I’m very thankful because is it never too late to learn – we can do it wherever we want! For me, this class helped to continue growing my business and relationships with my customers… I’ve learned new things… Sharon [Edvy] was a excellent teacher!”

English as a Second Language (ESL) - Level 2
Yulisa L.

I knew little to no Portuguese prior to taking Brazilian Portuguese Basics. I took the class hoping to learn how to correctly say my Brazilian clients’ names. The class far exceeded my expectations. We continually learned practical vocabulary and verbs, practiced reading, writing, and speaking in Portuguese in each class. I learned a lot during the class, but never felt overwhelmed by the content. The instructor, Rosangela [Folchini], was very patient with all of the students and was always available to answer questions. She also taught us about Brazilian culture and history which was always interesting. In addition, she recommended music and movies to help us get used to listening to Portuguese, which improved my comprehension. I am now able to speak basic Portuguese, and feel confident when reading client emails written in Portuguese. I look forward to taking other classes with Rosangela in the future.”

Brazilian Portuguese Basics
Alissa W.

Rosangela [Folchini] is a genuinely warm person who enjoys sharing Brazilian culture and language with others and she has the experience and skill to make the process successful and enjoyable for her students.”

Brazilian Portuguese Basics
Pat Cavanagh

If you are interested in learning Spanish but have little or no experience, Spanish Basics is the perfect course for you! Mayiri [Reyes-Kattar] is an incredible instructor who is dedicated to her students’ success and works hard to ensure everyone is learning while having fun. The approach to language instruction is patient and supportive, leaving the student feeling successful and proud of their achievements. If you put in the work, you will be so pleased with the outcome. The pace of the course is perfectly matched for a beginner as you learn a beautiful new language. Thank you to Mayiri and Assabet After Dark for helping me start my journey on my life-long goal of learning Spanish!”

Spanish Basics
Carly Morin

“Mayiri [Reyes-Kattar] is a generous teacher giving you extra help and being available to answer your questions… She wants you to learn and she puts her all into your achieving that outcome. You have to do the work, but you are supported 100 percent in achieving your goal with Mayiri’s help.

Spanish Basics
Kathleen Bohner

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

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
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