Spanish Introductory Intensive 2

This accelerated course is the continuation of Introductory Intensive and completes the study of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Students extend their knowledge of essential grammar, learning how to express opinions (past and present subjunctive), and make conjectures (conditional and future). They continue learning about Spanish and Latin American cultures while developing communication skills. Prerequisite: Spanish Introductory Intensive 1 or the equivalent.
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Spanish Introductory Intensive 1

This is an accelerated course for beginners with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They acquire a wide range of elementary communicative competencies such as using the present, past, and future tenses; expressing likes and dislikes; describing things; and asking questions. They practice conversing and writing about themselves and others, school and leisure activities, time, weather, and ...
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Spanish Level 2

This is the second course of a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students continue using the basic grammatical structures learned in Level 1 and learn new ones, such as past tenses, pronouns, reflexive constructions, and demonstratives. They practice by conversing and writing about topics such as food, daily routines, shopping, seasons, and travel. They continue learning about Spanish and Latin America...
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Spanish Level 1

This is the first course of a four-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students acquire elementary grammar (present and future tenses), learn to ask questions, and practice by conversing and writing about family members, school and leisure activities, likes and dislikes, time, and weather. They learn about Spanish and Latin American culture while building their communicative skills.
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American Sign Language 3


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American Sign Language as Art Form

Theater, concerts, festivals, and Broadway have opened their stages to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The interpretation of music and lyrics in ASL is an art form that requires special awareness and training. This class focuses on the difference between "conversational" ASL and ASL techniques used to express lyrics set to rhyme and music. The course includes a history and discussion of deaf performers in theater, movies, and television. Some knowledge of ASL is desirable, but this ...
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American Sign Language: Level 1

This is a beginner's course in the system of American Sign Language (ASL), a form of communication used by thousands of deaf Americans and Canadians. ASL is an expressive, versatile, full-fledged language and not a hodgepodge of charades and hand movements. It has its own grammar, poetry, and puns. Students learn the techniques essential to basic ASL conversations, including finger spelling and facial expressions, through demonstrations and class activities, including interactive exercises and...
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Introduction to Sign Language

The totally visual language of deaf people is now the third most commonly used language in the United States. This course introduces the culture and communication methods of the contemporary deaf community, focusing on the experience of navigating social interactions using signs, gestures, and visual cues. Topics explored and practiced include the psychology of deafness, finger spelling, the art of interpreting, and the silent speech of body language. At the end of the course, each student com...
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Russian on the Go: Level 1


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Russian Level 2

Designed for students with elementary knowledge of Russian, this course reviews simple elements of grammar (present, past, and future tenses) and introduces new grammatical and syntactical elements. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Russian culture in a classroom setting that emphasizes communication skills. Prerequisite: Russian Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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Port. for Spanish Speakers

This is a beginner's Portuguese course for students with a strong Spanish language background and little or no knowledge of Portuguese. They learn to use their knowledge of Spanish to gain competency and confidence in speaking Portuguese. They learn to minimize the confusions that can result from the similarities of the languages. The emphasis is on eliminating Spanish phonetics, vocabulary, and sentence structure from their Portuguese speech. After completing this course, students can take Po...
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Portuguese Introductory Intensive

This is an accelerated course for highly motivated beginners who wish to progress rapidly in learning Brazilian Portuguese. Students acquire basic speaking, reading, and writing skills while learning about Brazilian culture. Emphasis is on developing communication skills. (0 or 4 credits)
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Brazilian Portuguese Level 2

This course, designed for students with elementary knowledge of Portuguese, begins with a review of simple grammar (present, past, and future tenses) and then introduces more complex grammatical and syntactical elements. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Brazilian culture in a setting that emphasizes communication skills. Prerequisite: Portuguese Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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Latin: Empire and Decay

The strong parallels between Rome and America make the collapse of the Roman Republic into Empire of particular relevance. This period of chaos and its aftermath formed the greatest poets, historians, and satirists of Latin literature: Cicero, Livy, Horace, Ovid and Petronius . This course, intended for both beginning and advanced Latin students, will move through this period power and political decay with the goal of acquiring as much Latin as quickly, painlessly, and enjoyably as possible.
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Korean on the Go: Level 2

Before traveling to Korea, stop at The New School for an immersion in the Korean language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Korean. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Korean; Level 4 is an advanced course. Each worksh...
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Korean on the Go: Level 1

Before traveling to Korea, stop at The New School for an immersion in the Korean language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Korean. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Korean; Level 4 is an advanced course. Each worksh...
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Korean Level 2

