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Community Language Programs

Our Community Programs developed as a response to a demand in the Upper Valley Area for language classes. Community Programs have been offered through the Rassias Center of Dartmouth College since the late 1980's.

For Spring 2015, we are offering classes in English as a Second Language, French, Italian and Spanish.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015:  Registrations due by 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015:  Final Class Determinations (Please see Class Cancellation Policy)
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015:  French, Italian, Spanish and ESL classes begin
  • Friday, April 10, 2015:  English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction class begins
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015:  French, Italian, Spanish and ESL classes conclude
  • Friday, May 29, 2015:  English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction class concludes

ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • English as a Second Language Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Advanced - Friday 9:00 - 11:00 am

French

  • French Rank Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • French Advanced Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • French Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Italian

  • Italian Rank Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Italian Advanced Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Italian Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Italian Advanced - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Spanish

  • Spanish Rank Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Spanish Advanced Beginner - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Spanish Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Spanish Advanced - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Registration

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Course Tuition

  • $365.00 (which includes a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee).

Note: Full payment is due with the registration to hold a place on the class roster.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not included in the cost of the tuition, but may be available for purchase at Wheelock Books in Hanover, (603) 643-6567. Below, you will find a complete list of the textbooks used in each course.  Please do not buy textbooks until we confirm the class.

  • English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction:  Pronunciation Pairs, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0521678087
  • English as a Second Language Intermediate:  Understanding and Using English Grammar, 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0132333313
  • French: Le Francais: Depart-Arrivee 4th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1584655978
  • Italian: Prego: An Invitation to Italian, 8th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0073386256
  • Spanish: Puntos de partida: An Invitation to Spanish, 9th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0073385419

Note: If you have an earlier edition, please call us to find out if it may be appropriate to use for the course.

Class Cancellation Policy

All classes are based on a minimum enrollment requirement of six (6) students or more. The Rassias Center reserves the right to cancel classes in which this requirement is not met. If the specific level/language that you have registered for is canceled, we will notify you by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. In this instance, the full amount of tuition will be refunded including the $50 enrollment fee.

Participants who wish to drop a class must do so in writing before Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  In this instance, the full amount of tuition will be refunded except for the $50 enrollment fee.  No refunds will be issued for participants who drop a class after that date.

Please contact us for more information.

Notice to Dartmouth College employees who are applying to Human Resources/Training and Development for Tuition Reimbursement: Please contact the Rassias Center directly, prior to registering, for information on course requirements.

If you have an interest in a language that we are not offering, please contact our office as this information is helpful to us when we decide what languages to offer.

Last Updated: 3/16/15