Language placement

Madeline H. celebrating the end of Ramadan during the Idul Fitri festivities in Ponorogo, East Java, Indonesia. August 2013

Schoolgirls in Japan

Schoolgirls in Japan

Hanoi streetscape

Hanoi streetscape

Madeline H. wearing traditional Javanese clothing at a wedding in Surakarta

Madeline H. wearing traditional Javanese clothing at a wedding in Surakarta, Indonesia. September 2013

Halong Bay junk boats

Imagine casting away on a traditional junk boat and setting sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Vietnam's Halong Bay.

Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Towers - the tallest twin towers in the world are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Course offerings for  Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

We offer courses in three Asian languages: Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese

Our language courses are carefully designed to take students -beginners or otherwise - from the very first steps in each language to a level at which advanced study is possible. Thus, it is very important for students to register in an appropriate course for their level.

As each language program has specific placement guidelines and requirements, read the information for each language and find the best class for you before you register.

The placement coordinator for your language of choice will evaluate you and may place you in a different level once classes begin, but getting off to the right start is an important first step in mastering any language.