Language Programs in India

David Magier magier at columbia.edu
Tue Feb 15 10:27:52 EST 1994


John Powers inquired about language programs in India (and elsewhere).
Here is a document entitled "Language Programs" which is part of the
ILM List (Inventory of Language Materias) for South Asia produced by
Professor Frances Pritchett of Columbia University. The full ILM list
is available online from The South Asia Gopher (Columbia University).
David Magier

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       I N V E N T O R Y   O F   L A N G U A G E   M A T E R I A L S
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       An electronic publication project
       General editor:  Frances Pritchett (fp7 at columbia.edu)
       Publishing supervisor:  David Magier
       Hard copy publisher:  Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University
       Year of publication:  annual, with frequent updates
       (May be copied or distributed without permission. Comments & 
       updates welcomed by editor)


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       L A N G U A G E   P R O G R A M S

       Editor for Language Programs:  Fran Pritchett, Columbia University
       For general information about ILM, see:  INTRODUCTION TO ILM

       --last updated: 2/9/94--

NOTE: Quotation marks identify material taken word-for-word from
brochures supplied by the program in question.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES

Foster Hall, 1130 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone:  312-702-8638

*Languages: HINDI with optional URDU in Varanasi, BENGALI in Calcutta,
   TAMIL in Madurai, sometimes other languages "such as TELUGU" on a
   tutorial basis, "as circumstances allow."

*Duration: Summer Program: ten weeks.  Academic-year Program: one
   nine-month American academic year.
   
*Eligibility: Applicants must be American citizens or permanent
   residents and "must be committed to a teaching career."  Graduate
   students are preferred, but unusually qualified undergraduates may
   also be considered.  For the academic-year program, all applicants
   must have at least two years or 240 hours of classroom language study
   before going on the program.  For the summer program, applicants in
   Tamil or Bengali need offer only one year of prior study.  F.L.A.S.
   fellowships from applicants' home institutions may be used, or
   applicants may apply for AIIS fellowships.
   
*Applications due:  December 31st for both programs.

"The program will be administered in India by AIIS staff.  This is an
   intensive language program which provides four hours of classroom
   instruction five days a week.  Classes are small and individual
   tutorials are provided.  There will be regular assignments outside of
   class, and participants must take part in all program events, such as
   attending films, plays, and other cultural activities.  This is not a
   research program; participants are expected to devote all their
   energies to activities which will increase their competence in all
   areas of language skills--speaking, listening, reading, and writing."

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ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE MIDWEST INDIA STUDIES PROGRAM

205 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone:  312-263-5000
   
*Languages: MARATHI, intensively studied for six months.  "Students
   will enroll in the Certificate Course in Marathi Language at Tilak
   Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, a university in Pune."

*Duration: Ten or eleven months.  First, an orientation program: late
   February to late May, at Macalester College, at which at least a C-
   grade or its equivalent in all courses must be achieved.  Second: late
   May to early December, six months in Pune, Maharashtra, living with a
   family and doing language study, course work, and an independent
   project.

*Eligibility: "any currently enrolled student may apply, though
   priority is given to those who will be sophomores or juniors during
   the orientation term."  Students from non-ACM colleges may also apply.

*Applications due: for early admission: April 1st; for admission:
   November 1st.

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BERKELEY URDU LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN PAKISTAN

Center for South Asia Studies, 201 Moses Hall, Univ. of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone:  510-642-3608
Fax:  510-643-5793
E-mail:  csas at uclink.berkeley.edu

*Languages: URDU.

*Duration: 30 weeks of intensive language instruction in three
   ten-week terms, with winter and spring breaks, from October through
   June.  Applicants may apply for only one of the three terms, though
   this is not preferred.  Instruction is provided by tutors arranged by
   the program.

*Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents may apply.
   Applicants must have completed two years of Urdu/Hindi and have a good
   knowledge of Urdu script.  Field research by participants is not
   permitted.  FLAS fellowships may sometimes be used to pay for the
   program.

*Applications due:  March 1st.

Small program, flexibility, some travel within Pakistan.  The chance
   to live with a family in Lahore while studying is an especially
   valuable part of the experience.

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BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, USA

305 Seventh Avenue, 17th floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-989-8383
FAX: 212-989-6482

*Languages: HINDI is offerred at several levels. "Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati and
  other Indian language courses" will be offered if at least 5 students
  enroll. Courses meet once a week, either on a weekday evening or on a
  weekend.

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BUDDHIST STUDIES: ANTIOCH EDUCATION ABROAD

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone:  513-767-6366; toll free: 800-874-7986

*Languages: Introductory HINDI and TIBETAN are available.

*Duration:  September-December.

*Eligibility: undergraduates in good standing at any college may
   apply, as may non-credit students with a serious commitment to
   learning.

*Applications due:  March 15th.

In Bodhgaya, Bihar, "a program of study and meditation near the site
   of Buddha Shakyamuni's Enlightenment."  Instruction by Antioch faculty
   with guest lectures from local professors; courses and field research
   are offered for 12-16 semester hours of college credit.  Basic
   Buddhist meditation techniques are also taught.

A good beginning can be made in language study, but the brief time of
   the program means that only a certain amount can be achieved.

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CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF HINDI, New Delhi

Embassy of India, Education Wing, 2107 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone:  202-939-7055

Sometimes a few scholarships available for Indian-academic-year HINDI
   language study.

The scholarships are modest, but then so are the costs involved.  The
   real price is having to deal with the Indian bureaucracy.

