It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Hainan University in China is accepting applicants for the Program of Teaching Chinese as Second Language starting January 2000. The followings provide an outline of the Program.
1, Schedule: Since Chinese universities will start its new year break at the end of January, foreign students have several options according to their own schedules.
Option A: Students arrive in Hainan before January 4 and the class will start from January 5 for 3 weeks. At the end of the 3 weeks learning, students will be examined to be placed in the right classes according to their levels. Then students will travel for 3 weeks inside China. The Spring semester will start in the beginning of March, last 20 weeks and end at middle of July;
Option B: Students arrive in Hainan at the beginning of March and start the semester, also end at the middle of July. The travel will be arranged after the semester is over.
Option C**: Students arrive in Hainan before January 7 and the class will start from the January 10 at without new year break.
Option D**: Others. Some students may have schedules different from the above. They should allow at least two months to see if the Program can meet their schedule.
The travel will depend on individual need/interests and the Office of Foreign Affairs will coordinate students to their interests and try to reduce the cost as much as possible.
2, Class curriculum: * Teaching: 16 hours/week. (Listening, spoken, reading, writing) * Tutoring: 6 hours/week * Students will learn Chinese calligraphy, painting, Martial art, Qigong after class or between classes according to students interests. * Each student will be able to have one Chinese studen as spoken language fellow. 3, Cost (in US$):
1 semester (19-20 weeks) $1,000 Tuition 1 year (2 semesters) $1,900 (For Option A student, add $50/week for 3 weeks) ** In the break weeks, the students will pay additional $20/week for tuition (i.e., total $70/week) Housing (private bath, air, color TV, local telephone included) $5.00/day, a room shared by 2 students. $7.50/day, one person/room
Food (estimated) $60/month Application fee $30
International trip: Usually via Hong Kong. For one round trip from any cities in US to Haikou, Hainan is about 1,000, valid (return day open) for one year.
Interested individuals please contact the representative in US to obtain university brochure and/or other information:
Lianqing Wang, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Chinese Hainan University c/o E-mail: email@example.com telephone: (614) 262-1701 (h); (614) 460-4614 (w)