Russian Lecturer, University of Denver

On behalf of the Russian program at the University of Denver:
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Lecturer of Russian for a one-year appointment to begin September 1, 2011. This is a non-tenure track position with full benefits. The appointed lecturer will teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture. Area of specialization in Russian is open. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required. MA or ABD status in Russian or related field by time of application is required. PhD or ABD by time of appointment is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students in the United States. The teaching load is eight classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a CV, cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. In addition to applying on-line, please send three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching to: Russian Search Committee, Prof. Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, 2000 East Asbury, Sturm Hall 391, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Language Learning & Technology

Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT

Theme: Technology and the Less Commonly Taught Languages

Special Issue Editor: Irene Thompson

This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on the role played by educational technologies in the learning and teaching of LCTLs (i.e., languages other than the traditionally taught Western European languages such as English, French, German, and Spanish). Currently, less than ten percent of students enrolled in foreign language courses in the US study languages such as Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Swahili, Yoruba, and other languages critically important to US national interests. These languages are typologically different from English and are often written in non-Roman scripts requiring extended seat time to attain a working proficiency. With instruction often not offered at all, offered on an irregular basis, or available only at the elementary levels, technology presents a wide range of opportunities to develop and deliver instructional materials and methodologies based on sound empirical research.

Please consult the LLT Website for general guidelines on submission ( and research (

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* empirical studies of the impact of CALL-based materials on the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, or grammar skills at various levels of proficiency in a range of LCTLs

* intergration of authentic Internet-based materials into LCTL courses, particularly at the intermediate and advanced levels

* uses of CMC to promote interactive speaking and writing in a range of LCTLs

* studies of the effectiveness of various technological tools in improving pronunciation or listening in a range of LCTLs, particularly those with tonal systems

* studies of the uses of technology in the acquisition of non-Roman scripts or in reading non-Roman scripts (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, and Russian)

* uses of various types of media in LCTL teacher education

* uses of CMC to promote online intercultural exchanges

* evaluation of uses of technology in self-directed study of LCTLs

* uses of videoconferencing either for distance learning or for adding remote classes to live LCTL classes

Please send letter of intent and 250-word abstract by June 1, 2011 to

Publication timeline:

* June 1, 2011: Submission deadline for abstracts
* June 15, 2011: Invitation to authors to submit a manuscript
* November 1, 2011: Submission deadline for manuscripts
* February 1, 2013: Publication of special issue

Russian Lecturer, Iowa State University

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a part-time lecturer to instruct Russian language and culture courses at the first- and second-year levels. Possibility of teaching one or more courses in English on Russian culture. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Russian, Russian Studies with an emphasis on Russian language and/or culture, or closely related field. Demonstrated native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Evidence of successful experience teaching undergraduate students in Russian language. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian or Russian Studies with experience teaching both lower- and upper-division courses in language and culture; experience teaching Russian Studies courses in English. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Proposed start date: 08/16/2011. To ensure consideration, submit application by 05-23-2011.

Complete job description, along with application instructions, is available

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Claudia Mueller at or call 515-294-9396.

Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW), University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, June 13 – August 6

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with theCenter for South Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesCenter for African StudiesCIBERCenter for Global StudiesEuropean Union Center and REEEC is pleased to host the 3rd Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World in summer 2011 (June 13 – August 6, 2011). 

SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Arabic-English Translation, Bamana/Bambara, Bosnian/Serbian/Croat/Montenegran, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof.

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World and interact with experts in this region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW will offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for language contact and practice, and expose learners to the traditions of the Muslim World communities. These extracurricular activities include research forums, picnics, conversation tables, cooking classes, music & dance performances, movie screenings, field trips, lectures and other cultural activities.

The SILMW is being organized by a committee consists of Drs. Eyamba Bokamba (Director),Peyman Nojoumian (Associate Director), Rakesh BhattJames YoonErcan BalciMargaret Njeru, and Eman Saadah from the Department of Linguistics.

The deadline for sending applications has been extended to April 30, 2011. Please access Online Application here.

