Online Ukrainian Course (University of Kansas)

The University of Kansas is offering first-year Ukrainian ONLINE in Fall 2021. UKRA 104: Elementary Ukrainian I is open to both KU and non-KU learners, for college credit (5 credits).  

UKRA 104 is mostly asynchronous: students work with materials in Canvas Monday through Thursday at their own pace and meet each Friday as a class for a one-hour session via Zoom. 

Among other materials, UKRA 104 uses the open-education web-based resource for learning basic Ukrainian grammar, Dobra Forma (https://dobraforma.ku.edu/), developed by the course’s instructor, Dr. Oleksandra Wallo.  

The course begins on August 23 and ends on December 17, 2021. Please email Dr. Wallo (owallo@ku.edu) with questions on how to enroll, the cost, or the course itself. 

Online Hungarian, Polish, and Turkish Language Programs (University of Florida)

The University of Florida Center for European Studies (CES) is happy to announce the launch of three online language programs. CES is a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and a Foreign Language and Area Studies provider. As part of our NRC grant, the Center developed online language courses for HungarianPolish, and Turkish. We are currently offering the beginning level language sequence online with plans to add intermediate language classes in the future. 

Attached below is a brochure with additional information on less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and how to apply. 

The Center offers two methods for non-UF students to enroll in the online language courses:

  1. UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Shared Language Program (for students enrolled in a state of Florida public university)
  1. CES Special Program for Online Language (for anyone outside the FL state university system)

Language Training Resource: Russian Textbook Online Companion

The authors of Panorama (of which I am one) and Rodnaya Rech’ are delighted to inform you that the online companion website (what we used to call the electronic workbook) for our respective textbooks will soon be online (Rodnaya Rech) better than before (Panorama) for the fall 2021 semester! (Panorama’s online companion website is already up, Rodnaya Rech’s website will be up by August 1.)

Panorama is an intermediate-level textbook for learners of Russian as a foreign language, while Rodnaya Rech’ is a textbook for heritage learners.

You can learn more about each book at these links:

For Panorama: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/panorama-website-pb-lingco
For Rodnaya Rech’: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/rodnaya-rech-website-pb-lingco

The online websites provide lots of exercises that are self-correcting AND you can link them to your class so that your students homework grades are accessible to you by a click of a link. And yes, the online website does work with Blackboard, Canvas, and other Learning Management Systems.

Continue reading “Language Training Resource: Russian Textbook Online Companion”

Funding: Research Fellowships in REEE Area (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2021

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories: 

Title VIII Research Scholar Program: 

Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. 

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: 

Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. 

Continue reading “Funding: Research Fellowships in REEE Area (American Councils)”

Learn Ukrainian, BCMS, Czech, and Russian Online with UT Extension (UT Enrollment Not Required)

Register now

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Fall 2021

SC 506 is the first of a two-semester online course designed to introduce you to the languages and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia (BCMS). This course prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays), each time for an hour. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will work on your own. 

Continue reading “Learn Ukrainian, BCMS, Czech, and Russian Online with UT Extension (UT Enrollment Not Required)”

Lang. Training: Russian Online (University of Texas at Austin)


Open to UT and non-UT learners!

Welcome to the world of Russian Online where you will begin to learn the rich and enigmatic language and culture of Russia. Your companions for this journey include your instructor, fellow students, Polina, her good friend Oleg the hedgehog, and many others. This course is designed to allow you the flexibility of working at times that fit your schedule while also offering the structure needed to learn a language.

Continue reading “Lang. Training: Russian Online (University of Texas at Austin)”

Lang. Training: Summer Online Intensive Russian (UW-Madison)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+ has a limited number of seats open in its ONLINE Intensive First- and Second-Year Russian courses in Summer 2021.

Dates: June 14 – August 6, 2021
Times: 8:50-10:45 am and 12:05-2:10 pm Central Time, Monday-Friday

Continue reading “Lang. Training: Summer Online Intensive Russian (UW-Madison)”