February 25, 2013
Job: Russian Language Instructor, Summer Intensive Language Program, Monterey
Language Instructor – Russian
Summer Intensive Language Program
Position dates: June 13-August 9, 2013
The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 160 undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals for 8 weeks every summer. Under supervision of the Language Program Coordinator and the SILP Director, language instructors provide intensive instruction through a communicative approach to language teaching using authentic contexts, assessments and materials for the Summer Intensive Language Program.
-Teach assigned language 4.5 hour per day plus one office hour per day, Monday through Friday
-Attend three-day pre-program training workshop
-Participate in first-day student orientation and placement
-Participate in administering and scoring pre- and post program proficiency and placement tests
-Collaborate with the language program coordinator, other instructors and tutors/activity guide to establish relevant co-curricular out-of-class activities for your students
-Participate in at least one extra-curricular activity with students per week and help promote out-of-class activities
-Collaborate with Language Program Coordinator in the development of end-of-session tests
-Prepare comprehensive syllabus including course description, course goals and objectives, assessment guidelines for students as well as required class material(s) based on pre-established curricular guidelines and template
-Prepare classes and provide instruction based on communicative language teaching and the use of authentic instructional materials
-Collaborate with program faculty and Language Coordinator to develop Fluency Component curriculum materials for program use
-Collaborate with other instructors and tutors to provide seamless transition between instructions and tutoring in team-teaching and tutoring contexts
-Work closely with tutors to establish students’ needs for support outside the classroom
-Provide peer support to other faculty members as necessary
-Keep track of student progress by regularly implementing appropriate formal and informal assessment as articulated by program administration and completing grade reports as requested
-Attends pre-, mid-, and post-program faculty meetings
-MA or PhD in language, language teaching or related field strongly preferred
-2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language
-Native or near-native language ability
-Previous experience teaching in intensive program strongly preferred
-Previous experience in content or project-based instruction strongly preferred
-Excellent teaching and interpersonal communication skills
-Familiarity with communicative teaching practices and use of authentic materials to teach foreign language
-Proven dedication to excellence in language teaching
-Willingness and ability to become acquainted and comply with SILP processes and regulations as well as Institute policies.
-The Monterey Institute maintains a smoke-free/drug-free workplace
Required Application Materials:
-Curriculum Vitae and cover letter detailing all relevant teaching and language experience, a brief description of your teaching philosophy, and your interest in the position
-Two letters of recommendation from previous teaching experience (evaluations are not required but would be appreciated).
Applications for SILP employment will be accepted through our on-line application process. Please apply on the Human Resources webpage.
February 19, 2013
Courses: Summer 2013 Russian, Portland State U
Portland State University is pleased to announce that it will offer Intensive First-Year, Second-Year and Third-Year Russian in Summer 2013 as well as Russian Culture Courses taught by International visiting Professor, Dr Alexander Kochetkov from the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod.
RUS 101, RUS 102 & RUS 103: Intensive First-Year Russian (4 credits each)
RUS 201, RUS 202 & RUS 203: Intensive Second-Year Russian (4 credits each)
RUS 301, RUS 302 & RUS 303: Intensive Third-Year Russian (4 credits each)
Dates: June 24-August 23, 2013
RUS 410: Constants of Russian Culture in Modern Literature (4 credits, in English)
RUS 421: Contemporary Issues in Post-Soviet Russia (4 credits, in Russian)
Dates: June 24-August 16, 2013
More information is available at http://www.pdx.edu/wll/courses-summer-2013
Study Abroad: World of Young People: Universals and Specifics, Bashkortostan, Russia
Deadline: June 15, 2013
The Summer Camp Program for Students and other young people (18-35 years old) is a ten-day international program held at “University in Mountains”, Bashkir State Pedagogical University named after M. Akmulla on August 5-14, 2013. The Summer Camp Program consists of 4 parts: debates (roundtable talks) on vital issues concerning present day life of young people (morning and afternoon sessions), local craft workshops (Russian and Bashkir crafts), sport and hiking activities (horse riding, sport games, tourist safari) and entertaining part (talk shows, musical and dance presentations, disco dances). The monitors of panel discussions will include local as well as foreign professors from outside BSPU. Languages of communication: English and Russian.
