Language Resource Center

Office: 353 International Affairs Building; 212-854-9224
http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/

Director: Dr. Stéphane Charitos, 353 International Affairs Building; 212-854-6341; sc758@columbia.edu

Associate Director: Piero di Porzio, 353 International Affairs Building; 212-854-3326; pdp@columbia.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Language Resource Center is the home for several less commonly taught languages including those offered via videoconferencing through the Shared Course Initiative and through the NYU-Columbia language exchange agreement.

The center also organizes noncredit language maintenance tutorials designed for professional school students who wish to maintain or enhance an existing language proficiency. Additionally, the Language Resource Center provides the Columbia community with state-of-the-art digital facilities to support collaborative language projects, faculty development, and active student-centered language learning activities.

Akkadian 

All Akkadian courses are part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU).  Classes will be held at NYU.

Ancient Egyptian

All Ancient Egyptian courses are part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU).  Classes will be held at NYU.

Aramaic

All Aramaic courses are part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU).  Classes will be held at NYU.

Bengali

Cantonese

Filipino

Indonesian

Irish

All Irish courses are part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU).  Classes will be held at NYU.

Khmer

Kreyol

Pulaar

Punjabi

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
352c International Affairs Bldg
Sandeep Singh 4 7/20

PUNJ UN1102 Elementary Punjabi II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Shared course. Contact ck2831@columbia.edu for more Info.

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.

Spring 2017: PUNJ UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PUNJ 1102 001/16179 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
352c International Affairs Bldg
Sandeep Singh 4 2/20

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
352c International Affairs Bldg
Sandeep Singh 4 4/20

PUNJ UN2102 Intermediate Punjabi II. 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.

Spring 2017: PUNJ UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PUNJ 2102 001/15342 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Sandeep Singh 4 1/20

Quechua

All Quechua courses are part of the language exchange program with New York University (NYU).  Classes will be held at NYU.

Romanian

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 4/20

RMAN UN1102 Elementary Romanian II. 4 points.

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

Spring 2017: RMAN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RMAN 1102 001/70948 T Th 11:00am - 12:50pm
352b International Affairs Bldg
Mona Momescu 4 2/20

RMAN W1121 Comprehensive Elementary Romanian. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course is designed for students who had no previous experience with Romanian. It will provide those who take it with the basic skills that enable them to communicate at a basic level and will thus prepare the class for the next level of study. As accelerated learning of a language is conceived as a “theater of the mind”, the course will rely mostly on in-class activities meant to activate all the four skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) in accordance with the proposed level of performance. The number and quantity of homework will be reduced, so that the students will be “putting” their knowledge and skills to work. They will also be introduced in authentic linguistic environments (places and venues of the Romanian community in NYC, meetings with fellow students who are native speakers, etc). This class is the equivalent to classes in the regular RMAN W1101-1102 sequence.

RMAN W1221 Comprehensive Intermediate Romanian. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Elementary Romanian (I and II), Comprehensive Elementary Romanian, or the equivalent, or placement test.

The course addresses those who have previous knowledge of Romanian and who want to extend their communicative capacities in the language as well as to expand the vocabulary. An accelerated course needs to create a rather theatrical approach where students feel comfortable with their previous knowledge and gain confidence, while working for their B2 level. As many intermediate students partially or completely qualify as “independent users”, the course will put their experience to work and focus on real-life communication situations. This class is the equivalent to classes in the regular RMAN W1201-1202 sequence.

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 2/20

RMAN UN2102 Intermediate Romanian II. 4 points.

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

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

Spring 2017: RMAN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RMAN 2102 001/77242 T Th 1:10pm - 3:00pm
406 Hamilton Hall
Mona Momescu 4 1/20

RMAN GU4002 Romanian Culture, Identity and Complexes. 3 points.

This course addresses the main problems that contribute to the making of Romanian identity, as fragmented or as controversial as it may seem to those who study it. The aim is to become familiar with the deepest patterns of Romanian identity, as we encounter it today, either in history, political studies, fieldwork in sociology or, simply, when we interact with Romanians. By using readings and presentations produced by Romanian specialists, we aim to be able to see the culture with an "insider's eye", as much as we can. This perspective will enable us to develop mechanisms of understanding the Romanian culture and mentality independently, at a more profound level and to reason upon them.

Fall 2017: RMAN GU4002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RMAN 4002 001/75949 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
304 Hamilton Hall
Mona Momescu 3 2

RMAN W4051 Directed Readings in Romanian. 3 points.

Directed readings in Romanian.

Sinhala

Uzbek

UZBK W1101 Elementary Uzbek I. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course offers students an introduction to the basic structures of Uzbek, a major language of Central Asia.

UZBK W1102 Elementary Uzbek II. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course offers students an introduction to the basic structures of Uzbek, a major language of Central Asia.

UZBK W2101 Intermediate Uzbek I. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

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

This course further develops a student's knowledge of Uzbek, a major language of Central Asia.

UZBK W2102 Intermediate Uzbek II. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

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

This course further develops a student's knowledge of Uzbek, a major language of Central Asia.

Yoruba

Zulu

All Zulu courses are offered by video-conferencing from Yale as part of the Shared Course Initiative.

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 0/20

ZULU UN1102 Elementary Zulu II. 4 points.

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

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

Spring 2017: ZULU UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 1102 001/72095 M W Th F 11:35am - 12:25pm
351a International Affairs Bldg
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 4 1/12

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

ZULU UN2102 Intermediate Zulu II. 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.

Spring 2017: ZULU UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 2102 001/10997 M T W Th 10:30am - 11:20am
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 4 0/12

ZULU UN3101 Advanced Zulu I. 3 points.

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

This course allows students to practice adanced structures of the Zulu language. Please note this course is offered by videoconference from Yale through the Shared Course Initiative.

Fall 2017: ZULU UN3101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 3101 001/11897 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 3 0/20

ZULU UN3102 Advanced Zulu II. 3 points.

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

This course allows students to practice adanced structures of the Zulu language. Please note this course is offered by videoconference from Yale through the Shared Course Initiative.

Spring 2017: ZULU UN3102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ZULU 3102 001/68152 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Stephane Charitos, Sandra Sanneh 3 0/20