Language Resource Center

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Offices:
353 International Affairs Building Extension
212-854-9224
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

116B Lewisohn
212-854-2704
Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturday, 12 noon–5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.–8 p.m.

Web: http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/

The Language Resource Center provides the Columbia Community with access to digital audio and video collections for language study. It also offers instruction in a number of less commonly taught languages.

The Language Resource Center operates out of two facilities: LRC West, located in 116 Lewisohn Hall, and LRC East, which spans two floors in the extension to the International Affairs Building (IAB). These facilities house the University language labs and several traditional classrooms, as well as two “smart” classrooms, a multimedia authoring studio, and video viewing facilities for use by individuals and small groups of up to twenty students. The main administrative office is located in 353 IAB Extension.

 


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Language Resource Center on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


AKAD W1101 Elementary Akkadian I. 3 points.

Introduction to cuneiform script and to the Akkadian language, with emphasis on grammatical structure.

ARAM W1102 Elementary Aramaic II: Qumran Aramaic. 3 points.

Prerequisites: students are encouraged but not required to take ARAM W1101 prior to enrolling in ARAM W1102.

Introduction to Aramaic documents found at Qumran and contemporary sites. This represents the intermediate phase of Aramaic and Bar Kokhba texts.

BENG UN1101 Elementary Bengali I. 4 points.

Introductory courses to Bengali, a major language of northeast India and Bangladesh.

Fall 2017: BENG UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BENG 1101 001/74382 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Dwijen Bhattacharjya 4 6/20

BENG UN2101 Intermediate Bengali I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BENG W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's knowledge of Bengali, a major language of northeast India and Bangladesh.

Fall 2017: BENG UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BENG 2101 001/61908 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Dwijen Bhattacharjya 3 3/20

BENG W3102 Advanced Bengali II. 3 points.

Continuing instruction in Bengali at the advanced level focusing on conversation, interview, and discussion skills. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

CANT UN1101 Elementary Cantonese I. 4 points.

This course introduces students to both the spoken and written Cantonese language, with achieving conversational proficiency being a primary goal. The course emphasizes oral expressions, listening comprehension, and grammar. It is designed to give beginning students a practical command of the language. Upon completion of the course, students can expect to converse in simple sentences, and recognize and write about 350 Chinese characters. Students with passable conversation ability or native speakers from Cantonese-speaking communities should not enroll in this course. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Fall 2017: CANT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CANT 1101 001/21524 T Th 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Fiona Hui 4 6/20

CANT UN2102 Intermediate Cantonese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CANT W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

This course further continues the study of the Cantonese language. Emphasis is on linguistic rules to enable students to communicate with more competence. The lessons will not only focus on language, but also incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, popular culture, and native values. Includes field trips to Chinatown and other Cantonese-speaking neighborhoods. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Spring 2017: CANT UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CANT 2102 001/12167 T Th 4:55pm - 7:35pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Fiona Hui 4 1/20

EGYP UN1101 Elementary Ancient Egyptian I. 4 points.

Introduction to hieroglyphics; readings in ancient Egyptian texts.

Fall 2017: EGYP UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EGYP 1101 001/75326  
Ogden Goelet, Stephane Charitos 4 2/20

FILI UN1101 Elementary Filipino I. 4 points.

Introduction to Filipino with an emphasis on mastering basic skills and working vocabulary. Linguistic rules are applied to enable the student to communicate with more competence. Lessons incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, pop culture, and native values. Includes field trips to Filipino neighborhoods in Queens and Jersey City. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Fall 2017: FILI UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FILI 1101 001/16551 M T W Th 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Agnes Magotto 4 0/20

FILI UN2101 Intermediate Filipino I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: FILI W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Emphasis is placed on the linguistic rules to enable students to communicate with more competence. The lessons will not only focus on language but also will use a holistic approach and incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, pop culture, and native values. Note: This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU.

Fall 2017: FILI UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FILI 2101 001/77111 T Th 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Agnes Magotto 4 1/20

HNGR UN1102 Elementary Hungarian II. 4 points.

Introduction to the basic structures of the Hungarian language. With the instructor's permission the second term of this course may be taken without the first. Students with a schedule conflict should consult the instructor about the possibility of adjusting hours.

Spring 2017: HNGR UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HNGR 1102 001/65819 T Th 9:00am - 10:50am
352c International Affairs Bldg
Carol Rounds, Stephane Charitos 4 4/20

HNGR UN2102 Intermediate Hungarian II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: HNGR W1101-W1102 or the equivalent.

