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Chinese, Russian Language Instruction Returns To Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, June 24, 2004

Those interested in learning the basics of the Chinese and Russian languages will have that opportunity this fall as Hudson Valley Community College brings back instruction in two of the world's major languages.

For the first time in five years, Hudson Valley will offer beginning instruction in Russian. The three-credit course, Russian Language and Culture I, will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. The course is designed for those with little or no formal instruction in the language. A continuation course, Russian Language and Culture II, is planned for the Spring 2005 semester.

For the first time in a decade, Hudson Valley will be offering instruction in Chinese. Chinese Language and Culture I will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The course also is designed for beginning language students.

The fall semester for evening courses begins September 7. For more information about the new language courses, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at (518) 629-7338.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. The college has nearly 60,000 alumni.