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NRCC announces new world language offerings

Oct 25 2011

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In keeping with the increased need for multi-lingual skills, New River Community College has announced its new World Languages Institute (WLI). The institute, coordinated by the college's Office of Workforce Development, will offer three options for studying a variety of languages that will appeal to those enrolling as NRCC students, those seeking non-credit language study and those seeking customized language training in business, industry and non-profit organizations.

Beginning in January 2012, college credit language courses will be offered through a new arrangement with Northern Virginia Community College. Students may choose from languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Russian. The courses will be offered as online distance education classes facilitated by NRCC.

Online, non-credit languages are also available via NRCC's partnership with national leader in online education, ed2go. These six-week courses have new sessions beginning monthly and students may choose from classes such as Conversational Japanese, Instant Italian, Spanish for Law Enforcement and Speed Spanish.Business, industry and non-profit organizations will also see benefits from the new institute with the availability of customized language training ranging from short, travel-prep courses to semester-length college level courses.

More information about WLI college credit courses is available by contacting Linda Claussen at 540-674-3600, ext.4364.

More details about ed2go courses at NRCC may be found by visiting .

For further information about customized language training for business, industry and non-profit organizations, contact Dr. Mark Rowh at 540-674-3600, ext. 4241.

Call Toll Free: 1-866-462-6722 or (540) 674-3600 plus the extension number to reach any employee.

Kelly Kaiser


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