Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning Course

Deadline: January, 28, 2021

Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

February 1 – March 8, 2021

Registration deadline: January 28, 2021

Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) is designed as a 5-week open-enrollment course for language educators beginning to learn about Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). Successful learners will be able to describe essential features of high quality PBLL and to generate high-quality ideas for projects using the Product Square. Registration and the content for this MOOC (massive open online course) is FREE. However, if you wish to earn the optional digital badge for completion afterwards, you will need to meet the badge criteria and pay a nominal fee ($25) to have your submitted materials evaluated by NFLRC staff.

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Courses in Russian and Eastern European Studies (Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies )

New non-profit initiative called Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. The school offers online, seminar-style courses open to all adults. Part of Borderlines Open School mission is to make classes affordable for all students and to bring them to marginalized communities, as well as to ethically pay and support instructors, recognizing their intellectual and pedagogical labor as valuable work that matters.  

Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)
January 10–31, 2021
Instructor: Sibelan Forrester
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/sf 

Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice
January 15–February 5, 2021
Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/translation 

Queer Reawakening in Russian Literature
February 2–23, 2021
Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/queerreawakening 

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Online Courses and Workshops: Russian Classics, Ukrainian Identity, Language (SRAS)

Deadline: Varies

Reading the Russian Classics with SRAS

Join SRAS for a new look at the Russian classics. Each course will look at a major work from five of Russia’s most famous authors. We will present the author’s biography and the history of the book’s creation, and then over the course of four meetings reference excerpts to discuss plot, character, and important themes to the work. We will also take a virtual excursion to a location in Russia of relevance to the work, its author, and its history to learn still more.

Educators: If you are teaching a Russian literature course this spring, contact us about participating in the virtual excursion components of these courses.

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity is a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. Starting from a broad introduction to Ukrainian history, we then move to four focused events – both tragic and heroic – that have had an outsized influence on modern Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, “live” visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.

Apply the full cost of this course to study abroad in Kyiv in 2021!

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SLI Summer 2021 Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Hungarian (Beginning) 

Polish (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Russian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Slovak (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Turkish (Beginning) 

Ukrainian (Beginning) 

For specific on program offerings, dates, and links to our applications, visit: www.sli.pitt.edu 

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Online LiteraryTranslation Summer School (University of Bristol)

Event date: July 5-8, 2021

There will be three full days of translation workshops, and day four will be devoted to professional and networking sessions and includes discussion panels with editors and publishers and a practical talk on how to write a reader’s report. A highlight will be a presentation of Comma Press’s translation book list and business model, together with a translation competition offer. The winning entrant(s) will be offered a publication opportunity with Comma. 

Directors Amanda Hopkinson & Ros Schwartz plus stellar line-up of tutors. 

11 languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. 

Keynote talk by George Szirtes, a translation competition run by Comma Press and panel sessions with publishers and editors.

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/translation-studies/bristol-translates

Courses at Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies

online courses being offered by a new nonprofit initiative, Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. These courses are open to anyone with interest in the topic, including the general public, undergraduate/graduate students, and teachers and professors.

Below are just a few of the online courses offered in Winter/Spring 2021 that may be of particular interest to members of SEELANGS. Most courses are seminar-style, and are capped at 20 students.

Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)

Instructor: Sibelan Forrester

Sundays 3–5pm ET, January 10–31, 2021

https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/sf

Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice

Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould

Fridays 5–7pm ET, January 15–February 5, 2021

https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/translation

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Resource: Free Subscription to Language Learning & Technology Journal

The new issue of Language Learning & Technology (Volume 24, Number 3) is now available at https://www.lltjournal.org

Please visit the LL&T website and be sure to sign up to receive your free subscription if you have not already done so.

Also, we welcome your contributions for future issues. If you have questions about this process or wish to submit a manuscript, please check our guidelines for submission at https://www.lltjournal.org/submission-guidelines/.

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