Languages

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – BASICS            FEE:  $120

Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 24)  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. Sept. 24)  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 – I BASICS            FEE: $90

Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.    Eric Smith School, Ramsey (Rm 116)

(10 sess. beg.  Sept. 25)(no class  10/9 & 11/27)

Parlez-vous Francais? Soon you will be one of those who can answer 'Oui!' If you want to converse on a basic level, if you wish to know more about French culture, customs and traditions or if you plan to travel to France for the first time, then this course is for you! Course content includes everyday vocabulary, grammar, cultural information and the little tips that make a trip successful. Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester, (ISBN 978-0071453875) available at Amazon.com Instructor: HENRI-PIERRE CORBACHO

 

GERMAN – BEGINNER       FEE: $120

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg.   Sept. 24)            Midland Park H.S.

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

 

JAPANESE FOR EVERYONE-LEVEL I     FEE: $90(Sr. Cit. $85)

Thursday, 7-8 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 26)   Ramsey High School(Rm 113)

(No class 11/7, 11/28)

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

This course will introduce you to basic Japanese vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation and survival Japanese. You will learn not only conversational skills but also Japanese culture and great tips for travel to Japan. Required text: GENKI, (ISBN 978-4789014403), available at Amazon.com  Instructor: NAOKO BATTAGLIA

 

ITALIAN – BEGINNER        FEE: $120

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

(9 sess. beg. Sept. 25)(no class 10/9) 

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: LEARN ITALIAN THE FAST AND FUN WAY, 4TH Edition by Marcel Danesi – ISBN #9781438074962 (available at Amazon.com or  Barnes & Noble). Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE           FEE $120

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

(9 sess. beg.  Sept. 25 )(no class 10/9) 

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 MADE SIMPLE , ISBN #978-0-7679-1539-7(Available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble). Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

Italian -  ADVANCED                                               FEE: $120

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

(9 sess. beg. Sept. 26) (no class 11/7 & 11/28)

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. Sept. 24)

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. Instructor: DIANNE BONO, PhD

 

SPANISH II     fee: $115 (SR CIT $109)

Tuesday, 7:45-9 p.m. (8 sess. beg.  Sept. 24) Eric Smith School, Ramsey

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. Instructor: DIANNE BONO, PhD

 




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