April 08, 2013

Arabic Language Study Opportunities with Arabeya Arabic Language Center

Summer Program 2013
Enjoy your summer learning Arabic in historic Egypt!

Arabeya offers great summer programs with great prices during the summer season! Our programs are designed to accelerate your studies in Arabic whether as a Beginner or Advanced.

All Program include:
Accommodation, airport Shuttle,Placement test & certificates.

Small Group Program

Arabeya offers group courses in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in all levels during the whole year. This Course is for small groups with minimum of three students up to six students. Classes are 3 hours daily, 5 days a week, with a combined total of 60 hours a month.

One to One Program

This program offers intensive private lessons at any time of the year.
A student can choose to take 20, 25 or 30 hours of Arabic a week. We are also happy to help if a student is interested to take less than 20 hours a week. One to one classes are adjusted to student’s time and studying requirements.

Online Course

Learn Arabic live with your Owen teacher anytime from anywhere.
FREE trial before you start regular. FREE martial provided (Via Email)
Choose the suitable time for your lessons. Save Time and Money.
Simple to use online classroom. One to one live Classes, Professional teachers.

Arabic for Journalism

The primary objective of The Arabic for Media and Journalism Program is to familiarize students of Arabic withthe methods of writing, reading, translating, and listening to different types of Arabic Media. Level 1 of the Journalism Program consists of 3 hours per day for 8 weeks.


Arabic Business Communications

Arabeya is offering courses in business communication lectures to increase your vocabulary and command of Arabic in the business environment, focusing on speaking under pressure, writing effective letters and memos, preparing formal and informal reports (in Arabic), and learning how to demonstrate respectful business etiquette.

Arabic for Diplomats

Arabic for diplomats program is a specialized in the needs of diplomats in this globalize environment. Public speaking skills, formal and informal communication techniques and analysis of written and oral media releases.

Arabic Calligraphy program

Arabeya is offering classes in calligraphy, this Courses will be offered in a variety of styles, including Farsi, Diwani,Thuluth, Rig'a and Naskh, and will be made available to all of our students who are interested in learning calligraphy.
Beginning Level - Intermediate Level
Each Level 16 Hours / 8 Lectures / eachlecture is 2 hours

Contact Us:
Arabeya Arabic Language Center
Email: info@arabeya.org
Web: www.arabeya.org
Main Office:
Address: 13 Tahrir Sq. Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+202) 257 897 32

Second branch:
Address: 19 Mansurra st, from Omar Tosson, Ahmed Orabi Mohandesin, Giza,
Tel: (+202) 330 224 79

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Summer 2013 Arabic Language Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer 2013 Arabic Language Study Abroad Opportunities:


Summer Intensive Language Program at The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco

The National Council, in collaboration with The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) for the summer of 2013, is pleased to announce its Summer Language program in the Kingdom of Morocco. Students will spend six weeks in historic Meknes, Morocco taking part in an intensive Arabic language program. Students at all levels of Arabic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The AALIM center is host to a community of Arabic learners throughout the summer, providing for a fully immersive program. Those selected will also gain direct personal experience in Moroccan culture, history, and society through a variety of day excursions, local outings, workshops and demonstrations.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/aalim

Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University

The Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture (SINARC) is a multi-faceted language and cultural immersion program that welcomes students from all over the world. The SINARC program is hosted each year at the Lebanese American University (Beirut Campus), one of the premier institutions of higher education and research in Lebanon and the region. SINARC offers courses in Arabic language and culture at various levels of proficiency. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/lau

Summer Intensive Language Program at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Morocco

The National Council, in collaboration with The Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL) for the summer of 2013, is pleased to announce its Summer Language Program in the Kingdom of Morocco. Students will spend six weeks in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, taking part in an intensive Arabic language program. CCCL organizes a variety of cultural and educational activities, which include language courses, seminars, and lecture series on Moroccan society and Arab and Islamic cultures. CCCL also sponsors art exhibits and musical performances and organizes educational excursions to various parts of Morocco both in urban and rural areas. The aim of these activities is to provide participants with opportunities to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Morocco and to better understand and appreciate the country’s cultural heritage. Students at all levels of Arabic proficiency are encouraged to apply.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/cccl

