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In the Consortium

  Languages in the Consortium
  American Sign Language (HC)
Arabic (AC, MHC, UMass)
Chinese (AC, HC, MHC, SC, UMass)
French (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
German (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Greek (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Hebrew (MHC, SC, UMass)
Italian (MHC, SC, UMass)
Japanese (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Korean (SC)
Latin (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Polish (UMass)
Portuguese (SC, UMass)
Russian (AC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Sanskrit (MHC)
Spanish (AC, HC, MHC, SC, UMass)
Swedish (UMass)
Yiddish (UMass)

Beginning to advanced level language classes are offered throughout Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and are open to all students in the consortium.

In addition, the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages coordinates the Five College Supervised Independent Languages Program (FCSILP), which offers independent study courses in the least commonly taught languages. Students have weekly conversation practice sessions led by a native-speaking conversation partner.

The languages offered through this program include Bulgarian, Czech, Georgian, Modern Greek, Hausa, Hungarian, Norwegian, Persian/Farsi, Romanian, Serbo-Croation, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, and Zulu.

Arabic, Hindi, Pashto, Persian, Turkish, Swahili, and Urdu are available through the Five College Mentored Language Program. The mentored format, like FCSILP courses, involves independent study and weekly conversation sessions, but adds a weekly thirty-minute individual tutorial with study guides and written homework assignments. The mentored format allows for more feedback and individualized help during the semester than with standard FCSILP courses.


Contact Us

Pamela A. Shea, Director of World Language Enrichment and Acquisition & Mellon Grant Project Officer
Cole Science Center 203B
Mail Code DO
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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