STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program Summer 2018

STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program Summer 2018

This intensive program is designed to provide highly motivated students with an opportunity to quickly acquire and/or improve proficiency in Russian, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a “critical need” language. Fluent Russian speakers are currently in high demand in international business, science, military, and government sectors. Participants will also learn about contemporary Russia’s influence, politics, national identity, and culture for a well-rounded, holistic view of a fascinating nation in transition.

Students who are accepted into this competitive program will engage in a six-week residential immersion program at CSUN during Summer 2018.

2018 SUMMER IMMERSION RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

  Level of Instruction: Novice-Mid to Advanced

  Location: Campus of California State University, Northridge

  Duration: June 7, 2018 - July 13, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: Russian language learners from any university, community college, ROTC program, or local high school are welcome to apply. Selected applicants will be screened and assessed by program staff.
Selected participants will be tested to determine entrance-level proficiency and placed in appropriate learning cohorts. Those admitted must commit to fully apply themselves to the program and to follow it to completion. Participants pledge to speak exclusively in Russian throughout the program.

  NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED: 20

  2018 APPLICATION PERIOD: February 1 – March 30

  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dina Mokhnatkin

E-mail: dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu; phone: 818-677-3593 or 818-677-3450
Website: http://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk
Mail to: Dina Mokhnatkin; California State University, Northridge; Liberal Studies, EA 100
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8247