Intensive Arabic Language Programs at the Center for International Learning in Oman

The Center for International Learning (CIL) invites you to learn and grow through study in the Sultanate of Oman. Comprised of Americans and Omanis with PhD and Masters Degrees, the CIL faculty facilitates experiential education, cultural exchange, and comparative studies to deepen understanding, promote common interests, and explore the shared aspirations of people from different cultures. CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), as well as Omani dialect, media Arabic, and skills classes. A limited number of partial scholarships to study at CIL are available through the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/cil-oman

Summer Intensive Language Program at AFKAR Academy in Jordan

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in collaboration with AFKAR Academy, is pleased to announce its 2013 Summer Intensive Arabic Program to be held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, from June 9 to July 19, 2013. Students will spend six weeks in the historic city of Irbid taking part in intensive Arabic language study. This program is ideal for students seeking to further their proficiency in Arabic language and exposure to Arab culture. Students enrolling in this program should be able to obtain the equivalent of 6 college level credit hours in Arabic.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/afkar

Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES) is a fully accredited, non-profit college that provides students and scholars from around the world the opportunity to develop a complex knowledge of the Arabic language and the contemporary Middle East. Students can study at YCMES for 5, 10, or 15 weeks, or more -- programs are tailored to meet students' needs. Sana’a, Yemen is an ideal location for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sana’a is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/ycmes

For More Information:

Visit: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad

or contact Megan Geissler or Josh Hilbrand at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
ATTN: Study Abroad Programs
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: Megan@ncusar.org and Josh@ncusar.org
Phone: 202-293-6466

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March 11, 2013

Summer Intensive Arabic Program

The National Council, in collaboration with AFKAR Academy, is pleased to announce a 2013 Summer Intensive Arabic Program to be held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, from June 9 to July 19, 2013. Students will spend six weeks in the historic city of Irbid taking part in intensive Arabic language study.

The program offers 16 in-class contact hours of Arabic language instruction per week for six weeks, as well as 10 hours weekly with language partners in small groups to practice learned material and learn survival Jordanian Arabic. This program is ideal for students seeking to further their proficiency in Arabic language and exposure to Arab culture. Students enrolling in this program should be able to obtain the equivalent of 6 college level credit hours in Arabic.

Students who have finished one year of Arabic study or more are especially encouraged to apply. While the Program accepts applications from students with no prior knowledge of Arabic, priority will be given to students who have previous exposure to Arabic language and culture.



PROGRAM DATES

June 9 - July 19, 2013


COST

The program fee is $4900.00. The fee includes:

1. Housing (double occupancy) and Tuition (6 credit hours).

2. 10 hours per week with language partners.

3. Cultural activities.

4. Program trips.

5. For single-occupancy rooms, additional $400 will be added to the program cost.


HOW TO APPLY

Applications are available through the link below or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at Megan@ncusar.org.

http://ncusar.org/programs/Afkar-2013-Application.pdf

Students should submit completed applications to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates below). Applications are due May 1, 2013.

Megan Geissler
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: Megan@ncusar.org
Phone: 202-293-6466


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/afkar

or contact Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates above).

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February 11, 2013

Announcing Arabic and Tunisian Cultural Studies in Tunis, Summer 2013!

For over 15 years, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) has been a leader in intensive summer Arabic language study in North Africa.

In the summer of 2013, AIMS invites students of all levels of Arabic to participate in an intensive language and cultural experience in the vibrant suburb of Tunis, Sidi Bou Said. The seven-week program (June 14-August 2) offers over 150 contact hours in Modern Standard Arabic and Tunisian Dialect, including enrichment classes and homestays with local families that provide students with opportunities to immerse themselves in the dynamic culture and history of Tunisia and North Africa.

Tuition is $6500.00.


Application Deadline: March 15th, 2013
To obtain an application, write to Arabic@AIMSNorthAfrica.org today!

