Opportunities

Jobs

Hiring Resident Directors for the Critical Language Scholarship Program

https://www.americancouncils.org/about/careers

The Critical Language Scholarship Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is looking to hire multiple Resident Directors for program sites around the world for summer 2018.  We are currently looking for potential Resident Directors who speak Russian, Persian, Azerbaijani and Turkish, among other languages.

These opportunities are located on their website and is open to both students and faculty. For more information contact: 

Nellie Manis
Senior Program Officer, Critical Language Scholarship Program
American Councils for International Education
nmanis@americancouncils.org

Date posted: 12/12/2017


CfA: Professor of International and Cyber Security, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

Applications Due: January 31, 2018

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT359/professor-of-international-and-cyber-security/

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
A European Professional School for Public Policy is recruiting a

Professor of International and Cyber Security

Open Rank
Funded by NXP

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Our international faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offer analytically challenging and practice-oriented courses in governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership. As a professional school, the Hertie School faculty has a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. Our goal is to help students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and engagement.

The Hertie School is recruiting a Professor of International and Cyber Security. Security in the context of the position is understood broadly to include the body of technologies, political strategies, regulations and compliance, standards and practices aimed to protect critical infrastructure, networks, devices and data from attack, damage, or unauthorised access. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in analysing international and cyber security through a governance perspective from any of the major social sciences (e.g., political science, economics, sociology and administrative sciences, law). We particularly welcome applications from scholars with a strong focus on international relations, conflict or security studies. We will also consider candidates with a strong affinity to technology including computational science and digitalisation provided they have a background in the social sciences. Conversely, we are open to applications from social scientists entering the field of international and cyber security, provided they present a credible research and teaching agenda.

The position is full-time and intended to be filled at the level of full professor, but promising early career candidates are also welcome to apply. The position is for up to six years, and may be extended after a performance review. More junior appointments are tenure-track and subject to mid-term and tenure reviews. The expected start date is 1 September 2018. Please note that the position is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Applicants should hold or expect to receive a doctoral degree before the position begins. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate the capacity for independent research at the highest levels in their discipline, either through an established record of publication in top outlets or, for very early-career candidates, unpublished writing samples. The Hertie School seeks faculty with a commitment to intensive, high-quality teaching and innovative research of potential interest to the international scholarly community and policy-makers. Candidates are expected to show full commitment to working in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation.

The successful candidate will teach primarily in the Master of International Affairs programme and contribute to the other master’s, executive, and PhD programmes at the School. He or she is also expected to take a role in the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) and spearhead its research and outreach activities in the area of cyber security.

We offer an internationally competitive salary in line with the candidate’s qualifications, excellent working conditions, a vibrant research environment, and a lively community of policy debate in the political heart of Germany.

The Hertie School particularly encourages applications from female scholars and from candidates with international backgrounds.

The deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2018. The Hertie School will review applications which include a letter of motivation and a current curriculum vitae (publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Candidates whose PhD was earned less than three years ago, should include three letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with their work. Applicants with more than three years of experience may list contact information for three references although letters are also welcome.

Please send your application to facultyrecruitment@hertie-school.org, indicating where you found the advertisement.

This endowed professorship is supported by the Stifterverband.

For information about the Hertie School visit www.hertie-school.org.

For questions about the position, please contact the President, Professor Helmut K. Anheier, PhD (anheier@hertie-school.org).

Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.

Date posted: 12/12/2017


CfA: Teach English/Maymester/Study Russian in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)

1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2018 (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf)

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection. 

 

…any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. …I participated in a culture without being a tourist…and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)

 

2) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2018 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

 

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

 

3) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

 

The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 

+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+ study from one week to one year;

+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+ on-site administrative support;

+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

 

4) Alternative Spring Break Programs in March 2018 (www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).

VLADIMIR (March 3-11): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (March 10-18): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

 

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They may give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in these programs.

