Introductory Czech Online Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University offers an intensive Introductory Czech course during this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 20 to August 8, 2020, and is open to both Harvard and other students. The course satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement.

This 7-weeks (5 days per week) intensive course (8 credits) provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Czech language and culture for those who would like to speak Czech or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students without any previous knowledge of Czech, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing). Students are introduced to Czech culture through readings, screenings, and class discussions. This course prepares students to continue in Czech at the intermediate level or for study or travel abroad in the Czech Republic.

Registration at: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?gclid=CjwKCAjwqJ_1BRBZEiwAv73uwLui-Usb7S9-V8G-4iOFmcMg-0syN30sKqSBxQAeu-TcyK56XfTJXhoCz24QAvD_BwE&subjects=Czech

For further details, please contact the instructor for the course, Dr. Veronika Tuckerova: vtuckerova@fas.harvard.edu, or Dr. Steven Clancy: sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

Expanded Funding for Online Language Study (Indiana University)

Deadline: May 8, 2020

To help students whose summer plans have fallen through, Indiana University is expanding its student support for online study in summer 2020.

The Title VIII graduate fellowship program now supports the online study of Russian 3-6AzerbaijaniBCS 1-2EstonianHungarianKyrgyzLatvianLithuanian 1-2, , TurkmenUkrainian, and Uzbek.

The AABS and BALSSI programs now support the online study of EstonianLatvian, and Lithuanian 1-2 in BALSSI, the Baltic Studies Summer Institute, for undergraduates and graduates alike.

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Czech and Russian Summer Online Language Courses (University of Texas)

Deadline: May, June 2020

UT is pleased to offer both Russian and Czech Language Online this summer for both UT and non-UT students. *note: All courses, except for RUS 406/407 are FLAS-eligible.


RUSSIAN ONLINE

The online Russian classes offered through the University of Texas were developed specifically for online instruction. They are highly interactive and offer students a lot of flexibility. The first and second semester, Russian 406/Russian 407, will be offered through our extension campus this summer. 

Online Russian at UT is a fully developed online sequence with both synchronous and asynchronous components and is designed to bring absolute novice learners to an intermediate level proficiency. The content was designed and developed in house at UT in conjunction with our liberal arts development studio. The three-semester sequence is semi-intensive and equates to a traditional 2-year college course. Each of the classes is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. The first and second class, RUS 406/407, is additionally offered during the first summer session. 

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American Councils Online Summer Programs

Deadline: May 10, 2020 (extended)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils suspended all AC Study & Research Abroad overseas programs for Summer 2020. While our overseas programs will not be running as planned this summer, American Councils is pleased to offer the following programs online for the Summer 2020 term:

The application deadline for these programs has been extended to Sunday, May 10.

Online AC Study Abroad programs feature:

  • Approximately 12-15 academic hours per week of instruction, both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Remote meetings with conversation partners to provide opportunities for informal target language practice and connections with locals
  • Approximately 2-3 hours per week of virtual cultural activities and excursions to places of historical and cultural importance
  • Academic credit from Bryn Mawr College upon successful completion of the program
  • Reduced program fee from overseas programs; scholarships available

For program-specific information such as dates, costs, languages offered, potential virtual activities, and more, please visit https://acstudyabroad.org/summeronline/.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at outbound@americancouncils.org or 202-733-8522.

Online Third-Year Russian Course, Summer (University of North Georgia)

The Russian program at University of North Georgia is offering an online third year Russian (fifth semester) during Summer 2020. The dates are June 1 – July 31. It is a six-credit-hour class that is going to meet synchronously MWF 10 am – 12 pm (EST) with a short break and TR will be devoted to self-studying. The goal of the course is to bring students to the Intermediate High/Advanced Low proficiency level in speaking on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines scale. The class is taught by an OPI trained instructor. 

For 6 credit hours, the student will pay $1,119.18 in tuition and $281.25 in fees bringing the total to $1,400.43 for the semester. The students will also be responsible for obtaining the textbook Panorama (http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/panorama), either a hard or electronic copy. A short interview with the instructor in Russian is required prior to the class registration. 

Those who are interested will have to apply to UNG as transient students. Visit the Admissions page here: https://ung.edu/undergraduate-admissions/index.php

Please send any questions to the class instructor Tatiana.Maslova@ung.edu or the program specialist at UNG Lara.DeBloise@ung.edu

Online Intensive Russian Language Courses (University of Michigan)

The University of Michigan is accepting applications for three levels of intensive Russian language courses during the spring and summer terms.

Spring Term: May 5 – June 26
Russian 123 (8 credits): First-Year Intensive Russian
Russian 303 (8 credits): Third-Year Intensive Russian

Summer Term: July 1 – August 21
Russian 223 (8 credits): Second-Year Intensive Russian

All courses are taught remotely and will meet Monday-Friday, 10am-noon and 1-3pm (synchronously taught).

Courses may be taken for credit (tuition) or not for credit (program fee) and are open to guest (non-U-M) students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the first day of class; application materials can be found online: www.lsa.umich.edu/sli.

Russian for Beginners – Fully Online Summer Course (University of Arizona)

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 8 – July 9 Russian 102: July 13 – August 12

  • 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 and individual 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.
  • Meeting times are discussed with students prior to the beginning of the course in order to ensure the most comfortable schedule for those enrolled in the class. Upon request, individual meetings will also be offered. This is an excellent alternative to the traditional face-to-face environment you can get with a lot of individual attention given to every student!
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Slavic and Eurasian Languages ONLINE (University of Kansas)

Deadline: August 17, 2020

Beginning with during 2020-2021 academic year U of Kansas will be offering several Slavic and Eurasian languages online for 16-week courses in Fall and Spring next year. Languages available, include: 
Elementary Polish Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian 
Elementary Turkish Intermediate Czech Elementary Persian/Dar/Tajik/Farsi.
We are an affordable public university, and instructors have worked and are working tirelessly to develop quality asynchronous instruction with optional synchronous components to accommodate student schedules. 

Application

Apply to KU as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student (by 8/17 for Fall 2020). The application can be found here. There is an application fee of $40. If possible, upon application also send an email to thecollegeonline@ku.edu and let us know you have applied and which class(es) you hope to take.

Online Summer Russian Language Program (Indiana University)

Indiana University has moved its summer language programs, including Russian 1-6, online. They are adding expansion sections to accommodate students whose summer plans have fallen through.

They are working to keep courses FLAS, Title VIII, and Project GO eligible in the online format.

Courses will continue to cover 2 semesters of material over 9 weeks (Russian 1-2) or 8 weeks (Russian 3-6).

The situation is developing faster than they can update their website, so course descriptions, funding details, and other published information may at times be out of date. Please contact languageworkshop@iu.edu for the most recent details.

Applications and course descriptions are at: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu