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Skidmore College
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The Self Instructional Language Program

The Department offers opportunities for study of less commonly taught languages through the Self Instructional Language Program.

Instruction in Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian is offered on an independent study basis. The student works with textbooks and tapes and meets with a native tutor for two hours a week of oral practice. A final examination is given by an outside examiner approved by the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs from a neighboring university.

Students interested in pursuing these courses should consult with Professor Maria Lander in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures before spring registration for the following academic year.