Italy, Venise

Oriental Languages

when 6 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
language French
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 250

The intensive program offered by the Summer School in oriental languages (ÜLO) intends to train students from different nationalities in ancient and modern oriental languages: Akkadian, Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Aramaic, classical Arabic, modern Arabic, old Persian, Persian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, classical Ethiopian, Syriac, Old Church Slavonic.

Course leader

Prof. David Hamidovic (UNIL) in collaboration with Prof. Georges Bohas (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Prof. Laurent Colonna d’Istria (Université de Liège), Prof. Eric Crégheur (Université Laval) and Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Université Ca'Foscari).

Target group

Students in bachelor, master or doctoral programmes in linguistics, social sciences, arts, religious studies, theology.
This summer school offers various language levels, depending on students competences. Classes are also open to non-students and are given in French.

Course aim

A ten consecutive day session with two lessons of selectable languages (a major one for 5 hours a day, and a minor for 2 hours a day) for students, depending on their personal and/or professional project.
In the evening, conferences will be proposed on research subjects or on publications of professors or advanced students.
Knowledge, capacities and competencies of the students are developed through lessons, seminars, and through the use of standard information and communication technologies.
1. Development of competencies for students
2. Trainings of students in rare languages
3. Intensification of scientific and pedagogical exchanges between partner institutions.

Credits info

6 EC
The ECTS credits can be acquired after successfully follow a major course (40 hours of teaching) and a minor course (12 hours of teaching).

Fee info

EUR 250: Student fee (without accommodation). Rooms can be rented on campus.
EUR 400: Full fee


Scholarships are available for students in the following language : Coptic, Persian, Turkish. Just indicate that you would like to apply for it in the application form.