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Moscow Summer School in Human Rights, Application Deadline May 20

LEARN ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN MOSCOW

The Russian Consortium on joint master’s programme in human rights is proud to present its first common Moscow Summer School in Human Rights which will take place in Moscow from 20 to 25 June 2011.

The Moscow Summer School is organized in partnership with the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

Being a key element of the implementation of the joint master’s programme in human rights the Moscow School aims to provide participants with a framework of understanding what are human rights and what is the human rights development in different regions around the world.

The Moscow Summer school’s aims include:

–          Raising Awareness on human rights issues;

–          Networking: brining graduate students, doctorates, practitioners, professors from all over the world;

–          Pitching: participants learn how to develop their ideas into projects and how to pitch them.

It is expected that Moscow summer school will bring together around 50 participants from all over the world. In addition to providing participants with new skills and knowledge this pilot project is a direct follow-up to the model of the EIUC Summer School in human rights. To achieve this goal such professors as Prof. Shane Darcy from the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Prof. Mozetic, Vinícius Almada, President of the Latin America International University Center (Brazil), Prof. Felipe Gomez from the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto, Prof. Brice Dickson, Director of the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen’s University in Belfast and others have been invited to lecture during the Summer School. The opening lecture will be given by the Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team – Russian Federation Dirk Hebecker and many other famous practitioners in human rights.

Within the framework of the Moscow summer school the Roundtable “Protection of reporters’ rights” will be organized. The event will be hold in the A.D. Sakharov’s Museum in Moscow. It is expected to involve the  practitioners into the disputes.

We invite everyone to attend the Moscow Summer School in Human Rights (participation is free of charge).

More detailed information you can find on the webs site of the first Russian joint master’s programme in human rights: www.rma-hr.org

If you wish to participate in the School please fill out the registration form and send it back to the organizers at pfur.osmo@gmail.com with your CV by 20 May, 2011, after that the availability is not guaranteed.

Application

Moscow Summer School

20-25 June 2011

19 June (Sunday) – arrival

20 June (Monday)

10:00-10:30     Opening ceremony

10:30-11:00     coffee-break

11:00 –12:30   lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

12:30-13:00     coffee-break

13:00-14:00     lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Extraterritorial Obligations in the Field of Economics, Social and Cultural Rights (1 lecture) and Business and Human Rights (1 lecture) (Prof. Felipe Gomez, Spain)

17:00 – 18:30 Reception at PFUR

21 June (Tuesday)

09:30-11:30     the Inter-American system for protecting rights, and the work of National Human Rights Institution (Prof. B. Dickson, UK) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     the role of human rights treaty bodies in encouragement of States to promote human rights (Prof. Aslan Abashidze)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:45 Russian professor (Protection of children’s human rights)

15:45 – !6:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. Felipe Gomez)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

22 June (Wednesday)

09:30-11:30     Prof. John J. Cleary (USA) – 2 lectures (short break included)

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     “International Criminal Justice” (Prof. Shane Darcy, Ireland)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 16:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. B. Dickson)

16:45 – 16:30 coffee-break

Reception at OHCHR office in Russia

23 June (Thursday)

09:30-11:30     Introduction to HR in Latin America (Prof. Vinicius Almada, Brazil) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     Russian lecturer (Protection of women’s human rights)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Shane Darcy)

15:30 – 16:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. John J. Cleary)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

24 June (Friday)

09:30-11:30     Russian lecturer

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     Russian lecturer

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Vinicius Almada)

17:00-19:00  Roundtable in the D.A. Sakharov’s museum on the Protection of journalists’ human rights”

25 June (Saturday)

10:00 -11:00 Certificate ceremony award

11:00 – 13:00 Protocol event at PFUR

 

 

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D.9. Discover Georgia Tour, Georgia Chant

Join Georgian Chant this year on the Discover Georgia tour through an exploration of the strikingly beautiful countryside featured as the cradle of wine cultivation. See the ways in which locals still make pure delicious wine in ancient buried amphoras, take guided trips to 6-12th century Christian monasteries, medieval fortresses, and Persian bathhouses, and of course, who can resist the wonderful singing, dining, and hospitality of modern Georgia! Don’t delay, be in touch.

