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 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:
Stéphane Charitos, Director, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6341
Vera Felder, Program Manager, Language Resource Center, 212-854-6132
Emma Britton, Coordinator of Language Learning Initiatives, Language Resource Center, 607-254-7025
Fernando Rubio, 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 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.)
classroom at yale
|classroom at other institution|
|Intermediate Bengali (BNGL 130)||
TTh 2:55 - 4:10 p.m.
|Dow B-07||Cornell Classroom B|
|Advanced Bengali (BNGL 150)||TBA|
|Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (SBCR 110)||TWF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.||Dow B-07||
|Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (SBCR 130)||TWF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||
|Elementary Burmese (BURM 110)||
MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
|Dow 420||Columbia DL5|
|Elementary Czech (Czec 110)||TThF 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.||Dow B-11||Columbia DL3|
|Intermediate Czech (Czec 130)||TThF 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||Dow B-11||Tuesday DL3, Thursday DL1, Friday DL2|
|Elementary Dutch (DUTC 110)||MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow B-07||Columbia DL2|
|Intermediate Dutch (DUTC 130)||MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.||Dow 420||Columbia DL2|
|Advanced Dutch (DUTC 150)||MW 1:10 - 2:30 p.m.||Dow B-07||Columbia DL5|
|17th Century Dutch Texts||TBA|
|Intermediate Finnish (FNSH 130)||TTh 5:10 - 7:00 p.m.||Dow B-13||tba|
|Elementary Hungarian (HGRN 110)||TTh 9:10- 11:00 a.m.||Dow B-13||Columbia DL1|
|Intermediate Hungarian (HGRN 130)||TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m.||
T Dow B-13
Th Dow B-07
|Advanced Hungarian (HGRN 150)||TTh 4:10 - 5:25 p.m.||Dow 420||Columbia DL2|
|Elementary Khmer (KHMR 110)||
M 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.
W 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
F 10:10 - 11:30 a.m.
|Intermediate Khmer (KHMR 130)||TBA|
|Elementary Nepali (NPLI 110)||MTWTh 9:05 - 9:55 a.m.||Dow B-07||Cornell Classroom A|
|Intermediate Nepali (NPLI 130)||MW 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||TBA|
|Advanced Nepali (NPLI 150)||TTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||TBA|
Elementary Punjabi (PNJB 110)
MW 6:10 - 8:00 p.m.
|Dow B-07||Columbia DL1|
|Intermediate Punjabi (PNJB 130)||MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow B-13||
|Elementary Sinhala (SNHL 110)||
MTWTh 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
|Intermediate Sinhala (SNHL 130)||
MTTh 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
TTh 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
W 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Cornell Classroom D
Cornell Classroom B
|Elementary Swedish (SWED 110)||not offered in FA23||-|
|Intermediate Swedish (SWED 130)||MW 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||-||Columbia DL1|
|Elementary Tamil (TAML 110)||
not offered in FA23
|Intermediate Tamil (TAML 130)||MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.||TBA||Columbia DL2|
|Elementary Classical Tibetan (TBTN 110)||MW 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.||Dow 420||Columbia DL1|
|Intermediate Classical Tibetan (TBTN 130)||MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.||Dow 420||Columbia DL1|
|Advanced Classical Tibetan (TBTN 150)||TTh 12:10 - 2:00 p.m.||TBA|
Elementary Modern Tibetan (MTBT 110)
|MTWTh 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.||
MW Dow B-11
TTh Dow B-14
Intermediate Modern Tibetan (MTBT 130)
|MW 2:40 - 3:55 p.m.||Dow B-13||Columbia DL2|
|Advanced Modern Tibetan (MTBT 150)||
TTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.
|Elementary Ukrainian (UKRN 110)||MWTh 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.||Dow B-13||Columbia DL4|
|Intermediate Ukrainian (UKRN 130)||
MWTh 10:10 - 11:25 a.m.
|Advanced Ukrainian (UKRN 150)||
MW 1:10 - 2:25 p.m.
|Elementary Wolof (WLOF 110)||MTWTh 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.||TBA||
|Intermediate Wolof (WLOF 130)||MW 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.||TBA|
|Advanced Wolof (WLOF 150)||
TTh 2:10 - 4:00 p.m.
|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)
|MW 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Luce 013|
Please note the following important information regarding the academic calendars* of the three institutions:
|First day of classes||September 5, 2023|
|No classes||November 6-7, 2023|
|Thanksgiving break||November 22-24, 2023|
|Last day of classes||December 11, 2023|
December 15-22, 2023
|First day of classes||August 21, 2023|
|No classes||September 4, 2023|
|Fall Break||October 7-10, 2023|
|Thanksgiving Break||November 22-26, 2023|
|Last day of classes||December 4, 2023|
|Study and exam period||December 5-16, 2023|
|First day of classes||August 30, 2023|
|No classes||Septemebr 4, 2023|
|October Recess||October 17-22, 2023|
|November Recess||November 17 (5pm) - 26, 2023|
|Last day of classes||December 8, 2023|
|Reading period||December 9-14, 2023|
|Exam period||December 15-20, 2023|
*For the days that the institutional calendars are not in sync, the instructors will offer alternative class meeting times and supplementary online activities.
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