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY, South Asia Program

170 Uris Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone:  607-255-6370 or -6778

*Languages:  elementary and intermediate NEPALI (summer 1993).

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DAVIDSON COLLEGE FALL SEMESTER-IN-INDIA PROGRAM

Office for Study Abroad, P.O. Box 1719, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
28036 Phone: 704-892-2250

*Languages: Some basic TAMIL, other lectures especially on South
   India, much group travel.

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DUKE IN INDIA

Prof. Satti Khanna, Asian and African Languages and Literature, Duke
University, 2101 Campus Drive, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Phone:  919-286-4771
Fax:  919-681-7871

*Languages: None, all courses taught in English.

*Duration:  From the last week in May through the first week in July.

*Eligibility:  Duke undergraduates, apparently other undergraduates too.

*Applications due:  February 11th.

"A six-week, two-course summer study abroad program in Bombay focusing
   on Indian history and the influence of modern media on contemporary
   Indian life."

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LANDOUR AND DEHRA DUN LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

Landour Language School (summer program), Landour, Mussoorie, UP 248 179;
Dehra Dun Language School (winter program), 51-C Rajpur Road, Dehra Dun,
U.P., 248 001

Intensive oral tutorial work in HINDI, emphasizing conversation; URDU,
   PANJABI, NEPALI, BENGALI can be arranged.

Very favorable reports from students, including those who have gone to
   India on short notice and have sought to arrange their own programs of
   study.

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NAROPA INSTITUTE--Annual Tibetan Language Seminar
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
Phone:  303-444-0202

*Language: TIBETAN; both classical and colloquial forms of the
   language are taught.
   
*Duration:  "Two weeks of total immersion," June 20-July 2, 1994

*Eligibility: "A minimal knowledge of the Tibetan alphabet and basic
   grammatical elements is a prerequisite.  If you don't have this
   background yet, you may still have time to qualify by completing the
   first two lessons of the Tibetan Language Correspondence Course and by
   receiving permission from the director."

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SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING

The Experiment in International Living, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT
05301-0676.
Phone:  800-451-4465

A college-level semester of basic HINDI, lectures, travel, a research
   project.

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SUMMER CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

Luther College, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
S4S 0A2
Phone:  306-585-5300

Offers six-week intensive elementary HINDI courses, emphasizing oral
   skills.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY--Berkeley Summer Program

Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1203 Dwinelle, Univ. of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone:  415-642-4564

*Languages: intensive elementary HINDI-URDU (summer 1993).

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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AT PHILADELPHIA--Penn-In-India Program

South Asia Regional Studies, 820 Williams Hall, Philadelphia, PA
19104-6305
Phone:  215-898-7475
Fax:  215-573-2138
E-mail:  sgambhir at sas.upenn.edu

*Languages: "The program will seek to arrange for instruction in any
   major Indian language that students are interested in."

*Duration: From the last week in May to the end of the first week in
   July.

*Eligibility: "The program is open to all undergraduates enrolled in
   any educational institution."

*Applications due:  March 1st.

The program is based in Pune, near Bombay, with classes at the
   University of Poona campus.  "Students will choose two courses and
   will have the added option of studying an Indian language.  Courses
   will earn Penn credits and will be taught by Indian and American
   faculty."  Students will also participate in a community project and
   can seek internships with affiliated local museums, industries, or
   hospitals.  Students will be housed with families in the area.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN--Austin Summer Program

Center for South Asia, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
Phone:  512-471-5811

*Languages:  intensive MALAYALAM at all levels (summer 1993).

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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Center for South Asian Studies

125 Minor Hall, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone:  804-924-8815

*Languages:  intensive elementary TIBETAN (summer 1993).

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SUMMER QUARTER

Information: Prof. Michael C. Shapiro, Dept. of Asian Languages and
Literature, Gowen Hall, DO-21, Seattle, WA 98195
Applications: Univ. of Washington, Summer Quarter, GH-26, Seattle, WA
98195
Phone: 206-543-2300.

*Languages: Summer 1994: intensive intermediate HINDI, intensive
   elementary BENGALI.

*Duration:  June 20-August 19, 1994.

*Eligibility: For Hindi, students who have completed a year of study
   and know the Devanagari script.

*Applications due:  FLAS fellowship applications due February 1, 1994.

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON--College Year Programs in South Asia

International Studies and Programs, University of Wisconsin, 1411 Van
Hise Hall, Madison, WI 53706
Phone:  608-262-2851

*Languages:  HINDI-URDU, TAMIL, TELUGU, MALAYALAM, NEPALI, and TIBETAN.

*Duration: 10 weeks of summer school in Madison for language study and
   orientation, followed by one academic year in South Asia: Banaras
   Hindu University in Banaras for Hindi-Urdu; Madurai Kamaraj University
   in Madurai for Tamil; Hyderabad University in Hyderabad for Telugu;
   Kerala University, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, for Malayalam;
   Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu for Nepali and Tibetan.
   
*Eligibility: College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who have
   not yet enrolled in a graduate program.
   
*Applications due: January 14th, with February 11 as the deadline for
   financial aid applications.
   
"Living accommodations range from dormitories and apartments to a
   variety of family situations....In Nepal, homestay with a family--in
   either a city or a small, rural village--is a part of each student's
   experience."

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON Summer Program

Center for South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison,
1242 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Phone:  608-262-3012

*Languages: intensive elementary and intermediate HINDI-URDU,
   elementary NEPALI, elementary TAMIL, elementary TELUGU, elementary
   modern TIBETAN (summer 1993). 

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