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BINATIONAL CENTER (CCNN)
Available in English Only

The Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano (CCNN) is a legally chartered non-profit Nicaraguan institution whose mission is to promote cultural exchange and understanding between Nicaraguan and North American people. The CCNN was originally founded in 1942. However, in 1972 it was destroyed by the earthquake which devastated the city of Managua. In 1991 a group of North American and Nicaraguan citizens began planning the re-opening of the Nicaraguan-North American Binational Center in order to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries. In October 1993 the CCNN reopened its doors to once again serve the Nicaraguan and North American public.

COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE COURSES (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)The CCNN has 18 air-conditioned classrooms for its regular English courses. These are offered at all levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, with a duration of 70 hours, 2 hours daily (from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m., 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.). Saturday and Sunday classes are available (8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) with a duration of 12 weeks. Children's English classes are available for ages 8 - 12 on Saturdays.

There is also a children's summer camp offered during vacation in January and February.
Spanish for Foreigners. The CCNN offers Spanish classes for foreigners in all levels.


Private Contracts for English language training are also part of the center's services.

EMILY DICKINSON LIBRARY
The Emily Dickinson Library specializes in socio-economic and cultural topics. Currently the library contains 1,500 circulating and reference volumes and subscribes to 45 magazines. It also has maps and tourist information available about the United States. Its database on CD-ROM offers access to telephone numbers, books in print, magazine articles in their entirety and information about American foreign policy. A special collection of English teaching resource materials is available to English teachers for reference.

EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY OFFICE
A free advisory service is offered to those interested in pursuing a college/university degree in the United States. Information is also available about scholarships offered by the U.S. governments as well as by some private universities, as well as tests such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
The CCNN sponsors musical, literary and artistic cultural events by both American and Nicaraguan artists.
The CCNN is open to anyone interested in learning English and/or about North American Culture.

CONFERENCE ROOM
The CCNN has a large conference room available for seminars, workshops and social events.

For further information please contact the Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano (CCNN) at Tel # 2265-3058 and # 2265-2742. Fax # 2265-27-27. Visit the center in the Centro Comercial Nejapa, behind the former Banco Popular.