Information Request for Hindi Instructors

Via Gautami Shah, Monika Browarczyk

We (Dr. Browarczyk, et al) have received a grant for making an online tool for studying Hindi. We are very excited about it! We are planning to make it in two language versions – Polish and English. It will also be available for free on our university website. 

As a kick-start for the project we would like to gather some information on learning and teaching Hindi. We have designed a short anonymous questionnaire and we would like to ask you to fill it. We  would be grateful if you could ask your students to do the same. We would appreciate the feedback by February, 20. Here is the link:

If you know any other Hindi teachers please feel free to send the letter and the link to them.  

Prof. UAM dr  hab. Monika Browarczyk

Zakład Azji Południowej Instytut Orientalistyki Wydział Neofilologii Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza 

Employment Posting – Urdu Language Acquisition Examiner – Middle Years Programme

Urdu Language Acquisition Examiner – Middle Years Programme – HigherEdJobs

International Baccalaureate – Online/Remote; Part-Time/Adjunct

Become an IB Examiner for Urdu Language Acquisition (Middle Years Programme)

As part of assessment processes, the IB works with educators in a variety of different roles. We are always looking to recruit new, skilled examiners and senior examiners as the IB continues to grow.

As an examiner you will play an important role in maintaining the quality of assessment for which the IB is known worldwide. This experience will enable you to:

  • Enhance your professional development
  • Expand your subject knowledge
  • Earn extra income working from the convenience of your home

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The study of additional languages in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides students with the opportunity to develop insights into the features, processes and craft of language and the concept of culture, and to realize that there are diverse ways of living, viewing and behaving in the world.

Applicants must have:

  • a degree or equivalent in the subject (or a related subject) for which they are applying,
  • a minimum of one year’s experience teaching the subject (or a related subject) to students in an appropriate age range:
    • 11 to 16 years of age – MYP
    • applicants who are no longer teaching must have taught or examined within the last three years
  • access to the internet, via a broadband (or faster) connection, in an environment that is suitable for marking confidential assessment material

IB teaching experience is not essential.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

Call for Proposals: Lightning Round at the 2022 South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference

via Gautami Shah, et al

Dear Colleagues,

Due to popular demand, we have decided to have another round of the South Asian languages in the Diaspora Conference. 

Circumstances permitting, this time we hope to have it as a hybrid conference, with in-person meetings at the University of Texas at Austin. The dates are May14-15, 2022.

Please see the call for proposals to participate in ‘lightning rounds’ below. We hope to see you, either in-person or virtually, at the conference.

With warm regards

Seema Khurana (she/her/hers), Faculty Emerita, Yale University

Gabriela Nik Ilieva (she/her/hers), NYU

Gautami Shah (she/her/hers), UT-Austin


Call for Proposals to present in lightning rounds.

South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD)  2022

 Co-sponsored by 

South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center, Yale University; 

South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin; and 

South Asian Language Programs, New York University.

 Saturday May 14th  (full day)

Sunday May 15th   (half day)

 Currently planned as a Hybrid mode conference 

with in-person meetings at the University of Texas at Austin 

The South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference seeks to provide a platform to educators and related stakeholders in the field of South Asian languages, literatures, and translation, to share experiences and create meaningful partnerships.

Proposals are solicited for presentation in ‘lightning rounds’ (10 mins each).

While any theme related to the teaching and learning of South Asian languages in the diaspora are welcome, preference will be given to presentations addressing pedagogical innovations promoting critical thinking and creative self-expression in the target language, and issues of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), social justice with examples for integration of language, culture and content.

In the proposal please include the following:

(i) Name of presenter, institutional affiliation & language if applicable

(ii) Tentative title

(iii) 100 words abstract for inclusion on the program website.

(iv) Proposal text (approximately half page write up)

Deadline: All proposal submissions must be received no later than Sunday February 20th. Applicants will be notified by Sunday March 6th as to whether their proposal has been accepted.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to

NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award

Application deadline February 7th, 2022

Instituted in 2014 by the NFMLTA and the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), this award supports graduate student research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants focused on the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages (all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German). The grants provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.

Awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be made. Awardees are expected to be members of NCOLCTL. The awards will be given at the Awards Ceremony during the annual NCOLCTL conference in April. Awardees are required to register for, and attend this conference in order to receive their award.

