New Haven public high school students can study foreign languages for free at Yale

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High school students from New Haven, as well as surrounding area communities, have an opportunity to learn foreign languages that are not offered by their schools’ curriculum through Yale University’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER).

Languages being offered are Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, KiSwahili, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish.

The one-and-a half-hour classes meet once a week 4-7 p.m. on the Yale campus from Oct. 15 to May 16.

While the program costs $370 plus the purchase price of textbooks, New Haven public school students are eligible to participate for free through a special scholarship. A minimum of six students is required for a course to be offered.

To register, students must complete the online application at no later than Oct. 4. Please note that classes fill up quickly.

For more information visit or email Julia Hsieh at

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