More information is on our website at:

http://aimsnorthafrica.org/arabicprograms/summer-arabic.cfm

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January 30, 2013

Summer 2013 Arabic Language Study Abroad Opportunities


Summer 2013 Arabic Language Study Abroad Opportunities:


Summer Intensive Language Program at The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco


The National Council, in collaboration with The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) for the summer of 2013, is pleased to announce its Summer Language program in the Kingdom of Morocco. Students will spend six weeks in historic Meknes, Morocco taking part in an intensive Arabic language program. Students at all levels of Arabic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The AALIM center is host to a community of Arabic learners throughout the summer, providing for a fully immersive program. Those selected will also gain direct personal experience in Moroccan culture, history, and society through a variety of day excursions, local outings, workshops and demonstrations.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/aalim


Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University


The Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture (SINARC) is a multi-faceted language and cultural immersion program that welcomes students from all over the world. The SINARC program is hosted each year at the Lebanese American University (Beirut Campus), one of the premier institutions of higher education and research in Lebanon and the region. SINARC offers courses in Arabic language and culture at various levels of proficiency. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/lau


Intensive Arabic Language Programs at the Center for International Learning in Oman


The Center for International Learning (CIL) invites you to learn and grow through study in the Sultanate of Oman. Comprised of Americans and Omanis with PhD and Masters Degrees, the CIL faculty facilitates experiential education, cultural exchange, and comparative studies to deepen understanding, promote common interests, and explore the shared aspirations of people from different cultures. CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), as well as Omani dialect, media Arabic, and skills classes. A limited number of partial scholarships to study at CIL are available through the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/cil-oman


Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies


The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES) is a fully accredited, non-profit college that provides students and scholars from around the world the opportunity to develop a complex knowledge of the Arabic language and the contemporary Middle East. Students can study at YCMES for 5, 10, or 15 weeks, or more -- programs are tailored to meet students' needs. Sanaa, Yemen is an ideal location for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sanaa is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/ycmes


American Councils for International Education Arabic Overseas Program in Alexandria, Egypt


The American Councils for International Education Arabic Overseas Program is a two-month language course for intermediate speakers of Arabic, equivalent to 1/1+ on the ILR scale. The program is co-hosted by Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt. Participants live in dorms with Egyptian students, attending 20 hours per week of class time, and 4 hours per week of individual conversation practice with an Egyptian. The program fee includes summer credits from Bryn Mawr College, a pre-departure orientation in Washington D.C., and round-trip international airfare from Washington, DC.

Learn more: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/aop


For More Information:

Visit: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad

or contact Megan Geissler or Josh Hilbrand at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
ATTN: Study Abroad Programs
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: Megan@ncusar.org and Josh@ncusar.org
Phone: 202-293-6466

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Arabic Language Study Opportunity

Summer 2013 Opportunity for Students:

Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

The National Council is proud to serve as the American Main Office for the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES), whose campus is centrally located in Sana'a, the capital of the Republic of Yemen. YCMES is a fully accredited, non-profit college that provides students and scholars from around the world the opportunity to develop a complex knowledge of the Arabic language and the contemporary Middle East. Students can study at YCMES for 5, 10, or 15 weeks, or more -- programs are tailored to meet students' needs.

Sanaa, Yemen is an ideal location for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sanaa is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.

The Program in Arabic Language (PAL), the Arabic language department within the YCMES, was the first private institution in Yemen dedicated exclusively to teaching Arabic as a foreign language. The PAL has served the needs of international students, researchers, and the resident expatriate community since 1989. The YCMES' Arabic Language Learning Program is open to international students of all ability levels, with program lengths from five weeks to a full calendar year.

Summer 2013 Arabic Packages:

YCMES is now offering a 30% discount for its regular Arabic language programs and has special Summer packages. These programs include flights, field trips, and university-level seminars.

