The study of Asian languages is a critical component of the ACLS program. Majors are required to complete at least two courses beyond the three-course introductory sequence. We encourage all majors to continue language study beyond this requirement to increase their competency in the language they choose. The ASCL program also offers a language minor for students who wish to focus exclusively on language acquisition.
Currently ASCL only offers Chinese and Japanese. We hope to soon add Korean and Hindi/Urdu and to develop exchange programs for students seeking instruction in Southeast Asian languages
We strongly encourage students considering the study of Asian languages to begin in the fall of their first year. The first courses of the three-course introductory language sequences are only offered in the fall quarter. Students who miss the fall-term offering of the first-term first-year language courses (i.e JAPN 001 or CHIN 001) will need to wait a year to start the first-year language sequence because the starting course in the sequence is only offered in the fall term.