July 5-14, 2018
Prof. Dr. David Hamidovic, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
In collaboration with: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Italy)
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 skills.
Please note that courses are given in French, but teachers will be able to communicate in English with non-francophones.
Application via UNIL website
Only courses with a minimum number of confirmed participants will open. This explains why each person registered is asked to pay the registration fees right away, in order to confirm his or her will to participate in the summer school.
Courses will open on a rolling basis. Each person registered will be informed as soon as the course he or she chose opened, and at the latest, by 30 April, 2018.
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.
Learning outcomes and program structure
A ten consecutive day session with two lessons of selectable languages (a major one for 5 hours a day, and a minor for 2 hours a day) for students, depending on their personal and/or professional project.
In the evening, conferences will be proposed on research subjects or on publications of professors or advanced students.
Knowledge, capacities and competencies of the students are developed through lessons, seminars, and through the use of standard information and communication technologies.
1. Development of competencies for students
2. Trainings of students in rare languages
3. Intensification of scientific and pedagogical exchanges between partner institutions.
6 ECTS (76 hours for the major and minor courses, daily study after the courses, 2 evaluations during the session).
Further information about Faculty, Courses, Program structure, Fees and Accommodation available on the UNIL website: