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COURSE CATALOGUE : Less Commonly Taught Languages

Hobart and William Smith Colleges currently offer students the opportunity to study a less commonly taught language based on demand and curricular necessity. Currently, the languages offered in conjunction with our Center for Global Education are Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese and Brazilian-Portuguese. Additional languages may be offered through the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium (NY6). These languages are taught using a variety of methods: traditional classroom settings, synchronous distance learning, and intensive language study abroad.

All LCTL courses, except Hindi, may be taken for a grade or credit/credit-D/no credit. All courses offered in Hindi, if through a planned collaboration with the NY6, must be taken for a grade. Students may have an opportunity to study a language as part of a study abroad program.  Students should consult with staff in the Center for Global Education for a full list of language course offerings through study abroad.

The director of the LCTL works closely with the Center for Global Education and its partners in the United States and abroad, in order to bring consistency and fluency to the languages offered. Less Commonly Taught Languages are structured in cycles to give students the opportunity to study up to four semesters of the target language. Due to the cost and other administrative issues involved with offering these languages, we cannot guarantee that a course will be offered unless a minimum enrollment of four or more students is met. It is extremely important that students stay on the published cycle of language learning. If, for any reason, a student stops taking the target language, that student will be required to wait until the appropriate level is offered again.

In 2018-2020, the Less Commonly Taught Languages will be Arabic (ARAB 101, 102, 201 and 202), Portuguese-Brazilian (PORT 101, 102 - if minimum enrolment is met and if program in Brazil is offered), Hindi (HIND 101, 102, 201, 202 in 2018-2019 and after that if minimum enrollment is met) and Vietnamese (VIET 101, 102, 201 and 202).

More information about Arabic is included in the Middle Eastern Studies webpage.

In addition to the languages taught through the LTCL program, the Colleges offer regularly scheduled courses in a number of modern languages that are classified as “less commonly taught” at the national level. These include:

  • Chinese (introductory through advanced). More information can be found on the Chinese page of the catalogue.
  • Japanese (introductory through advanced). More information can be found on the Japanese page of the catalogue.
  • Russian (introductory through advanced). More information can be found on the Russian Area Studies Department page of the catalogue.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years:

FALL 2018
Arabic – ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I
Arabic – ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I (prerequisite: ARAB 101 and ARAB 102)
Hindi – HIND 101 Beginning Hindi I (offered abroad in India and through a planned NY6 program offering)
Vietnamese – VIET 101 Beginning Vietnamese I (offered abroad in Vietnam and on campus through synchronous distance learning by Vietnamese Language Studies [VLS])

SPRING 2019
Arabic – ARAB 102 Beginning Arabic II (prerequisite: ARAB 101)
Arabic – ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II (prerequisite: ARAB 101, ARAB 102 and ARAB 201)
Hindi – HIND 102 Beginning Hindi II (prerequisite: HIND 101; offered through a planned NY6 program offering)
Vietnamese – VIET 102 Beginning Vietnamese II (prerequisite: VIET 101; offered through VLS synchronous distance learning)
Portuguese-Brazilian - PORT 101 Beginning Brazilian-Portuguese I

FALL 2019
Arabic – ARAB 101 Beginning Arabic I
Arabic – ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I (prerequisite: ARAB 101 and ARAB 102)
Hindi – HIND 101 Beginning Hindi I (offered abroad in India and through a planned NY6 program)
Hindi – HIND 201 Intermediate Hindi I (prerequisite: HIND 101 and HIND 102; offered through a planned NY6 program)
Vietnamese – VIET 101 Beginning Vietnamese I (offered abroad in Vietnam and on campus through synchronous distance learning by Vietnamese Language Studies [VLS])
Vietnamese – VIET 201 Intermediate Vietnamese I (prerequisite: VIET 101 and VIET 102; offered through synchronous distance learning with VLS)
Portuguese-Brazilian – PORT 102 Beginning Brazilian-Portuguese II (prerequisite: PORT 101)

SPRING 2020
Arabic – ARAB 102 Beginning Arabic II (prerequisite: ARAB 101)
Arabic – ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II (prerequisite: ARAB 101, ARAB 102 and ARAB 201)
Hindi – HIND 102 Beginning Hindi II (prerequisite: HIND 101; offered through a planned NY6 program)
Hindi – HIND 202 Intermediate Hindi II (prerequisite: HIND 101, HIND 102, and HIND 201; offered through a planned NY6 program)
Vietnamese – VIET 102 Beginning Vietnamese II (prerequisite: VIET 101; only offered through synchronous distance learning with VLS)
Vietnamese – VIET 202 Intermediate Vietnamese II (prerequisite: VIET 101, VIET 102 and VIET 201)

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