Marathi course at University of Illinois

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Date:  8 Feb 2001 21:08:28 -0000
From:  Rajeshwari Pandharipande <raj-pan at>
Subject:  Summer Course in Intensive Marathi/ U Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

at the Univerrsity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marathi, the language of the Maharashtra state, and Mumbai, the
financial capital of India, provides a new avenue to the linguistic,
historical, religious, and cultural heritage of India.

Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign will offer a New Course on  Intensive Marathi  in the
summer of 2001.  This (intensive) course will cover first year (two
semesters) of language instruction in eight weeks (June,11 -August 1,
2001) beginning at the introductory level. The course will be taught at
the UIUC campus in Champaign-Urbana.  It is designed to teach basic
skills in reading, writing, and speaking Marathi.  Additionally, the
course will familiarize students with the cultural context of India and
Maharashtra  through  audio-visual material. Students will be encouraged
to participate in group discussion to enhance their skills in spoken
Marathi. The language will be taught and supervised by native speakers
of Marathi.

The course will provide one year (two semesters) of language credit (10
hours).  It is divided into two sessions with two separate Call Numbers
given below. Each session will provide one semester (5 hours) credit.
Students registered for both sessions will get the full (ten hours)

It is important to note that the courses are listed under the title,
Linguistics 304"Tutorials in Non-Western languages" (Sections A3 and A4)
in the list of the Summer Courses offered by the Department of

Session I (first semester of Marathi)
June 11-July 6 (2001)
Course number : Linguistics 304 (section: A3)
Call number : 01007
Session II  (second semester of Marathi)
July 9- August 1 (2001)
Course number : Linguistics 304 (section : A4)
Call number  : 01008
Students who  want to learn Marathi without academic credit are also

For further information, contact the coordinator of the course or the
Department of Linguistics at UIUC.
Coordinator : Professor Rajeshwari Pandharipande
Professor of Linguistics, Sanskrit, Religious Studies & Comparative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4088 Foreign languages Building
707, South Mtthews Ave
Urbana, IL-61801
Phone: 217-333-0946, 217-333-3563(Ling Off). Fax: 217-333-3466

Tej K. Bhatia
Professor of Linguistics
Chancellor's Exceptional Academic Excellence Professor
312 HBC, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1160
email: tkbhatia at
Tel: 315-443-5374 (off.)
Fax: 315-443-5376

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