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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 23, 2009.

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Class timings: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on M/T/W/Th. Course fee is USD 2100. 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: 202.663.5671 Fax: 202.663.5670
E-mail: sais.summer@jhu.edu

The fourth edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics will be held from 27 July – 7 August 2009 at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University.

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The Summer School offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects in the field of languages and linguistics. This year, the Summer School will consist of seven programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:

Indo-European Programme
Germanic Programme
Iranian Programme
Indological Programme
Semitic Programme
Russian Programme
Demotic Papyrology

For more information and registration, visit: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies , the Center for African Studies, CIBER, and the European Union Center is pleased to host the Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) in summer 2009 (June 15-August 6, 2009).

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SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim World languages, including Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Indonesian, by experienced, trained, and highly proficient instructors. Classes will be held four hours per day over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 132 hours. Students will earn credits equivalent to one full academic year of language instruction.

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, conversation hours, cooking demonstrations, music, film showings, and other cultural activities.

The SILMW at UIUC is being organized by Abdulkafi Albirini (Director), Ercan Balci, Abbas Benmamoun, Peyman Nojoumian, and Peter Otiato, from the Department of Linguistics.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or like to get more information about SILMW.

http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu/index.html

Ercan BALCI, Ph.D.

Turkish Program Coordinator

Lecturer of Turkish

Linguistics Department, UIUC

4114 Foreign Languages Building

707 S. Matthews Urbana IL.

Office Tel. no.: (217)244-3058

Email: ebalci@illinois.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, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu. Applications for Summer 2009 are now being accepted.

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Graduate students are eligible for FLAS funding through SASLI.  ALL SASLI students are also eligible for fee remissions (partial or full.) The application deadline for both forms of funding is February 20.

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 Grace Lorentz, by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu

We look forward to your applications!

SASLI – Summer 2009

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The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) is now accepting applications for Summer 2009.

Applications and instructions can be found on the SASLI website at http://sasli.wisc.edu/apply.htm

Please apply as soon as possible as faculty hiring is based on student interest.

Questions about SASLI and the application process are addressed on the FAQ pages on the web site at http://sasli.wisc.edu/faq/index.html. Additional questions can be addressed to Grace Lorentz, SASLI Program  Assistant at (608) 261-1194 or sasli@southasia.wisc.edu

The South Asia Summer Language Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, is now hiring both Lecturers and Faculty Assistants for Summer 2009.

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Positions are available in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu. Instructors are strongly encouraged to apply for positions teaching the newly offered languages of Pashto and Punjabi.

The position vacancy listings are posted on the University of Wisconsin’s Office of Human Resources Web site. Details about how to apply, eligibility, etc. are included in the listings. Additional questions may be addressed to SASLI by phone at 608-261-1194 or by e-mail at sasli.wisc.edu.

Link to the listing for the lecturer positions (PVL #60684)
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060684.html

Link to the listing for the faculty assistant positions (PVL #60686) http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060686.html

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2009 and academic year 2009-2010 language programs.

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The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2009 and academic year 2009-2010 language programs. 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). We 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 Hindi and Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali and Tamil and for second-year Hindi 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. We are also offering language instruction for the fall semester. Students who participate in the fall program would not be eligible for funding from AIIS. The application deadline is January 31, 2009. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Languages: SASLI offers thirteen South Asian languages in eight weeks of intensive instruction hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Languages include: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Now entering its sixth year of operations, SASLI is accepting student applications for Summer 2008, (dates are June16th through August 8th).

Costs: The program fee for the eight week session (equivalent of two semesters or one academic year of language acquisition) is $2900 for the program fee and an additional $200.00 for University of Wisconsin assessment fee, for a total of $3,100. This does not include transportation costs to Madison, living expenses, and textbooks.

Information: Program information is posted on our website: http://www.sasli.wisc.edu. Please contact the SASLI Program Coordinator for any additional program-related questions (E-Mail: sasli@southasia.wisc.edu, Tel: 608-265-4304). SASLI is an educational collaboration of the ten U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers for the Study of South Asia and the South Asia Language Resource Center and an affiliate organization of the Association for Asian Studies.

Credits: Course credit is transferable to the student’s home institution where applicable.

Funding: Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a SASLI FLAS fellowships; graduate students may also hold FLAS fellowships from their home institutions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for fee remissions. Complete application forms and additional information can be found on-line at http://www.sasli.wisc.edu.

The State Department sponsored programs to study various critical languages through the overseas research centers of CAORC are now open for application.

Languages include: Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Persian for South Asia (AIIS, AIBS) and Arabic and Turkish for our Middle Eastern colleagues.

Please go to: http://www.caorc.org and see the bold faced announcement on the left hand side of the page. Or go directly to http://www.caorc.org/language/.

Undergraduates, MA, and PhD students are all eligible as long as they are US citizens. ALL EXPENSES ARE PAID for those accepted into the programs.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2008 and academic year 2008-2009 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and for the summer only Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We 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 Hindi and Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali and Tamil and for second-year Hindi 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 http://www.caorc.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. The application postmark deadline is January 31, 2008.

Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638.
Email: aiis@uchicago.edu Applications can also be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org.

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