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December 2021

FLAS Info Session: Scholarships for Language Study (virtual)

December 2, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  Application deadline: February 4, 2022 More information and Zoom link: http://go.unc.edu/UNCFLAS   Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. FLAS Fellowships are possible because of grants provided from the U.S. Department of Education to the UNC area and global studies centers. Students must submit through the FLAS@UNC online…

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Book Talk: Dr. Waleed Ziad in conversation with Rustin Zarkar (virtual)

December 2, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  The remarkable discoveries of over 300 new varieties of local copper currency from the Sakra region in northwestern Pakistan, covering a 700-year period, have opened up new vistas in the study of Gandhara in late antiquity. This monograph introduces the native Sakra copper coinage, which can be dated from ca. 500 to 1100, corresponding to the Nezak, Turk Shahi, Hindu Shahi, and Ghaznavid periods.   Dr. Waleed Ziad is Assistant Professor and Ali Jerrahi Fellow in Persian Studies in…

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Panel Discussion: Supporting Less-Commonly Taught Language Teaching in North Carolina (virtual)

December 7, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  Both to serve an increasingly diverse population in North Carolina, and to prepare students for global business and service, less-commonly-taught languages (LCTLs) are important to the future of language teaching in the state. However, supporting these kinds of languages requires creative thinking and different approaches from languages that have more teaching materials available, more trained instructors, and more integration across North Carolina’s schools and universities. This panel brings together experts from varying levels of education, diverse parts of the…

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Panel Discussion: Future Directions for Heritage Teaching and Dual Language Immersion in North Carolina (virtual)

December 9, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  North Carolina is an established national leader in dual-language immersion programs at the K-12 level, yet the state must continue to adapt and grow with the needs of both heritage and non-heritage speakers. Programs for heritage speakers and dual language immersion programs not only respond to different needs among language learners, but they also must use different pedagogical strategies. This panel brings together experts from varying levels of education, diverse parts of the state, and different languages to discuss…

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January 2022

FLAS Info Session: Scholarships for Language Study (virtual)

January 14, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  Application deadline: February 4, 2022 More information and Zoom link: http://go.unc.edu/UNCFLAS   Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. FLAS Fellowships are possible because of grants provided from the U.S. Department of Education to the UNC area and global studies centers. Students must submit through the FLAS@UNC online…

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April 2022

Educator Travel to Jordan

April 9, 2022 - April 16, 2022
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  Educators: spend your spring break with The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies touring Jordan, April 9 – 16, 2022. We are partnering with GEEO to offer this great travel program. Participants will explore Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea among other important historical cities and sites.   GEEO offers cost-subsided travel programs for educators during the spring, winter, and summer. The trips are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers – and you…

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