Shared Course Initiative

Institutional agreement for shared courses.

Columbia, Cornell, and Yale, through a collaborative arrangement to share less commonly taught languages, offer several languages that are not otherwise taught on our campuses, via videoconferencing from a partner institution. This academic year, we will offer a total of eight languages.   These are not “online” computer-based courses.  The courses are taught ‘live’ by an instructor at the sending institution, and students at the receiving institution will be expected to attend a regular class in a designated classroom which is outfitted with videoconferencing technology.  At the receiving end, students will see the teacher and be able to interact via videoconference with him/her and the other class of students.  There will be technology support available and in some cases a special language assistant - a native speaker of the language - will also be present in the classroom. Please note that you will be registered at your home institution through the regular registration process and receive credit from your own institution.

For general information or further details about the project, feel free to contact the following people who are coordinating the project at your institution:

Columbia

Stéphane Charitos, Director, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6341
Chris Kaiser, Senior Project Manager, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6132

Cornell

Richard Feldman, Director, Language Resource Center, 607-255-8685
Nick LaVerne, A/V Development Manager, Language Resource Center, 607-255-3827

Yale

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-6456
Minjin Hashbat, Program Administrator, Center for Language Study, 203-432-8504
David Malinowski, Language Technology and Research Specialist, Center for Language Study, 203-436-5797

Courses offered Spring 2017

(Please note that these courses require permission of the instructor or a placement exam for students who were not enrolled in the prerequisite courses in the fall semester.)

Course
Meeting times
Classroom

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140)

MWF 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B07
Dutch for Reading W 9:10-10:30 a.m. Dow Hall 420
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Dow Hall 420
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) TTh 9:15-11:05 a.m. Dow Hall 420
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120) MW 6:10-8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420
Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TTh 6:10-8:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420
Intermediate Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 140)
TTh 5:00-6:15 p.m. Dow Hall B11
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160) TTh 10:10-11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B11
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25-10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

TTh 2:40-3:55 p.m. Luce Hall 013
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes January 17
Spring break March 13-17
Last day of classes May 1
Study period May 2-4
Exam period May 5-12

Cornell 

First day of classes January 25
Winter break February 18-21
Spring break April 1-10
Last day of classes May 10
Study period May 11-14
Exam period May 15-23

Yale

First day of classes January 17
Spring break March 11-26
Last day of classes April 28
Study period April 29-May 4
Exam period May 5-May 10

*For the days that the institutional calendars are not in sync, the instructors will offer alternative class meeting times and supplementary online activities.

To view an archive of Fall 2016 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2016 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2015 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2015 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2014 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2013 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2013 course offerings, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2012 course offerings, click here.