Critical Language Scholarship Program | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Program Dates:

June 21 - August 13, 2021

Hosting Institution:

Dushanbe Language Center, American Councils for International Education

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 Per­sian pro­gram is host­ed by Amer­i­can Coun­cils for Inter­na­tion­al Education’s office in Dushanbe, the Dushanbe Lan­guage Cen­ter. The Cen­ter has host­ed the CLS Per­sian Pro­gram since 2013. In addi­tion to CLS, the Dushanbe Lan­guage Cen­ter sup­ports high school stu­dents study­ing Per­sian on the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Lan­guage Ini­tia­tive for Youth (NSLI‑Y), under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents study­ing a range of lan­guages (Taji­ki, Far­si, Dari, Uzbek, Pash­to) on the Eurasian Region­al Lan­guage Pro­gram (ERLP), and mul­ti­ple pro­grams for cit­i­zens of Tajik­istan such as the Future Lead­ers Exchange (FLEX) Pro­gram.