Summer 2013 Term Dates:

9 June 10 July
14 July 7 August (Includes break 8-17 August for Eid al-Fitr)
25 August 25 September

Summer 2013 Package Prices for U.S. Students:

1 Term (5 Weeks): $2530
2 Terms (10 Weeks): $3295
3 Terms (15 Weeks): $3969

Summer 2013 Package Prices Include:
Arabic Instruction: 100 hours of group instruction per five-week term
Round-Trip Airfare from New York City or Washington, DC
Shared Housing in the YCMES dormitories
Organised Day Trips
Breakfast on class days
Services including high-speed wireless internet, airport transfer, library, and 24-hour security
University-Level Seminars:
9 June 10 July: Anthropology
14 July 7 August: Politics
25 August 25 September: Literature
More information on YCMES programs is available in the YCMES Winter Newsletter (.pdf).

Application and Payment Procedures:

Students interested in studying at the YCMES areinvited to submit application materials and payment to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relationsin Washington, DC, for forwarding to the YCMES campus in Sana'a.

Payments for YCMES Programs can be made through:
Wire Transfer (see instructions in the application);
Check (payable to: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC 20036); or
Credit Card (call the NCUSAR office 202-293-6466 to do this,PLEASE NOTE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS INCUR AN ADDITIONAL 7% PROCESSING FEE.)

Safety:

From the YCMES website: "YCMES maintains a close relationship with embassies, security agencies and the government, and the college management consults these bodies on a regular basis to ensure the best security measures for its students. There is a 24-hour guard in all college buildings, and travel to areas known to be dangerous is not permitted. Over its long history the college has taught Arabic to more than 9,000 students. Not a single one of them experienced a dangerous incident during their stay, and we are confident that this pattern will continue." Read more on the YCMES website.


For More Information:

Visit: http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/ycmes

or contact Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
ATTN: YCMES Program
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: Megan@ncusar.org
Phone: 202-293-6466


About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:
Vision, Mission, and Profile of the National Council
National Council Programs
National Council Publications

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Arabic Language Study Opportunity

ALIM 2013: Arabic Language In Muscat

Session One: May 23 - July 2, 2013 (6 weeks)
Session Two: July 5 - August 6, 2013 (5 weeks)

$2,000-3,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR FIRST TEN ACCEPTED STUDENTS!

Application Deadline March 15, 2013
Apply here:
http://omancenter.org/apply_cil.html?utm_source=Academic+Institutions&utm_campaign=8cf2647117-ALIM1_13_2013_Academic+Institutions&utm_medium=email

Study Arabic in Oman, treasure of the Gulf, and explore one of the most fascinating and stable countries in the Arab world. Our Arabic language programs are recognized by the U.S. State Department, U.S. military agencies, the Omani government and European and U.S. universities as being of superior quality.

INTENSIVE ARABIC LANGUAGE:
Intermediate Levels
6-8 credits; 135-160 hours (based on 5 and 6 week programs)

Join our ALIM 2013 program (Arabic Language In Muscat) and vastly improve your Arabic language skills through our small but intensive Intermediate level classes. Students learn MSA plus Omani dialect, taught by native Omani instructors trained in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). Opportunities abound to enrich your cultural understanding of Oman through weekly lectures, discussions with Peer Facilitators (Omani language partners), and weekend excursions. Students live in Muscat, Oman's stunning capital, with weekend excursions into the interior.

Level
Intermediate (2 years university Arabic or the equivalent).

Instruction
MSA grammar, media literacy, skills (reading, writing, listening), conversation (MSA and Omani dialect), Peer Facilitators (language partners)

Textbooks
Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya and other international textbooks, authentic media material and CIL-developed materials

Schedule
6 hours (4 classes), 5 days a week

Assessment
Quizzes, written and oral exams

Class size
Typically 5 to 8 students

PROGRAM DATES, DETAILS & COSTS

Program dates
ALIM 1: May 23 - July 2 (six weeks)
ALIM 2: July 5 - August 6 (five weeks)

Program site
Center for International Learning (CIL), located in Muscat, Oman

Accommodations
Shared modern hotel suites in Muscat’s bustling Souk Al Khoud

Meals
Weekday lunches at CIL provided

Transportation
Airport transfers; weekday private transportation to/from CIL.

