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Classes to Begin in Arabic, Pashto and Farsi (Dari)

Sept. 2, 2010

      Learn to communicate in Arabic, Pashto or Farsi this fall as the Center for World Languages at Anne Arundel Community College launches a four-course series in those languages at Meade High School.

      Beginning Sept. 27 and 28, the classes will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on either Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Choose from Beginning and Intermediate Arabic, Beginning Pashto and Beginning Farsi (Dari), all part of the college’s Pathways to Proficiency continuing education languages offerings.

      “This series is ideal for government employees, defense contractors, military personnel and professionals who frequently travel abroad, conduct business with international contacts or are preparing for a deployment. The program is also excellent for police, firefighters, emergency and medical personnel who need foreign language skills on the job,” said Janet M. Paulovich, director of English language learning and adult education at AACC and the creator of Pathways to Proficiency. 

      Students will develop and improve practical, everyday foreign language skills with an intense focus on improving speaking skills through interactive, small-group practice. Students who successfully complete all four courses at beginning or intermediate level will receive a Continuing Education and Workforce Development certificate. The 40-hour Arabic, Pashto and Farsi (Dari) classes cost $275 per class including registration fee.

      In addition, AACC offers language series in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish on the Arnold campus and will offer a Spanish series at the AACC Regional Higher Education Center at Arundel Mills. 

      For information on the Pathways program, visit /worldlanguage or contact Janet M. Paulovich, director, at 410-777-1192 or