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March 21, 2008

Teachers of Critical Languages Program

American Councils continues to be privileged to administer the Teachers of Critical Languages Program of the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. We are pleased to announce that applications to host Chinese or Arabic exchange teachers during the 2008-2009 school year are available. Applications can be downloaded from either www.americancouncils.org or www.tclprogram.org.

TCLP is a great program that looks to build US schools' capacities to offer Chinese and Arabic programs as these languages are indeed critically important for both the current and future generation. Moreover, both China and the Middle East have rich, vibrant, and deep cultures and histories, and our students can learn a great deal from them. Reciprocally, our exchange teachers can learn a great deal about American culture while improving their English and gaining experience in teaching methodologies. All said, it's a great cross-cultural program that really does benefit all parties involved.

From a school's perspective, the program provides many benefits, as well as numerous opportunities.
• American Councils provides exchange teachers' monthly salaries, health care, round-trip airfare, visa support, extended training in DC before the school year, a four-day professional development workshop in November, access to a professional development fund for exchange teachers to acquire training, textbooks, or materials as are relevant to their situations, and ongoing on-program support including in-person site visits
• TCLP includes alumni grant opportunities for exchange teachers and host schools when they "graduate" from the program in June 2009 so that continued collaboration, cross-cultural exchange, and classroom partnerships can be supported
• US elementary or secondary schools, both public and private, may apply
• Applications are welcomed from schools with existing, developing, or planned programs
• Applications are due May 16, 2008. Awards and regrets will be sent by the end of May

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National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Summer Fellowship

The National Council Fellowships:
2008 Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program

What: A Professional Academic and Career Opportunity Internship This Summer in the Nation's Capital.
Value? Priceless, Quite Possibly the Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make to Prepare You for a Career in International Relations and One that Will Likely Serve You Well the Rest of Your Life.
Where: In One of a Dozen U.S.-Arab Relations Organizations in Washington, D.C.: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Middle East Policy Council, American Mideast Educational, Training, and Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), American Near East Refuge Aid, Inc.(ANERA), American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Council for the National Interest, American Arab Institute, World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., among others.
When: June 2 - August 8, 2008
With Whom: National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars and most renowned foreign affairs practitioners.
Cost: Free of Charge, apart from a $150 non-refundable application fee. Selected participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.
http://www.ncusar.org

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AFS Intercultural Programs

30 Full Scholarships to study Arabic in Egypt with AFS Intercultural Programs
For high school students with zero to two years of Arabic study
Program dates: June 28, 2008 - August 10, 2008

AFS-USA is seeking applications from outstanding high school students to spend six weeks studying Arabic in Egypt this summer, from June 28 - August 10. The AFS Arabic Summer Language Institute is designed to give students an intensive introduction to Arabic and immersion into Egyptian culture. They will have the experience of a lifetime living with an Egyptian host family, visiting cultural and historic sites, and being a part of this ancient culture. Pending funding, AFS is offering 30 full-tuition scholarships!

The application deadline has been extended to April 4. The application process includes a recommendation form, a full AFS application, answers to three essay questions, and a one-page action plan on how he/she will continue studying Arabic for 12 months after returning. Please visit our website at: http://www.usa.afs.org/usa_en/view/3730

AFS, a non- profit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We have six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students and parents.

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March 07, 2008

GENERAL INFORMATION about EF Language Centre

HOW TO REGISTER
• Phone: call 0212 282 9064-65 and ask for the Turkish Department Office; we are usually available Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please be prepared to provide all of the information requested on the registration form.
• Mail: complete the registration form and send it to the address listed at the bottom of the form.
• Fax: you may fax your completed registration form to 0212 282 32 18.
• Online: go to our website at www.turkishlesson.com

EF Intensive Turkish Course 2008
EF Standard Turkish Course 2008
EF 1-to-1 Turkish Course Details
EF Admission Form
EF Dates & Fees 2008 - 2009
EF Turkish Level Test
EF Turkish & Rumi Program
EF Turkish & Cappadocia Program
EF Turkish & Culture Program

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Standard Turkish Group Courses 2007-2008

From September 2007 till June 2008 EF offers Standard Turkish Group Courses for foreigners living in Turkey.

1. "Smart Ladies" – morning courses (STMC 10).
These morning courses are mainly delivered from 10:00 to 14:00 and continue for 10 weeks consisting of 10 academic hours of tuition per week (2 days x 4 hours of class tuition in the morning and 2 hours of free conversation lessons on Fridays mornings).

