By the end of the six-week term, students will have strengthened their skills in identifying, writing, and pronouncing Arabic letters; be comfortable with simple greetings,; be able to express themselves through basic questions and statements;a dn be able to tell simple stories about their lives. Students who have taken Part 1 of the course and students with a basic background in Arabic (script) are both welcome. 

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Cherokee Language Learners (6 weeks)

Instructor: Patrick Rochford-Del Percio

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:00PM, January 22 - February 26
  • Fee: $21 NU/$31 Public

This class will serve to facilitate students in learning the fundamental basics of the Cherokee language. Various topics that will be discussed include: conversation, grammar, sentence formation and verb conjugation. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

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English as a Second Language: Beginner/Pre-Intermediate (6 weeks)

Instructor: Irene Sakk

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM, January 24 - February 28
  • Fee: $71 NU/$81 Public

This course will continue provide English language instruction and conversational practice for intermediate English adults. Students will become more familiar with grammar structures and vocabulary of the English language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course will also focus on the cultural component of English language learning.

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Introduction to French (6 weeks)

Instructor: Sean Curtin

  • Mondays, 7:00-8:00PM, January 22 - February 26
  • Fee: $71 NU/$81 Public

In this course, we will take a virtual trip though the French-speaking world. We will start with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of French followed by specific topics ranging from getting a ticket for the metro to ordering food in a French restaurant. Students can also suggest topics for later classes. 

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