Languages @ Cornell

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Over 50 languages are offered at Cornell. All language programs are located in eight departments/programs within the College of Arts & Sciences. Some courses are taught through the Shared Course Initiative, an agreement with Columbia and Yale to share instruction in the less commonly taught languages using videoconference technology (denoted with * below).

Africana Studies and Research Center
Swahili
Wolof*
Yoruba
Zulu*
 

Department of Asian Studies
Bengali
Burmese
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Classical)
Hindi
Indonesian
Japanese
Kannada
Khmer
Korean
Nepali
Pali
Punjabi*
Sinhala
Tagalog (Filipino)
Tamil*
Thai
Tibetan (Classical)*
Tibetan (Modern)*
Urdu
Vietnamese
 

Department of Classics
Greek (Ancient)
Latin
Sanskrit

 

Department of Comparative Literature
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian (BCS)*
Finnish*
Russian
​Ukrainian*

Department of German Studies
Dutch*
German

Department of Linguistics
American Sign Language
Cayuga
Old Norse

Department of Near Eastern Studies
Akkadian
Arabic
Arabic (Classical)
Aramaic
Hebrew
Hebrew (Biblical)
Hieroglyphic Egyptian
Persian / Farsi
Sumerian
Turkish
Ugaritic
Yiddish

Department of Romance Studies
Czech*
French
Greek (Modern)
Hungarian*
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian*
Spanish

Current as of 8/20/19