Distance Programs

Learn an Asian LCTL From Home​

Language knowledge is essential for the study of Asian cultures and societiesDistance learning options offer greater opportunity for foreign and heritage language learners to study a broader range of languages. While distance and online language courses are growing to be more accessible, it is the hope that with time, this database of Asian LCTLs with distance course options also expand.

These distance courses implement a range of technologies and learning materials. Please check out the following institutions bellow to see what languages you may be able to study from the comfort of your home. More detailed information on each course and tuition/fees can be found through respective institutional URLs on each individual language page. Save the moving costs and take an Asian LCTL, wherever you may be.

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California State University - Fullerton

Languages: Vietnamese

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Additional info: Proposed to start spring semester 2019

Coastline Community College

Languages: Vietnamese

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

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Columbia University

Languages: Punjabi / TamilTibetan

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Additional info: Courses available to Yale University and Cornell University students through Shared Course Initiative.

Cornell University

Languages: Sinhala

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Additional info: Courses available to Yale University and Columbia University students through Shared Course Initiative.

 

Indiana University

Languages: Pashto / Thai

Frequency: Fall and spring semester & summer workshop/Yearly

Additional info: Thai classes offered during the academic year. Pashto course offered during the summer workshop.

Michigan State University

Languages: Tamil / Thai / Vietnamese

Frequency: Fall and spring semester & summer session/Yearly

Additional info: Vietnamese and Tamil available during the fall, spring, and summer. Thai available during the fall and spring semester. University of Maryland – College Park students may take Vietnamese through course share program.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Languages: Filipino /Pashto / Thai / Urdu / Vietnamese

Frequency: Tailored course/available upon request

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Northern Illinois University

Languages: Burmese /Filipino / Indonesian

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

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Oakton Community College

Languages: Hindi-Urdu

Frequency: Beginning spring 2018

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Palden Sakya Center

Languages: Tibetan

Frequency: Tailored course/available upon request

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Tibetan Language Institute

Languages: Tibetan

Frequency: 9-10 week courses offered regularly

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University of Arizona

Languages: Thai

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

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University of Colorado Boulder

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University of California - Berkeley

Languages: Filipino / Khmer

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Additional info: Khmer courses offered to University of Wisconsin – Madison students through course exchange.

University of Hawaii - Manoa

Languages: Indonesian / Khmer / Thai 

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Languages: Bengali / Burmese / Filipino /Gujarati /Hindi / Hmong / IndonesianKhmer / Malayalam / Marathi / Pashto / Sanskrit /Sinhala / Tamil / Telugu / Thai /  Tibetan / UrduVietnamese

Frequency: Fall and spring semester & summer institute/Yearly

Additional info: Certain languages available during the academic year, some available during the summer, and some available during both periods. Some courses are also available to students from BTAA universities (https://www.btaa.org/about/member-universities) and University of California – Berkeley. See specific languages for more details. 

Yale University

Languages: Indonesian

Frequency: Fall and spring semester/Yearly

Additional info: Courses available to Cornell University and Columbia University students through Shared Course Initiative.