Registration opens January 15, 2013 and closes June 15, 2013. Early-bird rates are available for participants who register by April 15, 2013.
* Early-bird fee (accommodation, meals, camp program, transfer Ufa – Aigir: 14 000 rubles (350 EUR, 450 USD)
* After April 15th fee: 17 000 rubles (425 EUR, 550 USD)
* Additional one day staying in Ufa (after coming back from Aigir) with a sight-seeing tour and staying at the university hotel is 1000 roubles (25 EUR, 32 USD)
* Visa support is provided
* Accommodation at the University hotel in Ufa is 15 EUR or 20 USD a day
For further information, please visit: http://bspu.ru/node/23866
Courses: Summer 2013 Language and Study-Abroad Opportunities, ASU CLI
Deadline: May 24, 2013
The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for summer study in ALBANIAN, ARMENIAN, BOSNIAN CROATIAN SERBIAN, PERSIAN, POLISH, RUSSIAN, UKRAINIAN and UZBEK.
Russian and Ukrainian classes are held in 8-week sessions overseas. Other classes combine 7-weeks of study in Arizona with (optional) 4-week programs in country.
Courses award 8-11 ASU credits.
Courses are tuition free, but study-abroad fees and summer fees of $850 apply.
Rolling admission deadline is May 24.
Summer Language & Study-Abroad Opportunities for Less Commonly-Taught Languages:
THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CRITICAL LANGUAGES INSTITUTE
CLI HYBRID PROGRAMS:
7-week intensive courses on the ASU main campus plus optional 4-week follow-on courses overseas, providing 8-11 academic credits.
In-language cultural programming, one-on-one peer-led extramural programming in select locations
- Albanian (Arizona - Tirana, 1st-Year - 2nd-Year)
- Armenian (Arizona - Yerevan, 1st-Year - 2nd-Year)
- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Arizona - Sarajevo, 1st-Year - 2nd-Year)
- Persian (Arizona, 1st-Year - 2nd-Year)
- Polish (Arizona - Poznan, 1st-Year (research focus))
- Uzbek (Arizona, 1st-Year - 3rd-Year)
CLI OVERSEAS PROGRAMS:
8-week summer programs providing 8 academic credits.
Homestays, one-on-one peer-led extramural activities, summer internships and extensive cultural programming
- Armenian, Advanced (Yerevan)
- Russian 3rd-Year - 6th-Year (Kiev)
- Ukrainian, 1st-Year - 4th-Year (Kiev)
- DATES: Vary. See http://cli.asu.edu
- COSTS: Vary. See http://cli.asu.edu/costs
- DEADLINE: May 24, 2013
- DETAILS/APPLICATION: See http://cli.asu.edu
Courses: List of US-based summer programs in Slavic and East European languages
The Committee on College and Pre-College Russian annual list of US-based Summer 2013 programs in Russian, Slavic, and other East European languages is posted on the CCPCR Summer Program website at: http://www1.american.edu/research/CCPCR/Summer%20programs.htm
February 12, 2013
CFP Worshop: Translation Workshop at UIUC Summer Research Laboratory
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a Workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages to take place during the annual Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. The workshop will run from June 10 to June 15, 2013.
This workshop offers advanced graduate students and recent post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to build skills through an intensive experience of translation with guidance from experienced translators, as they will be paired with mentors who work in the same language(s). The program will also include presentations by specialists in translation.
