LINGUIST List 14.232

Thu Jan 23 2003

FYI: ASU Summer Opportunities, Edinburgh/New Degrees

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  1. Danko Sipka, CLI at ASU: Summer Language Opportunities
  2. Jonathan Marshall, New taught Postgraduate degrees at Edinburgh

Message 1: CLI at ASU: Summer Language Opportunities

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 08:14:30 -0700
From: Danko Sipka <>
Subject: CLI at ASU: Summer Language Opportunities

Dear discussion group members:

Drawing upon the interest of this discussion group in our target
languages, we are taking the liberty to inform you about the special
language learning opportunities for you and your students offered in
the summer of 2003 by the Arizona State University Critical Languages
Institute (CLI). The CLI ( offers annual summer
language courses for less-commonly taught languages, follow-up
three-week immersion practicums at our affiliated institutions in the
target countries, and a semester or annual study abroad program at our
partner universities.

This summer we will offer introductory Albanian,
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, Armenian, and Tatar at the
Arizona State University main campus (Tempe, AZ), from June 2 to
August 1, 2003, with summer practicums in August and study abroad
opportunities in the academic year 2003/4.

[In the summer of 2004, we plan to offer intermediate level
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian while at the same time adding Polish to the
CLI language offerings.]

CLI eight-credit-hour intensive courses come with a generous tuition
waiver which generates more than a thousand dollars in savings for
each enrolling CLI student. CLI students pay only a modest $300
application fee. Both the length and content of our courses enable
FLAS, Fulbright, and other fellowships support funds to be used by
graduate students pursuing summer language training in the CLI. A
limited number of fellowships are available for Armenian and Tatar. We
have simplified the CLI application procedures. Just go to and register.

As a regular feature of its summer session, the CLI also features
topical workshops and one-on-one tutorials for those preparing grant
proposals for study and research abroad. For dozens of CLI graduates,
these tutorials have yielded remarkable success in NSEP, Fulbright,
Marshall, and other fellowship competitions. Other CLI graduates have
now joined the U.S. Foreign Service or have taken international
positions with major corporations.

The following features make CLI summer programming competitive with
the finest national centers offering intensive summer language

 1.. Sound methodological background
 2.. Utilization of the state-of-the art instructional technology
 3.. Highly qualified language personnel
 4.. Rich cultural content
 5.. Rigorous and comprehensive oversight and quality control
 6.. Strong ties with institutions in target countries

We have been using the Interagency Linguistic Roundtable scale with
our introductory courses bringing CLI participants to level 1+ in
reading with other skills remaining between 1 and 1+ and our
intermediate courses reaching level 2 in reading with other skills
remaining between 1+ and 2.

Our Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course features a strong on-line
component (, and its
entirely on-line version will be made available to our students as a
refresher intended to alleviate the problem of retention in the period
between the introductory and the intermediate course. A sample lesson
one can be perused at:, using the
password 91scr192. The full course is available at - student92s social security number is
required to log in. All CLI courses will follow suit shortly and we
will keep adding new hybrid components for our courses through our
server services page:

CLI faculty are drawn from highly qualified linguists with years of
teaching experience and a strong record of publications in the field
(see as an example). Short
information about our instructors and their syllabi are available at:

In addition to the cultural content (complementing traditional
grammar, vocabulary, communicative skills, and linguistic norms) of
CLI courses, CLI summer sessions include the annual lecture series,
movie showings, and social events rich in cultural content. Take a
look at some pictures of our classes and social events (visiting
ethnic restaurants) at:

Finally, we have established partnerships with key institutions in
target countries securing the most favorable summer practicum and
study abroad arrangements for our students.

If you have any further questions about our courses, please do not
hesitate to contact us at or by phone at 480-965-7706.


Danko Sipka, Associate Director
Critical Languages Institute
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Message 2: New taught Postgraduate degrees at Edinburgh

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 08:29:16 +0000
From: Jonathan Marshall <>
Subject: New taught Postgraduate degrees at Edinburgh


The structure of English
Varieties of English and Scots
The evolution of English, from Old English to the present
English texts

Taught postgraduate degrees (1 year):

Our two taught postgraduate Masters degrees allow students to choose
from a range of courses in English Language. Course choices will
determine whether you follow a specialised MSc in Variation in English
and Scots, past and present, or a broader-based MSc in English

These postgraduate courses are taught by some of the leading
international experts in the field of English Language. You will also
have the opportunity to study in Scotland´┐ŻEuro(tm)s historic
capital city, home to the National Library of Scotland.

We also offer the following research postgraduate degrees: 
MSc by research (1 year) - MLitt (2 years) - PhD (3 years)

For more information

logon to our website:

or e-mail the Postgraduate Director:

English Language
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh
14 Buccleuch Place
Scotland, UK

Tel: 	0131-650-3628 from within the UK
	+44-131-650-3628 from outside the UK 

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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