Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do you speak Mandarin Chinese, Persian/Farsi, or Russian? Get Paid!

Paid study for Persian/Mandarin/Russian

Do you speak Mandarin Chinese, Persian/Farsi, or Russian, either natively or as a learner? The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language is recruiting advanced leaners and native speakers of these languages to participate in a language study. The goal of the project is to identify which aspects of these languages speakers at your proficiency level typically already know, and which aspects they still have difficulty with.

For the study, you will be asked to take several tests looking at your language abilities. All tests will be remotely administered, meaning you can take them at a time and location of your convenience.

For full participation, you will earn $40. Learners will also receive official proficiency scores with a certificate.

To participate, you must be:

An advanced learner (at least four semesters of post-high school foreign language study) of either Persian, Mandarin, or Russian and be a native speaker of English

OR

A native speaker of Persian, Mandarin, or Russian (must be able to read in English).

For more information about this study, contact:

Nick Pandza, npandza@casl.umd.edu