Prospective participants must submit an application for the Summer Research Laboratory to be considered for admission to the Workshop. For more information and to apply please see the REEEC SRL page: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/?utm_source=transwksp&utm_medium=listserv&utm_campaign=SRL2013
For consideration for the Translation Workshop, include the language you would like to work with, information about the text you want to work with (author, title, publication date, etc.), and a draft translation of one page from that text. The draft doesn’t have to be perfect; it is meant to show the selection committee the point where you are starting.
Mentors and Languages:
Brian Baer (Russian), Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University. Translation series editor at Kent State University Press, editor of the journal Translation and Interpreting Studies, ed. of Contexts, Subtexts and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia (Johns Benjamins, 2011); co-editor, Russian Writers on Translation (forthcoming, St.
David Cooper (Czech, Russian, and Slovak), Associate Professor and Director of Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, UIUC. Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia and Bohemia (Northern Illinois UP, 2010); editor and translator, Traditional Slovak Folktales (collected by Pavol Dobšinský, 2001)
Sibelan Forrester (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Russian), Professor of Russian, Swarthmore College. Co-editor of Engendering Slavic Literatures (Indiana UP, 1996) and Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through an East/West Gaze (Indiana UP, 2004); translator of Irena Vrkljan, The Silk, The Shears (Northwestern UP, 1999), Elena Ignatova, The Diving Bell (Zephyr Press, 2006), and Vladimir Propp, The Russian Folktale (Wayne State UP, 2012)
Amelia Glaser (Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish), Associate Professor and Director of Russian and Soviet Studies Program, University of California
- San Diego. Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop (Northwestern UP, 2012); translator and co-ed. of Proletpen: America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets (U of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
Joanna Trzeciak (Polish and Russian), Associate Professor of Russian and Polish Translation, Kent State University. Translator of Miracle Fair:
Selected poems of Wislawa Szymborska (W. W. Norton, 2002) and Sobbing
Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Różewicz (W. W. Norton, 2011)
Russell Valentino (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Italian, Russian), Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University. Editor-in-chief, The Iowa Review, translator of Fulvio Tomizza, Materada (Northwestern UP, 2000), Carlo Michelstaedter, Persuasion and Rhetoric (Yale UP, 2005), Sabit Madaliev, The Silence of the Sufi: And I Do Call to Witness the Self-Reproaching Spirit (Autumn Hill Books, 2006), and Predrag Matvejević, The Other Venice: Secrets of the City (Reaktion Books, 2007)
Other workshop components include: daily meetings between participants and mentors; dedicated time for work on individual translation projects; access to the exceptional library resources of the University of Illinois; and bibliographic support from the Slavic Reference Service.
Those selected will receive funding support as well as access to the University of Illinois Library and Slavic Reference Service.
Participants should bring one text in the language they specialize in to work on independently and in the workshop setting during the course of the workshop. (This text can be, but does not have to be, connected to the sample submitted with the application.)
Translations in Russian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, Ukrainian, or Yiddish are preferred, but anyone with translation projects in a regional language is encouraged to apply. For more information contact the workshop organizer, Dr. Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore College, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses: Intensive First, Second and Third Year Russian at UW-Madison
Deadline: May 17, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature is pleased to announce that it will offer Intensive First, Second and Third Year Russian in Summer 2013. Study Russian on the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota in Wisconsin’s vibrant capital, Madison!
Dates: June 17-August 9, 2013
Times: 8:50-10:45 am, 12:05-2:10 pm, Monday-Friday
Slavic 101 and Slavic 102: Intensive First Year Russian (8 credits)
Slavic 117 and Slavic 118: Intensive Second Year Russian (8 credits)
Slavic 279: Intensive Third Year Russian (8 credits)
Tuition and fees for the 8-credit courses in the Summer 2013 (est.):
• Wisconsin resident: $2,690.52
• Non-resident: $6,627.96
• Minnesota resident: $3,455.05
Students who are not current UW-Madison students must apply to enroll as University Special Students at least one month in advance of the course. See: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/info/applySpecial.htm The earliest date students will be able to enroll in summer courses as Special Students is April 8.
