Summer Aymara 2017

Summer Intensive Introductory Aymara

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 19-August 11 M-F 9:00-12:30 300 units $6,955 Miguel Huanca

Aymara is an indigenous language of the Andes, spoken widely in Bolivia and parts of Peru, Chile, and Argentina. In this course, students will work with a native speaker and the tri-lingual textbook (Aymara, Spanish, English) Aymar Arux Akhamawa to acquire speaking, listening, and writing proficiency as well as familiarity with formal grammatical and linguistic structures. Students will work with a variety of authentic cultural materials, including film, literature, music, visual arts, and mass media to gain familiarity with particular meanings embedded within Aymara cultural concepts and contexts. This 8-week course is designed for students preparing for field work in Andean cultures or for linguists interested in indigenous South American languages.

Summer Intensive Aymara provides 140 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. The SLI accepts the FLAS award as full tuition for summer Aymara.