Languages

Courses in: Arabic | Chinese | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Spanish

College of Arts & Sciences

First-Semester Spanish (CAS LS 111)

May 22-June 29

Online offering. For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2960

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First-Semester Chinese (CAS LC 111)

May 22-June 29

Online offering. Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2960

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Arabic

Elementary Modern Arabic 2

CAS LY 112

Prereq: (CAS LY 111). Advances proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic to the Beginner High level. Expands vocabulary repertoire. Practice speaking, listening, reading, writing using engaging materials and real-life communicative activities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Chinese

First-Year Intensive Chinese

CAS LC 123

For beginners. Intensive course, equivalent to two semesters of first-year college Chinese. Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. Laboratory required. 8 cr. Tuition: $5440

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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French

First-Semester French

CAS LF 111

A multimedia approach for students who have never studied French. A variety of communicative tasks develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Second-Semester French

CAS LF 112

Prereq: (CAS LF 111) or placement test results. Continues CAS LF 111. A multimedia approach which develops speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, together with the grammar and vocabulary needed for more complex communicative tasks. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Third-Semester French

CAS LF 211

Prereq: (CAS LF 112) or placement test results. Advances proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening in a communicative classroom setting. Grammar is studied in context, through thematic discussions on topics such as daily life and Francophone culture, through short readings, and through diverse written tasks. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Fourth-Semester French

CAS LF 212

Prereq: (CAS LF 211) or placement test results. Advances four skills proficiency in a communicative classroom setting. Grammar is used in context through thematic discussions, the reading of a short novel, and in diverse written tasks. Fulfills CAS language requirement, prepares for Level 1 Advanced Courses (CAS LF 307 -- LF 311). 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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German

Second-Semester German

CAS LG 112

Prereq: (CAS LG 111) or placement test results. Continues study and practice of the basic skills of speaking, writing, and reading German. Conversational dialogues, reading of short texts, grammar sessions, compositions. Conducted in German. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Italian

Second-Semester Italian

CAS LI 112

Prereq: (CAS LI 111) or placement test results. Continues study of basic grammatical structures used in written assignments. Emphasis on speaking, aural comprehension, and pronunciation. Readings on contemporary Italian culture. Meets four days a week. Lab required. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Fourth-Semester Italian

CAS LI 212

Prereq: (CAS LI 211) or placement test results. For students who wish to build active use of Italian in speaking, writing, and reading. Intensive practice of spoken and written language. More advanced readings from Italian culture. Writing involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. Oral assessments including interviews and/or presentations. Satisfactory completion of CAS LI 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Japanese

Second-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 112

Prereq: (CAS LJ 111) or equivalent. Introduction to spoken and written Japanese and to fundamentals of Japanese grammar with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Fourth-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 212

Prereq: (CAS LJ 211) or equivalent. Elaboration and refinement of the fundamental skills introduced in CAS LJ 111 and LJ 112 with an introduction to reading and composition. Satisfactory completion of CAS LJ 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Spanish

First-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 111

For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

Summer 1 Section OL. A $240 technology fee is also charged. Click here for more information about the instructor Borja Ruiz De Arbulo Alonso.

For information about technology requirements for online courses at Boston University, see bu.edu/online/online-learning/technology. The Distance Education office can be reached at 617-358-1960 for additional information.

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Second-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 112

Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Third-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 211

Prereq: (CAS LS 112) or placement test results. Completes study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Use of spoken language in conversation. Reading in Hispanic civilization and of contemporary short stories. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Fourth-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 212

Prereq: (CAS LS 211) or placement test results. Review of the structures of Spanish. Intensive practice of spoken language. More advanced readings from Hispanic culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of CAS LS 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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