Asian Languages (ALAN)

ALAN 110 Elementary Vietnamese I & II

An introduction to the language of North and South Vietnam. Instruction includes reading, writing, speaking and listening.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Nguyen

One-term course offered either term

Prerequisites: For the second semester, completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 120 Beginning Filipino I & II

An introduction to the spoken and written Tagalog (Filipino) language. This will prepare and develop students' basic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Filipino at its beginning level.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Juliano

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: For the second semester, completion of the first semester of ALAN 120 or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 121 Beginning Filipino II

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

ALAN 130 Beginning Thai I & II

An introduction to the spoken and written Thai language. Beginning Tibetan will explain the fundmentals of teh modern Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will develop the ability to read the Tibetan script and identify and analyze Tibetan grammatical forms. Students will also learn conversational Tibetan, and be introduced to the structure of spoken grammar and its pronunciation. This class will provide a foundation for reading Tibetan literature, both classical and modern, and for speaking Tibetan.

For BA Students: Language Course

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: For the second semester, completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 131 Beginning Thai II

Beginning Tibetan II will develop fundamentals of teh modern Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will continue learning to read Tibetan and analyze Tibetan grammatical forms. Students will also continue learning conversational Tibetan, and increase familiarity with the structures of spoken grammar and pronunciation. This course will provide a foundation for reading Tibetan literature, both classical and modern, and for speaking Tibetan. Rich and colorful cuture of Tibet will be part of the curriculum.

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

ALAN 150 Elementary Indonesian I

Elementary Indonesian I course is designed for both beginners and those who may have some previous experience with the language. This course will focus on developing and using the four foundational language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a communicative format. Students will develop not only their ability to use and understand contemporary Indonesian, but also their knowledge of Indonesian history and culture. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage in simple conversations about familiar things such as family, friends and daily activities. They will know every day expressions, will be able to tell time, to negate sentences and to build questions. Students will develop reading strategies and learn about the practical life and the cultural practices in Indonesia and compare them with their own.

For BA Students: Language Course

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

ALAN 210 Intermediate Vietnamese I & II

A continuation of ALAN 110, the written and spoken language of Vietnam.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Nguyen

One-term course offered either term

Prerequisites: ALAN 110 or equivalent. For the second semester, completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 220 Intermediate Filipino I & II

A continuation of ALAN 120, the spoken and written Tagalog (Filipino) language. This course will develop the communicative competence of the students in handling limited communicative tasks, reading simple connected texts and writing short dialogues.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Juliano

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: For the second semester, completion of the first semester of ALAN 220 or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 230 Intermediate Thai I & II

A continuation of ALAN 130, the spoken and written Thai language.

For BA Students: Language Course

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: The second semester of ALAN130 or permission of the instructor. For the second semester, completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

ALAN 231 Intermediate Thai II

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit