Horch Roofing and Penobscot Language School Team Up!

Penobscot Language school is working with Horch Roofing today. Our instructor, Adrian Arias Palomo, is on hand to teach Spanish to Horch employees so that they can better communicate with their staff.  Employees will cover basic pronunciation and sentence structure and will be introduced to terminology that is specific to the roofing industry.  Just in […]

30th Anniversary Celebration

Penobscot Language School recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.  That’s 30 years of providing language and cultural learning to our local communities and to students from around the globe!  The evening was a great success due largely to the efforts of board president, Leslie Fillnow, who prepared hors d’oeuvres from France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, China, Japan, […]

Russian Conversation Group

Attention Russian enthusiasts!  The school will hold a Russian conversation group on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 2-3 p.m. starting April 22nd.  The group will be facilitated by native speaker, Eva Campbell and is open to all levels at no charge.  This is an opportunity for those who wish to keep […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Pasta e Dolci – Session I

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Pasta e Dolci, with Leslie Fillnow, is a six-session course focusing on cooking pastas and desserts from the various regions of Italy while learning some Italian language.  Ricotta Caramelle Gialla, Rossa e Verde is candy-shaped pasta filled with ricotta.  Carrot, spinach and tomato puree are used to color the dough.  Ciambella […]

Italian Cooking for Kids

Italian Cooking for Kids, the third and final session of Around the World Cooking for Kids, was so much fun!  Led by Leslie Fillnow with assistance from David Robichaud, this class included thirteen area students who made homemade bow tie pasta and zeppole di ricotta (Italian donut holes filled with ricotta cheese).  Students made their […]

A Traditional Meal from Portugal: Delicious!

Everyone enjoyed the Portuguese meal cooked by our own Joao Bentes of Setubal, Portugal. Joao made a super chicken curry featuring chicken, sweet potato, mango, apple, raisins and Thai coconut milk accompanied by flat bread with garlic, salad, vino verde and a traditional custard tart with coffee.  Attendees spoke about their experiences in Portugal and […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Class #1 of 6!

Italian Cooking and Conversation is off to a great start once again.  Participants made Ricotta Pleno Galline Gloco (Ricotta Filled Game Hens), Polenta Cremosa (creamy polenta) and Torte Margherita.  Everyone enjoyed themselves as the kitchen filled with the wonderful aroma of homemade cooking.  A great evening for culinary creativity and dining!  There is still room […]

January Mini-Term: Register Now!

Register Now for Our January Mini-Term: A Great Last-Minute Gift Would you like to sample a language without the long commitment?  Here’s your chance and at a great price.  Our short short-term language sampler is a lovely gift for the holidays (and for yourself!).  Choose from French with Nadia Margolis, former professor at Mount Holyoke, […]

Jewish Immigration: The View From Maine

Jewish Immigration, a talk by Professor/Rabbi Freidenreich was well attended.  This event, held in conjunction with the 2017 Camden Conference, focused on Jewish immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century.  Dr. Freidenreich discussed the reasons behind the immigration, jobs of these New Mainers, competition between early immigrants and local merchants, and the generic […]