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Learn Chinese, Spanish or French at NOVA

A new noncredit language course will be offered this fall at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. “Mandarin Chinese I” will meet on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning on Sept. 21 and ending on Dec. 14.

“Mandarin Chinese I” covers listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through conversation and exposure to Chinese culture. Emphasis will be placed on pronunciation and simple vocabulary related to daily activities.

“Spanish I” also begins on Sept. 21 at the Woodbridge Campus. “Spanish I” is an introduction to Spanish language and culture. The course will cover pronunciation, grammar rules and simple vocabulary.

In addition, NOVA’s Manassas Campus is offering three noncredit language courses: “Spanish I” starting on Sept. 12, “Spanish II” starting on Sept. 14 and “Beginning Conversational French” starting on Sept. 20.

Each course costs $245 for 12 two-hour sessions. Additional details and registration instructions are available at www.nvcc.edu/wdce/pwregional/ or 703-878-5770.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.