Friday, October 12, 2012

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Workshop

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Workshop for Students Interested in Summer Study
Wednesday, October 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 1117 UCC
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)  Program Officer Leslie Root from Washington, D.C. will present a workshop at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, October 17 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in International Commons, 1117 UCC. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and provides fully-funded 8-10 week intensive summer language institutes for undergrad and graduate students in all fields of study. Many of the languages that are part of the CLS Program require no prior experience with or study of the language, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Russian
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing international grants that require critical language study are encourage to pursue this wonderful opportunity for funding. If you are a UI student who wishes to study critical or less commonly taught languages, please contact Elena Osinskaya, Language Initiatives Manager, DWLLC, at or check the website:
Languages offered by CLS include:
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
This workshop is co-sponsored by International Programs and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and is free and open to the public.
Please direct questions to: Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs,, 319-335-1436.

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