Critical Language Scholarship Program | Baku, Azerbaijan
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Baku, Azerbaijan

Program Dates:

June 07 - July 30, 2021

Hosting Institution:

Azerbaijani University of Languages

Pro­gram Overview

The CLS Program’s vir­tu­al pro­gram­ming in 2021 com­pris­es approx­i­mate­ly 20 hours of lan­guage activ­i­ties per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (syn­chro­nous) small group class 
  • 10 – 15 hours of syn­chro­nous and asyn­chro­nous activities:
    • Indi­vid­ual feed­back ses­sions with instructors
    • Asyn­chro­nous instruc­tion, such as review­ing video recordings 
    • Cul­tur­al activities
    • Indi­vid­ual and group home­work assignments 
    • Direct­ed inde­pen­dent study
    • Reg­u­lar meet­ings with a lan­guage part­ner for con­ver­sa­tion practice

The Azer­bai­jani pro­gram has been host­ed by the Azer­bai­jan Uni­ver­si­ty of Lan­guages (AUL) since 2010. AUL is the pre­mier ped­a­gog­i­cal uni­ver­si­ty in Azer­bai­jan, and pre­pares its stu­dents for con­tin­ued study at the grad­u­ate lev­el and pro­fes­sion­al teach­ing careers. The uni­ver­si­ty has three cam­pus­es, eight schools of study, and more than 5,000 under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, as well as over 300 grad­u­ate stu­dents. AUL is also home to the U.S. Embassy’s Amer­i­can Cen­ter, which is an Inter­net cen­ter and library that offers access to ref­er­ence tools and research ser­vices. For more infor­ma­tion about the Azer­bai­jan Uni­ver­si­ty of Lan­guages, please vis­it their web­site.