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, 203-432-5797

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.)

Course
Meeting times
Classroom

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
(TBTN 110)

MW 4:10-6:00

Dow Hall B07
Intermediate Classical Tibetan
(TBTN 130)
MW 4:10-6:00 Dow Hall B11
Elementary Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 110)
MTWTh 12:00-12:50 p.m. Dow Hall B11
Intermediate Modern Tibetan
(MTBT 130)
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:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 6
Last day of classes December 12
No classes November 7-8;
November 24-25
Study period December 13-15
Exam period December 16-22

Cornell 

First day of classes August 23
Last day of classes December 2
No classes September 5
October 10-11
November 23-25
Study period December 3-6
Exam period December 7-15

Yale

First day of classes August 31
Last day of classes December 9
No classes September 5
October 19-21
November 21-25
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.