Category Archives: Language Training

Language training programs, both domestic and abroad.

Language Training: Armenian Language Winter School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2018

ASPIRANTUM – Armenian School of Languages and Cultures ( is pleased to announce its third International Armenian Language 2 and 3 weeks winter school in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 02, 2018 to December 15, 2018 (2 weeks) and December 02, 2018 to December 22, 2018 (3 weeks).

This 14 or 21 days’ winter school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.
During the winter school cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 02 and will continue till December 15 (2 weeks) and December 22 (3 weeks). Continue reading

Funding: Albanian, Armenian, or Hebrew Summer Study (ASU)

Deadline for Applications: May 24, 2018

Partial funding and scholarships are still available for graduate students and undergraduates for Albanian, Armenian and Hebrew summer study this summer at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Deadline May 24th for classes starting May 29th.

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Language Training: Summer Language Institute (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Contact Program for Details

The Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that several full and partial scholarship opportunities have opened up for language study this summer in Pittsburgh and in our study abroad programs.

Intensive courses worth one year of academic credit are offered in Beginning Turkish, Russian (Beginning-4th year), Polish (Beginning-Advanced), Czech (Beginning-Advanced), and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (Beginning-Advanced). Places are available in study abroad programs in Montenegro, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Interested students should contact SLI’s Director of Operations, Kiersten Walmsley at or 412-648-7407 before applying online. More information about the Institute can be found at

Funding: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title VII Fellowships are still available for graduate students who want to attend an intensive language training at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop.

Languages offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Estonian
  • Georgian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian (Years 3-6)
  • Ukrainian

Fellowships are available for tuition and expenses and are up to $5,500.

For more information and to apply, visit

Study Abroad: Critical Languages Program (ASU Melikian Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is still enrolling for the 2018 summer semester, in selected languages. They are proud to offer a tuition-free program, regardless of residency. Students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for 4-13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Programs are offered in the U.S., overseas, or in “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

Select scholarships are available for Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Rolling admission continues through May 11, 2018.

Please contact with any questions at: OR +1 (480) 965-4188


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Language Training: Summer Immersion (Beloit College)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Immersion Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian
June 16 – August 3, 2018 in Beloit, Wisconsin

An immersion experience where participants can live their language dawn ‘til dusk in a relaxed and enjoyable residential college setting! In small classes, with personalized instruction, and through cultural activities and excursions, expand your skills and become fluent in a critical-need language. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language in Omsk (Dostoevsky Omsk State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 and June 10, 2018

Dostoevsky OmSU offers 2 summer programs with fixed start dates in July and August for international students who are interested in learning Russian language and would like to delve into Russian traditional culture.
Russian Language Summer School in July is a 3-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice all main skills in Russian, reinforce and enrich their knowledge of Russian.
Course Fees: 45 000 RUB (approx. 635 €/775 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (7 ETCS).
DatesJuly 3- July 28
Deadline for Application: April 15, 2018
Russian Language Summer School in August is a 2-week program that covers a balance of language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar at an appropriate level from beginner to advanced.
Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 425 €/520 USD)
Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (4 ETCS).
Dates: July 31- Aug 19
Deadline for Application: June 10, 2018
Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.
The social and cultural programs of Summer Schools are designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local heritage. The University wants to show the wide diversity of Russian culture, for which they have built a great program for participants to keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.
Please check out the Gallery to see what participants got up to in 2017, read the Testimonials page to find out what participants said and check the information about recent Summer Schools.
For more information check the summer school website.
NOTE: In the application, please specify the program (July or August) of interest.

Language Training: 2018 STARTALK “Proficiency-based Pedagogy for Russian (Middlebury College)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2018

Middlebury College School of Russian is pleased to announce the 2018 STARTALK Summer Institute “Proficiency-based Pedagogy for Russian” intended for novice teachers of Russian and graduate students with no or limited teaching experiences.

The Institute provides participants with unique opportunities to gain a solid foundation in second language acquisition theory and language proficiency framework, and to transfer this knowledge into classroom practice. Participants will create teaching materials for different levels of instruction, implementing STARTALK-endorsed best teaching practices, and engage in practice-teaching in a safe environment with guidance from experienced language practitioners.

Program Dates:

Online Session: June 25 – 29, 2018 (required)
Online Russian Language Session: July 9 – 13, 2018 (optional)
Residential Session on Middlebury Campus: July 17 – 29, 2018 (required)
The Institute includes a week of online classes and a residential session on campus, both required.

During the on-line session participants will engage in learning and discussing theoretical approaches to language acquisition and principles of proficiency-based pedagogy, so that the on-campus session can be dedicated to applying this theoretical knowledge to classroom teaching and material development. During the on-campus session, participants will brainstorm, design, and implement curricular units, lessons and activities.

New for 2018, we will also offer an optional Online Russian Language Session, scheduled for the week preceding the residential session and designed to prepare non-native and heritage speakers for the immersion environment at the Davis School of Russian.

Institute’s participants will experience the unique immersive environment of the Middlebury Russian School. By living in the language, participants themselves will see how a learning community of people who speak Russian with varying levels of fluency can be built and sustained.

Tuition, lodging expenses, meals, textbooks, and classroom materials are covered by the STARTALK grant, and each participant is eligible to receive a travel reimbursement for up to $300. Participants will receive one course unit of graduate credit.

Please note that the application deadline is March 20, 2018Finalists will be notified by April 1, 2018.

For information and to submit an application, please, visit you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact program director Evgeny Dengub at

Language Training: Ukrainian Summer Institute 2018 (Harvard U.)

Deadline is March 12, 2018 for financial aid and April 16, 2018 for students not seeking financial aid

The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) is now accepting applications for its 2018 program. 
Program Dates: June 23-August 11, 2018 
HUSI offers seven weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies. Students earn academic credit while studying at an Ivy League university and exploring the dynamic city that surrounds it. The program is designed for graduate students and undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Limited financial assistance is available.

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Study Abroad: Summer Language Program in Ukrainian and Croatian (Uni. Kansas)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018

The University of Kansas invites applications to its summer programs in Ukrainian and Croatian language:

Ukrainian Language in L’viv, Ukraine

 June 3 – July 17, 2018

Expand regional expertise and Ukrainian language skills during this 6 week program in medieval L’viv.  The program is offered in conjunction with Ivan Franko National University; 6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  The on-site director, University of Kansas faculty member Dr. Oleksandra Wallo, is a L’viv native and alumna of Ivan Franko National University with more than ten years of experience teaching Ukrainian language and culture at U.S. universities.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is necessary. 

Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

May 20 – June 30, 2018

During this 6 week summer program, students receive highly individualized Croatian language instruction while living in Zadar on the Adriatic coast.  A program of lectures and cultural activities complement language instruction.  Students study at LinguaCroatica, run by Prof. Mile Mamić of the University of Zadar.  6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas.  FLAS eligible.  Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  One year of college-level Croatian is necessary for participation. 

For more information, visit the program websites linked above or

Application deadline: March 15, 2018 (priority deadline is March 1, 2018)

Questions can be directed to the faculty directors listed on the program websites or to