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With an estimated 10 million native speakers, Quechua is the most spoken indigenous language of the Americas. The name ‘Quechua’ actually refers to a family of closely related languages, all of which are spoken in the Andean region of South America. A language isolate, it shares no linguistic heritage with any other languages of the world. Quechua holds ‘Official Language’ status in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, though it is also spoken in Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Once the language of the ancient Inca Empire, it has survived many centuries, experiencing certain linguistic changes through that time which have resulted in the variations of the language that exist today. No previous studies or experience with Quechua or the Andes is required and courses are available to both graduate and undergraduate students. 

For more information, please visit https://u.osu.edu/quechua/

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

  • Quechua 5501.01: Beginning Quechua I, TWRF 12:15 - 1:15 PM
  • Quechua 5502.01: Beginning Quechua II, TWRF 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Quechua 5504.01: Intermediate Quechua II, TWRF 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Quechua 5506.01: Advanced Quechua II, TWR 11:20 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

  • Quechua 5501.01: Beginning Quechua I, TWRF 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Quechua 5502.01: Beginning Quechua II, TWRF 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM
  • Quechua 5503.01: Intermediate Quechua I, TWR 9:05 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Quechua 5505.01: Advanced Quechua I, TWR 10:05 AM - 11:00 AM

To register, visit Buckeyelink

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Haitian Creole is spoken by Haiti’s entire population of over 8 million and nearly 1 million people in the Haitian-American diaspora in the United States. Haitian-Creole courses at Indiana University provide an introduction to the rich, African-based folk culture and religion of the world’s first black republic.

Offered via CourseShare through synchronous distance-learning at Indiana University. You may use Indiana University's Course Search Tool to search (e.g. using keyword filter "Haitian Creole") for upcoming offerings. 

To register, contact Sonya Afanasyeva (afanasyeva.1@osu.edu) to enroll in French Independent Study 4193 (undergraduate) or 6193 (graduate).

Note: Despite only being offered at OSU through CourseShare, Haitian Creole is a FLAS-eligible language through CLAS! If you are an OSU student interested in studying Haitian Creole with the support of a FLAS Fellowship, contact Mark Hoff (hoff.96@osu.edu).

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Maya is spoken by over a million speakers, primarily in the Yucatán in Southern Mexico, the Maya Riviera coastal region of Cancún, and Belize, where the language is kept alive by a rich heritage, including the practice of traditional medicine and the preservation of the archeological sites built by their ancestors.

Offered via CourseShare through synchronous distance-learning at Indiana University. You may use Indiana University's Course Search Tool to search (e.g. using keyword filter "Haitian Creole") for upcoming offerings. 

To register, contact Rachel Sanabria (sanabria.3@osu.edu) for assistance.

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Spanish is one of several major languages spoken throughout Latin America and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers undergraduate major and minor programs in Spanish designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the language. The programs introduce them to the study of literary works and helps them develop an informed awareness of the respective cultures. Courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

For more information, please visit https://sppo.osu.edu/

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University offers exciting academic opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students interested in Luso-Brazilian culture and Portuguese language and linguistics. The strengths of OSU's Portuguese program lie in its cutting-edge and versatile language program, the B.A. in Portuguese that emphasizes the cultural, economic, and political complexities, as well as the transatlantic dimension, of the Lusophone world, and our distinguished program in Portuguese linguistics, especially in the areas of phonetics, morphology, and pragmatics. Courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

  • PORT 1101: Portuguese 1
  • PORT 1102: Portuguese 2
  • PORT 1103: Portuguese 3
  • PORT 5502: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II
  • PORT 5611: The Portuguese Language

 

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

  • PORT 1101: Portuguese 1
  • PORT 1102: Portuguese 2
  • PORT 1103: Portuguese 3
  • PORT 3403: Portuguese Conversation & Composition
  • PORT 5501: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I

 

For more information, please visit https://sppo.osu.edu/

Are you a Spanish speaker interested in learning Portuguese? The PORT 5501-5502 course sequence is specifically designed to leverage your knowledge of Spanish for quick gains in Portuguese proficiency. Check out the promotional video below: