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Introduction to Arabic*

Learn standard Arabic. Class will combine speaking with some reading and writing. Start learning the alphabet, numbers, and basic vocabulary and most common verbs.

Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class: Arabic in 10 Minutes a Day

* May be offered in the future. Please email Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu if interested in this course. If there is enough community interest, a course may be created to accommodate prospective students.


Introduction to German

Learn the alphabet, definite and indefinite articles, personal pronouns, and the conjugation of the most frequently used verbs, as well as various aspects of German culture. Class focuses on appropriate sentence construction using increasing vocabulary and grammar, along with an emphasis on correct pronunciation.

Please purchase your textbook prior to the first class and bring it to the first class meeting. Textbook: Learn German the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd Edition, ISBN 978-0764125409. 

Instructor: Leo Rute, a native German speaker

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 8 weeks, 10/26-12/21 (no class 11/23)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $239

CRN: 482 Course Number: LANG1004 Section: RWB


Beginner Conversational Italian

Are you planning a trip to Italy, have Italian relatives that you want to converse with or perhaps you just want to learn a new language? Learn grammar, parts of speech, and focus on speaking. Lessons use real situation conversation, role play, grammar drills and listening exercises to learn the language and improve pronunciation. No textbook required.

Instructors: Jennifer Tarbox, bilingual Italian instructor

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 7 weeks, 10/25-12/6

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $189

CRN: 483 Course Number: LANG1075 Section: RWB


Beginner Conversational Spanish

Learn vocabulary, grammar and how to communicate in Spanish in this interactive class that includes lots of activities like games, conversation, reading and role playing. This class will focus on speaking the language with emphasis on pronunciation. Please purchase your textbook prior to the first class and bring it to the first class meeting. Textbook: Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd Edition, ISBN 978-0-7641-2550-8. 

Instructor: Gabriela Frentzel, a native Spanish speaker

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 8 weeks, 9/6-10/25

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $189

CRN: 605 Course Number: LANG1000 Section: RWB


Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Emphasizes the oral practice; review of basic structure; reading & writing to develop active command of the language. Designed for those whose study of Spanish has been interrupted for a significant amount of time & for those who have had a little experience with Spanish. Same text will be used from the Beginner Conversational Spanish class. Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class. Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way, 3rd Edition, ISBN 978-0-7641-2550-8.

Instructor: Gabriela Frentzel, a native Spanish speaker

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 8 weeks, 11/1-12/20

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $189

CRN: 606 Course Number: LANG1001 Section: RWA


Introduction to French

Course will combine conversation skills with some reading and writing. Start with the alphabet, numbers, pronouns, and the most frequently used verbs. Oral expression will be strongly encouraged as well as oral comprehension through listening to tapes in class.

Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class: French in 10 Minutes a Day

Instructor: Sonia Safi, experienced multi-lingual foreign language instructor

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 8 weeks, 9/19-11/14 (no class 10/10)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $189

CRN: 484 Course Number: LANG1025 Section: RWB


Intermediate French *

Students will learn how to ask questions, get directions, and work on their pronunciation. The class uses the same text from the Intro to French class. Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class: French in 10 Minutes a Day.

Instructor: Sonia Safi, experienced multi-lingual foreign language instructor

* May be offered in the future.