Languages Offered at BYU: Asia and Middle East

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Arabic
A full range of Arabic courses are taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department offers an undergraduate minor in Arabic and participates in the interdisciplinary major, Middle East Studies/Arabic. Arabic is also a language specialization in the Second Language Teaching MA program. Intensive courses in Arabic are regularly offered during the Summer Term by the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Arabic.
Region:
Africa, Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Bicolano
Bicolano is spoken mainly in the Central Philippines. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Bicolano, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Bicolano if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Burmese
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Burmese, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Burmese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Cambodian
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Cambodian course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Cambodian if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Cambodian Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Cambodian.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Cantonese
Classes in Cantonese are taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department also administers a Cantonese Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Cantonese.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Cebuano
Cebuano is a language indigenous to the southern Philippines. The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Cebuano course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Cebuano if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Cebuano Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Cebuano.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Chinese (Mandarin)
A full range of Mandarin Chinese courses is taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department offers undergraduate majors and minors in both Chinese and Chinese Teaching. Chinese is also a language specialization in the Second Language Teaching MA program. The department administers a Chinese Credit Exam for BYU students.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Fijian
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Fijian, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Fijian if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Fijian.
Region:
Asia and Middle East, Australia and South Pacific
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Hebrew
A full range of Hebrew courses (both Modern Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew) are taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department offers an undergraduate minor in Hebrew. Intensive courses in Hebrew are offered by the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages during Summer Term.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Hiligaynon
See Ilonggo/Hiligaynon.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Hindi
The Center for Language Studies will offer beginning courses in Hindi during Fall and Winter Semesters if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Hmong
Hmong is a language spoken by the Hmong people of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, northern Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Hmong course which requires fluency. The Center also administers a Hmong Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Hmong.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Ilocano
Ilocano is the third most popular language spoken in the Philippines. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Ilocano, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Ilocano if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Ilonggo/Hiligaynon
Ilonggo, also referred to as Hiligaynon is one of the languages spoken in the western Philippines. The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Ilonggo course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Ilonggo if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers an Ilonggo Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Ilonggo/Hiligaynon.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Ilongot
Ilongot is a language spoken in northern Luzon of the Philippines. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Ilongot, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Ilongot if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Indonesian
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Indonesian course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Indonesian if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers an Indonesian Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Indonesian.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Japanese
A full range of Japanese courses are taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department offers undergraduate majors and minors in both Japanese and, with department approval, Japanese Teaching. Japanese is also a language specialization in the Second Language MA program. The department administers a Japanese Credit Exam for BYU students and offers intensive courses in Japanese during Summer Term. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Japanese.
Region:
Asia and Middle East, Northern Asia and Russia
FLATS exam:
Javanese
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Javanese, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Javanese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Korean
A full range of Korean courses are taught at BYU through the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Korean. The department also administers a Korean Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Korean.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Laotian
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Laotian, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Laotian if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Malay
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Malay, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Malay if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Mandarin
See Chinese (Mandarin).
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Marshallese
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Marshallese, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Marshallese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Mongolian
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Mongolian course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Mongolian if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Mongolian Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Mongolian.
Region:
Asia and Middle East, Northern Asia and Russia
FLATS exam:
Niuean
Niuean is a Polynesian language originating from Niue Island. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Niuean, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Niuean if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Persian
The Center for Language Studies will offer beginning Persian courses during Fall and Winter Semesters if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Persian.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Tagalog
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Tagalog course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Tagalog if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Tagalog Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Tagalog.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Taiwanese
Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Taiwanese, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Taiwanese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Thai
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Thai course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Thai if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Thai Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Thai.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Trukese
Trukese is the language originating from the Chuuk Islands in Micronesia. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Trukese, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Trukese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Turkish
The Center for Language Studies will offer beginning Turkish courses during Fall and Winter Semesters if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Urdu
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and is associated with the Hindu people of Pakistan and India. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Urdu, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Urdu if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
FLATS exam:
Vietnamese
The Center for Language Studies offers FLANG 330R, an advanced Vietnamese course which requires fluency. In addition, the Center will schedule beginning courses in Vietnamese if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found. The Center also administers a Vietnamese Credit Exam for BYU students. The Humanities Technology Research Support Center also offers a FLATS proficiency exam in Vietnamese.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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Waray-Waray
Waray-Waray is the language spoken on Samar island, Leyte Island, and Biliran Island in the Philippines. Although BYU does not currently offer courses in Waray-Waray, the Center for Language Studies will schedule courses in Waray-Waray if a qualified teacher and sufficient student interest can be found.
Region:
Asia and Middle East
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