Course instruction is offered in the following languages at the first,
second and third year levels: Burmese, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao,
Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. In previous years, we have also offered
Javanese language classes. Scheduling of classes is contingent on sufficient
enrollment, especially at the upper levels.
course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year
credit. Instruction is given in small individualized groups taught by
a team consisting of a coordinator (usually a linguist specializing
in Southeast Asian language pedagogy) and teachers who are native speakers
of that language (SEASSI
faculty page). Instruction is intensive. Classes are held from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Most students find that they spend an additional three to four hours per day on homework.
For each language, we have collected syllabi from past summers. Please
see the Language Courses page and click on the
language you are interested in to look at some materials we have used.
The syllabi are in PDF format. Please feel free to contact each language coordinator
for further information.
Additionally, on the SEASSI
Heritage Program page, there is an information regarding
language classes at SEASSI including curriculum content, video clips
of class activities, photos and more. Although the focus of the Heritage Program pages are how SEASSI approaches language instruction for heritage students, they demonstrate many of the assignments and class
activities that take place throughout SEASSI.