The Yale Center for Language Study is now accepting applications for spring semester study for its Fields Program and for its Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program. The deadline for applying to either program for spring semester study is October 15th.
The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program gives you the opportunity to study a language that is not currently taught in a Yale classroom.
The Fields Program gives you the opportunity to pursue advanced-level language study within the context of your academic area of focus.
Both are non-credit programs, open to all registered Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional). In each program, students work with a Language Partner—a native speaker of the target language (not a formal instructor)—in two 1-hour sessions for 12 weeks. The sessions aim to develop linguistic and cultural competence through active conversation and practice of what you are studying independently. With a limited number of slots available, a selection committee reviews all applications for their merit and appropriateness, and notifies students of its decisions within four to six weeks after the application deadline.
Details on each program and how to apply can be found here:
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)
Please note that all applications must be received by the application deadline (this includes applications for continued study from current DILS or Fields students).