 

Blog:

http://theamericanhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/our-first-alternative-spring-break.html

 

Pictures:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151290800166290.1073741825.184076861289&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150585601736290.373606.184076861289&type=1

 

Russian Television Reports:

http://vladtv.ru/society/78658/

http://variant33.ru/ekspressnovosti1/22590_prikosnulis_k_nacional_nym_tradiciyam/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHSmJKk5QIQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQu_46YZPnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Yx0VcoQ7w

Date posted: 12/12/2017


Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Political Theory, University of Essex

The Department of Government at Essex are world leaders in Political Science, ranked top in the UK for research excellence (REF2014), among the top 10 Universities for Politics in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2017), top 10 in the world for Political Science and International Relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017), among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings. With 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2016) and having been awarded Q-Step Affiliate Status, we are committed to excellence in education and research.

The Department of Government is seeking to appoint an academic at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level in Political Theory with demonstrable excellence in research and teaching. An ability to connect with existing areas of strength in the Department is also an advantage.

The Role and Duties

The post holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in Political Theory at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will also (co-)supervise undergraduate projects, MA, and PhD dissertations, and assess students through coursework and examination as well as contribute to the successful administration and management of the Department.

In addition, at the level of Senior Lecturer, the post holder is expected to provide research support and leadership to junior colleagues in the group, take on senior administrative and management roles in the Department and be publishing high-quality research in top-ranked international peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to the above, at the level of Reader, the post holder is expected to be able to demonstrate a significant research portfolio to include a well-established track record of high quality (ABS 3* and 4* level) publications in leading refereed journals, research funding from a variety of sources and capability for dissemination to different audiences for research.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Political Science or an allied field by the time the appointment begins.

They should have academic expertise in the area of Political Theory; evidence of a sophisticated research agenda in Political Science; demonstrable potential of excellence in both research and teaching; and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes. The potential to generate external funding is also essential for this post.

In addition, at the level of Senior Lecturer or Reader, they will have experience of PhD supervision; a proven track record of raising research funds and managing research projects; and proven experience in managing academic programmes. Demonstrable ability to support the teaching and learning experience of all academic colleagues in a higher education environment is also essential for this post.

We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as female or non-binary as they are under-represented in the Department.

Salary Guide: £39,993 – £47,722 per annum (Lecturer), £50,618 – £56,951 per annum (Senior Lecturer/Reader)

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521.

Date posted: 12/12/2017

Internships

CfA: Teaching English Internship, Novosibirsk, Russia

The internship comprises a paid teaching position at the English language courses that we run in Novosibirsk from mid-January to mid-June, and participating in our children’s language camps in January and in June as a volunteer teacher of English. We provide FREE accommodation in Novosibirsk and an opportunity to have Russian language lessons as well as work on a year-abroad project under the guidance of our professional teachers. Internship fees are very reasonable.

The position is open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required. Please share this information with your students and colleagues, as this is an excellent opportunity that is not to be missed. Thank you for your support!

For more information please contact the Director Natalia Bodrova cosmoschool2@mail.ru or cosmoschool7@gmail.com with any questions and application inquiries.

Date posted: 12/12/2017

Funding

The Marshrutka Project Summer School 2:
Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective

15th of March, 2018

http://marshrutka.net/call-for-applications-the-

The PhD Summer School is embedded in the research
project Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation:
spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and
the Caucasus (Marshrutka Project). Within the scope
of the project, we want to gain insights into
transformation processes through the lens of
changing mobility practices. The summer school on
Eurasian Mobilities in a Global Perspective invites
advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral and early
career-researchers from diverse disciplines, such as
geography, urban studies, anthropology, social and
political sciences, to contribute to two thematic
packages:

