Student Programs

Please contact us to add listings of Slavic East European language programs for students in the Pacific NW region. These may school-year or summer programs, long-term or short-term. We would like to use this site as a clearinghouse of opportunities for students to study Slavic East European languages.

ROMANIAN

The Center of Excellence - Romanian in Action

The Center of Excellence ROMANIAN IN ACTION (ROACT) offers innovative virtual classes and workshops for children, youth and adults with Romanian background or with an interest to learn Romanian. Our teaching methods are based on the core principles of Heritage Language Education that nourish bilingualism and address holisitically the bi-cultural identity of our students through project-based activities, play, authentic sources, critical thinking, and meaningful interactions with their families and communities. Our students gain pride and confidence as heritage language speakers and learners of Romanian, while developing a global understanding of the world.

Due to the pandemic, we will hold our classes ONLINE. We welcome out of state students and will do our best to adjust our schedule to different time zones in the US. Please scroll down to find out more about our schedule.
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Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Speakers

Students can develop their language proficiency and literacy in their Heritage Language while also preparing a portfolio for the Global Competence Certificate in the Heritage Language through the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Upon completion of the program, students will also have the opportunity to complete World Language Competency-Based Credit testing to earn high school credits in their language and potentially qualify for the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. They may also qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Website

RUSSIAN

Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Speakers

Students can develop their language proficiency and literacy in their Heritage Language while also preparing a portfolio for the Global Competence Certificate in the Heritage Language through the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Upon completion of the program, students will also have the opportunity to complete World Language Competency-Based Credit testing to earn high school credits in their language and potentially qualify for the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. They may also qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Website

UW STARTALK Russian Student Program July 26 - August 20, 2021 (pending funding)

The STARTALK Student Program, "Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space," aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage language students in a four-week intensive language program (plus ~2 of online coursework prior to the start of the in-person program). The program will combine the history of the most important events of space exploration with that of aircraft design and the language of science and technology. A content-based component STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) will be woven into this program through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. Students’ various interests will be further addressed by a range of projects above and beyond the STEM topics; such as language, culture and translation, lego robotics, and biology. Website

One World Now! After-school Global Leadership Program

In OneWorld Now!’s after-school Global Leadership Program, high school students can:

Earn World Languages credit by taking Korean, Arabic, Russian, or Mandarin Chinese two days per week.
Gain leadership skills and community service hours through twice-monthly Leadership workshops.
Earn scholarships to study abroad in South Korea, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia, or China.
Students apply in August and September; the program runs October through June. Website

First Year Russian at Everett Community College

Taught by Dr. Svetlana Abramova. Website