Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Lang. Training: Virtual NSLI-Y Program Launch (US Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: April 24, 2019

Virtual NSLI-Y is a new NSLI-Y program component launching in Fall 2019 to increase the reach and scope of the NSLI-Y program. Two different models for novice learners — the In-School Program and the Digital Classroom Program — will be piloted during the 2019-20 academic year.

Virtual NSLI-Y will operate in the spirit of the long-standing NSLI-Y Goals, with additional goals to introduce U.S. teens to language and culture of Virtual NSLI-Y target language and spark an interest in international travel, study abroad, language study, and intercultural learning.

Learn more on the program website!

NSLI-Y seeks applications from experienced language teachers to facilitate virtual language instruction for both the In-School Program and Digital Classroom models in academic year 2019-20.  See more application information here: Teacher Application. Applicants should apply by April 24, 2019.

In-School Program, Host School application: (Deadline: April 24)

Digital Classroom, Student application: Coming soon (Deadline: May 29)

Lang. Training: Warwick Translates Summer School

Deadline: April 17, 2019

“Warwick Translates Summer School” offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention. Places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature, crime writing). Lunch time events will include discussion panels with publishers and editors. Evening events will include a Translation Slam and a keynote Lecture by Preti Taneja: ‘Translating Shakespeare in conflict and post-conflict zones: the challenge to “universal” human rights’.

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Lang. Training: Russian for Politics (Riga)

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019

Russian Language Academy Durbe, Riga, Latvia

See flyer below about extended deadline for special offer (25% discount on Russian language immersion course and accommodation). Students from the following universities have taken courses at our school: Princeton University, Georgetown University, Boston College, Florida State University, University of Colorado, University of Georgia and some more. At the present time, we also have 4 Boren students at our school, who got a scholarship of 24 – 36 weeks to study Russian.

Course description:
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See US student feedback about their immersion experience in Riga:

Lang. Training: Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Deadline for Applications: March 18; May 9, 2019

2019 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
June 22–August 10, 2019

The 2019 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard and visiting faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience.

Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program.

All students seeking financial aid (US and international) must submit the HUSI application and supporting material by March 18, 2019.

International students who do not seek financial aid must submit the HUSI application by Monday, April 15, 2019. US applicants not requesting financial aid must apply to HUSI by May 9, 2019. All students must register and enroll in courses with the Summer School by May 20 to avoid late registration fees.

For more information visit the program website

Study Abroad: Russian and Kazakh Summer School (Astana)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive summer language program in Russian or Kazakh (SSRES), which is fully FLAS compliant. We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2019 summer session. Continue reading

Lang. Training: ASPIRANTUM Summer Language School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: April 20, 2019

Applications have opened for Aspirantum Persian, Russian and Armenian language summer school! The school, located in Yerevan, Armenia, offers both 3-week and 6-week programs for students at all levels.

You may find the details about Persian language summer schools here, Russian language summer schools here, and Armenian language summer schools here.

Scholarship opportunities are available here!

In 2018 ten students from international universities took part at the Persian language summer school and 4 students participated in Armenian language summer school. You can read their testimonials here.

For more information visit the website: ASPIRANTUM – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures or contact the Director – Khachik Gevorgyan

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Prof. Devt: STARTALK Summer Program on Pedagogy (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019

The STARTALK Institute at Middlebury is intended for current and prospective teachers of Russian. The principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

The Institute is a fantastic place for teachers of Russian – novice and experiences alike – to explore the principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction amidst the blue mountains of Vermont. It includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

Online Session: June 24 – July 3, 2019 (required)
Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 7 – 21, 2019 (required)

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Study Abroad: Summer Translation Internship (Voronezh, Russia)

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

Translation practice — summer internship in Russia
A Crossroads Eurasia program

Translating Russian text into English and proofreading text translated by others is the main focus of this summer internship in Voronezh. Translation projects could be as complex as fairy tales or as simple as bank statements. Whether you aspire to be a translator or just want to perfect your language and regional knowledge, this internship lets you experience Russia as if you had moved to work there.
Timing: One to three months. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or camp)
Russian proficiency: At least 4 semesters of Russian or equivalent (or heritage speaker)
Past experience: None required.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019.
If you have questions, please email

Funding: Davis Fellowships for Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program (Monterey)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019, 11:59pm PST

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is honored to award up to 10 Davis Fellowships for Peace this coming summer! These 10 recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship to Middlebury’s Summer Intensive Language Program at Monterey.

The deadline to submit a completed application is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., pacific time.

All students will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Next steps:
Apply to the Summer Intensive Language Program
Apply to the Davis Fellowship for Peace

Lang. Training: STARTALK Summer Russian (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2019

The applications are now open for the STARTALK Summer program at Middlebury College Davis School of Russian.

The principles of second language acquisition and proficiency-based instruction will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

The Institute includes 10 days of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

Online Session: June 24 – July 3, 2019 (required)

Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 7 – 21, 2019 (required)

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