Advanced Professionalization Language Courses

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The Advanced Language Institute, funded by the Loann Crane Endowment, will support the development of four courses from four different departments at the 4000 or 5000-level (the latter preferred). The goal of the course is to provide career training, either focused on a particular career or more generally on culture-specific leadership/professionalization training in the target language to undergraduate students and graduate students interested in alternative careers. The course requirements are as follows:

A. Student eligibility

  • Undergraduates must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their language major/minor courses;
  • Undergraduates must be of at least sophomore status

B. The course must:

  • include ‘ALI’ in the title
  • be taught in the target language
  • include at least three visits from one or more native career professionals from a country where the language is spoken (see below for funding);
  • include a significant final project with a career focus; 
  • include minimum three conversation lessons with native speakers, preferably in a country where the language is spoken (e.g. TalkAbroad, Mixxer). These lessons must be structured in relation to the course content.

C. Funding 

  • $4000 to develop the course
  • $2000 to pay the visiting professionals
  • $6000 to the instructor of the course for the first iteration
  • Enrollment limited max 12 students for the first iteration.
  • After the first iteration of the course, the CLLC will continue to pay the $1000 for the visiting professionals in the future offerings of this course. 
  • If this is a new course, it can be taught the first time as a group studies course, but in future must be a catalogued course.

Two courses have already been funded:

RUSSIAN 5260: ALI: RUSSIAN OPEN-SOURCE INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (3 CR, SP 23)

GERMAN 5602 ALI: GERMAN IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD (3 CR, SP 23)

How to apply: Provide a detailed description of the course, giving specific information regarding how the course requirements will be met. For more information, contact Janice M. Aski.1.