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Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah offers 61 less-commonly taught languages at BYU including Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian.  Azerbaijani is taught for beginning speakers who haven’t learned the language yet.

Course and number: AZER 101 

Level of language offered: Azerbaijani 100-level (novice)

What semester/quarter the language will be offered: fall semesters, in person on campus

 The course is also open to language learners outside BYU, all students can enroll as a non-matriculated student through eveningclasses.byu.edu

For further questions contact Dave Nielsen: Nielsen-davenielsen “at” byu.edu

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) language courses: Azerbaijani

UW-Madison’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) announces that applications for CESSI 2024 are now open!  CESSI typically offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek.  Additional Central Eurasian languages (such as Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. If you’re interested in learning Azerbaijani — or know someone who does — please share this information and encourage them to apply. 

Several funding opportunities exist for students of any type. Graduate students (including incoming students), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship*, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer.  Note: This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork. *TVIII funding is provided by the United States government. Funding is conditional on final approval from U.S. State Department.

About CESSI:  

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program that will be held June 17-August 9, 2024, in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia.  Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!  

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2024. See postings on additional information and deadline reminders on Facebook (@CessiMadison), Instagram (@uwcessi), and Twitter/X (@UWCESSI).  For more information, please visit  cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu

Welcome to the Azerbaijani Workshop

Every June and July, the intensive summer Azerbaijani Workshop helps students develop their linguistic and cultural competency rapidly and effectively through live online instruction, extracurricular activities, authentic materials, and real-time interactions with instructors and presenters from Azerbaijan. Classes are conducted primarily in Azerbaijani and focus on the rapid development of practical communication skills.

Part of the Language Workshop since 1993, the Azerbaijani program was developed in collaboration with the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University.

Apply at https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZVy3Xupnm5LNxc

Deadline: February 3rd, 2023

For full course options and funding opportunities, see https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/languages/online-hybrid/azerbaijani/index.html

Courses: Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University
This intensive program provides beginners a solid introduction to Azerbaijani. Students who complete the course successfully will complete the equivalent of the 1st-Year curriculum in the Department of Central Eurasian Languages at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better. They will be able to communicate in day-to-day situations in Azerbaijani, will be able to read and write effectively on familiar topics, and will have a solid foundation for further study or travel. The program introduces Azerbaijani culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Azerbaijani activities and structured interactions with Azerbaijani speakers.
The program features 20 contact hours weekly.
Participants go beyond the classroom to engage with their language and its culture through clubs, cooking demonstrations, conversation tables, tutorials, individualized projects, music, dance, film nights, and more. Network with other language professionals through career events, guest speakers, and alumni presentations. Study in small classes with highly qualified instructors from around the globe.
– All students pay in-state tuition
– Competitive funding available to qualified students
– Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
– Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
– FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
– Women Engaging Globally scholarships are sponsored by the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council. This scholarship provides tuition assistance for undergraduate women attending the Workshop in preparation for engaging upon an international career. Women Engaging Globally also offers career preparation seminars featuring Workshop alumnae.
Students earn 6-8 credits
See https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/languages/azerbaijani/index.html for more information and to apply.
Questions? Please contact languageworkshop[at]indiana.edu or 812-855-2889.

University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Elementary (1st year), Intermediate (2nd year), Advanced (3rd year and beyond). Offered regularly, but not annually.
Department or Program: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Website: http://www.nelc.ucla.edu
Contact information: nreast “at” humnet. ucla. edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Elementary
Department or Program: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
Note: Azerbaijani is not always scheduled; it may be offered if sufficient interest is shown in the program.
Website: https://cessi.wisc.edu/
Contact information: cessi “at” creeca.wisc. edu

Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim world (SILMW) 

SILMW for 2022 will take place from June 13 to August 6, 2022. The institute will be fully face-to-face unless regulations change. SILMV is a program offered by the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program at the University of Illinois since 2008. SILMW offers intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Azerbaijani and Wolof.

SILMW offers exciting opportunities to immerse in the target language through up to 4 hours of daily class instruction and daily co-corricular activities, including research forums, conversation tables, cooking classes, film series, field trips and so much more!

For more information, visit: https://linguistics.illinois.edu/

Language courses from CIC universities
Through the CourseShare Program, University of Chicago students can enroll in language programs—that are not offered on campus—through other CIC institutions.

The program is not available this year.
For more information, please visit https://ceeres.uchicago.edu/content/opportunities-take-language-courses-cic-universities https://www-s.cic.net/programs/CICCourseShare/archive/ResourceList/courseShareWebTool/

Foreign Service Institute, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Post-Secondary courses. This program is available only for U.S. federal government employees.
Department or Program: School of Lang Studies
Website: http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/

Indiana University at Bloomington, USA
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: 1st year
Department or Program: SWSEEL

The program is not available this year.
Website: http://indiana.edu/~swseel/languages
Contact information: swseel “at” indiana. edu

In Azerbaijan

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Levels or Years of Instruction Offered: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
Host Institution: Azerbaijan University of Languages in Baku, Azerbaijan
Website: https://clscholarship.org/languages/azerbaijani
Contact information: cls@americancouncils.org
Application period: The application for Summer 2025 will be open October – November, 2024.

The CLS Azerbaijani Program provides U.S. college and university students with the opportunity to learn Azerbaijani through intensive language study in an immersive environment in Baku. The program covers approximately one academic year of university-level Azerbaijani study during an 8-week period. Language instruction is designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of language levels and backgrounds, from those who are learning the language for the first time to advanced speakers refining their command of the language for use in a professional capacity.
Formal classroom language instruction is provided for an average of three hours per day, five days per week, with a focus on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Azerbaijani. Formal language instruction is then supplemented with cultural activities and excursions within Azerbaijan, such as group trips to the opera and museums.
Students live with host families, which gives them an opportunity to experience daily life inside an Azerbaijani family and further practice their language skills outside of class. In addition to their relationship with the host family, students develop relationships with an Azerbaijani language partner through regular one-on-one meetings.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP), through American Councils, Azerbaijan
Through homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff.
Application deadlines vary, based on program
Website: https://www.studyabroad.americancouncils.org/erlp

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Website: https://kmt.az/azerbaijani-language-courses/
KMT runs specific 10 hour course in Azerbaijani language for beginners.
The course is a set of 10 lessons.
Each lesson is one hour in duration.
The lessons cover some of the basic language concepts that you will find useful in everyday situations.
The informal low-structure approach encourages foreigners who have never taken lessons, or those who have started but not continued, to develop further their interest in learning Azerbaijani language.

International Learning Centers

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

The ILC Azerbaijani Language Program offers one of the most effective Azerbaijani language courses in the world. Established in 1997, the intensive course features three levels for foreigners who wish to learn conversational Azerbaijani. 

The ICL offers a 3-semester intensive course – three progressive levels, 12 weeks each.  Classes meet three days a week for two hours. You will progress from zero Azerbaijani skill to conversational Azerbaijani fluency in only nine months.

To learn more or to obtain a preview of course materials, please feel free to contact office “at”azlearn.org

Website: https://ilc.az/en/course/azerbaijani


Learn Azerbaijani with Live Lingua

Free US Peace Corps resources for you to use. You can read the Azerbaijani ebooks online, listen to the Azerbaijani audios and practice your Azerbaijani pronunciation with the online recorder or download the files to use whenever you want.


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