Intensive Language and Culture Courses
Summer 2015: May 13 -June 23
Intensive Elementary (101/102) Arabic, Chinese, Persian and Russian
****See the "Choosing Courses" link at the right for course numbers you will need to enroll in all 4 courses.
Each course covers two semesters and offers eight academic credits in a session of six weeks.
The courses are open to all students nationally. They include morning classroom sessions (three hours) and afternoon cultural engagements (two and a half hours) animated by native-speaking cultural specialists and consisting of films; authentic situational scenarios; interactive skits; individual tutoring; lab work; and guest speakers on contemporary topics including daily life overseas, political issues, stereotypes of Americans, music and sports, religious practices, women and women’s rights, dating and marriage, minority communities, perceptions of government, etc. This website houses multimedia resources for the study of all five languages, as well as the best web links to complementary cultural and linguistic materials. Follow the links at the right to register for Summer Intensive Courses.
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