Further develops a student's knowledge of the Hungarian language. With the instructor's permission the second term of this course may be taken without the first. Students with a schedule conflict should consult the instructor about the possibility of adjusting hours.

Spring 2017: HNGR UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HNGR 2102 001/23268 T Th 12:00pm - 1:50pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Carol Rounds 4 2/18

HNGR UN3341 Advanced Hungarian II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HNGR W1201-W1202 and HNGR W3340, or the equivalent.

W3341y has an emphasis on rapid and comprehensive reading of academic materials. In addition to weekly readings, oral presentations and written essays serve to improve fluency in all aspects of Hungarian.

Fall 2017: HNGR UN3341
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HNGR 3341 001/12809 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Carol Rounds 3 0/16

HNGR W2101 Intermediate Hungarian I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: HNGR W1101-W1102 or the equivalent.

Further develops a student's knowledge of the Hungarian language. With the instructor's permission the second term of this course may be taken without the first. Students with a schedule conflict should consult the instructor about the possibility of adjusting hours.

INDO UN1101 Elementary Indonesian I. 4 points.

This course offers students an introduction to the basic structures of Bahasa Indonesia, a major language of Indonesia and South East Asia.

Fall 2017: INDO UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
INDO 1101 001/64725 M W 9:00am - 10:50am
Room TBA
4 6/20

INDO UN2101 Intermediate Indonesian I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: INDO W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

This course further develops a student's knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, a major language of Indonesia and South East Asia.

Fall 2017: INDO UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
INDO 2101 001/19871 T Th 9:00am - 10:50am
Room TBA
4 2/20

IRSH UN2101 Intermediate Irish I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: IRSH W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

For the more advanced student of Irish, this course focuses on improving conversational fluency and on expanding vocabulary through reading complex literature in Irish, and writing in the Irish language, further encouraging students to strengthen their pronunciation and command of spoken Irish.

Fall 2017: IRSH UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
IRSH 2101 001/15415 T Th 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Padraig O'Cearuil 4 0/20

KHMR W1101 Elementary Khmer I. 4 points.

This course is designed to bring students with no background to a point where they can perform most basic linguistic functions in Khmer, including greetings, likes/dislikes, telling about yourself, describing places and situations, all in appropriate time frames. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video - both prepared and student-produced - and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

KHMR W1102 Elementary Khmer II. 4 points.

This course is designed to bring students with no background to a point where they can perform most basic linguistic functions in Khmer, including greetings, likes/dislikes, telling about yourself, describing places and situations, all in appropriate time frames. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video - both prepared and student-produced - and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

KHMR W2101 Intermediate Khmer I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KHMR W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

In this course, learners will continue practicing all four language skills through every day dialogues, writing letters, and describing basic situations. In addition, they will be introduced to Khmer literature and learn how to read and comprehend basic Khmer texts, such as newspaper articles. Finally, they will be introduced to current affairs as well as social, artistic, and cultural events and issues in Cambodia. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

KHMR W2102 Intermediate Khmer II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KHMR W1101-W1102 and KHMR W1201, or the instructor's permission.

In this course, learners will continue practicing all four language skills through every day dialogues, writing letters, and describing basic situations. In addition, they will be introduced to Khmer literature and learn how to read and comprehend basic Khmer texts, such as newspaper articles. Finally, they will be introduced to current affairs as well as social, artistic, and cultural events and issues in Cambodia. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

PUNJ UN1101 Elementary Punjabi I. 4 points.

Introduction to Punjabi, a major language of northern India and Pakistan. Beginning with the study of the Gurmukhi script, the course offers an intensive study of the speaking, reading, and writing of the language.

Fall 2017: PUNJ UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PUNJ 1101 001/29215 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Sandeep Singh 4 3/20

PUNJ UN2101 Intermediate Punjabi I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: PUNJ W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's writing, reading, and oral skills in Punjabi, a major language of northern India and Pakistan.

Fall 2017: PUNJ UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PUNJ 2101 001/74867 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Sandeep Singh 4 1/20

RMAN UN1101 Elementary Romanian I. 4 points.

Provides students with an introduction to the basic structures of the Romanian language.

Fall 2017: RMAN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RMAN 1101 001/14730 T Th 11:00am - 12:50pm
Room TBA
Mona Momescu 4 1/20

RMAN UN2101 Intermediate Romanian I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: RMAN W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further explores the grammatical and linguistic structures of the Romanian language.

