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 fifteen 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 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.  To learn more about the SCI classroom experience, please visit the SCI website.

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, Program Manager, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6132

Cornell

Angelika Kraemer, Director, Language Resource Center, 607-255-8685
Sam Lupowitz, Media Development Manager, Language Resource Center, 607-255-3827

Emma Britton, Coordinator of Language Learning Initiatives, Language Resource Center, 607-254-7025

Yale

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-6456
Minjin Hashbat, Assistant Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-8504
Mary Jo Lubrano, Associate Director, Center for Language Study, 203-432-0584

David Ortega, Language Technology Specialist, 203-432-0168

Courses offered Fall 2022

(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 at yale
classroom at other institution
Elementary Bengali (BNGL 110)

MT 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Th 5:15 - 6:05 p.m.

Dow Hall B07  
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 110) TWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B13

TF Columbia DL2

W Columbia DL1

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 130) TWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL1
Elementary Burmese (BURM 110)

TBA

TBA  
Elementary Czech (Czec 110) TThF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall 420  
Elementary Dutch (DUTC 110) TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL4
17th Century Dutch Texts TBA    
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 110) TTh 5:10 - 7:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL1
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110) TTh 9:10- 11:00 a.m. Dow Hall B11

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 130) TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. TBA

TBA

Advanced Hungarian (HGRN 150) TTh 4:10 - 5:25 p.m. TBA Columbia DL2
Elementary Khmer (KHMR 110)

TBA

TBA  
Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 130) MWTh 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07
MW Cornell G24B
 
Th Cornell G12
Elementary Nepali (NPLI 110) TBA TBA  
Intermediate Nepali (NPLI 130) TBA TBA  
Advanced Nepali (NPLI 150) TBA TBA  

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)

MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24A

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall B13

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)

TBA

TBA  
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)

TBA

TBA  
Elementary Swedish (SWED 110) MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Elementary Tamil (TAML 110) Section 1

MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Elementary Tamil (TAML 110) Section 2 TWTh 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL1
Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. TBA Columbia DL1
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130) TBA    
Advanced Classical Tibetan (TBTN 150) TBA    

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)

MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL1

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)

MW 2:40-3:55 p.m. Dow Hall B07 Columbia DL2
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150)

TTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.

TBA

 
Intermediate Twi (TWI 130) MTWTh 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07  
       
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B11 Columbia DL4
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)

MWTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.

TBA
Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)

MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.

Dow Hall B13  
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110) MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. TBA
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Columbia DL3
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 150)

TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

TBA

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Yiddish (130) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Dow Hall B07 Cornell G24C
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 110) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Columbia DL3
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 130) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013 Connector Room B

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 150)

MW 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Dow Hall B13  
 
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:

 

Columbia

First day of classes September 6, 2022
Thanksgiving break November 23-25, 2022
Last day of classes December  12, 2022
Exam period

December 16-23, 2021

Cornell 

First day of classes August 22, 2022
October Break October 8 - 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 25, 2022
Last day of classes December 5, 2022
Study and exam period December 6-17, 2022

Yale

First day of classes August 31, 2022
October Break October 18-23, 2022
November Recess November 18-27, 2022
Last day of classes December 10, 2022
Reading period  December 10-15, 2022
Exam period  December 16-21, 2022

*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 2022 courses, click here.

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To view an archive of Spring 2021 courses, click here.

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To view an archive of Spring 2020 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Fall 2019 courses, click here.

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To view an archive of Spring 2017 courses, click here.

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

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