The Foreign Language Help Center has department resources that provide the students with reinforcement and tutorial services.
M-15 Foreign Language Learning Center:
Phone: 516.572.7414 ext. 2-5111
To ensure that students are self-registered or placed in the appropriate level, the Department asks that you adhere to these guidelines enforced by the Department of Foreign Languages. Students who have taken a target language in high school NEED NOT begin with level 101 at NCC.
101 (any language)
Note: 101 courses are not intended for NATIVE/ HERITAGE/ BILINGUAL speakers (any target language)
Beginning student or 1-2 years of the target language in HS or has taken the language 3+ years prior to college
102 (any language)
2-3 years in High School
Not intended for NATIVE/ HERITAGE/ BILINGUAL speakers
Beginning Spanish for Medical Personnel
(recommended for students in the Nursing program)
(French, Italian, Spanish)
3-4 years in High School
SPA 205-206 (non-sequential)
Note: 205 and 206 can be taken instead of 201 and 202, but not in addition to 201 and 202
Native/ Heritage/ Bilingual speakers ONLY
(French, Italian, Spanish; non-sequential)
4+ years in HS, or successful completion of 201/202, or 205/206, or instructor’s permission
271, 272, 273, 274
(Literature courses in Spanish; non-sequential)
4+ years in HS, or successful completion of other 200-level course/s or instructor’s permission
Students considered by the instructor to be either under-prepared or too advanced will be expected to change to an appropriate level.
For students starting out or already enrolled in a language at NCC, the sequence is 101, 102, 201, 202. After 202 a student may choose from any of the following: 261-262 (Advanced level), 271, 272, 273, 274 (Literature in a target language).
The following specialized courses are also offered:
Students wishing to pursue study at the baccalaureate level in this subject should see departmental advisors. Contact the Department for further information.