July 5-14, 2018
In collaboration with: Université de Lausanne, Université de Liège, Université Laval, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Prof. Dr. David Hamidovic, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Level of students and suitable fields of study
Students in BA, MA, PhD in Linguistics, Humanities, Sciences of Religions, Theology, Social
Sciences. The summer school proposes different levels of languages according to the student’s
Number of students
The intensive program offered by the Summer School in oriental languages (ÜLO) intends to train students from different nationalities in ancient and modern oriental languages (Akkadian, Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Aramaic, classical Arabic, modern Arabic, old Persian, Persian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, classical Ethiopian, Syriac, Old Church Slavonic). While it is often difficult to open courses in rare languages at every university, the ÜLO allows the grouping of a sufficient number of students for the opening of such courses.
The professors are university lecturers and researchers. During the program, they also take the opportunity to exchange on common objects of research that have a tangible form, either in projects, or in common databases. The intensive program is therefore a chance for the professors to share knowledge and to work outside the classrooms as well as during the lessons. The intensive program also intends to integrate into those projects the students that were trained during the courses of the Summer School.
Each institution has developed learning methods for languages, including learning methods in language and communication proficiency as well as competencies in translation studies,
depending on their institutional projects. Innovative practices are identifiable. Transfers between institutions through the intensive program is therefore expected. Databases, learning
methods as well as original pedagogies are implemented in this context.
Applications will open in January 2018.