Dates: June 23rd – July 2nd
Info: www.georgianchant.org

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STARTALK Russian Teacher Program: Second Language and Immersion Methodologies, Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages is pleased to announce that we have received a generous grant from STARTALK to offer a 4-credit graduate course in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies at the Russian Language Village.

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for  STARTALK RUSSIAN TEACHERS Grades K- 16

Dates:  June 23 – July 9, 2011
Location:  Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, Minnesota

Application:  Attached

Description:  The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course.  A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, the participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages.  Active participation in the Russian Language Village program will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research onsecond language acquisition.  Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy.  The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson.   Because of the building configuration of the Russian Language Village, participants will be able to live on-site for this experience, participating in the daily schedule as observers and co-leaders of activities as appropriate.  They will also have their own classes to discuss professional readings, share observations, and prepare materials for use at Russian Language Village and in their classrooms.  The program director is Lara Ravitch, Dean of the Russian Language Village.  She will also serve as an instructor, specializing in content-based instruction.  Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Director of Russian Studies and Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, will be a guest presenter.  Donna Clementi, Director of Education and Research at Concordia Language Villages, will be the lead instructor.  Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

Program costs:
$1680  Tuition for the four-credit graduate course ($420/graduate credit)
$640    Housing and all meals at the Russian Language Village

Full scholarships in the amount of $2310 are available to participants through the STARTALK program.  In addition, each participant will receive up to $300 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

STARTALK scholarships are available to applicants who are selected to participate in the program.  Selection is based on response to the question about motivation for applying to the STARTALK program, and current/future teaching situation.

Please contact Donna Clementi if you have any questions.

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Summer Course “Transforming A Post-Soviet Society: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Change in Ukraine,” National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” Application Deadline March 15

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) is organizing Summer course for international students “Transforming A Post-Soviet Society: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Change in Ukraine ” (May 19 – June 6, 2011)

More details about the course, including application procedure, logistics and information on tuition fee, can be found here: http://www.dfc.ukma.kiev.ua/index.php?page=16

Deadline for application is March 15, 2011.

All questions about the course and the application procedure should be addressed to:int_stud@ukma.kiev.ua, tel. +38 0 44 425 50 16, 425 77 70

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Teach English in Russia, Crossroads Eurasia Program, Application Deadline March 1

Program overview

A program tailored to the needs of young people looking to immerse themselves in Russian society, build professional skills, and improve their Russian. Whether you are a freshman just starting to learn Russian, a senior with Russian fluency, or someone simply eager to discover modern Russia, this program is for you.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Start dates: mid-June or mid-July
  • Duration: 4 or 8* weeks

OVERVIEW:

When you arrive in Moscow, someone from our organization will meet you and your fellow volunteers at the airport and will make sure that you get to your host city. Once in your host city, you and your fellow volunteers will have a two-day orientation to get you acquainted with your surroundings.

After that, for four (or eight) weeks, you will be responsible for teaching conversational English at a local language school. During this time, you will live with a host family, which will give you a place to sleep, food to eat, and a unique perspective on the world around you.

At the language school, depending on your skill level and preferences, you will either work with your own group of students, or will be made a teaching assistant. Your students may be kids or adults or both, and your schedule will include two to three hours of teaching per day with the weekends off.

To give you a chance to relax, meet new friends, and learn about your host society, every few days we will have organized excursions around the city and the region. In the past, we’ve gone to museums, to the river, and to neighboring cities, explored a local monastery, eaten traditional Russian food in a country home, among other activities.

You will also have some free time to explore your host city, take some time for yourself, or to spend it with your new Russian friends and fellow volunteers.

To learn more about the logistics of the program, visit the Essentials page.

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Study Abroad in Poland and Czech Republic

Check out two study abroad programs:

StudyAbroadCzech.com

Study Abroad Czech Republic was established with the goal of expanding academic year, semester, and summer opportunities for US and Canadian students who are specifically interested in the Czech language and culture.

StudyAbroadPoland.com

Study Abroad Poland was established with the goal of expanding academic year, semester, and summer opportunities for US and Canadian students who are specifically interested in the Polish language and culture.

