South Asia Summer Language Institute

Stella Sandahl stella.sandahl at UTORONTO.CA
Sun Jan 29 14:41:01 UTC 2006

Dear Professor Stewart,
I have always shown them the poster you usually send me and put it up on the
board, and I have tried to encourage them to take advantage of your very
varied programme. I think the problem is that they find the fees too high.
Remember that we have another university ,  somewhere in-between private and
public (very Canadian).
All the best
Stella Sandahl
on 01/29/2006 08:33, Tony K. Stewart   at tony_stewart at NCSU.EDU wrote:

> Dear Prof. Sandahl:
> I am quite certain that excluding Canada was an innocent oversight.
> And yes, I think it safe to say that the course would qualify
> students to the next level at the University of Toronto or any of the
> other Canadian universities offering Sanskrit.  One student who
> successfully completed first year Sanskrit (offered for the first
> time at South Asia Summer Language Institute this last summer),
> matriculated into third year Sanskrit at a prominent school that
> ranks among the ten US Department of Education Title VI National
> Resource Centers for South Asia.
> In addition, you have brought to my attention the fact that Canadian
> students do not seem to be taking advantage of the tremendous course
> offerings of SASLI.  We have now served more than 300 students in the
> last three years and a quick (but admittedly unsystematic) search of
> the records available to me does not yield a single Canadian (I will
> ask the staff to double-check for me since the primary records are
> kept in Wisconsin and I am in North Carolina).  So perhaps you can
> help us by advertising our programs and encouraging other Canadian
> university faculty to do the same.  I will instruct our staff to send
> you printed literature as well.
> We offer intensive elementary and intermediate Bangla/Bengali,
> Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,
> Tibetan, and Urdu in an eight week course that is the equivalent of
> an academic year.  We plan to add Sinhala next year, and possibly
> Punjabi.  It should also be noted that students (from any country)
> may qualify for partial financial aid, especially in undersubscribed
> languages.
> Please look at our website: for more
> details.
> We redirect our Pashtu students to the University of Indiana's summer
> program:
> Students who wish to study in the subcontinent and/or have reached
> the advanced levels, we refer to the American Institute of Indian
> Studies (, to the Berkeley Urdu Language
> Program in Pakistan (currently operating in Lucknow in collaboration
> with the AIIS because of government restrictions in Pakistan:  http://
> and http://www.pakistanstudies-
>  We anticipate a new program
> to be launched by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies for
> studying Bangla, perhaps as early as  this coming summer 2006.
> We also serve as a clearing house for information regarding other
> summer language programs, whether regular or one off.  We invite and
> are happy to disseminate any information about other programs in the
> US, Canada, or the rest of the world.
> Also please note that the South Asia Summer Language Institute is an
> independent educational cooperative of the ten US Department of
> Education's Title VI NRCs that is hosted by the University of
> Wisconsin.  Ongoing faculty instruction in second language
> acquisition and classroom pedagogy and evaluation is directed by the
> South Asia Language Resource Center located at the University of
> Chicago (
> If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the
> SASLI offices.
> All the best,
> tony
> Tony K. Stewart
> Chair, Board of Trustees, and Executive Director
> South Asia Summer Language Institute
> &
> Professor of South Asian Religions and Literatures
> Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
> Box 8103
> North Carolina State University
> Raleigh, NC 27695-8103 USA
> ph. 919.515.6335
> email <tony_stewart at>
> On Jan 28, 2006, at 8:53 PM, Stella Sandahl wrote:
>> I am somewhat surprised that the advertised Sanskrit courses do not
>> seem to
>> qualify students to take Intermediate or Advanced Sanskrit in
>> Canada. Or do
>> you believe that Canada is just one of the United States? (The latter
>> happens frequently - Ronald Reagan called Canada "Acidrainia - a
>> totally
>> owned US subsidiary").
>> Best
>> Stella Sandahl
>> -- 
>> Professor Stella Sandahl
>> Department of East Asian Studies
>> University of Toronto
>> 130 St. George Street, Room 14087
>> Toronto, ON M5S 3H1
>> Phone: (416) 978-4295
>> Fax: (416) 978-5711
>> stella.sandahl at
>> on 01/28/2006 14:01,  Whitney Cox at wmcox at UCHICAGO.EDU wrote:
>>> Dear friends,
>>> I'm forwarding the following to the list on behalf of my
>>> colleague Ethan Kroll.
>>> Best,
>>> Whitney Cox
>>> Dear All:
>>> I ask that you encourage any interested parties to
>>> consider taking elementary or intermediate Sanskrit at the
>>> University of Wisconsin-Madison's South Asia Summer Language
>>> Institute from June 19 to August 11, 2006.
>>> Elementary Sanskrit will provide a knowledge of Sanskrit
>>> sufficient to permit students to enter any Second-Year
>>> Sanskrit course in the United States or Europe.
>>> Intermediate Sanskrit will endow students with the ability
>>> to enter any Third-Year Sanskrit course in the United States
>>> or Europe.
>>> For further information and online registration please go to:
>>> Best,
>>> Ethan Kroll
>>> University of Chicago

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