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AME Languages

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Courses

AMELANG 100A, B, C Beginning Amharic
AMELANG 395: Graduate

Instructor

Issayas Tesfamariam
issayas at stanford dot edu
Building 240 Room 203
(650) 725-6298

Hausa is a Chadic language spoken widely in Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Sudan, and Togo. There are a total of at least 250 million people who speak Hausa. As one of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL), Hausa classes are offered by the Language Center when there is sufficient demand. Interested students should contact the coordinator of African and Middle Eastern Languages (AME).

One of the four official languages spoken in Nigeria, Igbo is a tonal language which is spoken by roughly 24 million people. As one of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL), Igbo is offered by the Language Center when there is sufficient demand. Interested students should contact the coordinator of African and Middle Eastern Languages (AME).

The national language of Rwanda, Kinyarwanda is a Bantu language which has roughly twelve million speakers. It is also spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. As one of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL), Kinyarwanda is offered by the Language Center when there is sufficient demand. Interested students should contact the coordinator of African and Middle Eastern Languages (AME).

The Persian Language Program at Stanford teaches Persian as a living language to a diverse body of students with a wide range of academic and professional needs. Therefore, courses offered adopt the communicative approach in learning and the interactive approach in teaching to develop all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Students work with authentic audio, video, and text materials.

Swahili (Kiswahili among its speakers) is a Bantu language spoken in East and Central Africa. It is the official language in Tanzania, and though only recognized as a national language in Kenya, it already functions as a second official language there and structures are being put in place to make it an official language. It is one of the four national languages of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire); the others being Kikongo, Tshiluba and Lingala.

This section is currently under construction. Please check back at a later date or contact the coordinator for more details on courses in this language.

Turkish Language Program

Turkish language classes are designed for contemporary learners who are intersted in learning to read, write, speak and understand Turkish language, in addition to learning about Turkish culture, Ottoman History in relation to Modern Turkey, Anatolian Civilizations, Turkish Cuisine, International Relations, European Union relations, and many other related topics.

Completion of Accelerated First Year Turkish Part 1 and Part 2 (Amelang 84A and Amelang 84B) satisfies the one year university foriegn language requirement.

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This section is currently under construction. Please check back at a later date or contact the coordinator for more details about this language.

The Yiddish language offers a window into the cultures and history of the Jews of Eastern Europe and their descendents in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere.  Stanford offers introductory Yiddish language classes and literature courses where students read the works of Sholem Aleichem and Y. L. Peretz, Yiddish modernist poets, and the intellectuals who worked to understand the place of a minority language in modern society.

This section is currently under construction. Please check back at a later date or contact the coordinator for more details about this language.

This section is currently under construction. Please check back at a later date or contact the coordinator for more details about this language.