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.