Dear Friends of the UNG Federal Service Language Academy,

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the third summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2013.The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersion intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government.Last year, 117 students from over 28 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA.

During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, and Korean from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.

Please forward this information to any high school teachers, counselors, or administrators in your contacts who may be interested in passing this information to their students and/or may be interested in an employment opportunity at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy.

For further information see below for more complete details and visit our web site:

John Wilson, Ed.D.

Director of the Center for Global Engagement/FSLA Academic Director

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA 30597

(706) 867-2844

Subject: Opportunities for Students at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy in Summer 2013

Web Site:

What:Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Portuguese and Korean language academy taught by highly qualified teachers using Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in an immersion, target language only approach

Date: Two cohort sessions of three-week duration. First Cohort: June 09-June 28; Second Cohort: July 07-July 26

Eligibility:A rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior (graduating seniors eligible for Portuguese)

How to Apply:The student application is posted on the FSLA website

Deadline for Student Application:April 1, 2013

Payment Deadline:May 1, 2013

Class Ratio: 16 students to one teacher; Two assistants (a counselor in charge of supervision and fitness, and a tutor proficient in the target language) will be assigned to each cohort language group.

Student Costs:$1895 which includes tuition, room and board, books and materials, and fees for field trips

Scholarship Information:The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) will provide a limited number of partial scholarships based on need.Information about these scholarships is posted on the FSLA website. The Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA offers $500 partial pre-collegiate scholarships for the Portuguese module. To be eligible, you must be a graduating senior, admitted to UGA, and have submitted a Portuguese Flagship Program application, which can be found at

Two Field Trips Per Session: 1) Teacher directed and language specific (First Week); 2) A consolidated adventure trip for all students (Second Saturday)

Typical Daily Schedule:

6:00 AM Wake up
6:30 AM Fitness
7:30 AM Shower, personal hygiene
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Classes begin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Classes begin
5:00 PM Classes ends
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Personal time
7:00 PM Cultural and language-related activities
9:00 PM Personal time and study
10:00 PM Bed, lights out

For detailed information, please go to:

For additional information, please contact:

John Wilson

Subject: Opportunities for Tutors, Counselors, and Instructors at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy in Summer 2013

What:Instructor, tutor, and counselor positions are available at UNG for the Foreign Language Service Academy (FSLA).We need outstanding, energetic, and dedicated individuals for our high school summer language academy.

How to Apply:A link to UNG Human Resources is located at the top of the FSLA website.

Deadline for Instructor, Tutor, and Counselor Application: April 1, 2013

Instructor Requirements:1) advanced to superior proficiency; 2) Successful teaching experience with high school age students; 3) Experience with intensive language programs; 4) Evidence of active, engaged teaching strategies appropriate for high schools students in an intensive, three week language camp; 5) Experience using State Performance Standards; and 6) Evidence of successful integration of technology and culture into lessons.

Tutor Requirements:1) completed university 2000 level language courses or equivalency; 2) Experience working with high school age students.

Counselor Requirements:1) Experience working with high school age students; 2) Evidence of leadership skills; 3) Language study and camp experience are preferable.

Instructor Compensation:Free room and board provided (if desired); $1000 per week ($6000 total for two cohorts); Six days of instruction per week; 10 hours a day; Additional activities and study time will be planned for evenings.

Tutor/Counselor Compensation:Free room and board provided; $1000 per cohort; On duty seven days a week.

Session Dates:Two cohort sessions of three week duration or 21 consecutive days. First Cohort: June 09-June 28; Second Cohort: July 07-July 26

Class Ratio: 16 students to one teacher; Two assistants (a mentor assistant teacher proficient in target language and a counselor in charge of discipline and activities) will be assigned to each cohort language group.

What to submit in your application:We will need the following documents to accompany your application:

Prospective FSLA Tutors and Counselors:

1)Complete the UNG Application


3)Statement of interest

Prospective FSLA Instructors:

1) Complete the UNG Application

2) Current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé

3) Copy of a state issued K-12 or 6-12 Teaching Certificate in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, or Korean (preferred but not mandatory)

4) A statement of interest describing your teaching philosophy and the methodology you will use if selected for the FSLA.

If you are interested in applying, a link to the UNG Human Resources page can be found at the FSLA web site:

The instructor, tutor, and counselor application link is located at the top of the page.

For further questions or information, please contact:

John Wilson


John Wilson, Ed.D.
Acting Director for the Center for Global Engagement
Price Memorial 219
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA  30597
Office:  (706) 867-2844