A complete application includes:

  • A two-page (500-word) application letter detailing the research and how the award will be used towards the research
  • A two-page (500-word) curriculum vitae attachment
  • Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Purpose of the study
  • Theoretical framework(s)
  • Research questions
  • Research methodology
  • Importance of the study
  • Limitations
  • Use of funding
  • (Maximum two pages, single spaced, Times New Roman 12)

Apply at the link below:

NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Submission Form – NCOLCTL

Sanskrit Position at the University of Pennsylvania

Full-Time Lecturer in Sanskrit in the South Asia Studies Department
School of Arts and Sciences – South Asia Studies

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Dec 17, 2021

The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Sanskrit. The appointment will begin in August 2022 and includes teaching six courses per academic year. This appointment will be for one academic year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term quality, stability and development of the Sanskrit program at Penn. Candidates must have research and teaching experience in Sanskrit. A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with proven creativity and pedagogical success in the design and delivery of courses, particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 31 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of language pedagogy philosophy and experience, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Davesh Soneji (, Dr. Daud Ali (, or Chip Bagnall (

The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

To apply, visit

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Hindi Teaching Position at Penn State

    • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
    JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:The Department of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position in Hindi language instruction, with a secondary focus on South Asian languages and cultures, beginning in Fall 2022, with possibility of annual renewal. This position offers full benefits and a competitive salary and will be filled at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor.Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Hindi (three courses per semester), as assigned, along with supporting duties related to the study of South Asian languages and cultures. Applicants who have native or near-native fluency in Hindi and hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Hindi as a Foreign Language or related fields of language pedagogy are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of one or more additional South Asian languages is preferred and the ability to teach a non-language course on South Asian culture is also preferred. Candidates who have ABD or Ph.D. status at time of application, experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, or program-building experience such as supervision or curriculum development will be given special consideration and should highlight these qualifications in their application materials.Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or be able to describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.To apply, interested candidates must submit an online application at applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript from the university last attended, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of two references. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2022. For more information about our program, please consult our website at limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5 document limit.Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO is the LawPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Affirmative ActionPenn State PoliciesCopyright InformationHotlinesUniversity Park, PA

Call for Submissions: SALTA Annual Bulletin

South Asian Language Teacher Association (SALTA) seeks submissions for its online Annual Bulletin. We seek informative, engaging, and timely news items and articles to share with the South Asian language education community. Items of interest include: book reviews, opinion pieces, program news, timely research and employment opportunities, language events, and other items of pedagogic interest. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021. Please send materials or inquiries to

Independent Instructor Directory

SALTA seeks to create a directory of professional instructors, tutors, and language partners who are willing to be contacted by individual students who are occasionally unable to participate in traditional classes. Rates, course structures, and other terms will be determined between the student and instructor. If you would like for students to be able to contact you for ad-hoc work, please submit the following brief information for our directory via email at :


Education and Experience (100 words or less):

Languages of Instruction:

Willing to supply syllabus: Y/N

Willing to work from another instructor’s syllabus: Y/N

Available during the academic year: Y/N

Type of work interested in (full instruction/tutoring/conversation partner):

Rate per hour (or negotiable):

EPIC-Lang Series Event feat. Bhavya Singh

via Gyanam Mahajan

EPIC-Lang would like to present its new Tips, Tricks and Treats talk series on language instruction with two new events:

  • Creative Online Units in Language Instruction” with Dr. Beyza Lorenz will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4-5 PM. Please click to register.

Dr. Beyza Lorenz will focus on interactive, collaborative assignments and activities in synchronous online courses in this talk, with particular focus on new tools and technologies in online language instruction. She will also provide project examples based on her experience teaching online Turkish courses at UCLA.

  • The Communication “C” and Use of Technology in Language Instruction” will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 4-5 PM. Please click to register.

During this talk, Bhavya Singh aims to share with language educators the use of immersive educational technology tools in language classrooms to enhance learners’ language proficiency and performance. Examples will be presented from all three modes of communication—Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational.

Please contact EPIC at with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,


Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program

UCLA Division of Humanities

(310) 825-8094

Position at University of Toronto

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the areas of Urdu Language, Literature, and Performance. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Language Studies (70%) and English and Drama (30%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must hold a PhD in South Asian studies, Urdu language and literature, performance studies or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our language offerings and enhance existing departmental strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose teaching and research engage theatre and popular performance traditions, digital and other mass media, diaspora literary cultures, and/or contemporary cultural production in Pakistan or India, alongside more classic topics in Urdu literature. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Center for South Asian Civilization, which has a distinctive dual mission: to foster partnerships with the South Asian community in the Peel region, and to take South Asia as a key site for thinking about what it means to be human in the twenty-first century. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Departments of Language Studies and English & Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will also hold a graduate appointment in the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and teach graduate courses that bring Urdu literature and performance into a comparative dialogue with other national or linguistic artistic traditions.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting this link:

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 10th, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.