Cultural activities
Orientation, weekly lectures, visits to Muscat sites, cultural exchange events

Excursions
Trips to the Omani interior, including desert camping in Bedouin tents.

Cost
Partial scholarships for the first 10 students accepted into each program:

ALIM 1 (6 weeks):
$7,870 - $3,000 scholarship = $4,870

ALIM 2 (5 weeks):
$6,560 - $2,000 scholarship = $4,560

Attend both ALIM 1 and 2: $14,430 - $6,500 scholarship = $7,930

Not included
Airfare, other meals, books, visas and health insurance

Oman is an unforgettably beautiful country, with stark Arabian architecture, white-washed mountain villages, Bedouin desert camps, enormous sand dunes, and a 1,100 mile coast on the Arabian Sea. Nestled within its diverse geography, Oman is home to eight major tribal languages, a 5,000 year old falaj system (small canals that transport water to the most remote villages) and small towns that were ancient before the time of Prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ.

For more information: ALIM@omancenter.org

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January 14, 2013

Arabic Language Study Opportunity

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer students a scholarship opportunity for intensive Arabic language study at the Center for International Learning (CIL) in Muscat, Oman.

Program Details:

CIL invites you to learn and grow through study in the Sultanate of Oman, an Italy-sized nation on the Arabian Sea. For years students have found this an ideal setting for their international study, a nation of warm and welcoming people who practice a form of Islam - Ibadhism - that practices tolerance and acceptance of others. CIL provides students with the learning experiences needed to become world citizens.

Comprised of Americans and Omanis with PhD and Masters Degrees, the CIL faculty facilitates experiential education, cultural exchange, and comparative studies to deepen understanding, promote common interests, and explore the shared aspirations of people from different cultures. CIL offers students the chance of a lifetime--the kind of understanding that yields lasting friendship, tolerance and mutual respect.

CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), as well as Omani dialect, media Arabic, and skills classes. Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages learned by students in the U.S. Known for its fascinating complexity, it is a language of literature, poetry and elegant calligraphy. Arabic also is a language that encompasses deep and abiding cultural traditions, making its study a rich and rewarding learning experience.

CIL utilizes Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya, Part 1 and 2, as well as other materials developed by the teaching faculty. Arabic instruction at CIL covers media literacy, comprehension, and active use of lughat-al-muthaqqafeen ("educated speech"), as used on Al Jazeera.

All of CIL's Arabic language classes are taught by native Omani instructors trained in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). Students also can elect to enhance language learning through informal sessions with an individual Omani Language Partner (i.e., chatting, shopping at the souk, cooking, going to movies and other local events, such as village weddings).

Scholarship Availability:

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer students a scholarship opportunity for intensive Arabic language study at the Center for International Learning in Muscat, Oman. A limited number of scholarships are available for a semester or summer term, and thus, can be used at virtually any time of the year. Scholarships are issued on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.

How to Apply:

A scholarship application is available through the link below, can be found on the National Council website, or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at Megan@ncusar.org.

2013 Center for International Learning Application (.pdf)

Students should submit completed applications to Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Megan Geissler
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: Megan@ncusar.org
Phone: 202-293-6466

For More Information:

Visit the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations website to learn more about the program. Questions can be directed to Megan Geissler at the National Council (contact coordinates above).

http://ncusar.org/study-abroad/cil-oman

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December 17, 2012

Turkish Language Program for Summer 2013

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2, 2013

Application Deadline is February 5, 2013.

PROGRAM: For summer 2013, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and fellowships for approximately 15 advanced students and scholars for participation in the summer program in Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.

COURSE OF STUDY: ARIT fellowship supported courses are offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Each class meets twenty hours per week. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants. In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation. Participants also attend extracurricular activities including films, lectures, and cultural
events both on- and off-campus.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:
1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

ARIT Summer Fellowships for
Intensive Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
20 June - August 2,
2013 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Use the application form and procedures that are accessible on the web at the ARIT program webpage, http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html.

