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Did you know? We’re introducing Cherokee in addition to 5 other Less Commonly Taught Languages at Vanderbilt!

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2024 in Uncategorized.

Partnership for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)

Introducing the study of the Cherokee language in Fall 2025 through the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) partnership.

Founded ten years ago by faculty at Vanderbilt University, The University of Virginia, and Duke University, we currently offer courses in Swahili (UVA), Turkish (Duke), Haitian Creole (Duke), Malagasy (Duke), and K’iche’ Maya (Vanderbilt), and are exploring the possibility of adding new languages.

The appeal of our participation in the partnership is obvious: the budget-neutral arrangement makes possible an expanded course selection for students, in languages that they would otherwise not have access to; our partner institutions are of similar caliber and are attendant to both the quality of instruction and the satisfactory student experience; and we are similarly committed to rigorous academic standards. The three institutions do this in pursuit of the goal of preparing our students to be global citizens, and to reflect the astonishing diversity of the world’s languages

Fall 2024 Classes are listed below. Sign up in YES now! For more information about specific courses please contact the respective professor by email.

All course fliers are listed in EST but CST times can be found below.

All classes listed are online via zoom.