MON / WED or TUE /THU 10:00 – 14:00
CONVERSATION LESSONS: Fridays 10:00 – 12:00
# OF WEEKS: 10 weeks
TOTAL HOURS: 100 hours


2. ‘Business PRO’s’ – evening courses (STEC 5).
These evening courses continue for 12 weeks and consist of 5 academic hours per week (2 days x 2.5 ours of class tuition in the evening). This course is highly demanded amongst foreign business people and is delivered in a closed group, as an executive course. This course is a proper and efficient language course for foreign students with lots of grammar, structure, writing exercises,interactive activities, dialogues and daily language practices. Additionally students will cover cultural awareness sessions, office language, dialogues and terminology.

MON / WED or TUE /THU: 19:00 – 21:30
# OF WEEKS: 12 weeks
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours


EF System
EF courses focuses on integrating all the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The emphasis is on communication skills, improvement in fluency and comprehension, and confidence in
speaking Turkish. All EF courses are designed to be flexible so that people with similar language levels, needs, experience and background study together in groups, combining individual tuition and lots of
communication. Working with key vocabulary, dialogues and grammar through various class activities our students make progress in a short period of time. Teachers make use of course books, but will also
supplement lessons with authentic material and out-of-class activities.

The maximum number of students in each class is 10. Each term allows students to complete a full language level.

Standard Turkish Group Courses include:
• Pre-course information, including town map
• Pre-course placement test
• Tuition as described
• Course materials
• Certificate and progress report on completion of course
• Email and internet access
• Access to activities' program with at least one optional excursion per week, plus regular international
evenings
• Experienced school management well used to working with professional and business people
• small groups (a maximum of 10 students in the class)
• A truly international mix of students, at least 40 nationalities each year
• Services of Russian, Spanish and French speaking counselors

Course fees
Option Total lessons # of weeks Tuition fees
‘SMART LADIES’ 100 lessons 10 weeks € 480.00
‘BUSINESS PRO’s’ 60 lessons 12 weeks € 480.00
* VAT is not included in the price.

Next course starts on 15 Jan 2008
Course length: 10 weeks or 12 weeks
Hours per week: 10 or 5
Course schedule: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday
Course hours: 10:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 – 21:30
Group size: 10 maximum
Minimum age: 18 years old

Registration Fee € 50.00
This fee is charged on all enrolments to cover initial administrative expenses. It is waived only in these cases:
• For previously enrolled students returning to EF or transferring from another EF school.
• For second and further members of the same family attending a course at the same time.

Course start dates
Start date Course availability
Monday, 07 January 2008 Available
Monday, 4 February 2008 Available
Monday, 03 March 2008 Available
Monday, 31 March 2008 Available
Monday, 14 April 2008 Available
Monday, 5 May 2008 Available
Monday, 2 June 2008 Available
Monday, 01 Sep 2008 Available
Monday, 15 Sep 2008 Available
Monday, 6 October 2008 Available
Monday, 3 November 2008 Available
Monday, 1 December 2008 Available

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Start Dates
• EF Language Centre Turkish programs have fixed start dates to ensure you study with students of a similar level
• EF Language Centre Istanbul is pleased to offer Turkish Intensive language courses at all levels from Beginners to Advanced throughout the year.
• Students must complete an Online Level test in Turkish before their arrival and check for availability.

Course Fees
• You can book for any combination of courses.
• V.A.T. is included in the price.
• All fees are payable in advance. Payment can be done by credit card or bank transfer. For local credit card we offer a 3,6,9 or 12 month installment system. For more information please contact the school.
• There is no reduction in fees when a course includes a Public Holiday

Accommodation
• EF Language Schools offers students’ welfare and different accommodation options (Host Family,
Residences, Hotels, Hostels and Apartments).
Minimum group size, Conversion & Course Cancellation
• The school reserves the right to cancel classes or shorten classes if the number of students is not sufficient. In case of cancellation decided by the school, tuition fees are refunded.

