SLIYS FAQ

 

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“SLIYS was everything I wanted it to be; I learned and applied a lot of new information and it was all taught in a very easy-to-understand way.”
- SLIYS '16 Participant


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Why should I attend SLIYS?

SLIYS will provide you with tools to better understand how languages work. You will learn about sound systems, grammatical systems, writing systems, and the ways that speakers of different languages interact with each other. Whether you want to become a foreign language teacher, join the Peace Corps, live in another country, or whatever your reason for studying another language, the knowledge you gain from your SLIYS experience is certain to help!


Will I get better grades in my foreign language classes after attending SLIYS?

While we cannot guarantee that SLIYS will improve your grades, many students find that having a better understanding of language allows them to become more sophisticated and adept language learners.


Who will my fellow scholars be?

Participants will be students just like you; that is, high school students (entering 9th-12th grade) from all around the country who are interested in language learning.


Who are the instructors?

Instructors are members of the Department of Linguistics at the Ohio State University, including faculty, staff, and PhD candidates. They have a wide range of linguistic expertise and are familiar with an extensive and diverse collection of the world's languages.


What will be the ratio of instructors to youth scholars?

The anticipated ratio of instructors to students will be approximately 1:15.


How will admissions decisions be reached?

Admissions will be based on a review of your application materials. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a keen interest in languages and language learning.


What are the dates of SLIYS '17?

There will be three sessions of SLIYS '16, each running one week in length:
  • SLIYS I -  Session 1: June 25 – 30 
  • SLIYS I -  Session 2: July 9 – 14
  • SLIYS II - July 16 – 21


When are applications due?

Applications are due May 31, 2017.


When will I find out whether I have been accepted?

Participants will be notified of acceptance two weeks after application deadline (May 31).


What does commuter tuition include?

  • Five days of instruction
  • Instructional materials
  • A SLIYS t-shirt


What does residential tuition include?

  • Everything included in commuter tuition
  • Meals and housing
  • Transportation to and from scheduled events


When is tuition due?

A non-refundable $25 deposit is due within 14 days of notification of acceptance to confirm a spot in the program. The remaining tuition is due no later than July 1, 2017. Payment should be in the form of a check or money order made out to "The Ohio State University" and sent to the following address:

Dr. Julia McGory (SLIYS Program)
OSU Dept. of Linguistics
108A Ohio Stadium East
1961 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210 USA


Is financial aid available?

Need-based financial aid is available. For more information please contact Dr. Julie McGory at mcgory.1@osu.edu or 614-688-3109.
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