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.

Despite the pandemic, tutoring sessions with the Foreign Language Center staff are still available remotely for Fall 2020! Please contact to schedule an appointment with any of our instructors:

French: Tali Zechory

Thursdays 10:00-12:00,

German: Megan Barrett

Wednesdays 12:00-3:00, By appointment only

Italian: Francesca Santovetti

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00, By appointment only

We look forward to working with you!

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