Intensive Summer Language Institute for Russian Teachers, Deadline: March 1

This program is designed to strengthen critical need foreign language
instruction at U.S. schools by providing intermediate and advanced level
teachers of Arabic, Chinese, and Russian as a Foreign Language with the
opportunity for intensive language study abroad. The summer 2010 program is
open to current K-12 teachers as well as community college instructors of
Arabic, Chinese, and Russian; university students enrolled in education
programs intending to teach these languages are also eligible to
participate. The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs (ECA) of the U. S. Department of State, and administered by American
Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS.

Program Benefits:
*Academic program in Changchun, China; Alexandria, Egypt; or Kazan, Russia;
*Round-trip airfare;
*Housing and meals;
*Educational and cultural excursions;
*Peer tutors for conversation practice;
*Stipend for the purchase and shipping of teaching materials;
*Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.;
*Visa support;
*Health insurance; and
*10 graduate credit hours through Bryn Mawr College.

The program is open to educators who meet the following eligibility
*Teach Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), or Russian as a Foreign Language in a
K-12 school, community college, or are enrolled in a program leading to
teaching of critical languages;
*Speak Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), or Russian at the intermediate or
advanced level;
*Are a non-native speaker of the target language: Arabic, Chinese
(Mandarin), or Russian. For participation in this program, a native speaker
is someone who finished high school (or equivalent) in an Arabic, Chinese
(Mandarin), or Russian speaking country. A heritage speaker is someone who
speaks the target language at home, but has not spent an extended period of
time in a country where the primary language is Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin),
or Russian. Heritage Speakers may be eligible if they do not possess native
fluency in the target language.
*Possess U.S. citizenship; and
*Submit a complete application.

More information can be found at:

Applications: Available at:

Deadline: March 1, 2010

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