Languages Studied

Students may apply to the DILS program to study any language not taught at Yale. Below is a sampling of the languages that have been studied since the program's inception in the spring of 2001. Some languages previously studied through DILS are now taught by regular university faculty through programs in departments and area studies councils.

Languages Studied to Date
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • American Sign Language
  • Amharic
  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Arabic, Iraqi
  • Arabic, Levantine
  • Armenian
  • Basque
  • Bengali, Colloquial
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dinka
  • Dutch
  • Dutch (Graduate Reading Course)
  • Efik
  • Estonian
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • Georgian
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hausa
  • Hungarian
  • Igbo
  • Ilocano
  • Karen
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer/Cambodian
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Lithuanian
  • Luganda
  • Malagasy
  • Mapudungun
  • Mongolian
  • Neo-Aramaic
  • Nepali
  • Oromo
  • Polish
  • Polish (Graduate Reading Course)
  • Punjabi
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Rutooro
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Setswana
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Taiwanese
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Tamil
  • Tibetan
  • Tigrynia
  • Tok Pisin
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Visayan/Cebuano
  • Wolof
  • Yiddish

More Information

For questions not answered on this website, contact dils@yale.edu or call (203) 432-2502.