Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Lang. Training: Podcast: Зелёная лампа (The Green Lamp)

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1388695347

The host of this podcast is a PhD in Russian literature, a school literature teacher from Saint Petersburg with 40 years of experience. In every episode a professional actor reads a short story, followed and/or preceded by a discussion where the host helps listeners to analyze and understand the story.
The entire podcast is in Russian, although the works selected by the teacher are not necessarily written by Russian authors. The show makes an emphasis on finding links between Russian and foreign literature and overall seems to have somewhat of a globalist slant: it is produced collaboratively by a Russian/Ukrainian/American team.
The show is professionally produced and is a good opportunity for Russian learners to hear a pure, rich Russian language while enjoying a quality discussion of familiar works.

Lang. Training: Polish Classes for Adults and Kids (Austin Polish Society)

Austin Polish Society is happy to announce that Polish language classes are open for registration! Classes for kids and adults are offered during the school year in a small group setting (up to 6 students), from beginner to advanced speakers.

To register, and for more info please click the link below:

http://austinpolishsociety.org/members/polish-language-classes/

Lang. Training: Russian, Armenian Language Winter Schools 2019 (Yerevan)

Deadline to Apply: Oct 15, 2019

ASPIRANTUM School of languages and cultures invites international participants to apply and take part in Armenian, Persian and Russian language winter schools from December 1 till December 21, 2019 (three weeks) in Yerevan, Armenia.

You may find the details about Russian language winter schools here: https://aspirantum.com/topics/russian

You may find the details about Armenian language winter schools here: https://aspirantum.com/topics/armenian

Scholarship opportunities are available here: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships

You can read testimonials of our alumni here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials

Lang. Training: Online Beginning, Intermediate Czech (KU)

The University of Kansas offers two years of beginning and intermediate Czech on-line in 2019–2020. The classes are taught by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce. The classes meet twice a week for synchronous instruction using ZOOM platform. Free textbook, texts and other pedagogical materials are available in Blackboard or word format.

The courses follow the ACTFL format, the five Cs, as well the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR) which is the European Proficiency Assessment.

The classes accept university students as well as independent learners, who enroll in the class.  At the end of the four semesters students should be able to perform on the ACTFL intermediate level of speaking and writing proficiency as well as of reading and listening comprehension.

Students who have studied Czech previously are welcome. For more information: msaskovapierce1@gmail.com

Study Abroad: Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course (Debrecen, Hungary)

Deadline for Applications: May 21 (early registration); June 30, 2019

The Debrecen Summer University deals with teaching Hungarian as a foreign language and spreading Hungarian culture. Its aim is to promote a deeper knowledge of the Hungarian language and culture. Teaching a language is inseparable from mediating the cultural values ​​of that nation. The cultural programs are recommended by Debrecen Summer University courses therefore make a significant contribution to the achievement of the primary task of teaching the Hungarian language at the highest possible level. Accordingly, most of the courses also include programs that, besides actively spending leisure time, also serve to familiarize Hungarian culture with the informal form of language learning.

The age limit for participants is 16 years old.

The Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course includes intensive language instruction for all levels, cultural excursions, and connections with local students.

Early Bird Discount for the Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course until 21 May, 2019.

For further information, visit the program website or see the attached flyer!

Nyári magyar nyelv- és kultúrakurzus

 

Prof. Dev: Legal Interpreter Boot Camp (UT Austin)

Priority Deadline for Registration: June 15, 2019

Summer Boot Camp Details:
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: UT Austin main campus, Thompson Conference Center

According to U.S. News, interpretation and translation is the number two best creative and media job for 2019, and Austin is the fifth best-paying city for interpreters and translators, so now is a great time to begin training for a hot new career! Offered only in the summer, and only in Austin, the Legal Interpreter Certificate Program 5-Day Boot Camp takes place over a one-week (Monday through Friday) period. This program is available to those who are fully bilingual in English and any other language.

To learn more -attend the free info session and ask questions! Continue reading

Lang. Training: Summer First-Year Russian Online (UT Austin)

Deadline to Register: May 2019 (Late registration period begins May 13)

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT is offering a new online Russian language course, starting this summer with RUS w406 FIRST-YEAR RUSSIAN I (Whole session).

*These courses are open to all—non-students and UT/non-UT students alike

RUS w406 FIRST-YEAR RUSSIAN I will run from June 6–August 16, 2019, and is the first of three semesters of online Russian classes that will be offered. All three levels will be running simultaneously in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters of 2019–2020.  Continue reading

Lang. Training: Online Beginning BCS, Fall 2019 (Kansas)

Learn the basics of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) in this online beginning BCS course offered at the University of Kansas this fall. Here is the description of the course:

BCRS 150 – Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I (3 credit hours) Fall 2019
Fundamentals of B/C/S grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Introduction to the cultural context in which B/C/S discourse occurs. ONLINE course, designed to accommodate the needs of students regardless of age, educational background, or occupation who want to acquire some basic communicative skills in B/C/S. No previous knowledge of BCS or other foreign languages required.

The course is open to non-KU and non-degree-seeking students. For more information, interested students should contact the instructor, Marta Pirnat-Greenberg, at mpg@ku.edu.

Lang. Training: Russian Online this Summer (Arizona)

Deadline for Applications: May 2019

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona offers two intensive 5-week fully online courses in Russian for beginners:

Russian 101: June 10 – July 11
Russian 102: July 14 – August 14

The courses are based on the online and completely free textbook Mezhdu Nami and involve both self-paced activities and online meetings with the instructor using Zoom.

Both courses are taught entirely online and involve synchronous online group meetings for interactive practice with the instructor. At the 101 level, we offer 4 meetings a week. At the 102 level, 3–4 meetings a week are offered. All group meetings will be recorded and made available to the students. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Summer and Fall Programs (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: Vary By Program; May 2019 for Fall Programs

SRAS is accepting applications for fall study abroad programs and there are some spots left in a few of their summer programs too! Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to explore some incredible regions.

Summer Study Abroad:
1) Applications are still being accepted for all programs in KyrgyzstanUkraine, and Poland.
2) Add intensive language study in Kyiv (Ukraine) to a summer SRAS program in Poland for as little as $600.
3) Continuing Education, which takes education professionals to Ukraine and Georgia, is also still accepting applications!

Fall Study Abroad: Deadlines run through May and vary by program! See program pages for details.