The intensive Estonian Summer Institute will again be held at the University of Pittsburgh from June 4 through July 13, 2012. Beginning and Intermediate Estonian will be offered. This course is open to students of any age, including juniors and seniors in high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to persons of any age not currently enrolled in a college or university. Partial and full scholarship aid is available. Apply by March 16 for scholarship consideration.
Attracting students from all over the U.S. and Canada, the Summer Language Institute consists of intensive instruction (five hours daily), allowing students to make the greatest possible progress in Estonian during the time available. Cultural and social activities, including lectures, discussion groups, and film showings are planned. Guest students may choose to stay in a dormitory or in a subleted apartment.
Beginning and Intermediate Intensive Estonian,which carries six college credits, is a thorough introduction to the basic categories of Estonian pronunciation, grammar, and syntax. Emphasis is placed on the communicative competence, the active use of new structures in dialogues, unstructured conversation, reading, and listening comprehension.
The instructors, native Estonians chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching, ensures the high academic quality of Pitt’s SLI program. Location at the University of Pittsburgh campus ensures access to the latest technology, combined with a sophisticated urban setting, with social and cultural amenities. The Estonian course is part of the University of Pittsburgh’s East European Summer Language Institute. Other languages offered include Bulgarian, Serbian /Croatian, Lithuanian, Ukrai-nian, Polish, Latvian, Rus-sian, and Slovak. Study abroad programs in Russia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland are also offered.
For further information and applications for the 2012 Estonian Summer Institute, contact Christine Metil, Slavic Department Summer Pro-grams, University of Pitts-burgh, 1417 CL. Pittsburgh, PA 15260, call (412) 624-5906, or get information and apply on-line at http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli/