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 will soon add Korean and Hindi/Urdu and we are developing 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.