This Week @ SEASSI
Sunday, June 16, 2013. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. SEASSI Reception
Room 8417, Sewell Social Science Bldg.
Please join us for an informal reception for SEASSI students and faculty. Meet your fellow students and your instructors. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Snacks and soft drinks will be served.
Monday, June 17, 2013. 8:00 am. SEASSI Orientation
Room 6210, Sewell Social Science Bldg.
All SEASSI students are required to attend. After the orientation, each language group will proceed to placement testing.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Orientation to SE Asia Research Collections
Room 231 Memorial Library
Larry Ashmun, Bibliographer for Southeast Asia Collections at UW-Madison will give an overview of library and information resources for Southeast Asian studies.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013. 7:00 pm. SEASSI Film Festival
Room 206 Ingraham Hall
Four Burmese short films:Fallow, Click in Fear, Rope, and Ban that Scene.
Friday, June 21, 2013. Noon - 1:30 pm. Reception for His Excellency,Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, Thai Ambassador to the U.S.
2nd Floor, Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street
Dr. Chaiyong will be opening an exhibition about King Rama IX, and presenting a check to UW for the promotion of Thai language studies. Food and beverages will be served. All SEASSI students and staff are invited to attend.
Friday, June 21, 2013: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Open Forum with Thai Ambassador
On Wisconsin Room (sections B and C), Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street
His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, Thai Ambassador to the U.S., will meet with students for an open question and answer session.
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What is SEASSI?
SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates,
graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and
hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction
for academic credit in eight languages
at the 1st, 2nd, and
3rd year levels.
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please be sure to apply to SEASSI as early as possible.
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Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with
full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small individualized
groups taught by a team consisting of a coordinator (usually a linguist
specializing in Southeast Asian language pedagogy) and teachers who
are native speakers of that language. Instruction is intensive. Classes are held from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Most students find that they spend an additional three to four hours per day on homework.
SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language teaching
faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI Consortium Cornell
University, Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio
of California-Berkeley, University
of California-Los Angeles, University
of Hawaii-Manoa, University
of Michigan, University
of Washington, and University
of Wisconsin-Madison.. Representatives from these institutions meet annually
to discuss SEASSI, and all major decisions regarding the institute must
be approved by the SEASSI Board.
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