ALTEC's summer 2021 series will be a break from our regularly-taught classes and language levels. These special classes are designed for those with no prior experience, and students will gain beginning-level exposure to the language and culture through travel! Students with a prior background in the language are welcome to join and will be provided with some higher-level materials to use outside of class time. Come travel virtually around the globe with us to get a taste of these amazing languages!

We invite our summer learners to continue their language journey in our fall 2021 session, which will run for 10 weeks 9/13-11/18 and feature our regular semester levels. Most learners will find Beginning I to be the best fit, but more experienced learners can consult our placement guide below. 

This guide is intended to help you self-place into an appropriate level. Our classes do not have prerequisites and do not require a traditional placement exam. If you have used language learning apps or software and have questions about which level to choose, please contact us.

Beginning level I is designed for true beginners with zero exposure to the language. Beginning level II is the continuation class and newcomers with a basic understanding of the language are welcome. View our syllabi below for help with choosing the appropriate level for your skills and background. Topics may vary in order to align best with students' interests. Note that not every level of every language is taught each term.

Advanced Conversation is appropriate for students who have completed our Intermediate level II class or are otherwise advanced learners. Rotating topics in advanced conversation and grammar will be chosen each term to engage and challenge your learning.

Space available in each class is on a first come, first served basis. If after speaking with us you feel a different level would better match your skills, we would be happy to switch you to another class offered during the same semester or another language, if space is available. You may also speak with the instructor for further guidance.