– Mobilities and socio-spatial change in Eurasian
Cities

– Informal transport and ride-sharing the global
North and South

Date posted: 12/12/2017


2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications
The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. 
The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature. For more information on the department, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/index.html.
Applications are invited on or before 1 February 2018.
The scholarship is open to applicants of any nationality and to any area of literary studies.
The scholarship runs for three years and includes an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum (approximately US$17,000 at current exchange rates) and a near-full fee waiver. The scholarship does not cover insurance.
The PhD degree at the University of Otago is by thesis only. Over the course of three years of full-time study, PhD candidates are expected to produce an original piece of research of 80,000 to 100,000 words. All PhD candidates work closely with two supervisors.
PhD students may commence their study at Otago at the start of any month. It is expected that the successful applicant for the 2018 City of Literature PhD Scholarship will begin their study sometime between March and October 2018, but the date is negotiable. 
Any applicant who is not offered the City of Literature Scholarship will be considered for a general University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship. 
Please note, the application process comprises two parts: 
1. You must first complete the online expression of interest form and secure the support and prospective supervision of a faculty member within the department. For details, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/english/postgraduate/phd/index.html
2. Once departmental support has been obtained, you should make a formal application via the university’s online application portal: http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/study/phddoctoral//index.html
Both parts of the application process must be completed by 1 February 2018 for your application to receive full consideration. 
We anticipate the successful applicant will be announced sometime in late February or early March 2018. 
The scholarship celebrates the granting of UNESCO City of Literature status to Dunedin, New Zealand, where the main campus of the University of Otago is located. Dunedin’s rich literary history is reflected in its many writers, literary festivals, and reading series and in its world-class libraries and special collections. Closely associated with the city’s literary heritage, the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus has been rated one of the world’s most beautiful. Located in the southern part of New Zealand, Dunedin is also close to some of the country’s most renowned natural scenery.  
Date posted: 12/12/2017
Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Program

The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Program provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute and the University of Helsinki for a period of one to three months. During the fellowship, Visiting Fellows work on their research projects and can benefit from interaction with scholars at the Aleksanteri Institute and elsewhere in Finland. Each Visiting Fellow has two academic hosts who are working on a related theme and who help them to settle in and establish contacts with the research community in Finland. Visits are supported with a monthly grant of 3300 € (in the academic year 2018–2019).

The call for proposals for the academic year 2018–2019 is open from 8 January until 13 February 2018. 
Call for proposals and how to apply

Starting from the academic year 2008–2009, the Visiting Fellows Programme has hosted over 120 Visiting Fellows working on various fields and themes within the social sciences and humanities, and representing 29 countries from Europe through North America to China. Read more about the Visiting Fellows Alumni.

Date posted: 1/11/2018

Submissions

CALL FOR PAPERS 
56th Annual Meeting 
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Charlotte, NC

March 22-24, 2018
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 31, 2018

The Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, March 22-24, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals. 

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2018. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair, three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.  If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted.  AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Email your proposals to Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com.

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Steve Sobol at sosabol@uncc.edu. For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at scssprogram@gmail.com.

Date posted: 12/14/2017


 

2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 23-25, 2018

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.


Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.


Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to csees@osu.edu by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.

DEADLINES
Abstract and C.V. Deadline: January 16
Notification of Acceptance: February 12
Scheduling Conflicts and Housing Requests Due: February 16
Panels Announced: February 26
Final Papers to Committee and Presenter Registration Deadline: March 9

REGISTRATION FEES
Students: $20
Faculty/Scholars: $45
General Attendees: $20

For more information…
140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-8770 / csees@osu

Date posted: 12/12/2017


(dis)
COVERING
DISCOURSES
 
 Transdisciplinary Conference in University College Cork, Ireland
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies / MA Applied Linguistics
18th / 19th May 2018
 
We would like to invite researchers from various disciplines to submit abstracts to this transdisciplinary conference (dis)COVERING DISCOURSES in University College Cork.

Mikhail M. Bakhtin argued that “verbal discourse is a social phenomenon” constituted by speakers within a concrete situation with a very specific purpose. Since then, concepts surrounding the formation, structures and functions of discourses have held a central position in academic research. Following Foucault discourses are part of a “heterogeneous ensemble” consisting of “institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions – in short, the said as much as the unsaid.”

