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Special Language Program (SLP)

Special Language Program instructors Instructors: (back row) Gerardina Szudelski (Polish), Suzan Negip-Schatt (Romanian), Fred Porta (Sanskrit), Brajesh Samarth (Hindi), Naira Khan (Bengali), Simran Luthra (Hindi), Luvee Hazel Aquino (Tagalog); (front row) Eva Soos Szoke (Hungarian), Jara Dusatko (Czech), Eva Prionas (SLP Coordinator, Greek), Haji Razmi (Pashto), Naeem Mazhar (Urdu)

The Special Language Program gives Stanford students the opportunity to study languages that are less commonly taught. Students study a less commonly taught language, “a special language”, because they have academic or personal interests in a geographic area and its people, or because they are interested in acquiring valuable skills for field work and study abroad during their academic career.   Others choose to study a special language in order to fulfill the language requirement or to obtain a minor in modern languages. Many of the students who take a special language are connected to it through heritage and they find a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge. 

Courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels focusing on developing linguistic and cultural proficiency. Languages taught include American Sign Language, Albanian, Czech, Hawaiian, Hindi, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lakota, Modern Greek, Navajo, Polish, Quechua, Romanian, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Vietnamese. Additional language courses can be offered upon request, provided that funding is available.

For details and a complete list of offerings please visit the Special Language Program web site.

Contact:
Eva Prionas
Lecturer in Greek Language & Literature, SLP Coordinator
Building 240, Room 209
Stanford, California 94305-2006
Work Phone: (650) 725-1555
Fax: (650) 725-9377