Veronique created new material every week. Choosing from a variety of short, curated, informational videos, she meticulously transcribes one each week and extracts key vocabulary. Then, in class we listen, read and extemporaneously discuss each subject. It is hard work and hugely rewarding to have to express oneself extemporaneously each week, and so helpful to have a native speaker correcting us along the way.

French Conversation
Bonnie Doolin

Jack Doolin was very organized in his design for this class. He is supportive and encourages students no matter their comprehension level of a new language. He ensures that student pronunciation is correct. He is also funny, making learning in the evening hours very enjoyable. A great class!

French Basics
Ann Ribbens

Zoom and Mayiri Reyes-Kattar make learning Spanish accessible and fun!

Spanish Basics
Deborah Garner

I learned a lot of Spanish! This is a serious course & the teacher never slacked off. Mayiri Reyes Kattar is a real asset to Assabet’s Adult Ed program! The internet offers lots of ways to learn a language, but I recommend a virtual classroom session as an adjunct for the structure it provides.

Spanish Basics
Deborah Garner

“Mme Menard-Dixie has demonstrated a terrific ability to adapt her teaching methods and materials to optimize online learning. She is an excellent teacher and employs creative and innovative approaches to teaching French language and culture. Highly recommend her courses!”

French Advanced
Jennifer Stewart-Owen

At first I was afraid of the online course, but it was a great time that provided me with a great learning and development.

English as a Second Language - Level 2B
Vandre Santana

“French Conversation is a great class. I love having Véronique Meynard Dixey as a teacher. Véronique puts tremendous effort into ensuring her students understand the material. She chooses material that is interesting and fun while challenging. Under difficult and unusual circumstances this year (COVID-19), she was able to pull all of us together, online and make it work and I really enjoyed it.”

French Conversation
Susan Mayer

“This was my first Assabet After Dark course in many years and I was very impressed with it’s execution despite being in the middle of a pandemic! Best continuing education investment I’ve made in a long time.”

Intermediate French
Bill Szymczak

“Brett Peruzzi is engaging Italian instructor who combines a variety of teaching styles, media, and activities. His students cannot help but to become involved in the learning process and he has them speaking Italian in no time.”

Italian: Beyond the Basics
Michael Polia

“Immerse yourself in the French language and speak French from the beginning to the end of class!”

French Conversation
Susan Mayer

“Rosangela Folchini is a very upbeat person with great pride in her culture and her lessons. She shows much eagerness and pleasure in helping her students achieve their goals.”

Brazilian Portuguese Basics
Krystal Baker

Ms. Meynard-Dixey is an inspiring and dedicated teacher who excels at teaching French language and culture!

French Conversation
Jennifer Stewart-Owen

Veronique very clearly and genuinely cares about her students and goes the extra mile to design course activities and assignments uniquely for each class.  It is clear that she puts a lot of time and effort into everything she does.  She has boundless energy and enthusiasm for French teaching.

French Advanced
Evangeline Amellal

Jack is a wonderful instructor.  He always took the time to explain and insisted on proper pronunciation.  He’s also funny, and the humor helped us to learn!

French Basics
Ann Ribbens

Jack taught us so much.  I learned a lot, and what I learned I can use when I travel.

French Basics
Marilyn Vallejo

Rosangela exceeded the expectations of a Portuguese teacher, teaching not only the language but also the culture, history and geography.

Brazilian Portuguese Basics
Martha Convers

Very enthusiastic instructor.

Spanish Conversation
Mark Tessier

This is a wonderful class for those wanting to improve their French.   The teacher is excellent, dynamic and dedicated to our learning process!

French Advanced
Jennifer Stewart-Owen

Veronique is a wonderful teacher who customizes her material and teaching in a way that is meaningful and enriching for her students.

French Advanced
Jack Doolin

Loved this class!  So much better than my previous classes with a different instructor.  Veronique has great energy and really cares that you understand everything.  She is so dedicated, hard working, and funny to boot!  So much material is offered, great amount of content in short time period.

French Intermediate
Sheri Brooks
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