Southeast Asian Language Program
The Southeast Asian Language program at Ohio University is very special in that it aims to enrich the lives of students in different ways and to prepare them to be global citizens in an ever-dynamic world. Instruction focuses on all aspects of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The model of language instruction used at Ohio University emphasizes the importance of culture. In other words, students not only learn the languages but develop an understanding of the cultural context out of which the languages emerged. Extracurricular activities are arranged to provide ample opportunities for students to be exposed to Southeast Asian culture and interact with others from the region.
Ensuring the quality of Southeast Asian language instruction has been the central focus of the program since its inception. The Southeast Asian Language program at Ohio University adheres to the standards established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The instructors of the Southeast Asian languages are native speakers and have extensive experience in language teaching.
Currently, Indonesian and Thai are offered from elementary to advanced levels. Both languages fulfill the undergraduate requirement for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. For many years, the Southeast Asian Languages Program has successfully prepared students for further studies at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, as well as various in-country intensive language programs, including the Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian and Malay (COTIM) and the Consortium for the Advancement of the Study of Thai (AST). Finally, the program is working closely with the Office of Education Abroad at Ohio University to help place language students in recognized study abroad programs in both Indonesia (ACICIS) and Thailand (CIEE & ISEP).
For more information, please contact Pittaya Paladroi-Shane (Fon) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructors for Southeast Asian Language Program:
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840