Major program: The Less Commonly Taught Languages Program expands the range of language and cultural opportunities available to the Wesleyan community in the classroom and beyond, reflecting and fostering Wesleyan's commitment to diversity. Less Commonly Taught Languages courses are offered under the LANG (Language) designation, usually year-long, and may be used as preparation for focused study abroad, in support of academic interests, or to fulfill more personal goals.
SILP Program: The Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) permits students to petition for the opportunity to study a language not presently offered at Wesleyan. Petitions are evaluated on the basis of the student’s academic needs, or in conjunction with language study abroad. Students whose petitions are approved study independently using a text, and audio and visual materials. A native speaker of the language acts as a weekly tutor, and a qualified faculty member from another institution advises on the appropriate level of study and assesses the student’s progress with oral and written examinations
Sample Courses: Elementary Korean; Portuguese (for Romance Language Speakers) I; Elementary Hindi I; American Sign Language and Current Issues
Number of Professors: 4
Jourdan Khalid Hussein
Government Major, Class of '11