Hi my former students, colleagues, my current students,
I would like you to know that University of Chicago is going to offer 'shared course' of 1st. Year Bangla from this Fall, 2015.
It means that students from other Universities ( Listed below) can join Bangla class offered in U of C. Bangla is offered in a very few Universities inUS. So, so no doubt it is a great opportunity.
The question comes how it will be operated. Students, from their home Universities, can be present virtually in the class. This does not mean it will be a recorded class shared to them later. It means that my students physically and virtually, in real time, join my class. We all will interact with each other.
This is a new experience for me. But internet fascinates me and the possibility to work with this tool is endless. I have been imagining doing it for a long time.
The Language Center of U of C will help and guide the students.
So, please spread the word.
For now, only 1st. Year Bangla will be offered.
Consortial Exchange Partners
Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program:
The University of Illinois at Chicago
The Domestic Exchange Program (Ivy Plus):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T)
University of Pennsylvania
University of California-Berkeley
If you are interested, please contact your home University.