Language Learning Communities

Language Learning Communities offer those interested in learning about languages and cultures the opportunity to work closely with faculty and like-minded students. Activities will vary, but may include cultural dinners, language tables and guest speakers.

East Asian Studies
Incoming freshmen who are interested in learning more about East Asian Languages and Cultures are invited to be part of the East Asian Studies Language Learning Community. Members of this community will take some of their classes together and participate in co-curricular activities with an East Asian language or culture theme.

Fall 2014 East Asian Studies Language Learning Community Classes:

  • A language course in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at the appropriate level (course listing)
  • Freshman Seminar: World of East Asian Studies
    Specially designed for freshmen studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, this seminar will help you understand the culture and background for these East Asian languages. You will work closely with faculty teaching language classes, understand study abroad opportunities, and connect with other freshmen interested in East Asian studies. The class will also include co-curricular ways to practice your language skills and learn about these fascinating cultures outside the walls of the classroom.

To Apply: When you complete your course request form, select the freshman seminar option and a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean course at the appropriate level (based on your previous experience with the language). Your advisor will work with you to plan your schedule as a member of the East Asian Studies Language Learning Community.  

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Incoming freshmen who are interested in learning more about the options available through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and what it means to be a language scholar, are invited to be part of this community.

Fall 2014 Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Community Classes:

  • For students interested in Spanish as a world language: (course listing)
  • Freshman Seminar: For students interested in Spanish, French, Italian, or Russian-World Cinema.