College to host night to learn Spanish, French

ALPENA – Alpena Community College language faculty will host a Rosetta Stone Night March 26 for anyone interested in learning French or Spanish. The evening will start with a snack and presentation of a trip to Europe, followed by familiarization with Rosetta Stone software to learn French or Spanish on the computers.

“We organized this night because it seems like the study of languages are beginning to wane in our area,” Walchak said. “We have this marvelous tool to help people learn languages and it’s open to everyone to access at ACC. We have around 50 seats available for the night.”

This comprehensive language learning software is available to the public through the Stephen H. Fletcher Library. Walchak and faculty members Stephanie Prince and Nick Meyers will be available to help those interested to learn how to use the software and talk with anyone who is interested in the European trip being organized for 2015.

“We want to show people how to use the software and hopefully get people interested in learning languages again,” Walchak said. “We also have French and Spanish courses available at the college to further their learning.”

The evening is free to all who wish to attend, and people are asked to bring a headphone and microphone to use for the software. Several microphones are available, however, attendees should bring their own headphones. This equipment also can be purchased for a nominal fee during the event.

“This software allows people to learn on their own time and at their own pace,” Walchak said. “It incorporates learning through reading, speaking and listening and is really terrific to start learning new languages.”

For more information about the event or to sign up contact Dr. Karol Walchak at or call 358-7349.

Nicole Grulke can be reached via email at or by phone at 358-5687. Follow Nicole on Twitter @ng_alpenanews.