Five College Consortium

All Five College Languages

Languages in Alphabetical order with links to departments and programs

A     B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N - O    P - Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z  

* Conversation sessions for languages offered in the Supervised independent format meet on the home campus of the native speaking conversation partner assigned to each section. Conversation partners are spread out among all five campuses. Each student is assigned to whichever conversation section can best meet his/her educational needs with preference given to a home campus or nearby campus location when possible. 


AFRIKAANS

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


AKAN

See Twi.


ALBANIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

Hampshire College, for classroom ASL courses (levels I and II) search the Five College Course Schedule  

American Sign Language III, IV, V, and VI offered through the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages in 2016-2017

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AMHARIC

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


ARABIC, MODERN STANDARD

Amherst College, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Classroom courses)

Hampshire College, for classroom Arabic courses search the Five College Course Schedule

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Asian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Middle East Studies (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies (Classroom courses)

For general information about Arabic at the Five Colleges, see Five College Arabic Initiative (Program website)

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ARABIC, DIALECTS (EGYPTIAN, LEVANTINE, MOROCCAN, OTHER DIALECTS)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, (Spoken Arabic courses - sessions meet on various campuses, see website for details)     [back to top]


BANGLA / BENGALI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


BoSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN (limited availability 2016-2017)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format - sessions meet at Amherst, Smith or UMass)    [back to top]


BULGARIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


BURMESE

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


Cambodian (Limited AvailabiLity 2016-2017)

See Khmer


CANTONESE FOR MANDARIN SPEAKERS (SPOKEN LANGUAGE COURSE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


CATALAN

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spanish and Portuguese: Catalan at UMass (Classroom courses)    [back to top]


CHINESE

Amherst College, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Classroom courses)

Hampshire College, for classroom Chinese courses search the Five College Course Schedule

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Asian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith Colllege, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

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CROATIAN

See Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian.


CZECH

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


DANISH (Limited availability)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


DARI (AFGHAN PERSIAN / FARSI)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


Dutch

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

University of Massachusetts Amherst, ESL Program (Classroom courses)

Hampshire College - Teaching English as a Second Language Training Course (Summer TESOL Certificate Course)

Mount Holyoke Extension - TESOL Certificate: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Summer TESOL Certificate Course)    [back to top]


FARSI / PERSIAN

For Iranian Farsi, see Persian. For Afghan Farsi/Persian, see Dari.  For Persian/Farsi in Tajikistan, see Tajiki.   

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FILIPINO / TAGALOG

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


FINNISH (Limited Availability)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


FRENCH

Amherst College, Department of French (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Department of French (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of French Studies (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, French Studies (Classroom courses)

UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education (Summer online courses)    [back to top]


GAELIC

Modern Irish is offered. See Irish (Modern).


GEORGIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


GERMAN

Amherst College, Department of German (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Department of German Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of German Studies (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, German and Scandanavian Studies (Classroom courses)

UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education (Summer online courses)    [back to top]


GREEK (ANCIENT)

Amherst College, Department of Classics (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Classics (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Classics (Classroom courses)    [back to top]


GREEK (MODERN)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


HAITIAN CREOLE (Limited AvailabilITY)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


HEBREW (MODERN)

Smith College, Jewish Studies Program (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Studies (Classroom courses)     [back to top]


HINDI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format - sessions meet at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass; see website for schedule and location information).

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HUNGARIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


ICELANDIC (Limited Availability, Currently not available)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


INDONESIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Independent plus format*)    [back to top]


IRISH (MODERN)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


ITALIAN

Mount Holyoke College, Italian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of Italian Language and Literature (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Italian Studies (Classroom courses)   [back to top]


JAPANESE

Amherst College, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Asian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, East Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

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Khmer (LIMITED availability)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


KISWAHILI 

See Swahili.


KOREAN

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Asian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Asian Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)   [back to top]


LATIN

Amherst College, Department of Classics (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Classics (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Classics Department (Classroom courses)     [back to top]


MALAY

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


MONGOLIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


NEPALI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


NORWEGIAN (Limited AvailabilITY)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


OJIBWE

Ojibwe was offered in a special course at UMass during the fall and spring semesters of 2014-2015. See ANTHRO  297LC - 01   ST-Ojibwe Lang & Culture 1.  Courses in Ojibwe may be offered in the future, contact fclang@fivecolleges.edu for more information.    [back to top]


PASHTO (Limited Availability)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


PERSIAN (IRANIAN FARSI)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format - sessions meet at UMass)

Private tutoring may also be available during the summer.

For Afghan Persian/Farsi, see Dari.  For Persian/Farsi of Tajikistan, see Tajiki.    [back to top]


POLISH

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Program in Slavic & East European Studies. For course listings for Polish search the Five College Course Schedule or UMass SPIRE.     [back to top]


PORTUGUESE

Mount Holyoke College, Dept. of Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spanish and Portuguese (Classroom courses)     [back to top]


Quechua

Offered through University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spanish and Portuguese in 2015-2016.  [back to top]


ROMANIAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


RUSSIAN

Amherst College, Department of Russian (Classroom courses)

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Classroom courses). 

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Program in Slavic & East European Studies. For course listings for Russian search the Five College Course Schedule or UMass SPIRE.       [back to top]


SANSKRIT

Mount Holyoke College, Department of Asian Studies (Classroom courses)     [back to top]


Serbian

See Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian


SHONA

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


SINHALA (limited Availability)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


SPANISH

Amherst College, Department of Spanish (Classroom courses)

Hampshire College, for classroom Spanish courses search the Five College Course Schedule

Hampshire College, January Term Spanish Immersion (not offered every year)

Mount Holyoke College, Dept. of Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American Studies (Classroom courses)

Smith College, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Classroom courses)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spanish and Portuguese (Classroom courses)

UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education (Summer online courses)     [back to top]


SWAHILI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format - sessions meet at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass; see website for schedule and location information)

Private tutoring may be available in the summer.    [back to top]


SWEDISH

University of Massachusetts Amherst, German and Scandanavian Studies (Classroom courses)     [back to top]


TAGALOG (SEE FILIPINO)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


TAJIKI (PERSIAN OF TAJIKISTAN, LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


TAMIL (limited availability, currently not available)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


THAI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


TIBETAN

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


TURKISH

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format - sessions meet at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass; see website for schedule and location information)   

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TURKMEN (LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


TWI

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


UKRAINIAN  (LIMITED AVAILABILITY, currently not available)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


URDU

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Independent plus format*)    [back to top]


UZBEK  (LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


VIETNAMESE

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


WOLOF

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


XHOSA (LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]


YIDDISH 

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Studies (Classroom courses)

National Yiddish Book Center located at Hampshire College (Summer Yiddish program)      [back to top]


YORUBA  (LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Mentored format)     [back to top]


ZULU (Limited Availability, Currently not available)

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (Supervised independent format*)    [back to top]