STRATEGIC LANGUAGES

 

The Indiana University SLCP will offer training in the following languages:
a. Arabic: spoken throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Elementary Arabic I-II (8 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008 and Intermediate Arabic I-II (6 credits) will be offered during the 2008/2009 academic year.
b. Azerbaijani, a Turkic language, is the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is spoken in neighboring regions, including Iran. There are approximately 23-30 million speakers of Azerbaijani. Elementary Azerbaijani I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Azerbaijani I-II (6 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008. Students may continue to study Azerbaijani during the 2008/2009 academic year with appropriate faculty approval.
c. Kazakh, a Turkic language, is the official language of Kazakhstan. There are approximately 10 million speakers of Kazakh. Elementary Kazakh I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Kazakh I-II (6 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008 and during the 2008/2009 academic year.
d. Pashto is an Iranian language spoken by the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are approximately 40 million speakers of Pashto in this region. Elementary Pashto I-II (8 credits) will be offered during the summer 2008 and 2008/2009 academic year.
e. Russian, a Slavic language, is the official language of the Russian Federation and is widely spoken throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union. Elementary Russian I-II (10 credits) and Intermediate Russian I-II (10 credits) meet for 9/8 weeks during the summer 2008. Both Elementary and Intermediate Russian I-II (8 credits each) are offered during the 2008/2009 academic year.
f. Tajik is an Iranian language and is the official language of Tajikistan. It is also spoken in neighboring Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Elementary Tajik I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Tajik I-II (6 credits) will be offered during the summer 2008 and 2008/2009 academic year.
g. Turkmen, a Turkic language, is the official language of Turkmenistan. There are approximately 6 million speakers of Turkmen in the Central Asian region. Elementary Turkmen I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Turkmen (6 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008. Students may continue to study Turkmen during the 2008/2009 academic year with appropriate approval.
h. Uyghur, a Turkic language, is spoken by the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region of China and neighboring regions. There are approximately 10 million speakers of Uyghur in Central Asia. Elementary Uyghur I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Uyghur I-II (6 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008 and during the 2008/2009 academic year.
i. Uzbek, a Turkic language, is the official language of Uzbekistan and is spoken by the 24 million people there and in neighboring regions, including Afghanistan. Elementary Uzbek I-II (8 credits) and Intermediate Uzbek I-II (6 credits) will be offered in the summer 2008 and during the 2008/2009 academic year.