Fundamental skills in speaking Korean are reinforced. Reading and writing of Korean characters receives added attention as students' speaking abilities develop. Korean Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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Korean Level 1

A beginning course in the national language of Korea. Emphasis is on learning to speak Korean. Reading and writing of Korean characters is introduced. All communication skills are taught in a cultural context.
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Japanese Intro Intensive 2


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Japanese Level 1

A first course in Japanese for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Students acquire basic speaking skills and are introduced to reading and writing hiragana and katakana while learning about Japanese culture. Class activities include interactive exercises and role-playing. Principles of grammar and syntax are introduced as students become more comfortable with the spoken language.
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Assaggi di Cultura Italiana 2


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Italian Level 3

This is the last part of a three-course sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the Italian language through speaking, listening, reading and writing. In Level 3, students complete the study of essential grammar by learning more complex structures (subjunctive, historical past tense, expressing hypothetical situations and obligation). While enhancing their communicative skills, students acquire knowledge of the history of the Italian language and the geography of Italy and learn more abou...
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Italian on the Go: Level 1

Before traveling to Italy, stop at The New School for an immersion in the Italian language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in Italian. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge of Italian; Level 4 is an advanced course. Each wor...
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Italian Introductory Intensive

This is an accelerated course for beginners with little or no knowledge of Italian. Students learn the fundamentals of the Italian language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They acquire elementary grammar (present and past and future tenses of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, giving commands, using pronouns). They practice by conversing and writing about living spaces, stores, restaurants, sports, and movies, learning about Italian culture while building commun...
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Italian Level 2

This is the second course of a three-term sequence that introduces students to the fundamentals of the Italian language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students acquire elementary grammar (present and past tense of regular and irregular verbs) and practice by conversing and writing about themselves, friends, family, hobbies, and university and professional life. They learn about Italian culture while building their communicative skills.
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Italian Level 1

This is the first course of a three-term sequence that introduces students to the fundamentals of the Italian language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students acquire elementary grammar skills (present and past tenses of regular and irregular verbs) and practice by conversing and writing about themselves, friends, family, hobbies, and university and professional life. They learn about Italian culture while building their communicative skills.
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German Conversation

Students who have mastered the fundamentals of German vocabulary and grammar develop their conversational skills in this class by reading and discussing short texts and viewing and discussing movies. The emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and using more complex sentence structures. This class is conducted entirely in German. Prerequisite: German Level 3, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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German Intermediate Intensive

This is a sequel to the accelerated introductory course. Familiarity with basic grammatical structures is assumed. Students read cultural texts and acquire the knowledge to meet most practical writing needs (brief descriptive paragraphs, simple letters, summaries of day-to-day activities). Special attention is given to improving students' ability to understand spoken German and to hold sustained conversations. Prerequisite: German Introductory Intensive, German Level 2, the equivalent, or perm...
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German Level 2

Designed for students with elementary knowledge of German, this course reviews simple grammar and introduces more complex grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of German culture in a context that emphasizes communication skills. Prerequisite: German Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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German Level 1

A first course in German for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Students learn basic speaking, reading, and writing skills while discovering aspects of German culture. Class activities include interactive exercises and role-playing. Principles of grammar and syntax are introduced as students become more comfortable with the spoken language.
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Eau là là: Perfume & Culture

In this course, students will explore perfume and French culture from sociological, economic, historical, literary and olfactory perspectives, with particular emphasis on how France came to dominate the luxury fragrance market and influence global tastes. We will learn about the history of perfume and discuss issues concerning consumer behavior, market trends, tradition and memory. Using an “olfactory textbook” composed of small samples of legendary French perfumes, students will also lear...
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Rendez-Vous en Francais

This course focuses on the dynamics of everyday speech, formal and informal. Students practice listening and speaking through structured dialogues, oral presentations, and topical conversations. The course materials include various media (newspapers, magazines, movies, etc.) selected to build vocabulary and encourage students to speak spontaneously on a variety of topics. Prerequisite: French Level 5 or the equivalent or permission of the instructor. This course is conducted entirely in French.
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Grammaire/Composition II

This one-credit workshop offers a comprehensive French grammar review for students who have completed two or more years of college-level French or the equivalent. It helps students improve their grammar and perfect their writing and reading skills, especially as a preparation for taking advanced literature or civilization courses, or studying in a francophone country. Stress is on grammatical accuracy, clarity, and the appropriate use of idioms and syntax. Offered online.
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French Level 5

