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AISLS Grants for Language Instruction

AISLS has funds from the US Department of Education to support US-based scholars who wish to acquire or improve language skills.  Limited funds are available to defray the costs of language instruction in Sinhala, Tamil, Pali or Arabic.  The instruction must take place in Sri Lanka and be obtained by September 30, 2011.  This program cannot cover translation costs, but it can cover instruction that takes the form of working with a tutor to translate texts or other materials.  The AISLS Colombo center will supply recipients with advice about language programs and tutors.

Normally, these awards will not be given to individuals who are in Sri Lanka with the support of a non-AISLS research award that provides expenses that can be used for language instruction.

Applicants should also fall into one of the following categories: 1) individual members of the AISLS resident in the US who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, 2) individual members of the AISLS who are undertaking language instruction to support the needs of graduate study at a US university, 3) faculty members at AISLS member institutions, or 4) graduate students at AISLS member institutions who are undertaking language instruction to support the needs of their program of study.  Previous recipients of AISLS language instruction awards are eligible.

To apply, please submit to John Rogers <rogersjohnd@aol.com> a short curriculum vitae, a one page statement that includes a description of the proposed instruction and how it supports your long-range research plans, a proposed timetable, and a budget.  The maximum award will be $300.  However, increases may be possible if there are surplus funds.  Proposals will be considered on an ongoing basis until the funds are exhausted.

SASLI 2010 is still accepting and encouraging further applications for its summer programs. Please apply at http://www.sasli.wisc.edu/ Prospective students may also contact Ean Barnard directly at (608) 261-1194 or via email at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu <mailto:sasli@southasia.wisc.edu>.

Below please reference the original announcement regarding SASLI’s Summer 2010 program.

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The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu. Applications for Summer 2010 are now being accepted.

Graduate students are eligible for FLAS funding through SASLI. Undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible for fee remissions (partial or full.) The application deadline for both forms of funding is February 5, 2010.

Applications and instructions can be found on the SASLI web site at sasli.wisc.edu. Please apply or encourage your students to apply as soon as possible as faculty hiring is based on student interest.

If you have questions about SASLI, the application process, or FLAS and Fee Remissions, please review the FAQ pages on the web site at http://sasli.wisc.edu/faq/index.html. Any additional questions can be addressed to Ean Barnard, by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu <mailto:sasli@southasia.wisc.edu>

We look forward to your applications!

Summer Hindi-Urdu Program at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

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The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC) is offering a summer program in Hindi-Urdu (Four Levels) from June 1-July 22, 2010. Class timings: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on M/T/W/Th. Course fee is USD 2180. The course will be worth 8 credits, with a total of 96 hours of instruction.

For details: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/academics/non-degree/summer/language-institute.htm

Please contact the Office of Summer Programs at any point with questions:

Office of Summer Programs, N403

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Johns Hopkins University

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: Fax:

E-mail: sais.summerjhu.edu

The South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC) has recently updated its Summer Language Programs webpage. View the latest summer 2010 information at the page here: http://salrc.uchicago.edu/workshops/summer.shtml. This list is continually updated as SALRC learns of new programs, so check from time to time for further news. If you have a program you are interested to have posted to the page, please e-mail salrc@uchicago.edu

The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu.

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Applications for Summer 2010 are now being accepted.

Graduate students are eligible for FLAS funding through SASLI. Undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible for fee remissions (partial or full.) The application deadline for both forms of funding is February 5, 2010.

Applications and instructions can be found on the SASLI web site at sasli.wisc.edu. Please apply or encourage your students to apply as soon as possible as faculty hiring is based on student interest.

If you have questions about SASLI, the application process, or FLAS and Fee Remissions, please review the FAQ pages on the web site at http://sasli.wisc.edu/faq/index.html. Any additional questions can be addressed to Ean Barnard, by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu <mailto:sasli@southasia.wisc.edu>

NSLI-Y announces two great opportunities for the 2010/2011 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) overseas intensive language programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.   One is for students and the other is for institutions/ organizations.

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Merit-based scholarships are available to study overseas for summer, semester and academic year programs in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Russian and Turkish. In addition, your school, school system and/or local university can apply for a sub-grantee award to organize and implement six- to eight-week overseas intensive language programs to take place in summer 2010.

