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The Bridges: Children, Languages, World project is looking for student volunteer instructors and assistants for a weekly Turkish class for Fall, 2016.

If you are a native speaker or learner of Turkish interested in teaching young learners from the Bloomington community through culture, games, and stories, please contact Rebecca Mueller at by Wednesday, August 31, 2016!

Each year at the annual conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, the Walton Award is presented to an individual whose career has been distinguished by selfless service and noteworthy contributions to the fostering of less commonly taught language initiatives. Named after the late A.

The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) is delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of $500 travel awards to provide support for MEOC members to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the MEOC teacher workshop and business meeting on November 17-20, 2016, in Boston.

We have a very full schedule of events at MESA! Information about the workshop is coming soon.

Fall Semester 2016

EDUC-J655: Seminar in Multicultural and Global Education

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:45pm

Education Bldg. (Room 3004)

Professor: Patricia Kubow


Course description:

The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland is currently seeking native speakers of Turkmen with a background in linguistics to assist us with the development of interlinear glosses, a detailed translation.


The work is paid by the task, part-time, completed entirely online, and should require less than 20 hours a week.



4:00-5:15 Tuesday and Thursday, Room LI 851

Péter Krekó PhD

Hungarian Fulbright Visiting Professor, CEUS


The following questions will be discussed on the course:

•             In what ways does the Putin regime aim to influence mainstream and extreme political players in Europe, especially in Central Eastern Europe?

•             Who are the Russian stakeholders behind the soft power game?

For the past six years Dr. Ariann Stern-Gottschalk has been the Director of the Summer Language Workshop (SLW), formerly known as SWSEEL, as well as a faculty member of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Unfortunately she is leaving Indiana University to pursue new opportunities in Washington, D.C. She sat down with the IAUNRC to reflect on her time at Indiana University and the Summer Language Workshop (SLW/SWSEEL). 

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) continued its efforts for student research and professional development during the 2016 spring semester by organizing four workshop events with the Russian and East European Studies Institute (REEI) and the Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES). This workshop series began in an effort to respond to the unique needs of area studies graduate students, including those oriented towards professional careers and those interested in pursuing academic research careers.

In late April and early May of 2014, I spent nine days on a research trip to Kashgar and Yarkend, oasis towns in the southern part of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where I have been living and conducting research since December 2012. When my research plans in Kashgar City fell through several days in, as research plans are wont to do in China, I fell back on my Plan B, one of the things I know best: marching myself into instrument shops and bookstores to see how much I can make my way into arts and intellectual crowds by engaging in the favored hu


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Elina llmapallo

Today the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Elina, the 2015-2016 FLTA from Finland. Elina llmapallo will assist Finnish Instructor Mikko Taurama with beginning, intermediate, and advanced Finnish language classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact