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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Indiana University Summer Language Workshop

Author: Ariann Stern-Gottschalk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family: None

FYI Body: In 2012, the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL) will
offer intensive summer language study at multiple levels in Arabic,
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Dari, Georgian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Pashto,
Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Uzbek and
Yiddish. A broad range of extracurricular and cultural programming
complements all language instruction.

The first level of Russian and all levels of Arabic will be held from May
29 to July 27, 2012. All other courses meets June 4 to July 29, 2012 on the
Bloomington campus. Students earn between 6 and 10 credits and the course
covers a year of instruction.

Tuition-free for graduate students in elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian,
Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian.

FLAS, Title VIII, and Project GO fellowships and scholarships are available
to graduate students, undergraduate students, area study specialists, and

All participants pay in-state tuition.

The priority deadline is March 1, 2012.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

Please email swseel@indiana.edu with questions.

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