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Thu Mar 12 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics;Language Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Abdulkafi Albirini, Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World

Message 1: Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World
Date: 11-Mar-2009
From: Abdulkafi Albirini <albiriniillinois.edu>
Subject: Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World
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Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World
Short Title: SILMW

Date: 15-Jun-2009 - 06-Aug-2009
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact: Abdulkafi Albirini
Contact Email: albiriniuiuc.edu
Meeting URL: http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Indonesian (ind)
Swahili (swh)
Turkish (tur)
Urdu (urd)

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
in collaboration with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,
the Center for African Studies, CIBER, and the European Union Center is pleased
to host the Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) in
summer 2009 (June 15-August 6, 2009).

SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim World languages,
including Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Indonesian, by
experienced, trained, and highly proficient instructors. Classes will be held
four hours per day over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 132 hours.
Students will earn credits equivalent to one full academic year of language

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of
the Muslim World and interact with experts in this region. In addition to
classroom instruction, SILMW will offer a variety of extracurricular activities
designed to enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for
language contact and practice, and expose learners to the traditions of the
Muslim World communities. These extracurricular activities include research
forums, conversation hours, cooking demonstrations, music, film showings, and
other cultural activities.

The SILMW at UIUC is being organized by Abdulkafi Albirini (Director), Ercan
Balci, Abbas Benmamoun, Peyman Nojoumian, and Peter Otiato, from the Department
of Linguistics.

Please feel free to contact us at albiriniuiuc.edu if you have any questions
or like to get more information about SILMW or visit our SILMW website
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