Fall 2017: RMAN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RMAN 2101 001/10762 T Th 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Mona Momescu 4 1/20

RMAN W4051 Directed Readings in Romanian. 3 points.

Directed readings in Romanian.

SINH UN1101 Elementary Sinhala I. 4 points.

This course is designed to bring students with no background to a point where they can perform most basic linguistic functions in Sinhala, including greetings, likes/dislikes, telling about yourself, describing places and situations, all in appropriate time frames. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

Fall 2017: SINH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SINH 1101 001/13818  
Stephane Charitos, Bandara Herath 4 0/20

SINH UN2101 Intermediate Sinhala I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: SINH W1101-1102 or the instructor's permission.

In this course, learners will continue practicing all four language skills through every day dialogues, writing letters, and describing basic situations. In addition, they will be introduced to Sinhala literature and learn how to read and comprehend basic Sinhala texts, such as newspaper articles. Finally, they will be introduced to current affairs as well as social, artistic, and cultural events and issues in Sri Lanka. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

Fall 2017: SINH UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SINH 2101 001/67933  
Stephane Charitos, Bandara Herath 4 0/20

TAGA W1101 Elementary Tagalog, I and II. 4 points.

Introduction to Tagalog with an emphasis on mastering basic skills and working vocabulary. Linguistic rules are applied to enable the student to communicate with more competence. Lessons incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, pop culture, and native values. Includes field trips to Filipino neighborhoods in Queens and Jersey City. Note:This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU

TAGA W1102 Elementary Tagalog, I and II. 4 points.

Introduction to Tagalog with an emphasis on mastering basic skills and working vocabulary. Linguistic rules are applied to enable the student to communicate with more competence. Lessons incorporate discussions on history, current events, literature, pop culture, and native values. Includes field trips to Filipino neighborhoods in Queens and Jersey City. Note:This course is part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU). Classes will be held at NYU

TAML W1101 Elementary Tamil I. 4 points.

Introduces students to basic grammatical and syntactical skills required to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. Of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in that region of the world. Introduces students to the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W1102 Elementary Tamil II. 4 points.

Introduces students to basic grammatical and syntactical skills required to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. Of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in that region of the world. Introduces students to the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W2101 Intermediate Tamil I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's written and oral proficiency in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. Develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W2102 Intermediate Tamil II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's written and oral proficiency in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. Develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W3101 Advanced Tamil I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Introduces students to advanced grammatical and syntactical structures of the Tamil language in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. This course also develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W3102 Advanced Tamil II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Introduces students to advanced grammatical and syntactical structures of the Tamil language in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. This course also develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

VIET W2101 Intermediate Vietnamese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: VIET W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

This course further develops students' familiarity with the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese, a major language of South East Asia.

VIET W2102 Intermediate Vietnamese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: VIET W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

This course further develops students' familiarity with the linguistic and grammatical structures of Vietnamese, a major language of South East Asia.

YORU UN1101 Elementary Yoruba I. 4 points.

This course is designed to bring students with no background to a point where they can perform most basic linguistic functions in Yoruba, including greetings, likes/dislikes, telling about yourself, describing places and situations, all in appropriate time frames. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

Fall 2017: YORU UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
YORU 1101 001/82529 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Adeolu Ademoyo 4 0/20

YORU UN2101 Intermediate Yoruba I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: YORU W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

In this course, learners will continue practicing all four language skills through every day dialogues, writing letters, and describing basic situations. In addition, they will be introduced to Yoruba literature and learn how to read and comprehend basic Yoruba texts, such as newspaper articles. Finally, they will be introduced to current affairs as well as social, artistic and, cultural events and issues in Nigeria. The class uses a highly interactive classroom style, supplemented by extensive use of video – both prepared and student-produced – and other computer-assisted tools. Please note this course is offered by videoconferencing from Cornell as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

Fall 2017: YORU UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
YORU 2101 001/92192 M T W Th 9:05am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Adeolu Ademoyo 4 4/20

ZULU UN1101 Elementary Zulu I. 4 points.

Introduces students to the basic structures of Zulu, a Bantu language spoken in South Africa, especially in the Zululand area of KwaZulu/Natal province.

Fall 2017: ZULU UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 1101 001/21107 M W Th F 11:35am - 12:25pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 4 1/20

ZULU UN2101 Intermediate Zulu I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: ZULU W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Provides students with an in-depth review of the essentials of the Zulu grammar. Students are also able to practice their language skills in conversation.

Fall 2017: ZULU UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 2101 001/27447 M T W Th 10:30am - 11:20am
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 4 1/20

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.