Given the symbiotic relationship we have with discourses whereby we are unremittingly surrounded by, embedded in and informed by discursive ensembles, whilst simultaneously actively shaping them, the aim of this transdisciplinary conference is to offer researchers a space to explore and challenge current discourses. We wish to think not only about current hierarchies and the power they affirm, but also about what is absent in the current discursive regimes. Since discourse is perceived as having formative, regulatory and authoritative characteristics, in this conference we aim to cover ongoing discourses and to peel back layers and thus dis-cover discourses hidden in society.

Potential themes on Discourse that we would like to address: Architecture/Arts, Borders, Body, Class, Gender, Health, Identity, Institutions, Integration, Knowledge, Literature/Literary Critique Economy, Migration, Multilingualism, Nature/Animals, Precarity, Religion, Silence, Social Media, Space, Violence.

The conference may be of interest to scholars from various disciplines, including: Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Migration Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Government and Politics, Economy, Anthropology, Human-Animal Studies, Medicine, Clinical Therapies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities.

Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (max. 70 words) to discoursescfp@gmail.com by 12th February 2018.

Date posted: 12/12/2017


The Institute of the Czech National Corpus will hold SLAVICORP – Slavic corpus linguistic conference on September 24-26, 2018

The conference aims to cover a wide range of topics related to research on Slavic languages:
        • corpus research on any Slavic language, including also contrastive topics using parallel or comparable corpora;
        • development of Slavic language resources: corpora, lexica, annotation, tools;
        • applications of Slavic language resources for language technologies.

The official language of the conference is English.

The conference will be accompanied by the workshop on language variability and multi-dimensional analysis in the form of a panel of experts involved in variability analyses, including a lecture delivered by Prof. Douglas Biber. The workshop will be free and open to all conference participants.

The deadline for submission of the abstracts is 18 February 2018. The abstracts will be anonymously peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee, notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of April 2018.

For call for papers and contact, please follow this link:
http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/call-for-papers/

Date posted: 12/12/2017

Conferences & Workshops

Event: 10th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 April 2018, 10.00 – 16.20 daily

Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AB

Full details on the SCRSS website at www.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm

 

Seminar Programme:

 

Our two-day seminar offers a stimulating lecture programme in Russian, aimed at teachers of Russian, translators and interpreters, and all those with an advanced-level comprehension of spoken Russian and an interest in contemporary Russia. The seminar programme has two parallel streams led by speakers direct from St Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Language and Linguistics stream is led by Tatiana Piotrovskaya, Senior Lecturer, Department of English Philology and Language Culture Studies, Faculty of Philology, St Petersburg State University. The Contemporary Russian Culture stream is led by Dr Natalia Bogoliubova, Associate Professor, Department of International Cultural and Humanitarian Co-operation, Faculty of International Relations, St Petersburg State University. There are four 70-minute lectures per day, including discussion: choose from one of two options per session, moving from one stream to another throughout the day as you wish. Places are limited to 30 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Booking Fees:

 

– ‘Early bird’ rate – pay by Friday 9 March 2018: £125 SCRSS members, £145 non-members.

– Standard rate – pay by Friday 6 April 2018: £140 SCRSS members, £165 non-members.

– The full fee (‘early bird’ or standard rate as applicable) must be paid with your booking. Our refunds policy is available on the website and booking form. We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer only. If an organisation is paying for you, we can provide an invoice.

 

How to Book:

 

Full details of the seminar, including lecturer biographies, lecture programme, booking form, how to pay and refunds policy, are available on the SCRSS website atwww.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm

 

The SCRSS Russian Language Seminar 2018 is organised by the Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies in collaboration with the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation.

Date posted: 12/12/2017


CARTA (The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America) invites you to attend its 20th Jubilee  Conference  which will be hosted by The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow.

