Shared Course Initiative
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:
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, 203-432-5797
Courses offered Fall 2016
(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 spring semester.)
Intermediate Bengali (BNGL 130)
|TTh 12:05-1:20 p.m.||Dow Hall B07|
Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (SBCR 130)
|MWF 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m.||Dow Hall B07|
|Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130)||MW 4:10-6:00 p.m.||Dow Hall B15|
|Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150)||MW 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
|Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110)||TTh 9:20-11:10 a.m.||Dow Hall 420|
|Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)||MW 6:10-8:00 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
|Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130)||TTh 6:10-8:00 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
|Elementary Romanian (ROMN 110)||TTh 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.||Luce 013|
|Intermediate Romanian (ROMN 130)||TTh 1:10-3:00 p.m.||Luce 013|
|Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)||TBD||TBD|
|Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)||TBD||TBD|
|Elementary Tamil (TAML 110)||MW 2:10-4:00 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
Intermediate Tamil (TAML 130)
|TTh 2:10-4:00 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
|Advanced Tamil (TAML 150)||TTh 4:10-6:10 p.m.||Dow Hall 420|
Elementary Classical Tibetan
|Dow Hall B07|
|Intermediate Classical Tibetan
|MW 4:10-6:00||Dow Hall B11|
|Elementary Modern Tibetan
|MTWTh 12:00-12:50 p.m.||Dow Hall B11|
|Intermediate Modern Tibetan
|MW: 2:40-3:55 p.m.||Dow Hall B11|
|Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110)||MWF 8:40-9:55 a.m.||Dow Hall B15|
|Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)||MWF 10:10-11:25 a.m.||Dow Hall B15|
|Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)||MW 1:10-2:25 p.m.||Dow Hall B11|
|Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110)||MTWTh 12:00-12:50 p.m.||Dow Hall B11|
|Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130)||MW 2:10-4:10 p.m.||Dow Hall B15|
|Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110)||MTWThF 11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.||Luce 013|
|Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130)||MTWThF 9:25-10:15 a.m.||Luce 013|
Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)
|TTh 2:40-3:55 p.m.||Luce 013|
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:
|First day of classes||September 6|
|Last day of classes||December 12|
|No classes||November 7-8;
|Study period||December 13-15|
|Exam period||December 16-22|
|First day of classes||August 23|
|Last day of classes||December 2|
|No classes||September 5
|Study period||December 3-6|
|Exam period||December 7-15|
|First day of classes||August 31|
|Last day of classes||December 9|
|No classes||September 5
|Study period||December 10-15|
|Exam period||December 16-21|
*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 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.