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LINGUIST List 17.90

Thu Jan 12 2006

FYI: Arabic Language Flagship Program (ALF) at GU

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        1.    Elizabeth M Bergman, Application Deadlines for ALF Program at GU

Message 1: Application Deadlines for ALF Program at GU
Date: 06-Jan-2006
From: Elizabeth M Bergman <capageorgetown.edu>
Subject: Application Deadlines for ALF Program at GU

The Center for Advanced Proficiency in Arabic (CAPA) is pleased to announce
application deadlines for the Arabic Language Flagship Program (ALF) for
the 2006 - 2007 academic year.

Dear Colleagues,

The deadlines for submission of applications are as follows:

1 February 2006 (NFLI Fellows)
1 June 2006 (all others)

We would be grateful if you would post this announcement where students can
see it and pass this along to interested colleagues and students.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

With many thanks,

Elizabeth M. Bergman
Program Director

A full-time, year-long intensive Arabic language certificate program
designed for professional-level proficiency.

Georgetown University invites applications to the Center for Advanced
Proficiency in Arabic (CAPA) for the Arabic Language Flagship (ALF) program
for the 2006 - 2007 academic year. The Arabic Flagship program is
supported by the National Foreign Language Initiative (NFLI) of the
National Security Education Program (NSEP).

Special features of the program include:

- intensive instruction in written Arabic and in spoken Arabic
- classes conducted in Arabic
- focus on reading, listening and speaking skills
- regular testing and feedback
- small classes
- special course modules designed to meet learner needs
- guest presentations by Arabic speaking professionals
- summer internships

WHO MAY APPLY? This program is open to graduate students, qualified
undergraduates, working professionals, and government employees. Students
who plan to study in the Arab world in 2007 are especially welcome to apply.

For those students who aim to study abroad, note that the GU ALF program
forms the first half of a two-year intensive program, the second year of
which may be spent at a university in the Arab world. Current arrangements
are being made with the University of Damascus, Syria; other sites are also
under consideration for the future.

The application includes an Arabic proficiency screening test. Those
eligible to apply are currently at the ILR 1-1+ (ACTFL "intermediate")
level. The goal of the Flagship program is to raise student Arabic skills
to the ILR 2+ or 3 level (ACTFL "advanced" or "superior" level).

FINANCIAL AID Students may apply for federal funding in the form of
fellowships from NFLI, which normally cover the two-year cycle. This
funding is especially for those who are highly committed to work for the US
federal government. For more information, please visit the NFLI
Fellowships website at http://www.aed.org/NFLI. Financial aid may also be
available from Georgetown University through the Center for Advanced
Proficiency in Arabic. Please see application form (no separate
application required).


For more than 215 years, Georgetown University has stood on the banks of
the Potomac River overlooking the nation's capital. Few settings could
offer greater intellectual, political or cultural resources. CAPA students
will have full access to these resources. They will also take advantage of
the many professional, governmental, cultural organizations and events of
the Georgetown community and Washington DC area.


Karin C. Ryding, Project Adviser
Sultan Qaboos Professor of Arabic
Elizabeth M. Bergman, Ph.D., Program Director
Amin Bonnah, Ph.D., Project Adviser for
Training and Curriculum
Uri Horesh, M.A., Lecturer
Jocelyn Owens, M.A., Lecturer

For more information, please contact:

National Arabic Language Flagship Program
Center for Advanced Proficiency in Arabic (CAPA)
Georgetown University
PO Box 571129
Washington DC 20057

E-mail: capageorgetown.edu
Telephone: 202.687.3925

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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