Languages

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – BASICS FEE:  $125

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 21) 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 sign as a part of their daily and/or occupational responsibilities. Class limit 10.  Instructor: BELLE HSU

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – INTERMEDIATE FEE: $125

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.--9:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 21) 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

 

FRENCH I –BASIC FEE: $135 (Sr. Cit. $128)

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 22)no class 11/24 Dater School (Rm 225), Ramsey

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

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

 

FRENCH II-INTERMEDIATE FEE: $135 (Sr. Cit. $128)

Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 23) no class 11/4 & 11/25 Dater School (Rm 225) 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.  Bring to class:  A tablet to access the internet.  

Instructor:  HENRI-PIERRE CORBACHO

 

GERMAN – BEGINNER FEE: $125

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg.   Sept. 21) Midland Park H.S.

If you want to practice communicating in German, this class is for you. We will address everyday phrases, basic grammar, listening comprehension, traveling, family, shopping and food. You will be able to compose a simple letter or postcard.  Students must purchase required text “DK Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book German (ISBN #978-1-4654-6268-8) available at Amazon.com.  Instructor: BETTINA MASON, PhD

 

ITALIAN – BEGINNER FEE: $125

Thursday, 6:00-p.m.-7:30 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 23) Midland Park H.S.

(no class 11/4 & 11/25)

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 $125

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  (9 sess. beg.  Sept. 23) Midland Park H.S.

(no class 11/4 & 11/25)

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: $125

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (9 sess. beg. Sept. 22) 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 text book “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

 

JAPANESE I - Basic (R) FEE: 90 (Sr. Cit. $85)

Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (10 sess. Sept. 23) Online/Virtual

No class 11/4, 11/25

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

 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - Level I FEE: $90 (Sr. Cit. $85)

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 21) Eric Smith School, Rm 116, Ramsey

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School.  Register through MPCE.

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: $90 (Sr. Cit. $85)

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (10 sess. beg. Sept. 2 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


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