Summer 2011 Curriculum Development “Violence Overload? Promoting Sensitivity to Human Suffering: The Case of Bosnia,” REEEC, UIUC

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer 2011 Curriculum Development Workshop.

We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the news about this upcoming workshop to your K-12 email lists.  Attached is a flyer you can download, print, and post.  The workshop website may be found at this address:

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.

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.

Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Application Deadline June 30


25th course: July 23 – August 20, 2011

The Summer School of Slavonic Languages (SSSL) at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc organizes courses of Czech language for foreigners and also other courses in Slavonic languages, Russian language or Polish language in particular, for students from other countries. The Summer School is designed for professors, senior lecturers, lectors and students of Czech language and literature or Slavonic studies, translators, journalists and people from the general public interested in Czech language, literature, history, and culture. The programme comprises also courses for beginners. English and Czech are communicative languages used according to students’ level. The lessons are complemented with additional events – film club, theatre workshop, workshop of folklore dances, two one-day trips and a weekend trip to Prague, etc. (see below).

After finishing the intensive language course each student of the SSSL will receive a certificate stating the achieved language level (based on test results). The four-week SSSL course corresponds to one academic semester/term of Czech philology at the University. The number of credits will be awarded to the students by their home universities. Students, who fail the final exam or who will not finish the course from various reasons (see below), will receive a certification of attendance at the SSSL course.

Since 2007, the University has provided the students the opportunity to obtain an international certificate of the European Union, so called ECL exam – more information can be found on, or here. Information about the exam will be also provided during the summer course.

T rooms and the University library are available to students. Internet is also available to students accommodated in the dormitories of Palacký University.

Applicants for the Scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic are advised to contact the Czech Embassy in their home country. The scholarships are awarded only to candidates nominated by responsible authorities in the partner countries; the number of such participants is limited. More information about the application process, deadlines, etc. is to be found at Czech consulates and embassies abroad. If you prefer the Summer School in Olomouc to the other schools in the Czech Republic, please state this clearly in your application form.

You can participate in the Summer School course as an individually paying participant covering all the costs.

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Application Deadline April 1

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is located just 2 1/2 hours southwest of Chicago in the sister towns of Champaign and Urbana. Housing is readily available on and off campus. It is the perfect location to spend your summer studying. The Department of Linguistics, with support from the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies , Center for African Studies, CIBER, Center for Global Studies,European Union Center and REEEC, offers the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) with intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof. The eight-week program incorporates intensive languages study with cultural experience and activities. Course material covers two semesters of study for each prospective language, which is transferable to many universities for credit.

As SILMW participants, students are able to utilize all UI resources, which include an extensive library network, high quality gyms, campus wi-fi, computer labs, and others. The application is available online at and the application fee is only $150 for graduate or undergraduate students.  Past students have enjoyed their experience with SILMW and plan to return to the program.  Note that due to an agreement with the university administration, all SILMW students will pay in-state tuition fees regardless of their resident states!

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011

Dates of study: June 11 – August 4, 2011


“Transforming A Post-Soviet Society: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Change in Ukraine,” National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” Application Deadline March 1

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) is organizing Summer course forinternational 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:

Deadline for application is March 1, 2011.

All questions about the course and the application procedure should be addressed, tel. +38 0 44 425 50 16, 425 77 70