Foreign Languages

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Phone: 516.572.7414
Fax: 516.572.8173
Location: Nassau Hall - 300

Course Level H.S. Foreign Language Background

Placement Advisory

To ensure that students be placed in the appropriate level, we ask that you adhere to the Department of Foreign Languages placement guidelines. Students who have taken a foreign language in High School NEED NOT begin with 101 level at NCC. Foreign Language is SUNY GenEd requirement. NCC attribute – HUM, WESH, GNLW.

101
Note: 101 courses are not intended for NATIVE/ HERITAGE/ BILINGUAL speakers.

Beginning student or 1-2 years of the target language in high schoolor has taken the language 3+ years prior to enrolling at NCC.

102

2-3 years of the foreign language in High School, or the equivalent or instructor’s permission.

151-152
(Spanish only)

Beginning Spanish for Medical Personnel. Beginning student or 1-2 years of the foreign language in High School or taken the language 3+ years prior to enrolling at NCC

201-202

Intermediate level. 3-4 years of the foreign language in High School or the equivalent or instructor’s permission.

205-206
(Spanish only)

Only for Native/Bilingual/Heritage speakers. Note: 205 and 206 CAN be taken instead of 201 and 202, but not in addition to 201 and 202. Courses are non-sequential.

261-262

4+ years of a foreign language in High School, or the equivalent , or successful completion of 201/202, or 205/206, or instructor’s permission. Courses are non-sequential.

 271, 272, 273, 274
(Spanish only)

4+ years in High School, or the equivalent, or successful completion of 201/202, or 205/206, or 261/262 or instructor’s permission. Courses are non-sequential.

ADVISEMENT GUIDELINES with self-assessment examples in French, Italian, & Spanish

 

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:

FRE 225 (French for Business)
ITA 225 (Italian for Business)
SPA 110 (Spanish for Hotel Personnel)
SPA 121 (Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel)
SPA 151-152 (Beginning Practical Spanish for Medical Personnel)
SPA 205-206 (Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I-II) 
SPA 225 (Spanish for Business)
SPA 251-252 (Practical Spanish for Medical Personnel)

Students wishing to pursue study at the baccalaureate level in this subject should see departmental advisors. Contact the Department for further information.

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