1.The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL). We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement. Many of these languages can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.
This summer SILMW will take place from June 15 to August 8, 2020, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof. The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. The institute will be offered in an online format, consisting of activities such as language practice, conversation tables, movie nights, and more!
When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned up to 10 credits, you will have had fun!
For more information, visit our website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you this summer!
Staff for Less Commonly Taught Languages Program
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
2. Expressing Islam in a New Creative Space Online
6 May 2020, AKU-ISMC
The final lecture in the series “Recognising Islam in Europe and North America” that presents exciting research on Muslim contexts in Europe and North America. The series focuses on issues relating to Muslim agency, creativity and strivings. What engages people and drives them to find new directions? The series challenges conventional narratives about Islam in Europe and North America by providing stimulating, new perspectives based on recent and ongoing research.
Time and Venue
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 18.00-19.30
This event is free but booking is essential:
To attend online, please click here
3. Columbia’s summer Persian language courses will also now be moving online.
4. Online course on Mawlana Rumi
A new educational platform is now live, and ready to receive you and your students: Illuminated Courses.
The first course is recorded, online, and open for registration: “The Heart of Rumi’s Poetry”
This is a chance to see Rumi in his full context, as a Persian-speaking Muslim sage drawing richly from the Qur’an and the being of the Prophet, and the teachings of the centuries of Muslim poets and sages who came before him. If you have always wanted to see an aesthetically rich model of Islamic spirituality centered around Rumi’s teachings and poetry, this is for you!
The “Heart of Rumi’s Poetry” course contains all the material you and your students will need: Twelve lessons, providing seven hours of video-based instructions for you and them to watch at your own pace. The focus is on Rumi’s Masnavi.
The lectures are pre-recorded and loaded online, so one could start the class at any point, and would have three months to go through the lectures. We are hoping to add three live classes in beginning and end of May and June to help answer questions, etc.
5. Hunter College will be offering Arabic 101 and 102, and Modern Palestinian Culture online this summer. Students do not have to be in New York to take these courses.
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Classes will be taught remotely.
Students who are not CUNY students will apply to Hunter College as non-degree students. Applications are being processed within 24-48 hours. Information on that can be found here: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/admissions-information/non-degree
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- April 18, 2020
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