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    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bayan Claremont / Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 100% online thematic Arabic program for high school and college students will engage students around carefully-selected samples of Arabic literature that reflect the richness of cultural expression in various lands during medieval times. Students at the "intermediate low proficiency level" are encouraged to participate, and the format consists of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences. Lessons will explore the genres of travel writing, frame tales, history, scientific writing, humor, and poetry. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous person, interesting locales, and will be able to talk with others about cultural exchange and influence, and will have enhanced their abilities in the modes of communication as a foundation for further intermediate level study. They will be able to present information on historical eras and figures, stories from Arab culture, and aspects of daily life that have changed and remained the same.

    The program involves 100 hours over five weeks of online language study, comprised of self-paced work as well as live meetings from Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours per day. Students who complete the program will be provided certificates. We aim to enroll up to 38 students nationwide who are dedicated to the entire program.

    Contact(s)
    (909) 962-6760
    mshaikh@bayanclaremont.org
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power.

    Beginners get off to a great start and complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture.

    Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, visits to mosques and restaurants. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence.

    All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State is an ambitious, multifaceted program for 20 high school and college students to take an introductory college course in Arabic. For 4 weeks (June-July), a multinational instructional team provides instruction in Arabic for 5.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, an additional 2 hours of afternoon immersion twice a week, and 4.5 hours on Friday, for a total of 113 available instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, students will become acquainted with Arabic cultures and learn to communicate in Arabic. Starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    Virginia Military Institute (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 students to participate in this four-week intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our students will be at the college level (grades 13-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-Mid by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct 94 (or a little more) instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 7th to June 30th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu