Foreign Language Center

NEC recognizes the inherently multilingual nature of music and professional music-making, and is therefore committed to making language instruction in French, German, and Italian available to all students. 

In order to support our students’ unique personal and professional goals, we have created the NEC Foreign Language Center, where students can maintain and practice skills of the foreign languages they have acquired in the classroom or abroad. 

The FLC provides FREE language services in French, German, and Italian, which include:

  • language tutoring (grammar and conversation skills)
  • assistance with linguistic aspects of repertoire (e.g. translations, pronunciation)
  • language skills assessments for Fulbright and other scholarship applications
  • assistance with foreign language applications to programs abroad
  • support for the practical elements of travel and careers abroad i.e. interviews and cultural expectations

Students can schedule individual or group appointments as needed or on a regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.). The FLC faculty members coordinate with students to develop a program of study that would best realize their goals.

The center also welcomes faculty and staff with an interest in cultivating, maintaining or expanding their knowledge of French, German and Italian.

Beyond language services, the FLC seeks to enrich our students’ academic life with cultural events such as film screenings, language cafés, museum trips, and more.

The Foreign Language Center will operate between the following hours during the Fall 2019 semester:

French Instructor: Tali Zechory

Wed 10am-1pm, Fri 2-5pm

German Instructor: Megan Barrett

Wed 10am-2pm, Fri 2-3pm

Italian Instructor: Francesca Santovetti

Mon, Wed 10:30am-12pm

Sessions can also be made by appointment with the relevant language instructor. Please contact for further details.

01. 2019 Carnaval
02. 2018 Caroling Cafe
03. 2018 Orientation
04. 2017 Nikolausfest
05. 2017 Orientation