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January 30, 2007

Ukrainian Language Study, Lviv, University of Alberta

6 credits: UKR 300 (LEC 90) or UKR 400 (LEC 90 and LEC 91)

This is an intensive course designed to enhance practical language skills through a direct experience of current life in Ukraine. UKR 300/400 employs contemporary popular culture and media, taking maximum advantage of the urban Lviv environment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. All instruction is in Ukrainian.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/%7eukraina/LvivCourse.html
EMAIL: Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj oleh.ilnytzkyj@ualberta.ca

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January 22, 2007

Volunteers needed for Summer Camp in SIBERIA

We are looking for native speakers of English, German, French, Spanish and other languages, who would like to participate in the Summer Camp as VOLUNTEER TEACHERS of their language or Volunteer Creativity Workshop Coordinators or VOLUNTEER CAMP COUNSELORS. No previous teaching experience is required. University students are eligible to apply as volunteer teachers/workshop coordinators/camp counselors. Teaching at the camp can be considered as an INTERNSHIP with all necessary paperwork and an on-site internship supervision provided. We are looking for people who are energetic, enthusiastic, open-minded, sociable, enjoy camp experiences, are willing to share their knowledge and culture.

We also seek people worldwide (middle school through university STUDENTS, and ADULTS) to join the Summer Camp as international students of the Russian course and enjoy all the exciting activities scheduled within the program.

The Educational Center "COSMOPOLITAN", located in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia, Russia, is still accepting applications for participation in the "LINKING THE PLANET" International Summer Language Camp. One can participate in the program as either a volunteer teacher/workshop coordinator/camp counselor or as an international student of the Russian course. Many of the teaching positions have been filled now because quite a lot of people have taken advantage of an early-bird application opportunity and signed up for the program before January 1st. At the same time, there are still a few volunteer teacher's vacancies available at each of the four summer sessions of the camp, and the number of international student's positions is not limited at this point.

The Summer Camp will be taking place in a picturesque area outside of the largest Siberian city of Novosibirsk, during the summer 2007 in four consecutive two-week sessions, with participation of local Russian children, youth and adults, as well as volunteer teachers and international students from around the globe.

The program is a great chance for international participants to learn the Russian language and get a first-hand experience of the Russian culture. It provides the unique cultural opportunity of daily interaction with the Russian children, youth and the teaching staff. The RUSSIAN COURSE is organized for overseas students and volunteer teachers and includes language studies as well as learning about the Russian culture, history and society.

The major benefits to join our summer program are as follows:
1) You don't have to be a professional teacher in order to volunteer for the program. The most important aspect is your willingness to participate and share your knowledge and culture, as well as your enthusiasm and good will. Teaching at the camp is not like an academic teaching routine, it's more like fun where emphasis is made on communication. Our school will provide you with the daily topical schedule for the classes and will be happy to assist with lesson planning and teaching materials. University students are eligible to apply as volunteer teachers. You will gain valuable practical experience, proven ability and contacts that you can use to get a future job.
2) This is a not-for-profit program. Volunteer teachers/workshop coordinators and international students pay for their living and meals expenses, international students' fee also includes intensive tuition in the Russian language and culture. (Teachers/workshop coordinators/camp counselors do not have to pay for the Russian course, it is provided by our school as a benefit for their volunteer teaching). Participation fee covers expenses on accommodation in a recreation center and ALL meals. If you come to Russia (Siberia) on your own or through a travel agency you will spend much more money compared to what you would pay to participate in our program. Participating in our program you won't need much pocket money, just maybe some to buy souvenirs and gifts to take back home.
All the local services (airport pick-up, local transportation, excursions) are provided by our school without any additional payment.
3) Russian course is organized for ALL international participants of the program. Russian classes are taught by well-educated native speakers trained to teach foreigners. You will be placed in a group according to your level of Russian. No previous knowledge of Russian is required. Peculiarity of our Russian courses for international students consists in combination of intensive tuition and extensive social and cultural programs, and this is what makes our Russian studies programs different from the ones offered by other schools. In addition to the in-class tuition our course also includes dynamic "live and learn" intercultural conversational sessions which allow to gain language practice in real life situatons. We also offer workshops related to the Russian culture and traditions.
4) We organize an exciting cultural, social and excursion program for all international participants of the camp, which is a very enriching experience. You will be involved in interaction with the Russian children, youth and adults all the time. This is the kind of experience you will never get if you go as a tourist.
5) You will gain a first-hand experience of the Russian culture and life style and particularly the Siberian one. They say if you want to know what real Russia is like you should go to Siberia.
6) If you are planning a trip to Russia and would like to consider our program you should take into consideration that if you do go to Russia you will need an invitation to receive the Russian visa in any case. All travel agencies and tourist companies charge for an invitation. As far as our program is concerned, you won't have to pay anything extra for the official invitation form that you will need to get the Russian visa. We provide all our foreign participants with the invitation and arrange their registration on arrival.
7) You will meet people from other countries who are going to participate in this program and this is a very interesting experience. Many of our former foreign participants keep in touch with each other after the program and even visit each other in all the different countries.
8) We also offer excursion packages which include trips to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Lake Baikal, the Altai Mountains, TransSiberian Railroad, 'Welcome to Siberia' program. All the details and tour descriptions are available at request.