EF Language Centre closures in 2008
Year Starts: Tuesday 3 January 2008.
Year Ends: Saturday 26 December
2009 starts: Thursday, 5 January
Public and school holidays 2008:
• 1,2 January 2008,
• 30 September – 2 October
• 29 October
• 8-11 December 2007
• 31 December 2007

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Intensive Turkish Group Courses 2008

Due to the enormous demand for Intensive courses, EF Language Centre is offering “Intensive Turkish Group Course – ITGC 20�? course. For foreigners with limited time for language training we recommend this intensive program to gain the maximum benefit from their stay in Istanbul and maximum exposure to the Turkish language and culture.
Our ITGC 20 provides 4 hours of tuition each day (from Mondays to Fridays) with an hour free for lunch. Many students favor this training as it allows them to complete half a level over 2 weeks and progress effectively and quickly. Students may also enroll for a longer period – 4,6,8 – 12 weeks.

ITGC 20 courses include:
• Pre-course information, including town map
• Pre-course placement test
• Tuition as described
• Course materials
• EF student identity card
• Certificate and progress report on completion of course
• Email and internet access
• Access to activities' programme with at least one optional excursion per week, plus regular
international evenings
• Experienced school management well used to working with professional and business people
• small groups (a maximum of 12 students in the intensive classes)
• EF student information handbook
• A truly international mix of students, at least 40 nationalities each year
• Individual tutorial for long stay students (4 weeks plus)
• Services of Russian and Swedish speaking counselors

Next course starts on 07 Jan 2008
Course length: 2 - 48 weeks
Hours per week: 20
Course schedule: 10:00 - 14:00 or 15:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday
Group size: 12 maximum
Minimum age: 16 years old
• This course focuses on integrating all the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing
• The emphasis is on communication skills, improvement in fluency and confidence in speaking Turkish
• Teachers make use of course books, but also supplement lessons with authentic material and out-ofclass
activities

ITGC 20 Course fees
Option Total lessons Tuition fees
2 weeks 40 lessons € 240.00
4 weeks 80 lessons € 480.00
6 weeks 120 lessons € 720.00
8 weeks 160 lessons € 880.00
10 weeks 200 lessons €1,100.00
* extra week after 10 weeks 20 lessons € 100.00
Registration Fee € 50.00
This fee is charged on all enrolments to cover initial administrative expenses. It is waived only in these cases:
• For previously enrolled students returning to EF or transferring from another EF school.
• For second and further members of the same family attending a course at the same time.

ITGC 20 Course start dates
07 Jan, 21 Jan, 04 Feb, 18 Feb, 03 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 09 Jun, 23 Jun, 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug, 18 Aug, 01 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 08 Dec, 22 Dec

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Start Dates
• EF Language Centre Turkish programs have fixed start dates to ensure you study with students of a
similar level
• EF Language Centre Istanbul is pleased to offer Turkish Intensive language courses at all levels from
Beginners to Advanced throughout the year.
• Students must complete an Online Level test in Turkish before their arrival and check for
availability.

Course Fees
• You can book for any combination of courses.
• V.A.T. is included in the price.
• All fees are payable in advance. Payment can be done by credit card or bank transfer. For local credit
card we offer a 3,6,9 or 12 month installment system. For more information please contact the school.
• There is no reduction in fees when a course includes a Public Holiday

Accommodation
• EF Language Schools offers students’ welfare and different accommodation options (Host Family,
Residences, Hotels, Hostels and Apartments).
Minimum group size, Conversion & Course Cancellation
• The school reserves the right to cancel classes or shorten classes if the number of students is not
sufficient. In case of cancellation decided by the school, tuition fees are refunded.
EF Language Centre closures in 2008
Year Starts: Tuesday 3 January 2008.
Year Ends: Saturday 26 December
2009 starts: Thursday, 5 January
Public and school holidays 2008:
• 1,2 January 2008,
• 30 September – 2 October
• 29 October
• 8-11 December 2007
• 31 December 2007

EF Turkish Centre
Address: Aydin Sok., No:12, F Block, 1.Levent, Istanbul, 34340 TURKEY
Tel: 0212 282 90 64 – 65 / Fax: 0212 282 32 18
E-mail: info@turkishlesson.com / Web: www.turkishlesson.com

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Monterey Institute of International Studies

New Arabic Program
Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation

Announcing New Master's Degrees in Arabic/English
http://translate.miis.edu/arabic
Translation - Interpretation - Localization

Starting in Fall 2008, the Monterey Institute will offer master's degrees in Translation and Interpretation for Arabic/English. Applications are available now - priority deadline March 15

For more information email gsti@miis.edu or visit http://translate.miis.edu

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish



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