Join your colleagues and friends for sessions, panels, exhibits, award presentations, and cultural activities. Send proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtables on Russian language, literature, history, social sciences, culture, methodology and related topics no later than January 15, 2018
 For information about the conference contact Mara Sukholutskaya , tel:580-559-5293msukholu@ecok.edu>. 
More information about CARTA, registration and membership forms can be found at CARTA website: http://cartaws.wix.com/online
Date posted: 12/12/2017
The National Foreign Language Resource Center is pleased to announce its 2018 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Professional Learning Events.
We will start with our free 2018 PBLL Online Symposium: “Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning” on January 17-18, 2018, a great introduction to the topic, with plenty of examples to see PBLL in action. Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/108/
For those who want to learn more in-depth about PBLL, there’s our subsequent 2018 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute, which this year focuses on PBLL and pragmatics and will cover what you need to know to develop good projects for your language class. The registration fee is $25, and registrants can sign up for either the live facilitated version (option 1: January-February) or the self-study version (option 2): http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/
Finally, for those who complete the digital badge requirements for the Online Institute and want to take their project designs to the next level, ready for the classroom, they can apply for the Pragmatics in PBLL Intensive Summer Institute in Honolulu, Hawai‘i (June 13-20, 2018). Partial travel funding available for top accepted applicants. See website for full details: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/110/
Date posted: 12/12/2017
 

Summer/ language Opportunities

Call for Applications: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at UIUC

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This summer SILMW will take place from June 11 to August 4, 2018, and they will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof. The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!

When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned 10 credits (completing your language requirement), you will have had fun!

The deadline to register is April 30, 2018. For more information, visit the website at www.silmw.linguistics.illinois.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  silmw@illinois.edu.

Date Posted: Wed, 6 Dec 2017


Siberia by Southwest” Fulbright-Hays GPA intensive advanced Russian language training program in Irkutsk. Applications now open!
 
​This is a fully-funded study abroad program open to a very wide pool of applicants​ in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana​​​:
  • college students from institutions​ ​(undergraduate juniors and seniors & graduate students)
  • K-16 educators and educational administrators 
  • ​recent graduates and ​professionals who work​ or aspire to work​in interdisciplinary fields relating to Russian area studies (such as business, health, social work, math, science, counseling, engineering, the environment and technology​, etc)
​We hope to reach as diverse an applicant pool as possible. If you know of anyone who might be interested – or even better, if you would feel comfortable sharing to your social media or any other way throughout your networks – please share a link to the program page: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/international-programs/fulbright-hays-irkutsk.php
 
Please feel free to contact:
 
AGNES SEKOWSKI, Assistant Director/Graduate Coordinator 
The University of Texas at Austin  |  Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies  |   512-232-9123  |  http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/
 
Date posted: 12/12/2017

CfA: Summer Language Workshop, Indiana UniversityThe Workshop’s intensive, proficiency-based Russian curriculum features 23 contact hours weekly and a rich co-curricular program, including language tables, films, clubs, cooking demonstrations, and lectures with area studies specialists. Participants study in small, student-focused classes with highly qualified instructors from around the globe, while preparing for study abroad or foreign service by working with authentic materials and gaining cultural proficiency.

Classes are held on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN, with morning and afternoon sessions Monday–Friday and extracurricular activities in the afternoons. Program participants earn transferable IU credit and have access to university libraries, recreational facilities, and public transit. On-campus housing is available, and participants may elect to live in a Russian language dorm. Graduate students, undergraduates, and professionals from the United States and abroad are welcome to participate. No prior language experience required.

Course Dates: Years 1–2, May 29 — July 27. Years 3–6, June 4 — July 27.

Application & Deadline: Applications are now open at the Summer Language Workshop website. Funding applications are due February 1, 2018, and Workshop applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2018. All courses are contingent upon funding and enrollment.

For more information, visit: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Date posted: 12/12/2017