Synchronous Online Courses: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, and Russian

In a synchronous format, students both meet online at designated times every week (like traditional classes) and complete work outside of designated meeting times.  For class meetings, these courses utilize a virtual classroom in which students can interact in voice (and webcam in some cases) and practice conversation with an instructor and peer students in real time. The School of Modern Language currently offers synchronous online courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, and Russian.

Chinese 

Contact listed course instructors for specific details.

Japanese 

All learning materials will be provided online. These include textbooks, kana and kanji characters, vocabulary and grammar explanations, culture notes, and online activities and exercises.  Most written homework requires students to download/print homework files, write answers by hand, scan (or take snapshots of) the finished files and upload them to the course site. Oral homework requires students to listen to/watch questions in audio and video format and record oral responses online.  Exams will be administered in a physical classroom for GT students.  For non-GT or off-campus students, exams will be administered by a preapproved exam proctor. For further questions on placement and other issues, please contact the course instructor.

Korean

Online Korean courses actively engage students via chat and videoconferencing. All class materials are available online: textbooks, workbooks, quizzes, and activities. All classes are recorded, and shared with students. Quizzes are automatically graded. Students are required to submit handwritten workbook homework and oral homework online. Mid‐term and final exams will be administered in a physical classroom. Please contact listed course instructors for more information.

Linguistics

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Russian

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