Foreign language continuing education

We recently bought a license for Rosetta Stone and started offering noncredit classes in a variety of languages for native students, foreign students, faculty and staff, and the general public.  Response has been very good.  This is from the continuing education series in the New York Times.

Continuing Education for Foreign Languages
THEY may be preparing for a vacation in Europe, trying to communicate with colleagues abroad or immigrant clients at home or unlocking the skills, learned in college, that have retreated to an inaccessible part of the brain. For those aiming to learn a foreign language, continuing education courses can lead people toward fluency — or at least help them get by.

Three-month language classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, cost $480. At the New School, 13-week courses cost $590.

These days, online programs and CDs like Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur are grabbing the interest of people attracted by their convenience and relatively low cost. But more schools are offering their own online-only language courses as part of extension programs.


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