American Councils for International Education (ACTR)

Eurasian Regional Language Program

    Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Kazakhstan: Almaty; Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek; Moldova; Russia; Tajikistan: Dushanbe; Turkmenistan; Ukraine: Kyyiv

    Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

    Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Academic courses focus on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics, vocabulary development, and conversational skills, with area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students. Classes are conducted in small groups or private tutorials by native speakers with extensive experience teaching foreign students. In addition to classroom learning, American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program through: volunteer opportunities, cultural excursions, extracurricular activities, and life with host families. U.S. undergraduate or graduate credit is provided through Bryn Mawr College.

    The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) provides participants with intensive individualized instruction in any one of nearly 20 regional languages in 10 Eurasian countries. LANGUAGES OFFERED • Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia • Azeri in Baku, Azerbaijan • Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut, etc. in Russia • Chechen or Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia • Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan • Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan • Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova • Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki) or Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan • Turkmen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan • Ukrainian in Kyiv, Ukraine

    • Yerevan, Armenia • Baku, Azerbaijan • Russia • Tbilisi, Georgia • Almaty, Kazakhstan • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan • Chisinau, Moldova • Dushanbe, Tajikistan • Ashgabat, Turkmenistan • Kyiv, Ukraine

    For more than 35 years, American Councils has offered comprehensive language immersion programs for thousands of students and scholars. Participants greatly benefit from individual attention in our small classes and from interaction with host faculty who have extensive experience in second language acquisition. In addition to classroom learning, American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program through: - volunteer opportunities at sites such as local public schools, charity organizations, and international NGOs; - cultural excursions, discussion groups, and extracurricular activities; and - life with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

    Cultural and Regional Studies, Foreign non-English Languages and Literature

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