South Asia Summer Language Institute
Tony K. Stewart
tony_stewart at NCSU.EDU
Sun Jan 29 15:00:15 UTC 2006
Dear Professor Sandhal and others who have potential students for SASLI.
With respect to the costs ($2700 program fee plus living expenses,
very modest by most US university standards), we do offer both
partial and full program fee remission for deserving students,
especially in undersubscribed languages.
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
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8103 USA
email <tony_stewart at ncsu.edu>
On Jan 29, 2006, at 9:41 AM, Stella Sandahl wrote:
> 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
> 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
>> Please look at our website: http://www.wisc.edu/sasli/ for more
>> We redirect our Pashtu students to the University of Indiana's summer
>> program: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/languages.shtml.
>> Students who wish to study in the subcontinent and/or have reached
>> the advanced levels, we refer to the American Institute of Indian
>> Studies (http://www.indiastudies.org/), to the Berkeley Urdu Language
>> Program in Pakistan (currently operating in Lucknow in collaboration
>> with the AIIS because of government restrictions in Pakistan:
>> ias.berkeley.edu/southasia/bulpip.html and http://
>> aips.org/en/berkeley_urdu_language.htm). 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 (http://salrc.uchicago.edu/).
>> If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the
>> SASLI offices.
>> All the best,
>> 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 ncsu.edu>
>> 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
>>> happens frequently - Ronald Reagan called Canada "Acidrainia - a
>>> owned US subsidiary").
>>> 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 utoronto.ca
>>> 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.
>>>> 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:
>>>> Ethan Kroll
>>>> University of Chicago
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