Languages

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – BASICS           FEE:  $120

Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Feb. 26) (no class 4/16)    Midland Park H.S.

No voices will be used in class, as students learn a basic introduction to ASL and the communications of deaf culture. Visual-gestual activities include finger spelling, basic word vocabulary and sentence structure, use of body language and facial expression, and the describing of objects and location. This course is designed to meet the needs of family, employers, educators, human services providers and health professionals who use sign as a part of their daily and/or occupational responsibilities. Class limit 15. Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – INTERMEDIATE       FEE: $120

Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Feb. 26)(no class 4/16)    Midland Park H.S.

Continues basic language and culture study. Offers the opportunity to build receptive and expressive ASL vocabulary in a non-voice setting with group practice. Topics include the use of signing space and further use of non-manual components, including facial expression and body postures. Prerequisite: American Sign Language – Basics (or equivalent knowledge). Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

FRENCH – BEGINNER       FEE: $120

Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m          Midland Park H.S.

(9 sess. beg.  Feb. 27)(no class  4/17) 

This course is an introduction to one of the world’s most desirable languages.  Together we will explore the core components and fundamentals of the language such as: basic grammar, vocabulary, listening-comprehension, pronunciation and speaking ability. After having completed the course, students will be comfortable utilizing basic skills for travel purposes.  We will explore various topics such as numbers/telling time, weather, shopping, hotel and airport travel, as well as discussing common grammar and pronunciation pitfalls of the language. Text required “15 Minute French” with audio CD’s by DK Publishing available on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Instructor: BARBARA SHANLEY

 

GERMAN – BEGINNER      FEE: $120

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg.  Feb. 26)  Midland Park H.S.

(no class  4/16)

This very important language is used by many engineers, researchers, chemists and manufacturers of automobiles. German Language instructions are vital to the global economy and the world. How to conduct business and travel in Germany and Switzerland are more in demand than ever before. This class addresses basic grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening comprehension, and using simple idioms. Students will be able to compose a simple letter/ postcard. Class materials will be provided by Instructor.   Instructor:  BETTINA MASON, PhD

 

ITALIAN – BEGINNER       FEE: $120

Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m.                    Midland Park H.S.

(9 sess. beg. Feb. 27)(no class 4/16) 

This course will introduce you to the beginner grammatical features of this rich, romantic, and beautiful language.  Basic vocabulary building, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking ability will be the focus of this class.  At the end of this course you will learn the skills necessary for basic daily communication and simple interactions while traveling in Italy.   Students must purchase required text:  “Italian Made Simple”, ISBN #978-0-7679-1539-7 (available at Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble). Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE          FEE $120

Wednesday,  6:00-7:30 p.m.   Midland Park H.S.

(9 sess. beg.  Feb. 27 )(no class 4/17) 

Ti piace parlare Italiano?  This is an intermediate class for the student who has taken Italian I or has some knowledge of the Italian language. Extensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, verbal fluency and idioms will be the focus of this class.  Some history on culture and traditions will be introduced as well. Students will be using the text: “Italian Now.”(Available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble). Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

Italian -  ADVANCED                                               FEE: $120

Thursday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.       Midland Park H.S.

(9 sess. beg. Feb. 28) (no class 4/18)

This course will focus on more advanced structures of the Italian language. We will work heavily both on understanding the grammatical structures and using them in appropriate contexts. We will also explore some literary treasures as well as some fun works!  In this course we will be working both from ”Italian Now” and extraneous materials which will be provided. This course is for those who have completed Italian Intermediate or Italian Advanced classes. Also, anyone who feels they have the appropriate skills based on the description is free to join us!  Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

SPANISH I     FEE: $115 (SR CIT $109)

Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m.         Eric Smith School, Ramsey

(8 sess. beg. Feb. 26)(No class 4/16) 

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

In this beginner class you will be quickly introduced to communicating in Spanish, moving along from greetings and basics to Spanish for use in practical situations, such as dining out, shopping and travel. Technology will be incorporated to enhance learning language and culture, including websites for classroom use as well as at-home references for use in continuing independently at the conclusion of the session. Required text:  Kershul’s Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day, ISBN978-1-931873-11-6, Bilingual Books. Available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Instructor: DIANNE BONO, PhD

 

SPANISH II    FEE: $115 (SR CIT $109)

Tuesday, 7:45-9:00 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 26)          Eric Smith School, Ramsey

(no class 4/16)

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through M.P.C.E.

This course will ease the beginner student of the language into a slightly more advanced, conversational style by building off the basics learned in Spanish I. Prerequisite: Spanish I Basics. Required text:  Bregstein’s Easy Spanish Step-by-Step, ISBN 978-0-07-146338-6, McGraw Hill. Available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Instructor: DIANNE BONO, PhD



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