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REGULARLY OFFERED 

Korean
Following the approval of our new Korean minor, Korean will be taught under the KOR course code. Korean courses for Academic Year 2016-2017 can currently be found under the LL course code.

Students who are not at a beginning level may not register for LL 151. Heritage students with some ability in the language or students with past experience learning Korean should contact the coordinator to determine which level is appropriate. Graduate students or any students needing an override should contact the Korean program coordinator, Dr. Ok-Sook Park.  Korean culture courses are also regularly offered, often under IAH and any questions should be directed to Ok-Sook Park.

Hindi (LL section 002)
Hindi, also called Hindi-Urdu or Hindustani with reference to the spoken vernacular, is one of the official languages of India and one of the most widely spoken languages of the world. Hindi is mutually intelligible with its 'sister' language Urdu, however Hindi and Urdu are typically written in different scripts. Truly a 'world language', it is understood by about 500 million people, most of them within the Southasian subcontinent! The so-called Hindi belt is a swath of northern and central Hindi where Hindi is the mother tongue of most. While there is great regional variation in the way Hindi is spoken, the form of Hindi taught at MSU is the Delhi standard or 'Khari Boli' Hindi. First year Hindi is taught under LL151 and LL152, second year under LL251 and 252, and so on.

Urdu (LL section 023)
We offer three years of Urdu with the support from the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. The first year Urdu courses are taught under LL151 and LL152, second year courses under LL251 and 252, and so on. Heritage students with some ability in the language or students with past experience learning Urdu should contact the Urdu coordinator, Danielle Steider, to determine which level is appropriate.

Additional links:
Specialization in Asian Studies (undergraduate program)
Placement Testing for Language Classes

OTHER LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT ASIAN LANGUAGES

All of these languages are coordinated through the LCTL program and can be found under LL in Schedule of Courses. First year languages are taught under LL151 and LL152, second year languages under LL251 and 252, and so on. Each language corresponds to a different section number. For Asian languages not listed here, please see our Less Commonly Taught Languages page.

Please contact the LCTL program coordinator Danielle Steider for more information.

Regularly Offered        

Indonesian (section 010) Persian (section 008) Tamil (section 025)
Thai (section 006) Turkish (section 007) Uzbek (section 011)
Vietnamese (section 004) Mongolian (section 019)