East Asia Language Programs

Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center (LRC) at Columbia, located in Lewisohn Hall and the International Affairs Building, is open to all Columbia students currently enrolled in a foreign language course. It offers language training resources for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Online resources are also available for Chinese and Japanese. The LRC also provides language maintenance tutorials for students interested in maintaining their knowledge of a language but unable to enroll in a full-time course. For more information, click here.

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Japanese    
Korean    
Tibetan    
Vietnamese    

Chinese

Columbia's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) offers training in all levels of classical and modern Chinese language.

The program's beginning-level classes are split into two tracks: the N-track, for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese, and the W-track, for students with previous experience with Chinese language. For more information on the program, see the Columbia University Chinese Language Program.

The Chazen Institute of International Business at the Columbia Business School offers eight-week Chinese courses in the fall, spring, and summer at three levels of study. Students attend weekly two-hour classes with experienced instructors who emphasize conversational communication skills. The Chazen Language Program is open to all Columbia University students. The fee is $290 per course ($240/course + $50/one-time material fee). For more information, click here.

?: LRC also offers Cantonese classes, taken at New York University in partnership with Columbia. Students can learn the Cantonese dialect, spoken in Hong Kong, Guangzhou province and many Chinatowns in the United States. For more information, contact the Language Resource Center.

For information on study abroad in Chinese-speaking countries, as well as a listing of Chinese language summer programs in the US, see our Study Abroad page.

Japanese

Columbia's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) offers training in all levels of classical and modern Japanese language. For more information on the program, see the Columbia University Japanese Language Program.

The Chazen Institute of International Business at the Columbia Business School offers eight-week Japanese language courses in the fall, spring, and summer at three levels of study. Students attend weekly two-hour classes with experienced instructors who emphasize conversational communication skills. The Chazen Language Program is open to all Columbia University students. The fee is $290 per course ($240/course + $50/one-time material fee). For more information, click here.

For information on study abroad in Japan, as well as a listing of Japanese language summer programs in the US, see our Study Abroad page.

Korean

Columbia's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) offers training in all levels of modern Korean language. For more information on the program, see the Columbia University Korean Language Program.

For information on study abroad in Korea, as well as a listing of Korean language summer programs in the US, see our Study Abroad page.

Tibetan

In collaboration with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) offers training in all levels of modern Tibetan language. For more information on the program, see the Columbia University Modern Tibetan Studies Program.

For information on study abroad in Tibetan-speaking regions, as well as a listing of Tibetan language summer programs in the US, see our Study Abroad page.

Vietnamese

Columbia's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) offers training in elementary and intermediate Vietnamese language. For Vietnamese language course information, see:

 

 

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For questions and inquiries, please contact the Student Affairs Officer, Kim Palumbarit at kp2449@columbia.edu.