Language Reading Program

Tue, November 19 2019, 12:00 AM - Mon, November 30 2020, 12:00 AM [EST]

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10016, United States

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Tue, November 19 2019, 12:00 AM - Mon, November 30 2020, 12:00 AM [EST]

About the Event

The mission of the Language Reading Program is to teach students from CUNY, other schools, and all walks of life to read texts in languages other than English, and to translate them into idiomatic English, so students can meet their graduate program language proficiency requirements and achieve their goals for personal or professional development.  Many graduate programs recognize success in LRP Level I and Level II courses as satisfying their language reading requirements.  For others, we are good preparation for the departmental exam.

Please be aware that all courses for the Spring 2019 term are listed by date. Below is a table that indicates which dates the course is offered. To select the courses and dates of interest, please follow the prompts while registering.

 

Course & Level Dates Offered
French I Feb 10 - April 27, 2020
French II Feb 19 - April 20, 2020
German I Jan 27 - April 30, 2020
German II Feb 11 - April 24, 2020
Spanish I Feb 10 - April 23, 2020

 

 

Cancellation policy

  • Withdrawal before the first meeting of class: 100%
  • Withdrawal before the first and second meeting of class: 50%
  • There is no refund after the second meeting of class
  • Notice of withdrawal must be put in writing and emailed to engagement@gc.cuny.edu if a refund is requested

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The Graduate Center's Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation’s mission is to provide leadership for innovative program development through collaborative partnerships, detailed research, exceptional support services, and utilization of best practices. Working in collaboration with administration, faculty, staff, and students to promote ideas to advance academic innovation, optimize new program development processes, promote innovative initiatives of The Graduate Center’s academic programs, centers, and institutes.

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Event Schedule

  • January 27, 2020
01:30 PM
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03:30 PM

German Level II Course Number: SP20-G-II

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

$0.00

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Fridays: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Course Term Runs from Tuesday, February 11 – Friday, April 24, 2020. Prerequisite: LRP German Level I or diagnostic translation of a former Level I final exam text. Please contact Diana Toman dtoman@gc.cuny.edu. Level II consists of a sentence-by-sentence analysis of texts representative of students’ disciplines as well as authors having shaped contemporary German thought and sensibility, [Schopenhauer, Adorno, Kittler, Kafka and Celan]. Translation problems particular between German and English are considered: sentence length, compound words, pronominal shift, idioms and the problem of moving between the two semantic fields when translating. Texts of ca. 500 words per week are assigned for homework. Students are encouraged to attend class even if they had no opportunity to complete the homework.

06:30 PM
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08:30 PM

French Level I - Course Number: SP20-F-I

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

$0.00

Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Course Term Runs from Monday, February 10 – Monday, April 27, 2020 No prior knowledge of French is expected. Beginning with a presentation of how French contrasts with English, the course swiftly moves to longer constructions and finally short sentences. Building on this foundation, rigorous study of the various verb tenses, prepositional constructions, etc. follows. Grammatical rules are presented, are contextualized and reinforced by exercises reflecting the material. By the end of the course, students are able to translate an academic text with support of a bi-lingual dictionary.

French Level II Course Number: SP20-F-II

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

$0.00

Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Course Term Runs From Wednesday, February 19 – Monday, April 20, 2020. Prerequisite: LRP French Level I or diagnostic translation of former Level I final exam text. Please contact Diana Toman dtoman@gc.cuny.edu. Level II, starting on the first day, exposes students to academic texts reflecting their area of research. Students are assigned a text of ca. 300 words to translate for homework. All translations including the final exam translation are supported by an electronic and/or printed bi-lingual dictionary. The homework translations are carefully analyzed in class. Grammar problems are discussed as they emerge from students’ translations. Translation resources, such as bi-lingual glossaries in specific disciplines, are made available. A final exam translation of ca. 350 words reflecting students’ disciplines is offered at the end of the course.

Spanish Level I Course Number: SP20-S-I

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Course Term Runs from Monday, February 10 – Thursday, April 23, 2020. No background in Spanish is expected. The course moves swiftly from simple phrases to sentences. Already in the second week, students translate texts reflecting 11th grade skills. By the end of week four, more sophisticated texts are approached enabling students to comfortably translate passages akin to a college level of difficulty. During the final weeks, the successful translation of scholarly articles, supported by a bi-lingual dictionary, demonstrates the proficiency of the student.

06:30 PM
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09:00 PM

German Level I Course Number: SP20-G-I

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

$0.00

Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Course Term Runs from Monday, January 27 – Thursday, April 30, 2020. No prior exposure to German is assumed. Students are introduced to declension as a method of constructing meaning as opposed to word order. Functional words, e.g. prepositions, determiners, pronouns, etc., provide a foundation supporting more complex grammatical structures. A focus on multi-clause sentences prepares for the translation of academic texts. With the support of a bi-lingual dictionary, students translate scholarly by the end of the term.