Languages

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE - BASICS          FEE: $115

Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg.  Feb. 28) (no class 4/11)   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: $115

Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. (9 sess. beg.  Feb. 28)(no class 4/11)    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

                       

English as a Second Language I

FOR BEGINNER STUDENTS             FEE: $99

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

(10 sess. beg.  Feb. 27)(no class 4/10)

This class is for absolute beginners learning one of the world’s most well known languages. Lessons include an introduction to the basics of grammar, writing, speaking, and pronunciation. These skills will be reinforced through weekly, guided conversations. Additionally, we will use fun games and comical videos/films in order to strengthen listening comprehension as well as the basics of grammar, writing, speaking, and pronunciation mentioned above. Instructor: NICK LATRENTA

 

ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE II

FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS       FEE : $99       

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

(10 sess. beg. Feb. 27)(no class 4/10)

This class is for intermediate students who want to get to know the English language on a deeper level. Lessons include introduction to and practice of intermediate level grammar, writing, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in weekly conversations in order to reinforce acquired skills. Additionally, these skills will be reinforced through reading and discussing articles on current topics. We will also use fun games and comical videos/films in order to strengthen listening comprehension as well as the fundamentals of grammar, writing, speaking, and pronunciation mentioned above. Instructor: NICK LATRENTA

 

FRENCH-BEGINNERS       FEE: $135 (Includes text)

Monday 7:30-9:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg.  Feb. 27)(no class 4/10)     Midland Park H.S.

This course is an intensive introduction to one of the world’s most desirable languages.  Together we will explore the trappings 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 a myriad of basic idioms which are necessary to communication and a deeper understanding of cultural norms. Instructor: AMANDA ROSE ANTONUCCI

 

FRENCH –BEG. CONT’D   FEE: $115 (plus $25 for text if needed)

Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg.  Feb. 27)(no class 4/10)    Midland Park H.S.

Continue to delve more deeply into one of the world’s most desirable languages. In this 9 week session we will continue to explore more complex grammatical structures. We will also be reading a number of texts in order to acquire a better understanding of how French is utilized both colloquially and in more literary contexts. This will also give us the opportunity to explore idiomatic language. This course is for those who have completed French –Beg. Fall session or all those who feel they have an appropriate level of skills based on the description. Instructor: AMANDA ROSE ANTONUCCI

 

ITALIAN – BEGINNER      FEE: $135 (includes text)

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

(9 sess. beg.  Mar. 1)(no class 4/12) 

Speak the language of Dante! This course is an intensive introduction to one of the world’s most desirable and romantic languages. Together we will explore the trappings 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 a myriad of basic idioms which are necessary to communication and a deeper understanding of cultural norms. Instructor: AMANDA ROSE ANTONUCCI

 

ITALIAN ADVANCED                                 FEE: $115

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

(9 sess. beg.  Mar. 1)(no class  4/12)

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: AMANDA ROSE ANTONUCCI

 

SPANISH I - BASIC FEE: $93 (SR CIT $88)

Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 28)         Eric Smith School,      (no class 3/14, 3/21 & 4/11)    Ramsey

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

In this 8-week 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: Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP by Barbara Bregstein ISBN- 978007145338. Available at Barnes & Noble (call 1st), approximate cost $14.00. Instructor: DIANNE BONO

 

SPANISH II –INTERMEDIATE    FEE: $93 (SR CIT $88)

Tuesday, 8-9 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Feb. 28)         Eric Smith School,

(no class 3/14, 3/21 & 4/11)    Ramsey

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

This course will ease beginners in the language into a slightly more advanced, conversational style by building off the basics learned in Spanish I. Required text: Spanish ALL-IN-ONE for Dummies by Cecei Kraynak and Susana Wald ISBN- 9780470462447. Available at Barnes & Noble (call 1st), approximate cost $34.99.  Instructor: DIANNE BONO

 



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