Language Classes

“Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” – Rita Mae Brown

NWLACC has offered adult language students a roadmap to culture since 1981.  Our approach emphasizes conversation, vocabulary-building, and pronunciation, with enough grammar to provide a firm foundation for conversational speech.  Rather than having you memorize or mentally translate phrases, we teach patterns of conversation that you can apply to real-life communication.  Small groups, averaging eight students at most, allow for ample individual attention and a supportive learning environment.

Instructors are native-speakers or the equivalent, who bring both linguistic and cultural expertise to their work.  While each class is tailored to the needs of the group, all classes include cultural orientation and practical tips for foreign travel and business.  NWLACC offers quarterly sessions of 10-12 weekly classes as well as accelerated sessions of 5 twice-weekly classes.  Classes are typically 1½ hours in duration.  Custom programs for corporate groups, families, and private lessons may also be arranged upon request.

New offerings!

Conversational French classes for continuing and beginners. These interactive practical classes for beginners I & II will build up your conversation skills and support them with essential grammar, while introducing useful cultural tips. Each class is ten 1.5 hr lessons. Subject to minimal enrollment requirement. Program taught by Greta D’Amico, PhD , experienced educator, who grew up speaking French and specializes on French and Italian literature. Registration is open through January 3, 2018, click here for more information and to register online.

Conversational Spanish classes for continuing and beginners. This interactive practical class for beginners I & II will tune up your skills in Spanish and introduce useful cultural tips. Ten 1.5 hr lessons. Subject to cancellation if minimal enrollment requirement not met. Program taught by Kathryn Rickert, PhD , experienced educator, traveler, and enthusiast of all things Spanish and Mexican. Registration is open through January 9, 2018, click here for more information and to register online.

Click here to view current NWLACC Private and Group Lesson Tuition and Fees.

Work-trade options available, please inquire by clicking here.