Autonomous Language Learning Network (ALLNet)
The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DWLLC) offers an opportunity to learn critical and less commonly taught languages. This is open to the University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff interested in study and research abroad. Many international opportunities require communication skills in a language NOT currently taught at the University of Iowa. The ALLNet offers a novel resource to study these critical and less commonly taught languages through autonomous language learning (ALL).
With the support of the ALLNet director and staff, learners design their own study plans to learn basic language skills or improve upon existing skills in preparation for study and research abroad. Upon admission into the program, they will be provided with learning materials and tutorial sessions with a native speaker.
ALLNet Scholarship for the Study of Critical and Less Commonly Taught Languages, 2012-2013
Autonomous Language Learning Network (ALLNet) Scholarships for the study of critical and less commonly taught languages are intended to assist University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff members in pursuing the study of target languages to enhance their professional research.
- Approximately 20 awards will be made to UI community members.
- Qualified learners (see eligibility below) in all academic fields — natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and professional studies — are encouraged to apply.
- The award must be used during the 2012-2013 academic year.
February 11th, 2013
- Applicants must be affiliated with the University of Iowa (students, faculty or staff).
- They must have a clearly defined plan for using the language in their academic work or future career.
- They must be committed to self-directed language study (training will be provided).
- All languages are eligible for study except those currently offered through regular or distance-education courses at the University of Iowa.
- Only those applications for which adequate learning materials and tutors are available will be approved.
To be admitted into ALLNet program, applicants should follow the steps outlined below:
- Learners wishing to participate in the ALLNet should complete an on-line application form.
- Applications will be evaluated according to learners' academic interests and qualifications.
- The ALLNet director and staff members will determine the availability of appropriate learning materials and tutors for the language proposed.
- Qualified applicants will be informed of the status of their application within 2 – 3 weeks after the deadline, and at that time they will be invited for an interview.
- Final acceptance into the program will depend on the availability of learning materials and tutors.
Further participation requirements can be found at the ALLNet website.
- Must submit weekly evaluation forms.
- Must submit a final evaluation at the end of their study in the ALLNet.
- May be asked to participate in the IP Student Funding Expo.
For more information please contact Elena Osinskaya, Language Initiatives Manager, DWLLC, 111 PH, 319/384-3594, email@example.com