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Summer intensive language program in Russian, Center for Language Study, Beloit College, Open Enrollment

The Program

Languages We Offer

The Center offers four- and eight-week programs in ArabicChineseJapanese, and Russian. At the successful conclusion of each eight-week summer language program, students will have completed the equivalent of one year of college-level language study and are prepared to enter the next year of study at most colleges and universities. Students successfully completing the four-week session will earn the equivalent of a semester of language study. Students who complete either the four- or eight-week session successfully will receive Beloit College credit.

“I am currently studying in Beijing, and even though I only studied Chinese for one month at CLS I have been placed in a class with students who have been studying Chinese for one or two years. I thought that CLS would be a nice crash-course before my year abroad, but it turned out to be much more than that.
- Jane Hayashi, Summer 2007 Participant

Why CLS?

If you are serious about learning a language, consider one of the nation’s finest summer intensive language programs – the Center for Language Studies at Beloit College. Our program aims to expand your understanding of a fascinating world culture as you move toward mastering the language it envelops: language and culture go hand in hand. Success in the program better positions you to assume confident, active citizenship in a thoroughly interdependent world. It prepares you to engage a part of that world on its own terms, in its own language, through its own cultural sensitivities.

Your study of language and culture at Beloit is carried out in partnership with devoted, excellent teachers. It takes place in a glorious Wisconsin summer, on a beautiful campus, among people who have come together because they love to learn and teach. Our program’s distinctive features include:

  • Flexibility of eight-week or four-week sessions
  • 22 hours of classroom instruction per week, plus evening tutorials
  • Twelve semester hours of academic credit for the eight week course
  • Small classes with a maximum of twelve students
  • Superb language teachers
  • A seamless environment of teacher-student interaction in the language, inside and outside the classroom
  • Language conversation tables at lunch and dinner
  • Comfortable housing with others studying the same language
  • A friendly, inviting setting conducive to concentrated study
  • A rare opportunity to focus on one thing: the study of language

Who Can Attend?

Our programs are open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; advanced high school students (17 minimum age limit); educators; business persons; and adults interested in language study for academic purposes, career and personal enrichment. The Center for Language Studies is ideal for people preparing to work or study abroad.

Application Dates and Deadlines:

Our online application for the summer 2011 programs is now available. You can create your online account now and work on the application as time allows.

Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis beginning January 1 and will continue until classes are full. Please note that the January 1 date is not the application deadline. Many students submit their completed applications prior to January 1, so it is important from a processing standpoint that we begin reading completed applications by the beginning of January. Many other students submit and complete their applications after January 1 and on into the spring. Of course the sooner you complete the application, the sooner you will receive our admission decision.

Application Procedures:

No previous knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian is required for the beginning program; appropriate prior instruction or consent of the language coordinator will determine placement at intermediate and advanced levels.

Applicants must complete an application including a transcript and two letters of recommendation. There is no application fee;  however, upon acceptance to the program a $100 enrollment deposit is required to secure your place in the class. The deposit is non-refundable but will be credited toward the cost of tuition, room, and board.

Those applying for the CLS Director’s Scholarships must submit an additional two-page essay in which they describe their qualifications and explain how their study of the language in the summer will benefit them academically, professionally, and personally. This essay needs to be submitted in addition to the one-page essay required by the general application.

International applicants requiring a visa must submit an application, two letters of recommendation, transcript, financial documentation, copy of passport, and a $200 application fee. Please click here for a financial documentation form.

Apply Online
Printable Application (PDF format)
Printable Recommendation Form (PDF Format)

For inquiries regarding the program, write or call:

Thomas P. Kreiser, Director
Center for Language Studies
Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5595
Toll-free: 800.356.0751 (ask for the Center for Language Studies)
Telephone: 608.363.2277
Fax: 608.363.7129
or email: cls@beloit.edu
www.summerlanguages.com

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Summer 2011 Slavic Language Program at the University of Chicago, Application Deadline May 15

Summer 2011 Slavic Language Program at the University of Chicago
* courses in Russian at the first-year and second-year levels
* two 3-week courses in simultaneous interpretation in Russian<->English (open to students at multiple levels)
* all courses run 6 weeks, June 20-July 29, 2011
* these 6 week courses are equivalent to one year (3 quarters) of study in the UofC program during the academic year
* the first-year courses prepare you to satisfy the undergraduate Language Competency requirement in only 6 weeks of study
* courses will be supplemented by weekly lunches from area Slavic restaurants and possible field trips to Russian, Czech, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian restaurants, shops, etc. in Chicago
Program descriptions are available at:
and registration and tuition details are available from the Graham School at:
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Summer 2011 Slavic Language Program at the University of Chicago
Summer Russian Courses

