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Hamilton Lugar to host annual language workshops during summer


The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies will host in-person and online language workshops from the end of May until the end of July. The workshops teach more than 25 languages to 300 students annually, according to the language workshop website

The workshops will offer eight-week and nine-week immersion programs this summer for undergraduate students, graduate students, high school students and non-students who want to learn languages. The workshop will offer programs for Chinese, Russian and Arabic. During their enrollment in the program, students will only speak the language they are learning while they live, work and eat with other students and faculty.  

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The workshop also hosts two study abroad programs for students learning Chinese and Hungarian. The Chinese study abroad program will take place overseas and the Hungarian study abroad program will be an online and overseas hybrid program. 

The school will also offer online workshops for more than 20 languages. Online courses include 20 or more hours of instruction a week depending on the language.  

According to the schedule for the immersion programs, students enrolled in the nine-week program will move in May 28 and classes will begin on May 30. Students enrolled in the eight-week program will move in June 3 and classes will begin June 5. 

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The school will host a pizza party and group photo event for students on June 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Global and International Studies Building. Following that, the opening ceremony will take place in the Fine Arts Building from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. The opening ceremony will include immersion contracts — where students agree to only speak the language they are studying during the program — language pledges and presentations. 

The final day of workshop classes will be July 28 followed by a closing ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. 

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