Ohio State Navbar

The Ohio State UniversityOffice of International Affairs

give a donation

  • Best in Show Winner

    Patrick Cheng, undergraduate student, earned the Best in Show award for his submission “Mother and Daughter of the She Ethnic” that he photographed in Xiapu, Fujian, China.


    Students can contact village@osu.edu for valuable insights and advice on everyday questions and concerns.

  • Global Engagement News

    Check out the newsletter to stay updated on Global Engagement's activities on campus and in Columbus.


Quechua 501 and 503 to be offered in spring quarter 2011

The Andean region is known for its rich cultural and linguistic diversity. Quechua is spoken by approximately 10 million people in the highlands of South America from Colombia to Argentina. This course will be of special interest for students who want to learn about Quechua language, culture, and society in the Andes.

Quechua 501: Beginning Quechua I

Quechua 1 is a beginning language course intended for students with no previous study experience in Quechua.  Although a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) in the U.S., Quechua language was spoken by the ancient Incas and is spoken today by more than 10 million people in the highlands of South America, from southern Colombia, to northern Chile and Argentina. It was declared an official language in Peru in 1975 and is widely recognized as such in Bolivia and Ecuador. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language. It will be useful for students that want to travel to the Andean countries or who have an interest in studying Quechua language, culture and society. The variety taught will be from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru. However, according to the interest of students, other varieties will readily be incorporated.

Learning Objectives

The course will promote the development of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, providing a good practical command of oral and written skills appropriate for everyday situations, and an understanding of the culture and role of the Quechua-speaking populations in Andean society. A large part of this class will be dedicated to communication practice in Quechua, based on handouts and audio-visual material.

Course Objectives:

  • develop a vocabulary base to begin building language skills
  • develop knowledge of grammar structures
  • listen to simple passages or conversations and answer questions about the content
  • read simple authentic texts and answer questions about the content
  • write paragraphs using acquired vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • engage in and sustain face-to-face conversation with others about topics studied
  • use the Internet to acquire information about the Quechua-speaking world
  • demonstrate an understanding of selected elements of Quechua culture

Enrollment Information

Quechua 501
Lecture No: 28684 TR 1:30 - 3:18
Recitation: F 11:30 - 12:18
Instructor: Morató-pena.1

Quechua 503
Lecture No: 28685 MW 3:30 – 5:18
Recitation: R 3:30 - 4:18
Instructor: Morató-pena.1

Download Course Flyer

International at Ohio State

  • Taste of OSU 2019 Food Winner - Romanian Club

    Taste of OSU 2019 Winners

    Congratulations to the Taste of OSU 2019 winners of the food competition, cultural exhibits and food tickets.

    Taste of OSU is an evening filled with performances on stage, cultural exh ...

    Read more ...

  • image3

    2019 Summer Deadlines for Education Abroad

    Education abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insigh ...

    Read more ...