The Farsi/Persian program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations offers students the opportunity to take elementary, intermediate, and advanced courses in Farsi language. Farsi, or Persian, is spoken in Iran, and also in parts of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other areas in Central Asia. For students interested in learning more about Farsi language and culture, the department also offers an introductory course in Persian civilization, FRSI 1011. Students from our Farsi program have received Critical Language Scholarships to study abroad and also at the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University.
Iranian Community Book Donation for Persian Program at ALC The Persian language program has received a second generous donation of books on Persian literature, history and language. This collection is part of the late Prof. Parviz Ahoor’s personal library. It has been offered to the Asian Studies library at Norlin by his wife Ms. Parivash Ahoor and his son Roy Ahoor to promote and enrich the Persian program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Register Today for ALC Summer Language Courses!
ALC is offering Intermediate Language Courses in Japanese; this is a great way to advance your studies over the Summer! Course Schedules can be found here. Non-degree students are welcome to enroll in these courses thru Continuing Education's ACCESS Program.
Recent ALC Graduate
Passes Highest Level of
Proficiency Test (JLPT)
CU Boulder Alumna passes the N1 Level of JLPT conducted in December 2014.
JLPT is the largest standard test that measures and certifies the Japanese-language proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers. Read more about this achievement here.
Three ALC Students Win
To Study Abroad This Summer
Three of ALC's students have been selected by the The Critical Language Scholarship Program to study in China and India this summer. This is an extremely competitive national scholarship; read more about this here.
Prof. Matthias L. Richter,
whose recent book
The Embodied Text: Establishing Textual identity in Early Chinese Manuscripts
has received honorable mention for the 2015 Levenson Book Prize from the
Association for Asian Studies.
Details of this honor can be found here.
Dr. Michiko Kaneyasu,
recipient of the Association For Asian Studies' Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching for 2014
Dr. Laurel Rodd,
awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for 2014 in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the promotion of mutual understanding and goodwill between the people of Japan and the United States.
More about this well-deserved recognition can be found here.