Continuing Education


Italian Conversation

Nina Brilli, instructor

If plans for sunny Italy are in your future and you want to do as the Romans, or just want to better understand this beautiful language, these sessions are for you! This is a basic, practical course in conversational Italian. 6 SESSIONS

Tues & Thurs, Sep 9-Sept 25, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XLANG 002 W

Stress-Free Spanish For Beginners

Frank Prignoli, Brookdale language instructor

Habla español and learn simple conversational phrases. Practice in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere designed to encourage conversation en español. Beinvenidos a todos! 8 SESSIONS

Wed, Sept 10-Oct 29, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $149, XLANG 006 W

Sign Language I

Louis D’Amico, instructor

This introductory course is designed for parents, workers in social service agencies, teachers, and those who wish to know more about American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf culture. Learn to sign ASL signs in English word order and ASL phrases through sign-vocabulary building activities. Recommended textbook: Signing – How To Speak With Your Hands, a start-up dictionary. 8 SESSIONS

Thurs, Sept 18-Nov 6, 7:30-9:30 pm
Fee and Code: $149, XLANG 003 W

NEW! Intro To Japanese

Yoshiko Hurley, Brookdale adjunct professor

Designed for those with little or no experience with the Japanese language. Focus will be on learning pronunciation, acquiring basic vocabulary, and learning simple expressions for daily life. 6 SESSIONS

Tues, Sept 30-Nov 4, 6-8 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XLANG 025 W

French Conversation

Lisa Zermane, adjunct professor

This course features basic practice in comprehension and production of the spoken language. Emphasis is placed on oral communication with an introduction of basic grammatical concepts and the development of reading and vocabulary skills. Cultural topics will be discussed. Bienvenue!  6 SESSIONS

Mon & Wed, Oct 27-Nov 12, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XLANG 001 W

Stress-Free Spanish Part II

Patricia Tierney, instructor

Using a fun, conversational approach, continue to develop your speaking, reading, and writing skills through short stories and dialogues. Experience stress-free classroom discussion and interaction using your mastered vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic phrases. No class Nov 29. íVamanos! 6 SESSIONS

Sat, Nov 1-Dec 13, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $129, XLANG 022 W