Croatian Instructor, Language Trainers Chicago

A message from Language Trainers:

We are a successful language training company working with freelance trainers all over the world to provide private tuition for numerous languages, but mainly in the US and the UK. We have students (private and corporate) who need to learn languages, anytime and anywhere. Thus we organize teachers for them at their offices or their homes.

One of our clients in Chicago, IL 60654 would like to have a General Croatian tuition. Lessons should start as soon as possible. Location of the classes and schedule could be re-arranged. The salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. We are also happy to discuss travel costs.

In order to be eligible for this position, you should be a native speaker of the language and/or have a language degree and at least two years experience in teaching. You will also be required a visa/working permit if you are not a citizen of the country where we are currently searching. Candidates who do not match these criteria will not be considered in the recruitment process. The company offers freelance-part time positions, and can not sponsor your visa.

If you think you are the right teacher for this position please send your resume and references to

We require very little administration or paperwork from you.

If you are not available for this position but would like to be considered for further opportunities, or would like to teach a different language in a different location, we kindly ask you to upload your resume at .
We will keep your contact details confidential and contact you as soon as we have a position to offer in your location.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards,
Mariana Sosa – Teacher Recruitment Coordinator

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Georgian Intensive Language Workshop, American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), Application Deadline May 23

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS presents theGeorgian Intensive Language Workshop, a ten-day Georgian language immersion program in Bazaleti, Georgia.


Beginning Level Workshop: June 13-22, 2011

Intermediate/Advanced Level Workshop: July 20-29, 2011


*5 hours of intensive instruction per day (3 hours per day of grammar and 2hours per day of vocabulary and conversation – 50 hours total)

*Evening activities and films

*Accommodation and 3-meals per day in the Bazaleti Training Center

*Certificate of Program Completion from American Councils


Applicants will be required to complete a bio-data form and to confirmparticipation by making a deposit of $100 by credit card or wire transfer tothe American Councils office in Washington, DC by the application deadlinedate. Final payment should be made by the same mechanisms by the programstart date.

For more information and an application, please contact:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCEL
S Chavchavadze Ave. 27/29, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Telephone: (995-32) 292106

Macedonian Language and Culture Summer School, University American College Skopje, Application Deadline July 2

The  School of Foreign Languages at the University American College Skopjeis pleased to announce a Summer School in Macedonian Language and Culture.

The Summer School is designed for participants who would like to learn orimprove their Macedonian language skills while enjoying their stay in Ohridand exploring Macedonia. No previous knowledge of Macedonian is required. Beginners, intermediary and advanced courses will be offered.

The Program provides 60 hours oflanguage courses and 24 hours of culture related courses.

It lasts for three weeks, starting on July, 10th and finishing on July, 31th.

Participants from all the countries are welcome. More details are available at: Application deadline is July 2, 2011.

Application form and detailed programis available upon request from the following email:



STARTALK Discover Russian Summer Teacher Program, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT) and Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)

The STARTALK Discover Russian Summer Teacher Program is a two-weekprofessional development program focused on quality instruction, curriculumand assessments for Russian Programs, and is available to current teachersof Russian and those interested in teaching Russian.

The Discover Russian program dates are: July 5 – 15, 2011, in Fairfax, VA,and July 18 – 29, 2011, in Glastonbury, CT.

This program is sponsored by The American Council on the Teaching of ForeignLanguages (ACTFL) and STARTALK in cooperation with Glastonbury Public Schools (CT) and Fairfax County Public Schools (VA).

There is no cost to teachers selected for this program. Each teacher willreceive a $400 travel stipend after successful program completion. Limitedhousing is available for teachers who reside outside the local area.Graduate credits are available.
The application deadline for this program is April 15, 2011.   Apply now.

Visiting Lecturer in Russian literature, language, and film, University of Illinois at Chicago, Application Deadline April 30

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position. The appointment begins August 16, 2011. This is a 9-month appointment and is renewable on an annual basis.

The candidate should be able to teach courses in Russian literature and film as well as language courses at all levels. Teaching load is three courses per semester and we offer competitive salary and benefits.

Candidates with a PhD in hand preferred, although ABD candidates will be considered.

To be considered for this position please complete an online application and submit a cover letter, CV, sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation at Close Date: Apr 30, 2011.