Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University

Arizona State University is pleased to announce that its CRITICAL LANGUAGES INSTITUTE is now accepting applications for the 2012 session.

CLI courses combine intensive language instruction in the U.S. with (optional) overseas immersion programs in 10 languages. Courses are tuition free for all participants and range from elementary to advanced mastery.  Graduate and undergraduate funding is available for both U.S. and overseas study.


MOST COURSES are offered in a 7+4 hybrid format:  7-weeks of instruction at ASU (June 4 – July 20; 8 credits) plus an optional 4-weeks of instruction overseas (July 23 – August 17; 3 credits). The two halves of the program share a single 11-week curriculum. Wherever possible, students study with the same instructors in both locations. The following courses are offered in this format:

-          Albanian (Tirana; Levels 1, 2, 5)
-          Armenian (Yerevan; Levels 1, 2, 5)
-          Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Sarajevo; Levels 1, 2)
-          Farsi (Dushanbe, Levels 1, 2, 3)
-          Hebrew (Tel Aviv, Level 1)
-          Macedonian (Ohrid; Levels 1, 3)
-          Polish (Poznan; Level 1)
-          Russian (Kazan; Levels 1, 2)*
-          Tajik (Dushanbe; Levels 1, 2, 3)
-          Uzbek (Samarkand; Levels 1, 2, 3)
*  Russian course dates are May 29 – July 20 (10 credits)

TATAR and ADVANCED RUSSIAN courses are offered in an 8-week program in Kazan, Russia (June 25 – August 17; 8 credits):
-          Russian (Levels 3, 4 only)
-          Tatar (Levels 1, 2)

Graduate support is available for Arizona and overseas courses through the Department of State’s Title VIII program.
Undergraduate support is available for Arizona and overseas classes through the Melikian Scholars Award program, the Project GO ROTC training program, and ASU Tatar language travel grants.
All CLI participants may apply for overseas study support through ASU’s International Distinguished Engagement Award program.

Application deadline: March 2, 2012.

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