Students will hear a new language in classrooms next year.
Yale will offer both introductory and intermediate Dutch next fall, said Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, director of the Center for Language Study. She said Dutch is a useful European language, especially for research in subjects such as history, political science and art history.
“I hope interest in the language [will] grow,” she said. “The intent is to offer additional courses that touch on Dutch culture and language.”
Chrissy Hosea, who will teach the courses, will come to campus from Cornell University, whose Dutch program is ending due to budgetary constraints, Van Deusen-Scholl said, and Cornell students will be able to take the intermediate course via videoconference since they are losing their program.
The courses will be offered jointly by the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department and the European Studies Council.