Study CEERES Languages at the Summer Language Institute at the University of Chicago

The Summer Language Institute at the University of Chicago is offering the chance to study three CEERES regional languages in the upcoming Summer term:

·         Polish

·         Russian

·         Turkish

For more information about the SLI see their website.

You can find more information about the application process here.

The SLI page also has information about financial aid.

 

Polish – Summer 2016

 

LEARN TO READ POLISH!! This summer you have the unique opportunity to study Reading Polish for Research Purposes.  This course will run from June 20-July 28 on Monday and Thursday from 1pm-4pm.

This course prepares students to read and do research in Polish. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Polish grammar and a basic vocabulary while learning to work intensively with primary and secondary texts in their area of academic interest. Reading Polish for Research Purposes has a limited number of spots available for participation via electronic course sharing, intended for students who are unable to be in Chicago physically for the course. For more information about our course-sharing options, visit this page. NB: This course may fulfill the gradute language requirement in some departments. Prerequisite: one year of Polish or equivalent; or knowledge of another Slavic language; or consent of instructor.

Note: Reading Polish for Research Purposes is being offered pending sufficient enrollment. Please apply prior to April 1, 2016 if you would like to take the course

 

Russian – Summer 2016

 

There are two great opportunities to learn Russian this summer:

 

Summer Intensive Introductory Russian

This is an 8 week course that runs from June 20-August 12.  The course Meets M-F from 9am-11:30am and M-Th 1:00 pm-2:30. Summer Introductory Russian is an 8-week course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of standard contemporary Russian. Students can expect to achieve novice high to intermediate low proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening and will be introduced to Russian culture and history through authentic texts, audio, film, and Internet activities. The course provides 150 contact hours over the 8 weeks. Intensive Introductory Russian is equivalent to RUSS 10100-10200-10300 during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago and satisfies the College competency requirement.

Reading Russian for Research Purposes

 

This course runs from June 20-July28 and meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-6pm.  Reading Russian for Research Purposes prepares students to read and do research in Russian. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Russian grammar and a basic vocabulary while learning to work intensively with primary and secondary texts in their area of academic interest. Reading Russian for Research Purposes has a limited number of spots available for participation via electronic course sharing, intended for students who are unable to be in Chicago physically for the course. For more information about our course-sharing options, visit this page. NB: This course may fulfill the graduate language requirement in some departments. Prerequisite: one year of Russian or equivalent; or knowledge of another Slavic language; or consent of instructor. Find information about the placement test at this link.

 

Turkish – Summer 2016

 

This summer the SLI is offer Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish.  This course runs from June 20-July 29 and meets M-F from 9-12 and from 1:30-3:30.  Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish enables students to develop strong intermediate speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and  further solidify their foundation in grammar and vocabulary. Students study Turkish as it is used in authentic media, literature, and film, and gain familiarity with Turkish culture and civilization. The course will also address the needs of those preparing to study Ottoman. The first half of the course emphasizes completing skills acquired in Beginning Turkish and improving competency, while the second half supplements this with an introductory sampling of excerpts from Turkish literature and texts, ranging from late Ottoman and early Republican period to the present time. Students will meet for 25 hours per week, including class time with the instructor, and time spent with native language assistants. Several hours will be allocated each week to cultural activities such as films, presentations, and conversation tables organized around Turkish lunches and tea time. The course provides 140 contact hours over a 6-week period. Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish is FLAS eligible. Intensive Intermediate Turkish is the equivalent of the 20100-20200-20300 sequence offered during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago.