Global Languages is happy to offer a non-credit class, “Quechua at MIT” during IAP 2024. Ten sessions will be held from January 9 to January 23, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:30 am. This is an in-person class.

This two-week introductory class introduces the basics of Kichwa, a variant of Quechua language, the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas. The class focuses on oral and written skills, with emphasis on tasks based on familiar contexts, using an interactive approach.  It also introduces learners to the history, culture, and geography of the Andes through cultural discussions and exposure to artefacts of the region (e.g., textiles).  Students will reflect on Kichwa and Quechua as endangered languages and on the significance of keeping this very popular indigenous language alive. Tupanakunkaman (See you then)!

Sessions will be led by Soledad Chango. Soledad Chango is a native of Ecuador, Kichwa Salasaka. She is a scholar of language acquisition, and is pursuing an advanced degree in linguistics at MIT.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants with the expectation of attendance at all 10 sessions. Open to members of the MIT community.

Registration  opens November 27 at 2:00pm, using this link (Kerberos credentials required): Registration Form (closed).

Registration is now closed. All registrants will be contacted by December 15 with confirmation of enrollment or information on placement in a wait list (in the event of over-enrollment).

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