Despite deep roots at Stanford, there is no Cantonese class at Stanford that fulfills the language requirement.
With Stanford’s announcement of plans to increase the size of its incoming freshman class, not only is the construction of new freshman dorms addressing the housing concern, but academic departments and programs are also gearing up for the population rise.
Uzbek, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Hungarian, Greek and American Sign Language are just some of nearly 20 special languages offered at Stanford that fulfill the one-year language requirement. While the most popular languages are Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, German and Arabic, in that order, according to the Stanford Language Center’s 2010 annual report, other languages hold greater appeal for certain students. The Special Language Program gives students the opportunity to study these lesser-taught languages.