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Bengali Summer School


The Chair of South Asian Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland in collaboration with the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany, and the Institute of Asian Studies at Charles University, Prague invites you for an intensive language workshop in the Bengali language.


We offer you two intensive courses in spoken Bengali. Our experienced teachers from Prague, Heidelberg, and Warsaw will share their knowledge with you and help you to learn, speak and understand Bengali better.


In the introductory course, participants will develop speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and acquire a basic vocabulary of Bengali.


The advanced course is aimed to develop a deeper understanding of grammar, communicative skills, and the ability to understand literary texts.

Participants are asked to acquire a basic knowledge of the Bengali script prior to the course. For this purpose, we recommend: 1. Teach Yourself Bengali by William Radice, published By Teach Yourself Books; 2. Bengali. A Comprehensive Grammar, Routledge Comprehensive Grammars.


Each course is going to have 37 classes altogether, 90 min each.

Classes are scheduled to be held Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (3 classes/day) and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm (2 classes). There will be ample opportunity to practice the script and to clarify any doubts and questions regarding the language and grammatical rules.


Accompanying program

  • lectures on the Bengali language and culture

  • meetings with native speakers

  • sightseeing Warsaw

  • cooking classes - of course with Bengali cuisine :-)


Dates

August 1-15, 2022

Venue

Chair of South Asia Studies, Warsaw, Poland

Fee

200 Euro (participants from the 4EU+ universities can contact their local office to inquire about the possibility of financial support)

Deadline

30st June 2022

Contact

Dr. MichaƂ Panasiuk

E-mail


After the end of the registration you will be given all the payment related data.


Registration will close on 30 June 2022.


Please send us a short CV and tell us why you would like to participate.


Please also let us know if you need a dorm room, we will help you to find and book affordable accommodation in Warsaw.