Boston Language Consortium



Beginning in Fall 2023, students at Tufts, Brandeis, BU, and BC may cross-register for one of the following introductory language courses.

American Sign Language at Tufts

  • Introduction to American Sign Language and the Deaf Community (ASL I): online, twice per week
  • Please note that ASL I is not available as a cross-registration course for Fall 2024, but, if students took the ASL II in Spring 2024, they CAN apply for the ASL III (online) as a cross-registration course for Fall 2024, so they can continue learning the ASL.

Modern Irish/Gaelic at Boston College

  • Introduction to Modern Irish: in-person only, twice per week  (Fall 2024)
  • Introduction to Modern Irish II: online, twice per week (Spring 2024)

Portuguese at Boston University

  • First Semester Portuguese: in-person two days per week with one online session each week

Yiddish at Brandeis

  • Beginning Yiddish: in-person only, four days per week

Each of the languages will be offered through the 4th semester so that students may progress in the language to fulfill language requirements. Some of the courses will offer special online or hybrid sections to reduce difficulties associated with travel across Boston.

About the Boston Consortium Cross-Registration Language Program:

This pilot project aims to increase study of important languages that, in some cases, are jeopardized by low enrollments. With enough interest, we hope to potentially expand to include other languages offered through the Boston Consortium.