The application includes:
1. Application form and statement of purpose
2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
3. Application fee in the amount of $25, as a check or money order made out to ARIT

For further information, contact:
Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Georgetown University
210 North Poulton Hall
1437 - 37th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
E-mail: aritfellowship@georgetown.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummer
LanguageProgram.html

Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324
Telephone: (215) 898-3474
E-mail: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT
Application deadline is February 5, 2013.

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University.

PLEASE NOTE: Boğaziçi University offers intensive Turkish language courses at all levels independent of the ARIT-AATT-Georgetown program. Students of Turkish language may also apply directly to the Boğaziçi University Summer School and seek outside funding through their university department or other source.

For further information about courses in Turkish language (all levels) and culture offered at Boğaziçi University, contact:
Turkish Language and Culture Program
The Language Center
Boğaziçi University
80815 Bebek
Istanbul
Turkey
Telephone: (90-212) 257-5039
Fax: (90-212) 265-7131
E-mail: language@boun.edu.tr
http://www.tlcp.boun.edu.tr/?q=node/21

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Intensive Summer Language Program at UW-Madison

We are pleased to announce that the UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is now accepting applications for Summer 2013, which will run from June 15 to August 10. APTLII is an eight-week intensive summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Outside of the classroom, students commit to using their target language at all times - in their shared living space on campus, at meals, and at co-curricular activities that combine to create a language immersion experience.

Courses are offered at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced (depending on sufficient enrollment), and provide two semesters of academic credit. Instruction is given in small groups taught by native speakers and experienced language teachers. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours daily Monday through Friday, with a packed schedule of afternoon and evening activities and workshops. The total charge is $7,000 including tuition, housing, and meals. Students are eligible to apply for Summer FLAS fellowships from UW-Madison Global Studies to cover the entire cost of the program (visit flas.wisc.edu for details).

For more information about APTLII, including student newsletters from past summers and the current application, visit our website at http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu/

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November 26, 2012

Language Experts Needed

Language Experts Needed

Lidget Green, Inc. is a test development company that reviews language tests. We currently have a contract to review a large number of test items for the Defense Language Institute of the U.S. Department of Defense. We need native or near native language experts in: Arabic-Libyan and Arabic-Gulf/Saudi Arabia (Western Najdi, Central-Hijazi, and Eastern-Demmam/Dhahran dialects).
Language professionals (instructors, linguists, translators, interpreters) of the target languages are ideal candidates, as are native speakers who have studied (or are studying) at US universities.

Qualifications

1) Native or Near-Native Fluency in the target language (non-natives with near-native proven ability and substantial time spent living in the country of language origin may be considered); college-level education in the target language is preferred.

2) Excellent English skills; a degree from an English language university or standardized test scores are acceptable.

3) Professional experience in adult-level language education or assessment, translation and/or interpretation.

4) Excellent computer skills and ability to work comfortably in an online environment.

5) Documented permission to work in the US (and documented University
support if on a faculty or student visa). The DoD will vet all applicants and make the final determination whether a candidate is approved for the project. Supporting documents may be required.

Requirements

Prior to joining the project, reviewers must attend a three-day orientation workshop at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Reviewers will be paid an honorarium for attendance. Accommodations will be provided, and a daily meal per diem and documented travel expenses will be reimbursed following the workshop.

Orientation sessions are planned for April 23-25 and June 11-13.
Following the DLI workshop, the item review work will be done online, from one’s home or office, at any time convenient for the reviewer within the scheduled deadlines. The time commitment is variable but averages a few hours per week for a few weeks at a time. Ability to work independently online and to meet deadlines is essential.

Payment
Payment is on a per item basis, and at normal work rates, the hourly
equivalent will be attractive.

Apply Now

Interested applicants should submit an inquiry along with a detailed and current CV/resume through email to Nina Powell at Nina@lidgetgreen.org or fax 866.711.8976. The CV/resume should speak to relevant personal, academic and professional expertise with the language, as well as the extent of time spent living in communities where the language is natively spoken and detail any subsequent travel or time otherwise spent within these cultures.

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