Students with prior experience in Russian from outside of post-secondary educational settings should contact Dr. Anna Tumarkin in advance for a placement test.
Dr. Anna Tumarkin
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
Project GO at UW-Madison has generous funding for ROTC students (commissioned and participating) to study Russian during Summer 2013. All ROTC students, both at UW-Madison and at other institutions, are encouraged to apply to domestic and study abroad programs. Please visit rotcprojectgo.wisc.edu for more information and the online application.
February 05, 2013
Study Abroad: Summer School in Contemporary Russian Politics
Deadline: May 24, 2013
St. Petersburg summer school in contemporary Russian politics
“Modern Russia’s Policy and Society”
We are delighted to inform you that St. Petersburg State University
Department of Political Science is now accepting applications for the
1st summer school in contemporary Russian politics to be held in June, 2013 in St. Petersburg.
This educational program welcomes mainly professors, undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science,International Relations,
International Law, Eurasian Studies, East European Studies and Global Issues. We also hope to foster academic exchange and create a circle of engaged specialists from Russia and other countries.
The program begins on June 17, 2013 and lasts till June 28,2013. The dead-line for the enrollment to the program is May 24, 2013.
Summer School program focuses on contemporary Russian political development as it is performed in the North-Western Russian Region which includes St. Petersburg and other Russian territories to the north such as Archangel, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk.
Such issues as Russia’s disintegration problem, Eurasian Union, Russia’s election campaigns 2011-1012, Human Rights and Social Obligations in Russia are new and vital for a better understanding of contemporary Russia and latest trends of its political development.
The Summer School will feature some exciting lectures and seminars, including :
-“The Ruling and the Ruled: civil society problems in contemporary Russia”
-“Russia’s parliamentary and presidential election campaigns 2011-2012“
- “Human Rights and Social Obligations in Russia: public opinion
engineering, mass media impact, non-governmental organizations and new Russian laws”
- “Political Power Elites and Business in the Russian
Federation: anti-corruption policy as a political factor”
-“Demography of the North-Western Russian Region and its impact on economics and politics”
- “North Western Russian Republic and Russia’s disintegration problem”
- “City Management in St. Petersburg”
- “City Politics and City Management in St. Petersburg: gubernatorial and city parliamentary election; Contemporary Megapolis Problems and Solutions”
- “Post-Soviet St. Petersburg in search of Post-Leningrad Identity” and others.
For Summer School 2013, we have attracted a stellar group of faculty representing leading St. Petersburg Universities and Institutes. We create exciting and informal intellectual atmosphere through lecture series, miniconferences and lively debates and discussions.
The working language of the program is English. We are ready to offer you a full package of optional services including visa support, pick up service (from/to airport or train station), Russian host family accommodation (breakfast included), and eight excursions as a part of educational program.
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions
email@example.com, phone +7 (812)274-14-85.
Contact person: Liuba Marchenko
February 04, 2013
CFP Journal: Russian Language Journal
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Russian Language Journal (ISSN: 0036-0252) is a bilingual, peer-review journal dedicated to scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. RLJ is published by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR). The journal seeks contributions to the 2013 issue (Volume 63).
Those interested are encouraged to submit original research articles electronically to the editor using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should be sent as an MS Word document with a one-inch margin following the Chicago Manual of Style. For more on RLJ including submission guidelines, please visit http://modules.russnet.org/rlj/index.php?topicID=2.
Study Abroad: Summer Russian Language School
Russian Language School "Enjoy Russian" offers intensive Russian language programs in Petrozavodsk,Karelia, Russia in the Summer 2013.
This program includes language lessons, Russian homestay, and a cultural program.
The cost of the two week program is 320 euroes and includes a language course (40 hours), and homestay (breakfast included).
There is a full scholarship available
For more information, go to www.enjoyrussian.com or email email@example.com