Interested students should visit www.nsliforyouth. org, where they can complete the online application. The deadline is December 4, 2009. Organizations interested in Summer 2010 sub-grant opportunities can view the Request for Proposal (RFP) by clicking here. The submission deadline for proposals is November 16, 2009. If after reading the RFP you have questions, please contact American Councils at 1-866-790-2086.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2010 and academic year 2010-2011 language programs.

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Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Mohali), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune).   AIIS will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study.   For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study.   For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu.   We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer.   Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program.   Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org).   Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program.   AIIS is also offering a fall semester program.   We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall.

The application deadline is January 31, 2010. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org .

For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Announcement: new online course in Sanskrit from North Carolina State University

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First Ever Online Course on Sanskrit

Are you fascinated by the famous Indian epic poem, the Bhagavad Gita? Are you interested in yoga, Hinduism, Jainism, or Buddhism and want a deeper understanding of Indic foundational texts? Learn Classical Sanskrit and gain access to an extraordinary body of literature eight times larger than that of Ancient Greek and Latin combined. During this two years-long series, students will learn to read and translate brief passages from famous epics and sutras and learn to chant brief passages from the Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita. Its position in the cultures of South and Southeast Asia is akin to that of Latin and Greek in Europe and Hebrew in Abrahmic Religions. It has evolved into, as well as influenced, many modernday languages of the world. Dating back to as early as 1500 BCE, Vedic Sanskrit is the earliest attested Indo-Aryan language, and one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family.

Topics Covered:

 Sanskrit Alphabet

 Sanskrit Grammar

 Sanskrit Vocabulary

 The Ramayana

 The Bhagvad Gita

Course: Sanskrit Course for 3 credits (online or in class)

FL 295 – 005 (FL 295 – 601)

Tuesdays, Thursdays 6.00 to 7:15 pm

And online:

http://delta.ncsu.edu/apps/coursedetail/index.php?id=FL:295::601:FALL:2009

Contact: Dr. Pankaj Jain

Dept of Foreign Languages and Literatures

North Carolina State University

(919) 515 9307

pjain5@ncsu.edu

http://www.IndicUniversity.org

CENTER FOR WORLD LANGUAGES HINDI-URDU PROGRAM AT UCLA OFFERS  Hindi for Hindi-Urdu Students or other Indian language Heritage Students.  Special class for High School Students only

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DURING SUMMER 2009 June 23rd – July 31st (6 weeks)
Time: Monday-Wednesday (9am-12am) Thursday (9am-11am)
Location: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
6 weeks for only $200 (need based fee waiver available)
This is a five unit course and will satisfy some foreign language requirements
Supervisor: Dr. Gyanam Mahajan, ALC Department, UCLA
To register, visit our website: http://hslanguages.ucla.edu or call us at: Telephone: 310-825-2510 or 310-825-1138

University of Pennsylvania offers STARTALK
Hindi and Urdu Summer Language Programs 2009 for High School Students

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The University of Pennsylvania will host during July 2009 federally funded STARTALK language programs in Hindi and in Urdu for students entering grades nine through twelfth. The two language programs will be run separately but both will start on July 6th and run for three weeks till July 24th. Prior knowledge or exposure to these languages is not a pre-requisite for eligibility to these programs. The University of Pennsylvania will also run a third program for Hindi and Urdu teacher-training. Existing or prospective teachers in weekend schools organized by community organizations, public schools, private schools or colleges and those interested in Hindi or Urdu language instruction can apply.

STARTALK is a federally funded program under the National Security Language Initiative and is designed to strengthen foreign language education in U.S. schools. It’s a multi-agency effort to expand learning of seven less commonly taught languages of national importance, among which are Hindi and Urdu. The national plan is to make these languages available to students of all ages from kindergarten through university, just the way other European languages such as Spanish, French, German have been available to students so far. The STARTALK programs at the University of Pennsylvania provide generous incentives to participants and offer the participants the opportunity to partake of Penn’s quality programs.

Interested participants to all the three programs will find further information and an application form at
http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-09/STARTALK/STARTALK.html.

The deadline for applications is May 30, 2009. However, the program will stop accepting applications as soon as qualified applicants have been recruited.

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