It’s not too late to register for Speaking Freely! Classes are filling up
quickly — so visit speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu/page/home today!
Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking
Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and
staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten
weeks at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to
communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a
movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small, informal
language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!
Languages: Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, French,
German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. It’s all
free–and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a
language and culture before you study or visit.
Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you
might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related
to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of
coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is
offered in six of the languages. Level 1 is a basic introduction for those
who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced,
and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have basic
experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly
proficient, and have studied the language for a few years or more in high
school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and
conversation is emphasized.
Speaking Freely classes begin the week of February 11. Space is limited and
available on a first come basis. Register for Speaking Freely at http://speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu/page/home.