Re: A bit of advice re University and such is requested
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 9, 2000, 4:53|
>An afterthought, possibly of interest to many: The Ling.Society of
>used to, and I trust still does, sponsor Summer Linguistic Institutes,
>usually at a different univ. every year or two (?) during the summer
>session (never in Canada that I know of). Short time, and a rather
>pace, but there are students & teachers from all over the country/world--
>some of the teachers quite Big Names. The best part is, you can usually
>in on anything that interests you. And of course lectures by aforesaid
>(as well as Littler) Names.
Not quite related to linguistic stuff but.....
A couple of years ago, I was in a program called "summer intensive
language program", that was sponsored by the Monterey Institute of
International Studies. They had programs for : Thai, Korean, Cantonese (I
think), Tagalog, and Vietnamese. It was intense, just a couple of months,
for five hours a day, five days a week. I learned quite a bit. My teacher
was from the University of Hawaii, and his assistant from the Philippines.
They also had us do a 10 minute skit in the language we learned. I think
my group (the beginners) impressed everyone because we had memorized it
It was a great introduction to the school (which focuses in International
business, and foreign language teacher training, as well as interpretation
and translation). They also gave me a $1300 scholarship to be in the
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