Enhanced Language InstructionAlexandria
offers students options that fit their busy lives and schedules
with hybrid courses,
and web enhanced classes. Registered foreign language students
can make use of the Alexandria Language Center, located in Bisdorf
AA 160. The
Language Center has twenty-four computers dedicated
to foreign language use as well as state of the art software
in the target languages. Peer tutoring in languages can be arranged
and done in the language center during open lab hours. AA160
doubles as a Classroom of the Future with satellite television
and presentation software and hardware.
Dr. Laura Franklin, Professor of French,
received the 2008 HelenWarriner-Burke Foreign Language Association of VirginiaDistinguished Service Award See her acceptance speech here
do I know what level is for me? Call the World Languages
department at 703-933-3971 for an assessment of your current proficiency
level. Call to arrange
a visit to a class that interests you in the semester prior to
audit foreign language classes?
students elect to audit foreign language classes when they do not need academic credit
for the course. Registration and tuition remain the same, as does the opportunity
to participate in classroom activities. Students should consult the schedule
of classes for the last date to declare audit status in a language class.
if I am a native speaker but want to use my language skills
in the workplace?
students are heritage learners who
speak the language they are studying at home, but need to
improve reading and writing. NVCC offers Spanish for Heritage
Speakers (SPA 205-206) for heritage learners of Spanish. These courses
fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Heritage language courses
in other languages will be offered according to demand. Fluent speakers
should also explore the CLEP exam as a means of obtaining language
I take Languages for the Workplace at NVCC? NVCC
offers Spanish for Health Professionals (SPA 163-164) for
students with no prior experience in the language. These courses
can be offered in other languages upon demand. The Basic Spoken language
courses (103-104) are offered in many languages and offer basic oral
am a high school student. Can I take languages at NVCC? Many students elect to take foreign language courses at NVCC during the summer
and as part of dual enrollment programs. Consult your school guidance
counselor and the counselors at NVCC to see if we have an appropriate
course for you.