Great ... specific, online, smaller-language learning initiatives between great universities (Yale, Cornell, Columbia ...) ... plus digital 'classrooms,' plus examples ...
Yale Center for Language Study Shared Course Initiative
Van Deusen, Nelleke. 2014. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jpl3M1kCI Yale Center for Language Study Shared Course Initiative]. (At the Online Education Open Forum held on February 24, 2014, Nelleke Van Deusen-School, Director of the Center for Language Study, shared the collaborative arrangement with Cornell and Columbia to share less commonly taught languages, offer several languages that are not otherwise taught on our campuses, via videoconferencing from a partner institution in the CLS Shared Course Initiative). New Haven, CT: Yale University.
See, too, this related blog post from two days' later -
"Brown Fish Owls: The Center for Language Study, a shared course initiative between Columbia, Cornell and Yale Universities, has offered courses in the following languages thus far, since Fall 2012 - Bengali, Dutch, Modern Greek, Khmer, Romanian, Tamil, Classical Tibetan, Ukrainian, isiZulu, WUaS has the following related beginning schools and universities, Added Yale's Nelleke Van Deusen's video here at WUaS ... 'Languages' and 'Educational Software,' Some Yale Daily News' articles about 'The Center for Language Study Shared Course Initiative'"