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 Spring 2023

(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 120)

M 4:45 - 6:25 p.m.

F 3:30 - 5:10 p.m.

Dow Hall B07  
Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 120) TWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m. Dow Hall B13

TF Columbia DL2

W Columbia DL1

Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian   (SBCR 140) TWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL1
Elementary Burmese (BURM 120)

TBA

TBA  
Elementary Czech (Czec 120) TThF 10:13 - 11:28 a.m. Dow Hall 420  
Elementary Dutch (DUTC 120) TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 140) MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Advanced Dutch (DUTC 160) MW 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dow Hall B13 Columbia DL4
17th Century Dutch Texts TBA    
Elementary Finnish (FNSH 120) TTh 5:10 - 7:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL1
Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 120) TTh 9:10- 11:00 a.m. Dow Hall B11

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 140) TBA TBA

TBA

Advanced Hungarian (HGRN 160) TTh 4:10 - 5:25 p.m. Dow Hall B13 TBA
Elementary Khmer (KHMR 120)

TBA

TBA  
Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 140) MWTh 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Dow Hall B07
MW Cornell G24B
 
Th Cornell G12
Elementary Nepali (NPLI 120) TBA TBA  
Intermediate Nepali (NPLI 140) TBA TBA  
Advanced Nepali (NPLI 160) TBA TBA  

Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 120)

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

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24A

Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 140) TBA TBA

Columbia DL2

Cornell G24C

Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 120)

TBA

TBA  
Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 140)

TBA

TBA  
Elementary Swedish (SWED 120) MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dow Hall 420 Columbia DL2
Elementary Tamil (TAML 120) 

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

Dow Hall 420

Columbia DL2

Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 120) TBA TBA Columbia DL1
Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 140) TBA    
Advanced Classical Tibetan (TBTN 160) TBA    

Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 120)

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

Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 140)

TBA TBA Columbia DL2
Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 160)

TBA

TBA

 
Intermediate Twi (TWI 140) MTWTh 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Dow Hall B07  
Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 120) MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Dow Hall B11 M - DL1, W - DL3, Th - DL1
Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 140)

TBA

TBA
Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 160)

TBA

TBA  
Elementary Wolof (WLOF 120) TBA TBA
Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 140) MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Columbia DL3
Advanced Wolof (WLOF 160)

TBA

TBA

Columbia DL3

Intermediate Yiddish (140) TBA TBA Cornell G24C
Elementary Zulu (ZULU 120) MTWThF 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Luce Hall 013 Columbia DL3
Intermediate Zulu (ZULU 140) MTWThF 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Luce Hall 013 Connector Room B

Advanced Zulu (Zulu 160)

MW 1:00 - 2:15 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, 2023
Spring break March 13-17, 2023
Last day of classes May 1, 2023
Exam period

May 5-12, 2023

Cornell 

First day of classes January 23, 2023
February Break February 25-29, 2023
Spring Break April 1-9, 2023
Last day of classes May 9, 2023
Study and exam period May 13-20, 2023

Yale

First day of classes January 17, 2023
Spring Recess March 10-26, 2023
Last day of classes April 28, 2023
Reading period  April 28-May 3, 2023
Exam period  May 4-10, 2023

*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 2022 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2022 courses, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To view an archive of Fall 2018 courses, click here.

To view an archive of Spring 2018 courses, click here.

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

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

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.