RUSS 11100 Intensive Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff
RUSS 11200 Intensive Introduction to Russian Langauge and Culture 2; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff
RUSS 11300 Intensive Elementary Russian Conversation and Reading; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff

RUSS 20111 Intensive Intermediate Russian Language and Culture 1; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff
RUSS 20201 Intensive Intermediate Russian Language and Culture 2; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff
RUSS 20301 Intensive Intermediate Russian Conversation and Reading; Instructors: Steven Clancy and Staff

RUSS 21700 Introduction to Interpretation (Russian-English, English-Russian); Instructor: Valentina Pichugin
RUSS 21701 Intermediate Interpretation: Consecutive and Simultaneous (Russian-English, English-Russian); Instructor: Valentina Pichugin

Introductory Russian (1st-year Russian)

RUSS 11100 Intensive Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1
RUSS 11200 Intensive Introduction to Russian Langauge and Culture 2
PREREQUISITES: NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED. EQUIVALENT TO ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN (RUSS 10100-10200-10300).

This six-week course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Russian for those who would like to speak Russian or use the language for reading and research. All four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking) are stressed. Students will also be introduced to Russian culture through readings, screenings, and city outings. The course provides a year of Russian in two 3-week summer quarter courses.

Class meets 3 hours daily, Monday-Friday (90 total contact hours). Students must take both courses in the sequence (11100-11200), and will be billed for two courses. This course is suitable for preparing students to satisfy the College Language Competency requirement. Students with FLAS fellowships require an additional 50 contact hours and are required to take RUSS 11300 “Intensive Elementary Russian Conversation and Reading”. This course is optional for all other students. [Hyde Park] Sessions I-II (6 weeks) MTuWThF 9:30am-12:20pm

The course is taught by Steven Clancy and Staff. Steven Clancy is Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

RUSS 11300 Intensive Elementary Russian Conversation and Reading
PREREQUISITES: NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED. STUDENTS MUST BE CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED IN RUSS 11100-11200.

This six-week course provides practice in conversation, reading for research, and additional grammar drill complementing material covered in RUSS 11100-11200 “Intensive Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2″. All four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking) are stressed.

Class meets 2 hours daily, Monday-Thursday (50 total contact hours). There will be one Friday 2-hour session during the first week of class. Students must be concurrently enrolled in RUSS 11100-11200. This course is required for all students with FLAS fellowships and is optional for all other students. [Hyde Park] Sessions I-II (6 weeks) MTWTh 1:00pm-2:50pm

The course is taught by Steven Clancy and Staff. Steven Clancy is Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

Intermediate Russian (2nd-year Russian)

RUSS 20111 Intensive Intermediate Russian Language and Culture 1
RUSS 20201 Intensive Intermediate Russian Language and Culture 2
PREREQUISITES: RUSS 10100-10200-10300/RUSS 10400-10500-10600 OR ONE-YEAR KNOWLEDGE OF RUSSIAN REQUIRED. EQUIVALENT TO SECOND-YEAR RUSSIAN (RUSS 20110-20200-20300).

This six-week course provides a comprehensive continuing course in modern Russian for those who would like to speak Russian or use the language for reading and research. All four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking) are stressed. Russian culture will be explored through readings, screenings, and city outings. The course provides a year of Russian in two 3-week summer quarter courses.

Class meets 3 hours daily, Monday-Friday (90 total contact hours). Students must take both courses in the sequence (20111-20201), and will be billed for two courses. Students with FLAS fellowships require an additional 30 contact hours and are required to take RUSS 20301 “Intensive Intermediate Russian Conversation and Reading”. This course is optional for all other students. [Hyde Park] Sessions I-II (6 weeks) MTuWThF 9:30am-12:20pm

The course is taught by Steven Clancy and Staff. Steven Clancy is Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

RUSS 20301 Intensive Intermediate Russian Conversation and Reading
PREREQUISITES: STUDENTS MUST BE CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED IN RUSS 20011-20012.