* Have you always wanted to add some meaning to an overseas adventure?
* Do you want a new, challenging experience?
* Do you like to meet people from other countries and get your energy from working towards a goal as part of a team?
* Are you willing to gain experience, improve communication abilities, and develop skills that will help in your future employment?
* Have you ever daydreamed about gaining insight into the Russian culture and life in a way no traveler could?

If 'yes' is the answer, our program is the best way for you to spend your summer vacation! For further details please email cosmopolitan@online.nsk.su or cosmoschool2@mail.ru

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January 17, 2007

"Russian as Foreign Language" Moscow

The Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation (http://www.dipacademy.ru) would like to inform you that the 13th International short-term Program "Russian as Foreign Language with introductory course "Russia and the Contemporary World" will be held from July, 23rd till August, 17th, 2007.

The program of the course includes:
1. Russian Language classes (4 academic hours daily)
2. Lectures on actual issues of foreign/internal policy of modern Russia, its political, economic, social, legislative systems (24 academic hours in total, delivered in English)
3. Excursions to historical/cultural places of interest in Moscow and its surroundings, 2-days trip to Saint-Petersburg.

Upon completing the tuition students get certificates of the Diplomatic Academy.

For further information (cost, details of application, etc) please address:
Russia, Moscow, 119992, Ostozhenka street, 53/2, Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia, Directorate of Additional Professional Training.
Tel: +7{495}246-53-05, fax: +7{495}246-70-72, e-mail: galina-101@yandex.ru, dip113@yandex.ru

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January 09, 2007

Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh

The 2007 Slavic and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):
Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 4-July 27
Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program
and Russian Heritage Speakers' Program, June 4-August 10

Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 4-July 13:
Beginning Intensive Hungarian
Beginning Intensive Ukrainian
Beginning Intensive Polish
Beginning Intensive Bulgarian
Beginning Intensive Slovak
Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Intermediate Intensive
Polish Intermediate Intensive Slovak Intermediate Intensive
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Advanced Intensive Slovak Advanced Intensive

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:
Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program
Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program
4 Weeks in Poland Program
4 Weeks in Bulgaria Program
Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1+5 Program in Pittsburgh and Belgrade/Sarajevo/Zagreb (for very advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S)

Tuition for the Beginning B/C/S and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies, due to a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.

All courses are equivalent to one year of college-level language instruction. An instructional staff chosen for its experience,
enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensures the high academic quality of Pitt's SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in all sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted country.

All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 per cent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including FLAS fellowships, SSRC fellowships for advanced Russian, and SLI tuition scholarships.

Further information and applications are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: slavic@pitt.edu.

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January 08, 2007

Foreign Research Fellowship Program, American University- Central Asia

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia (AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within the framework of its Foreign Research Fellowship Program at our Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship Program at the SRC:
- Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry.
- Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty members, local/foreign scholars and students.
- Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish contacts with local research institutions, universities, local scholars, non-governmental organizations and many governmental agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
- Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work space, access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and the university library resources.

Research Areas:
The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:
- Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
- Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
- Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
- Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
- Security cooperation in Central Asia

Interested scholars should:
- Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
- Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
- Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)

Period: From one month to one year

Number of Fellowships: SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply:
- Fill out the application form posted on the "Vacancies" section at www.src.auca.kg
- Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040

or apply by e-mail: pugachev_a@mail.auca.kg
- Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 2-3 weeks

For further information:
- If you are interested in finding out more information about current and previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: www.src.auca.kg
- If you would like to find out more about American University - Central Asia, please refer to: http://www.auca.kg/
- For further inquires or information on your application status, please contact Alexander Pugachev at: pugachev_a@mail.auca.kg

Logistical support:
The SRC will provide
- assistance in arranging visas
- support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover
- travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

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