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Summer School of the Udmurt Language 2017
Finno-Ugric Studies: Tripšto Finno-Ugria: Languagešand verbal culturešof the Udmurts
Summer Udmurt language course has been held since 2001. Participants from many European countries (Hungary, Finland, Germany etc.) as well as from the USA and Japan used to come to Udmurtia to learn Udmurt language and to get acquainted with the culture of the Udmurts. There are also a lot of participants from other regions of Russia alongside with foreign listeners.
The course programme is flexible including beginners level and intermediate level. Teachers with great experience of work with foreign students and deep knowledge of several foreign languages who used to learn languages abroad are invited for this course. Practical course of Udmurt language comprises 56 teaching hours both for beginners and intermediate learners.
In the frames of course programme lectures on Folklore and Literature of the Udmurt people are delivered to the listeners in English language (in total 10 teaching hours). Different ways of teaching are used during the course. Students have an opportunity to visit different museums, exhibition, publishing houses of the Udmurt newspaper and magazine, towns of Udmurtia. They also can meet with outstanding representatives of Udmurt people, take part in national festivals, which are held during the course period. Real professionals, masters of arts and crafts organise master-classes (24 teaching hours in total) on different kinds of art weaving, embroidering, beekeeping, making ceramics, cooking dishes of national cuisine. Students are also taught national dances, they learn Udmurt songs and have a chance to play national musical instruments.
At weekends, after hard work in the classroom, foreign students together with Udmurt students go to the village and stay in Udmurt students' families. It gives foreign students a chance to use their Udmurt language knowledge in practice and to see and feel modern Udmurt culture from its inside. At weekends students also attend National culture centers where they can take part in different national rituals and wear national costumes.
Placešof holding: Udmurt State University (cityšof Izhevsk , Russia)
Duration: 10.07.17š— 31.07.17š
Target Group: People fromšall overšthe world excitedšto acquirešnew cross-cultural experiencešand extend their linguistic prospective through immersion into unique multinational social pattern
Key Concepts: The Udmurts, the Finno-Ugric people Ethnos, history, traditions, beliefs, modern cultural environment
Languagešof instruction: English, Udmurt, Russian, Finnish, Hungarian
Numberšof students: 10–15š(min-max)
Academics: 4šECTS Credits
CoursešFee: 20š000šRUR (— 285š€) (tuitionšfee, breakfast, lunch)
* mightšbe changed
Application: filledšout «Tripšto Finno-Ugria» Application copyšof international passport
Application Deadline: EU citizens: May 30, 2017š
Contact: Dmitry Efremov
Institutešof Udmurt Philology, Finno-Ugric Studiesšand Journalism