This six-week course provides practice in conversation, reading for research, and additional grammar drill complementing material covered in RUSS 20011-20012 “Intensive Intermediate Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2″. All four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking) are stressed.

Class meets 2 hours daily, Monday-Thursday (50 total contact hours). There will be one Friday 2-hour session during the first week of class. Students must be concurrently enrolled in RUSS 20011-20012. This course is required for all students with FLAS fellowships and is optional for all other students. [Hyde Park] Sessions I-II (6 weeks) MTWTh 1:00pm-2:50pm

The course is taught by Steven Clancy and Staff. Steven Clancy is Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

Simultaneous Interpretation (Russian-English, English-Russian)

RUSS 21700 Introduction to Interpretation (Russian-English, English-Russian)
PREREQUISITES: FLUENCY IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN. STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN INTERPRETING WILL WORK FROM THEIR “WEAKER” LANGUAGE INTO THEIR STRONGER; STUDENTS WITH MORE PRACTICE (ADVANCED AND IMMERSION COURSES, TIME LIVING IN RUSSIA, RAISED IN RUSSIAN SPEAKING HOUSEHOLDS, ETC.) WILL PRACTICE BOTH WAYS.

This course introduces students to the field of conference interpretation in general and to consecutive interpretation in particular. It emphasizes the ability to understand and analyze a message in the source language (Russian/English) and convey it in the target language (English/Russian) in a straightforward and clear manner. The course develops a student’s ability to analyze and paraphrase the meaning of a passage in the source language, and to identify the passage’s components and establish a logical relationship among them. Students will focus on active listening and concentration skills, memory enhancing techniques, and the ability to abstract information for subsequent recall. Basic elements of note-taking will be discussed as well. At the end of the course students will be able to interpret 3-5 minute extemporaneous passages on familiar topics. During practice sessions students will listen to and repeat the content of passages of increasing length and difficulty. Topics will cover daily life, current events and the media, as well as general areas of students’ interest.
Class meets 3 hours daily, Monday-Friday (45 total contact hours). [Hyde Park] Session I (3 weeks) MTuWThF 9:30am-12:20pm

The course is taught by Valentina Pichugin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

RUSS 21701 Intermediate Interpretation: Consecutive and Simultaneous (Russian-English, English-Russian)
PREREQUISITES: RUSS 21700 INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETATION, OR EQUIVALENT; CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

This course develops skills and improves techniques acquired in RUSS 21700 Introduction to Interpretation. In consecutive interpretation, the following will be emphasized: clarity of expression, correct style and grammar, proper diction and presentation, and strategies for dealing with cultural and linguistic problems. Students will expand their active vocabulary to include terms and idioms frequent in extemporaneous speeches. At the end of the course students will be able to interpret extemporaneous passages of moderate difficulty derived from professional settings (sources will vary). Basic strategies for simultaneous interpretation will be introduced, and exercises will be provided to help develop the concentration necessary for listening and speaking at the same time. The students will work to master voice management, and to acquire smooth delivery techniques. Students will learn to analyze discourse for meaning while rendering a coherent interpretation in the target language with correct grammar, diction and style. At the end of the course, students will be able to interpret 8-10 minute passages from public lectures, radio addresses, interviews, news reports, etc.
Class meets 3 hours daily, Monday-Friday (45 total contact hours). [Hyde Park] Session II (3 weeks) MTuWThF 9:30am-12:20pm

The course is taught by Valentina Pichugin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Course Cost: $2975 for academic credit per course or $2000 per course for auditors.

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Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Application Deadline March 18

The 2011 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):

Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 29;

Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program, June 6-August 12.

Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 15:

Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian;

Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slovak;

Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:

Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Montenegro 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;

4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Poland, and Slovakia;

Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 6 Week Program in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb (for advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S).

Tuition for the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.

All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff who are chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt’s SLI program.

Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.

All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships.

Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above. Further information and applications are available at www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli/.

Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 18, 2011.

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: slavic@pitt.edu.

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Penn-in-Prague, Czech Republic

Penn-in-Prague, Czech Republic

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Explore Central Europe this summer and gain insight into the unique history and contemporary perspectives of the region.

All courses in this 6-week intensive program offer University of Pennsylvania credits, and the non-language courses are taught in English. The program includes group excursions to cultural sites. Students live in program-arranged housing in Prague.

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