This course is the second course of the Intermediate-level French sequence. Continued review and reinforcement of complex grammatical structures of the language are combined with the study of cultural readings, shorts films and online materials. Students refine their writing and verbal skills through brief compositions, class presentations, and sustained conversation in French. Prerequisite: French Level 4, Intermediate 1, or the equivalent.
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Grammaire/Composition I

This one-credit workshop offers a comprehensive French grammar review for students who have completed one or two years of French, or the equivalent. It meant for those who have already acquired a foundation in French, but who need to review and expand upon what they already know. It offers a thorough review of the basic points of French grammar accompanied by contextualized activities that review of principles of French grammar, vocabulary, and idioms. Offered online.
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French Level 4

Students begin intermediate-level study of French. Review and reinforcement of some of the more complex grammatical structures of the language is combined with cultural readings and viewings of short films and online materials. Students refine their writing and verbal skills through brief compositions, class presentations, and sustained classroom conversation in French. Prerequisite: French Level 3, French Introductory Intensive 2, or the equivalent.
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French Level 3

This is the last part of a three-course elementary sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the French language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students conclude their study of elementary grammar (the conditional mood, reflexive verbs, and relative pronouns) and practice by communicating about shopping, food, daily life, health, technology, and ecology. While enhancing their communicative skills, students continue to learn about France and the Francophone world. Prerequi...
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French on the Go: Level 4

Before traveling to France or another country where French is commonly spoken, stop at The New School for an immersion in the French language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in French. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge o...
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French on the Go: Level 3

Before traveling to France or another country where French is commonly spoken, stop at The New School for an immersion in the French language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in French. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge o...
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French on the Go: Level 2

Before traveling to France or another country where French is commonly spoken, stop at The New School for an immersion in the French language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in French. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge o...
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French on the Go: Level 1

Before traveling to France or another country where French is commonly spoken, stop at The New School for an immersion in the French language. Master common situations such as asking for directions, handling currency, ordering in restaurants, and shopping. Make rapid progress learning to converse in French. Level 1 is for complete beginners; Level 2 is for students familiar with basic elements of the language; Level 3 is an intermediate-level course for students with a good working knowledge o...
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French Reading: Arts & Hum


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French Introductory Intensive 2

This accelerated course is a continuation of Introductory Intensive and concludes the study of the fundamentals of the French language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students continue the study of elementary grammar (present and past tenses, expressing negation, asking questions, and using pronouns). They practice by conversing and writing about shopping, food, daily life, health, technology, and ecology. While enhancing their communicative skills, students continue to lear...
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French Introductory Intensive 1

This is an accelerated course for beginners with little or no knowledge of French. Students learn the fundamentals of the French language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They acquire elementary grammar skills (present and past tenses, pronouns), learn how to express negation and ask questions, and practice by conversing and writing about university life, friends and family, hobbies and leisure, celebrations, holidays, and travel. They learn about France and the Francophone w...
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French Level 2

This is the second course of a three-term sequence that introduces students to the fundamentals of the French language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They continue to study elementary grammar (irregular present tenses, past tense, pronouns) and practice by conversing and writing about leisure, celebrations, holidays, and travel. They continue to learn about French and Francophone cultures.
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French Level 1

This is the first course of a three-term sequence that introduces the fundamentals of the French language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students acquire elementary grammar (present tense), learn to express negation and ask questions, and practice by conversing and writing about university life, hobbies, friends, and family. They learn about France and the Francophone world while building their communicative skills.
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Chinese Level 4

This course centers on developing communicative competence and a deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to 1) listen and speak using intermediate-level grammar and vocabulary in context; 2) read and write longer paragraphs and essays in Chinese characters; 3) understand important aspects of Chinese culture, lifestyles, and sociocultural conventions. Prerequisite: Chinese Level 3 or the equivalent or permission of the instruc...
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Business Chinese Level 1


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Chinese Introductory Intensive

This is an accelerated course for beginners with no or little knowledge of Chinese. Students learn the fundamentals of the Chinese language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, including tones, elementary Chinese characters (writing), vocabulary, and grammatical functions such as affirmative and negative, asking questions, and expressing past and future. The course follows a whole language approach, so students are also introduced to aspects of Chinese culture and topics of eve...
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Chinese Level 2

This course is for students with elementary knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students expand their vocabulary and learn new sentence patterns in the context of practical communication. Reading and writing of Chinese characters receives increased attention as students develop their listening and speaking abilities throughout the semester. Prerequisite: Chinese Level 1, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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