Languages

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – BASICS                                                            FEE:  $130

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 20)                                                 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- gestural 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 signs as a part of their daily and/or occupational responsibilities. Class limit 10.  Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – INTERMEDIATE                                            FEE: $130

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 20))                                                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). Class limit 10.  Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - Level I                                                    FEE: $100 (Sr. Cit. $94)

Wednesday 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 21) (no class 10/5)                   Eric Smith School, Rm 116, Ramsey

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

Spanish conversation is a course designed to build and improve your communicative abilities in Spanish.  This course would also provide exposure to the other language skills reading, listening, writing and socio-cultural competence which are a must to developing speaking fluency.  Teacher will provide all the necessary materials.    Bring Your Own Device, a tablet or a laptop. Instructor:  PATRICIA SULARZ

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - Level II                                                  FEE: $100 (Sr. Cit. $94)

Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 21) (no class 10/5)      Eric Smith School, Rm 116, Ramsey

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

A course of intermediate difficulty in which you will be exposed to a variety of topics and be able to understand.  Classes will specialize in extensive speaking practice.  Students will frequently deliver short presentations and will participate in group conversations on a variety of topics each week.    Teacher will provide all the necessary materials.  Bring Your Own Device, a tablet or a laptop.  Instructor:  PATRICIA SULARZ

 

FRENCH I –BASIC                                                                                         FEE: $145(Sr. Cit. $138)

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 21) (no class 10/5)        Dater School, Ramsey

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

Parlez-vous français? 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FRENCH II-INTERMEDIATE                                                                      FEE:   $145 (Sr. Cit. $138)

Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (12 sess. beg.  Sept. 22)                                        Dater School, Ramsey          

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

For returning and new students who have a basic knowledge of French.  We will learn second and third group verbs, irregular verbs, and continue to focus on building vocabulary and strengthening conversational skills. French history, culture and traditions will be discussed.  Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester – Class will start on Lesson 5.     Instructor:  HENRI-PIERRE CORBACHO

 

 

 

ITALIAN – BEGINNER                                                                                            FEE: $130

Wednesday, 6:00-p.m.-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 21)(no class 10/5)                     Midland Park H.S.     

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 or Barnes & Noble).  Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

 

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE                                                                                   FEE $130

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  (9 sess. beg.  Sept. 21) (no class 10/5)                  Midland Park H.S.

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: $130

Thursday, 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 22) (no class 11/10 & 11/24)                    Midland Park H.S.

This course will focus on more advanced structures of the Italian language and their use in appropriate contexts. We will also continue to explore more idioms, together with the pronominal verbs. In this course we will be working from the textbook “Italian Made Simple” and from additional material which will be provided by the instructor. 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 and welcome to join us! Instructor: GIOVANNI PILOSIO

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