Resource/Lang. Training: Instagram with Russian Grammar/Vocabulary

This instagram posts weekly challenges of Russian grammar/vocabulary with free exercises supported with Russian/Soviet art visuals. They also post Instagram stories with fun Russian grammar in a trivia quiz style.  For lower levels of Russian (mostly first and second years).

The account name is kto_smeliy, or you can follow this link: Екатерина (@kto_smeliy) • Instagram photos and videos

Lang. Training: Summer Programs in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, Uzbek (University of Wisconsin)

Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants (including international students) are eligible for the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) tuition scholarship or for tuition remission scholarships.

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Lang. Training: Translation and Interpreting Courses (UMass Amherst)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst has a line-up of online translation and interpreting courses in spring 2020, with well-known and experienced faculty members. Students can complete a 15-credit Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting in one year or take as long as they want based on their individual needs. Courses can also be taken independent of the certificate to meet students’ needs for continuing education.  

When filling out the application form, students are required to demonstrate high proficiency in English and at least one LOTE (Language Other than English), via proficiency exams, university-level coursework in the language, and living/work experience in country where LOTE is spoken.

Lang. Training: Czech Online (University of Kansas)

I am thrilled to say that the University of Kansas offers two years of beginning and intermediate Czech online in 2019-2020. Starting in January 2020, the second semester of introductory Czech (CZCH 108) is open to students with previous instruction or heritage knowledge of Czech, at the equivalent of either one or two semesters.  Intermediate Czech (CZCH 208) accepts students with previous instruction of Czech for three or more semesters. The classes are taught by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce and 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 as the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR), which is the European Proficiency Assessment.  

The classes accept university students as well as independent learners.  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.  If you are interested, please contact the KU Admission Office at https://admissions.ku.edu/. You may also contact the instructor by phone or email at: mila_saskova-pierce1@ku.edu OR 402-770-4624. 

Lang. Training: Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur and Uzbek (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications for summer 2020! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Azeri or Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants (including international students) are eligible for the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) tuition scholarship or for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 15 to August 7, 2020. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

Study Abroad: UCSD Global Seminars Program (Irkutsk)

Deadline: February 1 (early bird) or March 1, 2020

Please invite your students to apply to a new summer program we will be offering in Siberia this coming summer 2020 through the UCSD Global Seminars Programs. Students will enroll in Summer Session I (June 28-August 2) and receive credit for two 4-unit courses, LTEU 152 and 153. LTEU 152 is an Ethnic Studies course focused on the Buryats, Indigeneity, and Identity, while LTEU 153 is a multidisciplinary Environmental Studies course on Lake Baikal. Both courses will include a Russian language instruction component, but no prior knowledge of Russian is required. The courses will be rich in experiential learning. We will be based in Irkutsk and partner with students and specialists at Irkutsk State University, but we will also travel to Moscow, Petersburg, Olkhon Island, Balagansk, and Ulan Ude. We will work with the Great Baikal Trail organization and spend a night out on the trail by the campfire. Let me know if you have any questions. For more information, you and your students can access the program link below, contact me by e-mail (below), or contact the Global Seminars Director Jim Galvin at the phone number listed below.

Thanks for your interest and for sending us your students!

Rebecca Wells, Lecturer in Russian
Literature Department, University of California, San Diego

For more information:

https://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/students/programs/global-seminars/irkutsk/index.html

Phone appointment with Jim Galvin, Director of UCSD Global Seminars. Call  (858) 534-1123 for appointment.

E-mail with Rebecca Wells, Faculty Leader at prwells@ucsd.edu.

Lang. Training: Summer Intensive Language Programs (Pitt)

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (or until Mid-May)

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2020. We offer intensive language courses through a variety of domestic, study abroad, and hybrid (Pittsburgh+abroad) programs in the following languages:

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Job: English Teachers (Russia)

Deadline: September 2019

International Education Company WINDSOR is looking for two more English speakers from the UK, Canada or America to work as teachers  with both groups of students and individuals for the academic year 2019-2020 (starting in autumn 2019).

Annually 6 or more native speakers work for our language school and some of them have been working with us for more than 2 years. You can read their opinions about working in our school on our website http://windsor63.ru/?mode=1&menu=41
Our city is located on the beautiful river Volga, very close to the mountains. Windsor staff are young and friendly, ready to help every minute.


Windsor is ready to provide visa support, free accommodation, competitive salary, one-way ticket after completing the contract,  free Russian lessons.


Contact Natalia Larionova at  n.larionova@windsor63.ru with questions.