Language for Special Purposes

Each semester, the CLS offers opportunities for members of the Yale community to study a language for special purposes (LSP). In LSP courses, participants pursue language and culture study in specific disciplines, such as medicine, business, law, or other areas.

Although these courses do not currently translate to course credit, many Yale graduate and professional school students, administrators, staff, and others are nonetheless strongly motivated to pursue such forms of language study to satisfy specific career or professional needs.

Spanish Course Offerings

The Medical Spanish course will begin on September 16, 2014, and will conclude by November 14, 2014.  This hybrid course will meet two times a week: one time in a traditional classroom on campus (face-to-face) and another time online.  All students on this course will be required to have a laptop, a headset, and access to the high speed Internet to participate in the online component of the class.

The Beginning Level 1 course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. and the Intermediate Level 2 course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  Tuesday classes will meet face-to-face in room 203, Hope Building, Medical School, while Thursday classes will be held online.

Also, a special optional review/make-up course will be held at the end of each course (normally prior to the administration of the Final Exam) which will allow students to make-up one excused absence.

The expected course fee is $140 for students enrolled in a participating Yale Department or Program (some programs will pay this fee if certain attendance requirements are met). The course fee for students not enrolled at Yale is expected to be $175, payable to the Center for Language Study before the start of the class. Courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment of 10 students may be subject to cancellation.

You will be refunded the entire course fee if you drop within the first week. Should you opt to drop after the first week, you (or your Program/School) will be responsible for the full course fee.

For information, please contact Minjin Hashbat.

Chinese Course Offerings

We will not offer Medical Chinese in Fall 2014.  For information on future courses, please contact Minjin Hashbat.