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OFFICE: Building M (Nassau Hall), Room 300, 516.572.7414

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Vladimir Konovaliouk,

FACULTY: Prof. S. Albanese, Dr. C. Arias, Prof. P. Desroches, Dr. R. Feit, Dr. V. Konovaliouk, Dr. M. Mann, Dr. S. Trica-Flores

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: Dr. V. Konovaliouk (Non-Classroom Instructional), Coordinator of Foreign Language Learning Center

COURSES OFFERED: Arabic (ARA), Chinese (CHI), French (FRE), German (GER), Hebrew (HEB), Italian (ITA), Japanese (JPN), Latin (LAT), Portuguese (POR), Russian (RUS), Spanish (SPA)

Language Center: A well-equipped language laboratory supplements the instructional program

Placement Advisory:
Recommendations for foreign language courses are based on the student’s:

  • background
  • prior formal training (school, language courses, college, university)
  • life experience related to the target language of study

To ensure that the appropriate level of foreign language is recommended to a student, please follow the placement guidelines described in the current NCC catalog and in the “Department of Foreing Languages Advisement Guidelines” available at the departmental web site.

In one semester (including Summer Sessions I and II), a student may enroll in any of the following courses BUT NOT for TWO courses in the SAME LANGUAGE and LEVEL (100-level, 200-level). All 100-level courses (except “Medical” SPA 151, SPA 152) and SPA 201 and SPA 202 are sequential, i.e. they must be taken in direct order.  Contact our main office (Nassau Hall, 3rd floor; tel. 516.572.7414) if during the registration you receive a “pre-requisite error” that requires an override.

You should enroll into NCC foreign language course #: If your background within the last 2 years is:
101* Beginning NON-NATIVE student or 1-2 years high school study or equivalent Acceptable if a student has not studied the same language for three or more years prior to enrolling in the language at NCC
Not intended for NATIVE speakers w/ formal training in the target language
102 2-3 years high school or equivalent; for NON-NATIVE speakers only
201-202 3-4 years high school or equivalent
205 & 206 ONLY for students with Bilingual background (Heritage Learners). Note: 205 and 206 courses are non-sequential; 205/206 may be taken instead of 201/202 (which ARE sequential)
261--262 4 or more years in high school or successful completion of 200-level, or foreign language instructor’s permission
271, 272, 273, 274 (Literature in Spanish, NOT in translation) 4+ years in middle school/high school, or successful completion of another 200- or 300-level course, or native speakers with strong background in Spanish, or instructor’s permission