Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute 2014

Special Events This Week @ SEASSI
July 21 - July 25, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014. SEASSI Film Festival.7:00 pm. Room 206 Ingraham Hall.
Free and open to the public with discussion led by Frank Smith following the film.
A collection of Lao short films (Total time: 63:34 minutes).
     We here at SEASSI Central understand how busy everyone is, which is why, for the last week of this year's film series, we've scheduled very short programs on both Tuesday and Thursday, to enable you to take minimal time out of your busy schedules, yet still sample some of the wonder and variety of Southeast Asian cinema. This Tuesday we'll screen a selection of recent Lao short films, varying in style and content, but all interesting examples of a growing and ever-more-adventurous film industry in Laos.

Say What  2014.  dir. Neng Douangdala.  Lao with English subtitles.  3:00 minutes

Just Look Up (Khun Khaa Khong Siwit)  2012.  dir. Sayfar Ladpakdy.  Lao with English subtitles.  3:11 minutes

The Memory   2010  dir. Mattiphob Douangmyxay.   Lao with English subtitles.  10:59 minutes

Stop and Start  2013  dir. Palinya Sayamoungkhoun.  Lao with English subtitles.  4:08 minutes

Journey to Conservation (Kaan Dern Thang Pheua Kaan Anulak)   2013.  dir. Mattiphob Douangmyxay.  Lao with English subtitles.  27:11 minutes

Miracle of Love.  dir. Game Chanthaseng.  ca. 2013.  Lao with English subtitles.  15:05 minutes.
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What is SEASSI?

SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction is offered for academic credit in eight languages at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels.

  • Burmese
  • Filipino
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please be sure to apply to SEASSI as early as possible.

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Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small individualized groups taught by a team consisting of a coordinator (usually a linguist specializing in Southeast Asian language pedagogy) and teachers who are native speakers of that language. Instruction is intensive. Classes are held from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Most students find that they spend an additional three to four hours per day on homework.

Beginning in summer 2012, SEASSI now offers a limited number of spots for distance students to participate in SEASSI classes. Click here for more details.

SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language teaching faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI Consortium Cornell University, Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.. Representatives from these institutions meet annually to discuss SEASSI, and all major decisions regarding the institute must be approved by the SEASSI Board.

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Please direct any questions to the SEASSI Program Coordinator:

Mary Jo Wilson
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
207 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: (608) 263-1755
fax: (608) 263-3735